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Cheaper weekend bus fares Wellingtonians have cheaper weekend bus fares to look forward to next month. For four weeks from November 28, Go Wellington buses will change to a $1 fare for one zone of travel and $2 adult fare The annualfare Kilbirnie Com-for and $1.50 for children munity Festival which takes place two or three zones of travel. along Bay Rd in Kilbirnie was It is hoped this will encourfirst held in March 1991. age people to use public transChair Kilbirnie Business port of to the travel in and out of Network, Bruce Welsh, said the city. choosing to cancel this year’s The Wellington City Council event a tough$200,000 decision.for the has was budgeted “The biggest reason is that we initiative. don’t feel confi dent we canCelia put Wellington Mayor onWade-Brown a good festival – we don’t said the public have enoughinitiative support inwould termshelp of transport people wanting to be involved. to get more Wellingtonians “I actually it isthe because onto busesthink and into central there are so many things on and city during the busy weekends weinare end of the thecoming run-uptotothe Christmas. season. It is disappointing but it “This initiative will provide is better to pull it now rather than have a half-hearted festival.”

End of an era? Bruce said interest in the festival had been “dwindling” over the last few years and while the business network would look to hold a similar festival in the future, he was unsure as to when. Meanwhile, Martin has once again organised a separate festival this year, the Kilbirnie Festival, which will take place on Sunday. He said he felt “really a welcome boost forembarretail rassed” sales.”about last year’s situation, butCouncillor with the support his stall IonaofPannett, holders and musicians, had Chair of WellingtonheCity managed to Environment continue organising Council’s Coma mittee, successful event the suburb. said theincheaper bus However, he said he was open to the idea of helping with the

business network’s event in the future. “…I owe Bay Rd some good faith and I am open to the suggestion of getting around the table and seeing what we can do. “I would be quite happy to help Bay Rd and Bruce produce an event which they can own and design, but I prefer my new site now.” Martin saidmultiple everything wastson fares bring benefi track this Sunday’s Kilbrinie to thefor city. Festival Fair Day, whichforwould “This shows support an take place on Evans Bay Parade environmentally sustainable and St option Patrick’sforCollege. travel people who Highlights of the festival will want to go shopping in the include the huge Mission Impossible inflatable course, a range of

central city and don’t want to have to worry about congestion or parking time limits. “Wellington City Council first proposed this initiative in February this year and I’m thrilled that it’s going ahead creative activities for kids, a infree time for Christmas.” fashion zone catwalk The cheaperand fares can show, be andby over 100orfood market paid cash withand a Snapstalls. per card. The changes will be ineffect from of If you havebeginning any ideas about service on Saturday, Novemwhat you would like to see ber each weekend through for28, the Kilbirnie Community toFestival, the last service on Sunday, email Bruce Welsh – December 20. The Kilbirnie Festival Fair Day  How doplace you feel about will take this Sunday, lower weekend February 28 fromfares 10amonto 4pm. Wellington buses? Are head you to For more information, more likely to use public transport with these lower Are you disappointed the Kilfares? Community Send us an email – has birnie Festival been canned? Did you attend either of last year’s events? Send us an email –

