The Topp Twins will headline this summer’s Wairarapa Country Music Festival. Katie Farman talks with Lynda Topp about home-grown vegetables, shepherd huts and meeting interesting kiwis.
Paula Petrie ran a marathon in Antarctica earlier this year, so how hard could it be to shift Merino Kids’ Australasian warehousing and distribution operations from Auckland to Greytown? With her dynamic local team behind her, she says everything’s possible. She told Anne Taylor all about it over a herbal tea.
Going for a walk on Christmas Day usually means a stroll around the garden before tucking into the pavlova. But what if you were looking for something more challenging?
Held each March this 10km or 21km walking or running event sees entrants pass through quiet country roads and otherwise inaccessible vineyards. Themed drink stations throughout the event feature live music as well as samples of local wines for those who have a more relaxed approach to the day! This is a fundraiser for Martinborough School. March 19th
Nearly two years ago, French hairdresser Pierce Boyle was holidaying with his family in Martinborough. Seeing an attractive heritage building, his mother-in-law said ‘I can see you in that place’. Susan McLeary continues his story.
The memory of World War One flight will be kept alive in the Wairarapa this summer with the announcement that The Vintage Aviator will hold monthly flying weekends.
Marvin and Juliet Guerrero are bringing a little slice of Latin America to Carterton with their cute and colourful Casita Flora Homestay. And it’s only the start of a grand plan to connect Kiwis with the best produce Marvin’s homeland of Honduras has to offer. By Anne Taylor.
At 73, Neil McCallum is into his third career. Karl du Fresne talks to a former Martinborough winemaker who has found a new passion in life.
It’s not every day one takes over the running of a brewery, let alone two! But that’s exactly what Nick Rogers and his partner Rosie Broughton have done.
Predictions are for a hot summer here in the Wairarapa. There’s just so much going on over the next few months - the NZ Cycle Classic and Huri Huri Bike Festival, the Martinborough Fairs, Toe Tapping fun with the Topp Twins at the Country Music Festival, the A & P Show, Golden Shears, Round the Vines and the Wairarapa Harvest Festival - so be sure to mark your calendar.
An international men’s cycling team made up of riders who have Type 1 diabetes has been confirmed to compete in January’s five-stage New Zealand Cycle Classic, the only Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned stage race to be held in New Zealand in 2017.
Off the Grid, In the Sun, By the Water
It’s well known that pitching the tent or parking up the caravan is best done next to water, so Wairarapa’s abundance of beaches and riverbanks will see campers flocking here again this summer for sure.