Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Upcoming Events Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton | Sat 9 Dec Wairarapa Country Music Festival Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston | Fri 12 Jan Black Seeds & Kings Summer Concert Memorial Park, Masterton, Masterton | Fri 9 Feb Martinborough Round the Vines Fun Walk/Run Martinborough Square, Martinborough | Sun 18 Mar
More accommodation - and bird sanctuary 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 complete
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, 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
Peppers Parehua Martinborough Stay in a Winemakers Cottage
$169* per night
Day Delegates Package from $60* per person Experience Peppers. Call (06) 306 8405 or email Parehua@peppers.co.nz www.peppers.co.nz *Terms and conditions apply. Travel from 1 Sept-15 Dec 2017. Sales until Dec 2017. Day delegates package rates dependent on date range.
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.
The Star of Bethlehem, Thursday 21 December, 7pm Sundown is the time of Solstice - midsummer in the southern hemisphere, midwinter in the north. But, 2,000 years ago this solstice occurred on December 25th. At Stonehenge Aotearoa we have put together a special presen-
tation on legends associated with the solstice: What was the 'Star of Bethlehem', who were the 'Three Kings' and, just who were those 'Shepherds watching their ﬂocks by night'? Who was 'Father Christmas' and why did Rudolf have a red nose? In this presentation we look at the astronomical events and
astrological meanings that lay at the foundation of many of our spiritual beliefs. The programme includes, weather permitting, viewing the sunset over the Summer Solstice Heel Stone. Bookings are essential. Fee: Adults $15, Seniors $12, school students (primary and secondary) $8.
Regent 58 – Carterton’s very own brewery
With over 25 years of brewing experience Gary and Brent decided to turn their hobby into a business and Regent 58 Brewery was born in 2009. Specialising in English-style "real" ales Regent 58's drop is unﬁltered, unpasteurised
Phone: (06) 377 1600 51 Ahiaruhe Road, R.D.2 Carterton Email: email@example.com Web: www.stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz 10am to 4pm
OPENING HOURS Wed through to Sunday
plus Monday October 23rd (Labour Day)
and naturally conditioned steering clear of the hoppy trend that currently dominates the craft beer market. Regent 58 offers a balanced type of ale where the hops and malts produce a good combination of tastes, aromas and ﬂavours that are crisp and moreish.
Thinking of Moving? Think Wairarapa WHY? Affordable easy living, Award winning food & wine, Spectacular coastlines, No traffic lights Alway something to see & do!
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Midway point on the cycle trail
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson DDI: 06 378 0046 M: 027 446 2839 E: firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/VickySimpsonProfessionals Patrick & Scott Ltd REAA 2008
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 06 307 7749 • 027 247 1712 www.terakaubirding.co.nz • email@example.com
Independent Herald 06-12-17