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end of the year. Local residents and business Happy Valley Rd to pay particular Continued from page 1 owners welcoming Plasma was used to are make around the 13 exten- attention to the changes in the Nicola said blood donors were very sion of the 50 km/hr speed zone signed speed limits. different medicines and because of this special. Happy Valley Rd. “Extending the 50 km/hr area had increased “We always need more donors. Cur- the demand foronplasma existing 50 km/hr zone has reflects recent residential developsaid. rently only four per cent of the eligible “hugely”, NicolaThe • About 1 per cent of the population beyond “You have tobeen haveextended given at least one Valley ment extending north along Happy population donates blood. patients) are treated with 85 metres north of Landfill(or 42,000 Valley Rd. in the last two years “If you are part of the 96 per cent cur- blood donationPark, Rd. blood or blood products eachmore year. “This makes it all the rently sat on the fence thinking about it, before you can become a plasma donor.” Principal of Owhiro Bay School, important to slow down because That’s equivalent to 110 jumbo jets Plasma is collected using an apheresis please jump off and join in. Tineke Giddy, said extending the there are more people living in and full of people or nearly the capacity Nicola asked people to think of the machine. The machine spins off the limit beyond Landfill Rd moving about the area. and keeps the plasma. “bigger picture” and said one donation red blood cellsspeed of Eden Park. made sense. “The change was strongly supThe red blood cells are then returned could save three lives. “It will help will make it safer ported by the vast majority of “Think of all the little children who to the donor. for our students crossing Happy• People who we have beenlast in year. accisubmissions received Plasma has also earned have leukaemia who your blood is Valley Rd.”the nickname should without saying that dents“Itand suffgo ered massive blood its colour, able to save… you’ve got to go beyond “liquid gold” because New signsof identifying the 50 km/losswe need to pay attention to the may need multiple transfusions is so special, it and an speed yourself and think of who your donation Nicola said, “Ithrreally zone have been installed limits. Our roads need to of red blood cells and other blood can be made electronic into so many could save. driverdifferent speed feedback be safe for all road users. It’s also “You’re helping ultimately to save medicines.” sign has been placed in Happycomponents. good to remember that the speed people’s lives and make a difference.” Valley, just north of Landfill Rd, limits are not a target – they are the The New Zealand Blood Service was The blood drive will take place nextspeed. • The biggest use of blood products to remind drivers of their maximum speed allowed.” also hoping to have more people sign Thursday, November the ASB Chair of19, theatcouncil’s transportis for theyou treatment ofsee cancer at  Are pleased to slower up for plasma donations, Nicola said. Sports Centre in Kilbirnie 9.30am com-26 per and urban from development speed limits along Valley cent, with the Happy next biggest mittee, Councillor This year 240ofpeople havespeed donated to 2.30pm. areAndy pre- Foster, Rd? Send us an email – news@ An extension the 50km/hr limit along Happy Appointments surgery at 19 per cent. anyone driving onbeing plasma, the welcomed blood service wasresidents. ferred and willencouraged take priority. To book Valleyhowever Rd has been by local hoping to reach 500 donations by the an appointment call 0800 448 325.


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In support of the cycleway By Nikki Papatsoumas

Ken Findlay might be the Island Bay cycleway’s most vocal supporter. The 77-year-old, who has lived in Island Bay for 55 years, said he “firmly supports the new cycleway” as it has addressed a number of previous cycling safety issues in the coastal community. Over the last fortnight, Ken has spent around 10 hours campaigning for the cycleway along The Parade with a placard which reads ‘Great Cycleway WCC’ and ‘Kids Before Cars’. Since construction work began on the cycleway late last year, the seaside suburb of Island Bay has been divided. Many commentators have expressed concern over the design layout and safety of the bike lane which stretches 1.5km along The Parade, while others have praised it. “Judging by the number of toots and waves of support, against the number of fingers and signs of opposition…

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the response is 30-1 in favour of the cycleway,” he said. “The previous system was, without question, dangerous for cyclists, especially children. Many cyclists who would otherwise have used The Parade were not doing so because of a well-founded fear of injury.” Since Ken started his one man campaign, there has been a backlash on social media, however, Ken said he wasn’t active on Facebook, and he would not let the criticism get to him. “The thing about Facebook is… I deliberately put my number [on the placard] so if people want to have a discussion, or abuse me, they can ring me up.” Ken said he has not received one message of abuse - but has received more than 80 messages of support. Ken said he predicted that within two years’ time, it would be “impossible” to find anyone that would admit to once opposing the cycleway. The Island Bay cycleway was completed earlier this month.

Wellington’s iconic Cuba Street bucket fountain is one big yellow bucket down after it was poached by an anonymous thief. It was said the largest and lowest of the five yellow buckets went missing late on Saturday night. Suspects for the yellow bucket thief include new-to-the-city first year university students looking to make their mark. The bucket was last seen outside a chemist further up Cuba Mall, but the whereabouts of the bucket now remains a mystery.

