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Upcoming Events

Spring in the

Wairarapa

Elliot Tremlett, Empire Hotel, Featherston, Sat 13 Oct 3pm Shearing Suzy, The Wool Shed Masterton, Sunday 14 Oct 1pm Open Mic Night The Tin Hut, Featherston, Fridays 7.30pm Shirley Corlett Book Launch, Masterton District Library, Thu 25 Oct 5:30pm Wairarapa Garden Tour, 10-11 Nov, Various venues

Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour, 10 & 11 November Fancy a weekend getaway? This two day, self-drive garden tour features 15 beautiful and unique gardens in the Wairarapa. Pūkaha’s Wairarapa Garden Tour is a much loved fundraiser for the national wildlife centre at Mt Bruce, just north of Masterton. Now into its eighth year, the 2018 event is shaping up to be a stunner. There will be grand country estates, delightful cottage gardens, an establishing flower farm and food forest plus gorgeous native plantings perfect for attracting birds and insects.

Dotted along the tour will be locally-sourced and hand-made refreshments, and of course, excellent coffee. Cash sales of plants, ceramics, pots and garden art will be available. The event goes ahead rain or shine. Last year the garden tour sold out. Children are welcome. Monies raised will contribute to Pūkaha’s forest restoration programme. For more information and tickets visit www.wairarapagardentour. co.nz

Museum of Sheep and Shearing – Winter Clearance (and Suzy!) Welcome to The Wool Shed Museum, and see what we’ve got in our large retail section. Located just one and a half hours from Wellington, we’re a hands-on heritage museum in 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 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.

Stonehenge – hear about the Andromeda Chain’s Local Group Our Milky Way Galaxy is part of a cluster of more than 50 galaxies called the Local Group. The cluster includes M31, the Great Galaxy in Andromeda, and M33, the spiral galaxy in Triangulum. These, along with many

other Local Group members, are visible in a spring evening sky. In this presentation we explore the nature and evolution of the Local Group and, weather permitting, track them down in the observatory telescopes.

Work is progressing on the Solar System section of our Astronomy Centre which we plan to have open be before Christmas. We are open 10am to 4pm, Wed to Sun and Labour Day Monday.

More accommodation - and bird sanctuary on the Remutaka Cycle Trail If you’re looking for handy accommodation midway on the Remutaka 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.

Stonehenge Aotearoa Phone: (06) 377 1600 | 51 Ahiaruhe Road, R.D.2 Carterton Email: info@stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz | Web: www.stonehenge-aotearoa.co.nz

Welsh Dragon Inn

the national museum of sheep & shearing

OPEN Wednesday & Thursday from 5pm, Fri-Sun from 4pm.

You’ve heard of Shrek…

“Live music Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until late”

now see Suzy get shorn! Sunday 1pm

Winter ClearanCe Also

• 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. • Spinning and weaving demonstrations on Wednesdays or by arrangement. • Shop for wool garments and souvenirs.

12 dixon street, masterton.

Midway point on the cycle trail Bring this advert and get in for

half price

phone 06-378 8008

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 • info@terakaubirding.co.nz

The Original Welsh Authentic Wine & Food Bar, All welcome! Hosts Jo & Mike Howard. 43 Fitzherbert St, Featherston, Wairarapa, 5710 | T: (06) 308 9081 E: scorpiojos@xtra.co.nz

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