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Thursday February 25, 2016

Events Calendar

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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

Whether travelling alone, as a couple, with family or friends, The Claremont has accommodation options to suit. Stylish units and apartments equipped with everything you need to ensure a rewarding stay.

The Claremont Motel 38 Regent Street, Martinborough, 5711 Wellington, New Zealand Telephone: 06 306 9162 | Facsimilie: 06 306 8289 NZFreephone: 0800 809 162 |Email:


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

Our agricultural taster course is a great opportunity to find out if a future in farming is for you.

- Greyfriars Anzac Weekend Special Book 2 nights in our Garden Room over Anzac Weekend (22nd - 25th April) and receive a free continental breakfast for 2.

Agricultural taster: 17th - 21st April 2016

Agricultural taster : (19yrs & over)

LY ON 0 $10

26th - 29th April 2016

Fee includes all meals, activities and accommodation.



See what it would be like to live and learn at our main campus in Wairarapa, check out the facilities and meet our tutors. For more information, enrolment forms and to secure your place please contact Taratahi

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.

Home from home in the beautiful Wairarapa

Activities can include hands-on experiences with quad bikes, chainsaws, fencing, engineering, stock handling, tractors and more. Students must be aged between16 – 18 years to attend. Fee includes all meals, activities and accommodation.

information. The exhibition on at the moment at Aratoi may also be beneficial and of interest to you.

Modern, stylish and friendly accommodation with free wifi, Sky TV, wheelchair access and off-street parking. Nestled in a vibrant pioneer town offering rural and mountain walks, unique antique shops and bistro style eateries.

Colleen and Tom welcome you to their jewel in the crown of the Wairarapa 138 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa E: Reservations: 0800 304 340 Phone: 06 304 9346

Each of our rooms at Greyfriars is stylishly decorated in open plan settings and open onto a verandah with outdoor table and chairs. There is either a king or queen bed in each room, with some having 2 king single beds also. There are kitchenettes in all rooms, with a microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. Furniture has been carefully chosen for comfort and as a point of difference. All rooms serviced daily with replacement towels and dishes/crockery as required.

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