Mini art festival The Performance Arcade is an annual Live Art mini-festival and programme of free events located on Wellington’s Waterfront. Using a series of shipping containers, the arcade creates a string of spaces for installation, performance art, sonic art, audio-visual art, interactive media, culinary art and live music. Artistic Director Sam Trubridge is pleased to present a line-up of over 20 local bands as part of the Live Music Series, through buoyant evening sets and lazy afternoon sessions. The arcade will run from March 2 to 6 on the Waterfront behind Te Papa – free entry.

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20 years of festivities By Nikki Papatsoumas

The annual Newtown Street Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday next month. This year the festival will take place on Sunday, March 6 and organisers said they hoped to make sure the “roots of the festival” remained strong. The Newtown Street Festival comes from humble beginnings. The festival began in 1995 as a celebration of the opening of Carrara Park, off Daniell St in

Newtown. The event was such a success a similar event was once again held at Carrara Park the following year, before shifting to Riddiford St in 1997. The street festival is now recognised as the biggest event of its kind in the country. Festival organiser Anna Kemble Welch said this year eight stages would boast a line-up of the best local music alongside more than 400 food and market stalls.

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This weekend kids of all ages will dig for buried tokens hidden in the sand in the hope of taking away an amazing prizes. The Courtenay Place Rotary Club’s annual Big Dig event will take place at Freyberg Beach this Sunday, February 28. As part of the Big Dig, hundreds of numbered tokens are buried in the sand at Freyberg Beach. Children then dig up tokens and each number corresponds to a prize. President of the Courtenay Place Rotary Club, John Moriarty, said the Big Dig had become something of an “institution”.

“For the best part of a decade we have been at it. It’s a great community draw card and rotary clubs are always looking for innovative ways of getting close to our communities, we try and please as many people as we can.” Prizes up for grabs in this year’s Big Dig include a tablet and a scooter and helmet set. John said the club was lucky to have a number of generous sponsors on board this year, including Moore Wilsons, Blue Bridge and Westpac. As well as the Big Dig, there will be a sausage sizzle, face painting and other activities taking place on Freyberg Beach this Sunday. All money raised would go to worthy charities in the Courte-

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Ethnic Food Festival still going strong By Nikki Papatsoumas

Miramar Central School’s wildly popular Ethnic Food Fair will take place next Friday. The Food Festival will boast a selection of Indian, Middle Eastern, Pacific, Greek, Lebanese, Moroccan, Mexican and Asian food. Trish Bathard has been working at Miramar Central School for 20 years, but in one way or another has been involved with the school for most of her life. Her children attended the school and she also attended the school. Trish has been involved with organising the food festival since its inception 25 years ago. “At the time I was a parent here. I was doing a little bit of relieving and another woman… who was on the kindergarten committee with me, we had a lot of success making and selling pizza. “We thought food was the way to go with Miramar Central because it really was starting to diversify culturally.” What started off with just four stalls has since grown into something much bigger,

Council building for the future The Wellington City Council is continuing with its on-going programme to make Wellington stronger and safer, while maintaining buildings and the capital’s heritage for the future. This includes earthquake strengthening, helping others through the Built Heritage Incentive Fund and looking after $6 billion worth of assets including walls, tunnels, bridges and reservoirs across the capital. Mayor of Wellington Celia WadeBrown said work all contributed to ensuring Wellington was a resilient city in the future. “We know Wellington is a seismically active area, and the council prides itself on being a frontrunner in leading the country in earthquake preparedness. “Earthquake strengthening has always been a focus and a big challenge for our city, but while there's a lot of work to do, we're definitely making a lot of progress. “This current lot of work is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Among work continuing across the city, the Michael Fowler Centre was undergoing earthquake strengthening work to its exterior stairways, and the City Library would have similar work done on its internal stairways over Easter. Island Bay’s seawall was in the process of being rebuilt and strengthened following storm damage in June 2013. Breaker Bay was also having a seawall built to protect the road, footpaths and nearby properties. Meanwhile, the Built Heritage Incentive Fund contributed to conserving, restoring, protecting and caring for Wellington's heritage-listed buildings and objects – with its current focus on earthquake strengthening. “With so many projects on the go, there may be a bit of disruption to local businesses, residents and stakeholders during these works – but these projects all contribute to future proofing our city,” Ms Wade-Brown said.

