Wednesday March 14, 2018 special offer!
Aston Norwo od 1747 SH2, Kaitoke, Wellington
04 526 6639 | www.astonnorwood.co.nz
Fresh Scones, big choice of tea, plus a complimentary garden entry.
Bookings required. Please mention this ad when you call us :)
Second special shape balloon to appear at Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2018 A giant 30m beaver special shape balloon weighing over 320kgs will take ﬂight over the Wairarapa’s landscape this Easter as part of the annual Wairarapa Balloon Festival. Bud E Beaver was “born” in Montana in August 2003 from another special shape balloon called Mr Potato Head. It took over six months to complete and whilst in New Zealand, Bud E Beaver will be piloted by Colin Graham, who began his career at the age of 15, though his passion for the sport began when he was just a toddler. An experienced pilot, Mr Graham obtained his commercial license at the age of 18, has ﬂown in 33 US states, six countries and cannot wait to ﬂy again in New Zealand. Ballooning is weather dependent so decisions can only be made on the day. To see whether the balloons are ﬂying check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ WairarapaBalloonFestival.
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Cobblestone Museum rated No 1 attraction in Greytown Come on down to Cobblestones Museum in Greytown. You will discover a fascinating look into rural life in the Wairarapa at the turn of the century. Do your sums in the old school, or imagine the patients in the maternity ward at Wairarapa’s ﬁrst hospital. Any bad behaviour and you can
put your friends or family in the stocks. Our new exhibition space tells the region’s stories through photographs, maps, exhibits and anecdotes. Explore the park-like grounds, bring a picnic and enjoy one of Wairarapa’s treasures. Rated No 1 attraction in Greytown on Trip Advisor.
History ‘Fell’ Locomotive H 199 was built in 1875 and spent its entire working life on the Rimutaka Incline. Upon closure of the line in 1955, H 199 was presented to the Borough of Featherston, and in 1958 was placed on open-air display in a children’s playground in the
DETAILS: The Wairarapa Balloon Festival 29 March to 2 April 2018. Various locations, around the region. www.nzballoons.co.nz
town. A Society was formed in 1980 to house and restore the historic locomotive. The Fell Locomotive Museum was opned in 1984 and has been extended many times since. The restoration of H 199 occupied eight years and 9,000 hours of voluntary work.
Come and hear Rachael from Louisiana sing at Regent 58 Specialising in English-style “real” ales Regent 58’s drop is unﬁltered, unpasteurised 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.. Owners Brent and
Gary will also happily give visitors a tour of the brewery where they’ll explain how they use a traditional gravity fed system. They’ll show you how they brew their ales and give tastings of the over half dozen varieties they produce. Tours are only $15. Come and see our new member of the band, Rachael from Louisiana!
A visitor attraction of international quality national museum of sheep and shearing
REGENT 58 BREWERY & ALEHOUSE Carterton Real Ales
Welcome to The Wool Shed, and see what we’ve got in our new extended display space. Located just one and a half hours from Wellington, we’re a hands-on heritage museum in the rural town of Masterton. And much, much more to stimulate your knowledge for history and actual ac-
tivities on sheep farms. We are a visitor attraction of international quality and we welcome visitors from all over New Zealand as well as thousands of visitors from around the world. Top off your visit to The Wool Shed by browsing among the many wool products and souvenir items in our shop.
SUMMER OPEN HOURS Thursday: 4pm – 9pm Friday–Saturday: 2pm – 10pm Sunday: 1pm–6pm regent58.co.nz Ph: 06 379 8860 | M: 027 318 3142
MUSEUM Featherston, New Zealand www.fellmuseum.org.nz
Experience the fully restored ‘Fell’ locomotive H 199 Mont Cenis, the only locomotive of its type in the world, ‘Fell’ brake-van F 210, and photographs of the famous Rimutaka Incline, New Zealand’s steepest railway line from 1878 to 1955.
Famous throughout the world, the Fell Locomotive Museum recalls the history of a fascinating railway, and the lives of the people who operated it until 1955.
Open 10-4 daily until May A UNIQUE ATTRACTION AND EXPERIENCE!
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FB: WAIRARAPA BALLOON FESTIVAL
Independent Herald 14-03-18