Wednesday February 28, 2018
Visit Kapiti for the Smallest Beer Festival Smallest Beer Festival, or SBF for short, is to be held in the picturesque seaside village of Paekakariki, a short train trip from Wellington. Arguably it’s the Southern Hemisphere’s, if not the world’s, smallest beer festival. You can try the craft beers of four breweries from the Greater Wellington region who will share their brews promising to showcase limited release beers. Duncan’s and North End from the Kapiti Gold Coast, Te Aro and Abandoned Brewery from Wellington combine with live DJ’s from Paekakariki FM and delicious food supplied by the Salt & Wood Collective will cater for all visitors. There are two sessions available 124pm, and 5-9pm, and of course being small a very limited number of tickets to go around. Tickets are $30 and include a glass and food voucher. Also available are limited edition T-Shirts available that will be
screen printed live by Artisan Screen Printing. The Smallest Beer Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, at the St Peters Hall, corner Beach Road and Ames Street in Paekakariki. Visit eventﬁnda.co.nz to book tickets. This is an R18 event. Another Kapiti event worthwhile visiting will be Otaki’s Autumn Family Carnival, held on March 10, 1-7pm at Haruatai Park. There will be live music and local acts from schools and Kapa Haka groups, food stalls and bouncy castles. You may even see some ﬁre catchers or stilt walkers and a few circus acts. So grab a picnic rug and head on up to the park for an awesome family event. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child or $35 for a family pass. Under 5’s are free. Buy tickets at Mobil Otaki, Levin and Paraparumu or Otaki Montessori Preschool. Limited gate sales will be available.
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So much to do in
Chocolate Brown Chocolate Brown, took over the Nyco Chocolate Factory on the corner of Raumati Rd in April 2017 and the shop has been full of chocolate and fudge and sweet goodies ever since. Chocolate Brown is ready to help you make your selection for yourself, or friends and family, or for your corporate gifting. ‘‘We’re making a lot of the old, familiar products that used to be made there like chocolate coated hokey pokey and the lovely
chocolate logs, marshmallow bricks, nougat and coconut toastie,” says owner Susan Vize. ‘‘We also have a huge range of sugar free chocolates and sweets.” In addition, Chocolate Brown has a tourism education centre, which is for people of all ages to learn about, taste and make chocolate. So phone Chocolate Brown to book in for your tour of the chocolate factory. ph 04 299 8098. For more information go to: www. chocolatebrown.co.nz
Fibre Flair - a nationally renowned fabric stockist June Pritchett of Fibre Flair has a loyal following from all around the country. June has gradually expanded her business over 30 years in Main Street, Waikanae. Craft supplies include natural wool for spinning, a large range of embroidery yarns, Babylock overlockers and Pfaff sewing ma-
chines and accessories, quilting fabrics, high quality knitting wools and Auriﬁl 100% cotton. Fibre Flair are also delighted to stock a speciﬁc dye for acrylic and acetate. They are open six days a week, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
The Southward Car Museum
SOUTHWARD CAR MUSEUM
The Southward Car Museum is a world famous automobile museum housing a collection of over 400 vehicles both old and new, as well as three aircraft. Lots to see and the large outside grounds with a lake behind are ideal for a picnic. Southwards is rated as one of the best and largest car museums in the southern hemisphere and you can
easily spend a fascinating day there by the time you’ve included a coffee or tea at the Southwards coffee shop. Located on Otaihanga Road, Otaihanga, just north of Paraparaumu on the old main road north. To reach it take the Expressway exit at Raumati South to come onto the old state highway route.
OV ER 400 VE HI CLE S
Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu
52 Main Rd, Waikanae
(off the old State Highway One)
Monday-Sunday: 9:00am-4:30pm Phone: 04 297 1221
Chocolate Brown 5 Lorien Court, (off Raumati Rd) Paraparaumu Telephone 04 299 8098
OPENING HOURS Every Day: 9:00am—4.00pm
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Independent Herald 28-02-18