Trish said. The food festival now boasts more than 10 food stalls, many offering a variety of different food options. “Things have changed because way back most New Zealander’s ate fried rice and noodles. That has become a lot less popular because we have got such a variety of flavours and peoples tastes have developed.” Trish said as well as being the school’s most successful fundraiser financially, it was a great way to build relationships with the school’s diverse range of community groups. “Being inclusive and being a welcoming place for our students and our community is really important. “Food is also a significant part of any celebration for many of our community that is a real strength for them, they are very skilled at providing food for larger numbers of people. “For me that is the biggest winner, the money is a bonus.”  Miramar Central School’s Ethnic Food Festival will take place next Friday, March 4 from 5pm to 7.30pm.

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By Rachel Binning

Crowds flock to Wellington for Edinburgh Tattoo

PHOTO CREDIT: Bella Photography

The changing faces of the castle.

The spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo will last long in its audience’s memories. The Scots have once again shown they know how to bring nations together with sensational music and energetic dance with a little twist of friendly Scots-inspired banter thrown in for good measure. The Edinburgh Tattoo has finished its fourday season in Wellington with over 80,000 tickets sold across all four performances. The Westpac Stadium, equipped with its own Edinburgh styled Castle, gave the audience a fine evening to watch the extravaganza unfold on Saturday. The audience members, who hailed from all corners of New Zealand, were well entertained with guidance from a cordial, humorous and informative master of ceremonies. Colour and sound danced under the watchful eye of the castle while the castle itself was bathed in many shades of textured colour throughout the diverse event. Swirls of multi-coloured clan kilts, billowing flags of different nations, numerous army, navy and air force pipe and drum and brass bands from an array of countries entertained the spellbound audience. Spirited yet graceful Highland dancing, a world-renowned marching team, surprising rifle fire and quick fire stepping, proud warriors and energetic musicians enthralled the crowd. The captive audience hummed familiar tunes of old and laughed at the quirky dance moves of band members to modern songs. The evening was happily capped off with a short, colourful fireworks display from the castle walls. As the Tattoo audience ages, the hope is a new generation will be captured by the magic that is the Edinburgh Tattoo.


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Local food with world flavour By Nikki Papatsoumas

Foodies can sample local food with a world flavour at a new food store which has just opened in the eastern suburbs. World Market in Lyall Bay opened its doors to the public two-and-a-half months ago to steady business. Store owner Roger Archibald has a background in the timber and building industry and worked in sustainability for central and local government for 15 years. He said he first thought up the idea for World Market around five years ago and the store reflected his passion for locally sourced, quality food. Roger said it was important for him to address the needs of all his customers. “It addresses the needs for a lot of

people that like different food, whether it is organic, gluten free or vegan. I try to accommodate for all the food groups.” As well as a wide variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, special grocery ranges and fine wine, a butcher was also available on site to help customers choose from a selection of free range beef, poultry, pork and lamb. The store also stocked a range of frittatas, muffins, homemade pies and had a barista on site. Roger said he selected the store’s site because he viewed Lyall Bay as the “shopping hub” of the eastern suburbs.  World Market is at 113 Tirangi Rd, Lyall Bay. For more information head to www.


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shop local Your one-stop shopping destination If you are looking for a day out filled with shopping, culture and even an aquatic centre, look no further than the suburb of Kilbirnie. After its 1.5 million dollar upgrade, the Kilbirnie town centre is a hub of food and fashion featuring an assortment of cafes and restaurants. Shop around at big department stores such as Farmers, or if you are looking to hunt around some second-hand shops, the Salvation Army Family Store and the Mary Potter Hospice shop have everything to meet your shopping needs. After spending time shopping on Bay Road and getting a bite to eat at one of its many delectable food stores, you can make your way over to the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre on Kilbirnie Crescent and enjoy a heated pool, a toddler’s spray water-play area or a relaxing afternoon in the sauna.

