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Wednesday June 7, 2017

Winter Peter Bush photography at Aratoi Lovers of photography and New Zealand history are in for a treat with an outstanding exhibition being held at Aratoi: Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton. Hard on the Heels is an acclaimed photography exhibition by leading New Zealand photojour-

Peppers Parehua Martinborough Stay in a Winemakers Cottage


$149* per night

nalist Peter Bush. It features 95 of Bush’s personal favourite photographs of All Black greats and great moments on and off the field. The exhibition begins in the foyer at Aratoi Museum, located on the corner of Dixon and Bruce Streets, then continues along

Queen Street with photographs appearing in shop-front windows. It concludes at the oldest bookstore in Masterton, Hedley’s, where a large collection of photographs will be on display.

weekends and public holidays. Storytelling Guided Tour. We recommend visitors attend a guided tour which provides a complete experience. Bookings recommended. Private tours may be held on any day and time by

appointment. Trek. Self-guided tours are available between 10am and 4pm. Entrance fee includes a map and a short audio-visual. Further information phone (06) 377 1600;

 Hard on the Heels runs from June 3rd to July 9th 2017

Stonehenge Aotearoa Situated in the serene environment of rural Wairarapa, Stonehenge Aotearoa is a window into the past where the visitor can rediscover the ancient knowledge of their ancestors. Stonehenge is open during the winter on

Day Delegates Package from $60* per person Experience Peppers. Call (06) 306 8405 or email *Terms and conditions apply. travel from 1 April-31 August 2017. Sales until August 2017. Day delegates package rates dependent on date range.

Bird Sanctuary and accommodation on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail If you’re looking for handy accommodation midway on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Te Rakau Bird Sanctuary is perfect! Stay in character cabins in the form of self-contained converted railway carriages and make a com-

plete nature weekend of it. The Sanctuary is on 13.6 hectares and is a refuge for the many native birds that frequent the garden and trees year round. Owners Dougal and Denise MacKenzie have identified tui,




SAT-SUN 2-10 & SUN 1-6


bellbirds, kereru, fantails, kingfishers, grey warblers, shining cuckoo, grey heron, kahu, karearea,ducks, bitterns, pukeko and dabchicks at various times as well as some common introduced garden birds.

Only five-star accommodation in Martinborough Experience the rolling green hills of world famous Martinborough from the comforts of your Martinborough accommodation at Peppers Parehua country estate. Set amongst the vineyards, with sweeping gardens and panoramic views, your accommodation in Martinborough is charming. This is a place that truly romances the soul. Explore the vineyards with a picnic in hand. Walk the coastal track and tour some great wineries on

horseback or bicycle. Enjoy the services of a fine Martinborough hotel on an elegant estate at the edge of the historic wine village, one hour’s drive from Wellington. A complete destination in its own right, Peppers Parehua takes you on a journey where the region’s best food and wine takes centre stage in The Pavilion restaurant, and your Martinborough accommodation is individually styled and delightfully detailed.

Regent 58 Alehouse in Carterton Carterton’s little alehouse in Stubbs lane, R58, is big on ambience. It’s small enough to meet the locals or sit outside in the sun & take in the snowcapped Tararua views.

Brent & Gary brew their own “real” ales & have got a big enough range for you to savour a tasty drop, or a local wine, on a hot day.

Thinking of Moving? Think Wairarapa WHY? Affordable easy living, Award winning food & wine, Spectacular coastlines, No traffic lights Alway something to see & do!

Call Vicky with the Y

Midway point on the cycle trail

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson DDI: 06 378 0046 M: 027 446 2839 E: Patrick & Scott Ltd REAA 2008

3 self-contained cabins overlooking the bird sanctuary • Half-day fully-guided and personalised bird tours (3-4 hours) in easy accessible locations • Pristine wetlands of the Pounui Lagoons and the spectacular coast of Palliser Bay and Onoke Spit • NZ iconic and rare birds in their natural environment Ph 06 3077749 • 027 247 1712 •

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