Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Wairarapa A Festival of literary celebrities
MUSEUM Featherston, New Zealand www.fellmuseum.org.nz
WAIRARAPA FESTIVAL OF READING
Experience the fully restored “Fell” locomotive H199 Mount Cenis, the only locomotive of its type in the world, which operated on the famous Rimutaka Incline, New Zealand’s steepest railway line from 1878 to 1955.
Open Tuesday to Sunday A UNIQUE ATTRACTION AND EXPERIENCE!
FOR MORE CALL HEDLEY’S BOOKSHOP: 06 378 2875
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SHEEP & SHEARING
WE’VE GROWN – CHECK OUT THE NEW WING! your slippers and RUG Get other items at prices well UP!!! below other retailers. • New and historic shearing equipment, sheep farm gear and wool crafts. • The story of shearing – its beginnings and how it became an international sport. • The history of sheep farming and its importance to NZ. • Spinning and weaving demonstrations on Wednesdays or by arrangement. • Shop for wool garments and souvenirs.
12 DIXON STREET, MASTERTON.
The biennial Yarns in Barns Festival of Reading, a Right Royal Knees Up celebration of the Monarch’s birthday and a range of exhibitions will keep locals and visitors to the Wairarapa busy over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Yarns in Barns runs from June 1 – 10, however during Queen’s Birthday weekend there will be five events held across the region. Highlights include an evening with former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes, speaking with broadcaster Kerre McIvor on June 1st at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park in Masterton. The evening will see the two friends discuss Lorraine’s book
Lorraine Downes PHOTO: Supplied
Life, Loss, Love which recounts her life from the heady days of Miss Universe to the tragic death of her soulmate Martin Crowe. The following day at 2pm, New
Zealand farming legend Mark Warren will share his off-roading, hill-seeking and muddy-morning adventures from his book Many a Muddy Morning at the Strang Woolshed in Gladstone. While on Queen’s Birthday Monday, award winning author Diana Wichtel will discuss her book Driving to Treblinka. This talk will be held from 2pm – 3.30pm at Hedley’s Bookshop in Masterton. Also on at Aratoi: Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton is a range of exhibitions including Adrian Jackman: Minimal Wave Revisited. For more details: visit www. wairarapanz.com.
History of the Fell Locomotives and Railway 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 Rimuta-
ka Incline, New Zealand’s steepest railway line from 1878 to 1955. ‘Fell’ brake-van F 210 arrived in Featherston in 1995 and was also restored by Society members.
The Society won awards for the restoration of H 199 and F 210, and in 1995 the Museum was voted the ‘Best Heritage Experience’ at the Wellington Tourism Awards.
Kotare Art Studio and Gallery, Greytown Kotare Art is the working studio of Greytown artist Sandra Wong; best known for her New Zealand bird and tree paintings, owls, anthropomorphic steam punk characters and the occasional abstract.
Kotare Art is also home to a growing number of works by local and regional artists, many of whom are friends that Sandra has known for the past 20 years, bringing together
an ecclectic range of works from outdoor sculptures, sterling silver birds, art books, children’s picture books, oil and acrylic paintings through to private art by creatives in the ﬁlm and graphics industries.
International quality - National Museum of Sheep and Shearing Half Price entry over Queens Birthday. See our ad! BRING THIS ADVERT AND GET IN FOR
PHONE 06-378 8008
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 activities on sheep farms. We are a visitor attraction of international quality and we welcome visitors from all over
Wairarapa Fine Art in Greytown New Zealand Bird and Tree Paintings, - Anthropomorphic Steampunk - Abstract
and regional artists
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NZ'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY
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Just 90 minutes from your doorstep Learn more about Masterton at the Wellington Better Home & Living Show this weekend, stall 165d.
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Friday–Tuesday: 10:30am–4pm 027 6718388 65 Main Street, Greytown
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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.
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Independent Herald 23-05-18