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If you are into the outdoors then the Kilbirnie Park sports field, which is home to many sports clubs in the area, is just a five minute walk away from the thriving Bay Road in the heart of the suburb. The Kilbirnie recreation centre also offers an abundance of fun activities. As well as hosting parkour youth and junior roller derby classes, the centre also caters for those who are keen to get on their scooters or skateboards and show off their skills. Kilbirnie is a culture filled town boasting the only mosque in Wellington City and in addition, a Hindu temple which serves as the headquarters for the Wellington Indian Association. After almost a year of disruption due to construction, this regionally significant centre is now booming, and local retailers encourage everybody to come and check out their exciting new town centre.

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up as the weather cools with coats and boots. “The colours are gorgeous this autumn - we’re seeing lots of olives, mustards and caramels. Warm, golden colours which are very flattering,” says owner Liz Stringer. Harry’s is located at 31 Dundas Street in Seatoun. Now in its eighth year, the focus is on colour and femininity from leading local and international labels. “Our philosophy is about

providing ‘affordable luxury’,” says Liz. Liz’s own label “When Harry Ran Away” is one of the most popular in the shop – offering silk shirts, dresses and woollen coats in a range of styles and often in unique prints or fabrics. The shop and ‘When Harry Ran Away’ label are both named after Liz’s much loved family dog. A small figurine of Harry can be found keeping guard on one of the shelves in store.

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Q:Would you like to see more shops in Newtown or are you happy with the variety?

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Maureen Harris Newtown

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Stephanie Coate Newtown

“There are enough restaurants and cafes but it would be good to have a gym.”

“I think we have got enough shops at the moment.”

“I would like to see a florist, a garden centre and a KFC.”

“I think we have all the representative samples so it’s pretty good.”

“It’s lovely, you find a lot of good little shops in Newtown.”

Imogen Stone Newtown “I love Newtown, I love the op shops.”

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used to getting what they want, when they want it. It concerns me that those who advocated for the kerbside option also assumed that this cycleway will provide “safe passage” for their children and those not so experienced in cycling. This is “clearly” not so (as now evidenced by the completed cycleway) and I worry that parents and children alike will believe that it is their right that they

will be automatically safe. Wellington City Council has seriously disrespected all other road users by ruthlessly demoting them to the ranks of second class citizens – pedestrians and motorists. Who knows what the residents think? One can only assume the engineers know what they’re doing? Somehow, I suspect not. Rick Togood Berhampore

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Generous donation for Wellington Children’s Hospital Following their Christmas campaign, Warehouse stores across Wellington, together with huge support from their customers, have raised more than $53,000 for Wellington Children’s Hospital. The generous donation would enable the purchase of several items of medical equipment for the Paediatric Theatre team, who operate on patients aged from zero to 16-year-olds, Bill Day, Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation said. Bill said the equipment was “quite specialised” and with four paediatric surgeons now at Wellington Regional Hospital, there was a greater need for additional equipment. “This donation will greatly benefit the

hospitals very special Paediatric Theatre team, and on behalf of the Foundation and Wellington Children’s Hospital we are most appreciative of the continued support shown by both The Warehouse and its customers, it makes a real difference.” The Warehouse Wellington Regional Manager, Clifford Buchler said he was delighted with the regional support shown. Clifford, alongside local store managers from Porirua, Petone and Lower Hutt branches of The Warehouse presented Wellington Hospitals Foundation, the official charity of the Children’s Hospital, with a cheque last week.

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Thursday February 25, 2016



From ‘Garden to Table’ By Nikki Papatsoumas

Last week students from Holy Cross School in Miramar enjoyed the fruits of their labour as part of the Garden to Table programme. Garden to Table is a successful garden and kitchen programme run in schools throughout the country.

PHOTO CREDIT: Nikki Papatsoumas

The aim is to introduce New Zealand primary and intermediate school students to the joy of fresh, seasonal produce they have grown, harvested, cooked and shared in their own school, with the help of peers, volunteers and teachers. The programme is supported within the school and by the community with volunteers coming in to support the kids

Zerlinde Tutuila feeds the worm garden.

Alex Smith and Niki Patel water the sunflowers.

A group of kids frying vegetable bhaji.

Yuki Doyle and Lucy Thompson get stuck in in the garden.

Sio Telefoni and Jaiymee Mapuileolo with the students’ tomato plants.

Melissa Aukuso, Jessica Olsen and Benedict Soli prepare the vegetable bhaji mixture.


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• Wairarapa Balloon Festival, Carterton, 25 to 29 Feb • The Golden Shears, 3rd-5th March • Martinborough Fair (2nd), 5 Mar • Wines Harvest Festival, 12 Mar • The Castlepoint Races, 12th March • First ANZAC Service and Cross Centenary, Tinui, 25 Apr

ANZAC Day at Tinui peace, privacy and comfort

A major weekend of commemorations will unfold at the rural settlement of Tinui, east of Masterton over ANZAC Weekend. Colonel Mikkelson, the great grandson of Reverend Basil Ashcroft, who held a service that saw locals walk to the top of Tenue Taiho and erect the world’s first ever ANZAC memorial 100 years ago, will present the ANZAC address at a special service beginning at 10.30am. The service will be officiated by local vicar Steve Thomson and be attended by the oldest unit in the New Zealand Army, Queen Alexanders Mounted Rifles who will also bring Light Armoured Vehicles with them. Other events planned to commemorate the Centennial include a school essay competition, a themed 1920s Ball at the Tinui Hall on Saturday April 23, a fun run from the Café & Bar to the top of Tenue Taiho and back. Also, if you have a look at our Wairarapa page about Tinui here http://wairarapanz. com/tinui this could be useful for background

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Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre, based in the Wairarapa is hosting its first ever adult Taster course. Taratahi runs Taster Courses every school holidays for students between the age of 16yrs and 18 to stay on campus for four days and gain a taste of what a it is like to live and learn in the Agricultural industry. The Claremont offers stylish self-contained studios and apartments in Martinborough, surrounded by fine restaurants, boutique shopping and popular vineyards. The modern apartments and suites at the Claremont Motel feature free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, heated tile flooring, and satellite TVs with DVD players. All accommodation includes doors that open to a

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Featherston Military Camp Exhibition Ongoing until July 2016 Previously untold stories of men who trained at Featherston Military Camp are brought to life in this incredible new exhibition at Aratoi: Wairarapa Museum of Art & History in Masterton. The Featherston Camp Centenary Exhibition is of national importance & tells the story of the estimated 60,000 men who trained at the camp between 1916 and 1918 – a majority of the roughly 100,000 New Zealanders who served overseas during World War One. Our page for this at the moment is here: and the Aratoi page is very informative for this exhibition.

This year Taratahi are running a second Taster Course in April for anyone 19yrs or over. The course will run for three days and give more people the opportunity to see if a future in farming is for them. For more info or enrolment forms please email or phone 0800 TARATAHI. sun deck. Claremont Motel has two barbecues, an outdoor chess set and a petanque court as well as mountain bike booking service with local bikes hire companies. Free private parking is available. Guests can enjoy Martinborough’s award-winning wines on vineyard tours, explore the nearby coastline or experience the Palliser Vineyard Walk.

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Greytown’s White Swan Country Hotel has an interesting past as an old Railways administration block before it made the careful journey over the Rimutakas to its current position in Main Street. Since then it’s become one of the Wairarapa’s iconic eating and accommodation venues. They now offer upmarket boutique rooms and fine dining and regular events like the upcoming Cross Creek Blues performance are held at the Swan, adding to the ambience and entertainment to be had while visiting Greytown. With so much happening in the Wairarapa in the coming months, now is a great opportunity to see what makes the Swan so popular.

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Come find us next door to 2 Short Whites Cafe. • Nikon Ambassador Esther Bunning, is now working from her new studio, within the Gallery @ The Hub. Esther’s striking photographic style unites her creative eye, her use of colour and her knack of capturing people naturally, with a hint of mystery and layers of life. As a special offer to experience delights of the region, you’ll receive a $50 White Swan voucher and also a $10 Lolly Jar voucher when you have your portrait session with Esther in the Wairarapa during March and April. • The Gallery@The Hub, is the creation of photographers Esther Bunning and Wref Hann, both award-winning photographers. They’re delighted to offer art and sculpture from local Wairarapa and Wellington artists. They offer a surprising and eclectic array of art from taxidermy sculptures, to custom art guitars, and classic kiwiana paintings.




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Jump Jam fundraiser for fallen biker



The Wellington Mountain Bike Club raised a round $10 0 0 for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club at a Jump Jam fundraiser at the weekend. This comes after wellknown mountain biker Kelly McGarry died earlier this month. Kelly died after he suffered from a cardiac arrest and collapsed while on a mountain bike trail in Queenstown. Kelly was a very active

member of the mountain bike scene and money raised at Saturday’s Jump Jam would go towards a Kelly McGarry memorial fund. Saturday’s event was held at Truby King Memorial Park behind Wellington Zoo and several awards were given out on the day. Among those who won were Bryn Dickerson, for longest jump, Jason Gurr for best whip, Jacob O’Donoghue-Price for

people’s choice and Eli Cherian took away the ‘goon’ award. One of the event’s judges, Adrian Armstrong, said Kelly was a “really giving guy” and it was great to be able to give back to the Queenstown club. “He was the kind of guy who was incredibly friendly and he was absolutely loved. He helped create an environment where people could have a lot of fun mountain biking.”

Down to the wire

Streaks ahead of the competition By Sharnahea Wilson

A group of keen young surf life savers splashed past the competition, finishing miles ahead in the Capital Coast Junior Surf Lifesaving Championships on Sunday. Maranui Surf Life Saving Club had a grand total of 95 competitors who managed to take out the competition for the fourth year running. Aged seven to 13, the dedicated athletes took part in four carnivals, starting with the event in Worser Bay on November 22. The group then competed at Lyall Bay and Otaki clubs before finishing on their home turf with 1756 points – placing them 1066 points in front of second place getters Lyall Bay Surf Club. Maranui’s head coach Chris Mark said they had built the club around a strong sporting side and now it was paying off. “We had nine first place getters out of 14 age groups. “We are lucky to have some very good

in-house competition when we train,” he said. Chris said when the kids reached age 14 they had to be qualified life guards in order to compete. “This gives them the opportunity to give back to the community.” The Maranui Surf Club is now preparing for the Oceans’16 event held in Mount Maunganui next Thursday. Chris said five years ago the club didn’t even place in the competition. “Last year we placed in the top 10 and this year we are hoping to do even better with our 44 competitors.” Over 700 competitors will take park in the four-day event and Chris said the surf life savers have to be at a certain level to compete in the Oceans’16. “We made 26 finals last year and in each age group there are about 100 kids. “To make a national final is a huge achievement,” he said. Chris and the whole team at Maranui Surf Club were eager to see where they place in Mt Maunganui after their impressive win last weekend.

It may be a nail biting night at next Wednesdays Cricket Wellington semi-finals at Kilbirnie Park. A spot in the final at the Basin on March 2 is up for grabs as well as $2500 prize money. Petone-Eastbourne

will take on Karori on Kilbrinie Park number 3 while Eastern Suburbs will battle it out with Taita. With two very exciting matches of cricket, it is hoped a number of people get down to support their local clubs.

Both matches start at 5.30pm with the games also being live scored on CricHQ. Both semi-finals have the potential to go down to the wire which should make for an exciting evening of sport.

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Maranui Surf Life Saving Club finished streaks ahead of the competition at the recent Capital Coast Junior Surf Lifesaving Championships.

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