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The Runholder - Ladies Lunch

Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June 2024
The Runholder - Ladies Lunch

A great excuse to gather the girls (or guys!) together for two delicious set-menu courses and a glass of wine.

Start with warm Clareville sourdough, smoked kahawai & pickles, and kumara hummus, followed by your main choice of crisp skin market fish with leek, fennel, lemon and capers or pan fried Agria gnocchi, butternut pumpkin, sage & peppered Pecorino.

Time:  From 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Price:  $49 per person for two-course set menu and glass of wine (choice of Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris, or Te Kairanga Estate Pinot Noir).  Click here to book online

Where:  The Runholder, 89 Martins Road, Martinborough

Website:  www.therunholder.co.nz

 

 

Celebrate Matariki

Friday 28th June 2024
Celebrate Matariki

Stonehenge Aotearoa is a modern adaptation of the Stonehenge ruins on the Salisbury Plain of England. The henge contains 24 pillars and is 30m in diameter and about 4m high. The pillars are capped with lintels, completing the circle, and a 5m-tall obelisk marks the centre of the henge.

The modern henge was designed to demonstrate how ancient peoples used such constructions to understand astronomy. When viewed from the centre, the stones mark the daily rising and setting positions of the sun. The stone circle also forms a Polynesian star compass, showing the bearings taken by Polynesian seafarers travelling to and from New Zealand.

For more than 6,000 years, throughout Europe and Asia, the dawn rising of the Pleiades star cluster (Matariki, the Seven Sisters) was a significant and celebrated of event. In this presentation we explore their meaning over time and through cultures and their physical nature.

Time:  4.00pm

Price:  Adults $34.05; Seniors $28.92; Child (Primary) $5.12 and School Student (Secondary) $10.25.  Click here to buy a ticket.

Where:  Stonehenge Aotearoa, 51 Ahiaruhe Road, Carterton

Website:  www.stonehenge-aotearoa.nz

 

Festival of Christmas - Stallkeepers Greytown Market

Saturday 29th June & Sunday 30th June 2024
Festival of Christmas - Stallkeepers Greytown Market

A boutique artisan market in the heart of Greytown, located inside the Town Hall. Come along and meet the talented makers, creators and artists - there's something for everyone.

Time:  Saturday 9.30am - 8.00pm; Sunday 9.30am - 3.00pm

Price:  Free Admission

Where:  Main Street, Greytown

Full Programme:  www.greytownvillage.com

 

 

 

 

Festival of Christmas - Big Switch Opening Night

Saturday 29th June 2024
Festival of Christmas - Big Switch Opening Night

Be on Main Street on Saturday 29 June, for an opening night like no other, thanks to Greytown Lands Trust. We're closing off Main Street, so you can roam through the village and enjoy live music, entertainment, street performers and Night Markets. Once darkness falls, see the magical lights being switched on for the first time, along with an explosive fireworks display.

Don't miss the incredible WWII spotlight shining far into the sky. Visual from around 50kms, this is quite the spectacle, and perhaps the biggest game of spotlight Greytown Village has ever played!! Marvel over the light and get the rare opportunity to see this piece of machinery up close. Who knows, perhaps Batman will pay us a visit!?

See our magical Greytown Lands Trust Community Christmas Tree, with penguins decorated by local children. Also, snow is back by popular demand! An opening night for the whole community to enjoy. Don't miss it.

Entertainment timings for the evening:

3pm onwards - EAT, DRINK AND SHOP!
There will be arts and craft stalls and of course, food glorious food in various spots around town. 

4pm onwards - LANEWAY NIGHT MARKETS & TRUCKSTOP WINTER EDITION
The fabulous new Laneway Night Markets commence. Tucked just off Main Street behind Linarte and Blackwell & Sons, this is the festivals' new best-kept-secret. 

4.30pm - 6pm - LIVE MUSIC
Performers and live entertainment will be performing from the Town Hall centre. Come along and hear Wellington's own all female brass street band - The Hoot 'n Annies - play funky tunes in a New Orleans style! 

6pm - 8pm - LET IT SNOW & WWII SPOTLIGHT
The forecast this winter is for snow! This was hugely popular in 2023, so we're bringing it back! Head to the Town Hall courtyard for regular sprinklings every 30 minutes between 6pm - 8pm. Snow will be falling every Friday and Saturday throughout the festival. 

6.30PM - THE BIG SING
Join us on Main Street for a Christmas sing-a-long like no other. One song, one practice, and then recorded for the world to see. It's like karaoke for the masses. It will be fun, it will be chaotic and it will be noisy but most of all it will be joyful!

7:00pm - FIREWORKS
We are launching the 2024 festival with a bang! Watch the magnificent fireworks display from Main Street or Stella Bull Park.

4.00pm - 9pm - DJ TAKAS
DJ Takas, a maestro of music with a lifetime of inspiration, will kick off the street party on The Swan Festival Stage, positioned in front of The White Swan. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Festival of Christmas includes flashing lights and light projections that may affect those with light sensitivity. Please listen to the traffic marshals and stay within the safe zones.

Time:  3.00pm - 9.00pm

Price:  Free Admission

Where:  Main Street, Greytown

Full Programme:  www.greytownvillage.com

 

Festival of Christmas - DJ Takas on the Swan Stage

Saturday 29th June 2024
Festival of Christmas - DJ Takas on the Swan Stage

Get ready to dance your heart out at the most electrifying, family-friendly street party of the year!

Join us as we shut down Main Street to traffic and transform it into the ultimate dance floor.

DJ Takas, a maestro of music with a lifetime of inspiration, will kick off the festivities with a journey that spans generations and genres. From the soulful sounds of Muddy Waters to the iconic riffs of Jimi Hendrix, and the purple reign of Prince and beyond. With a penchant for blending beloved classics with the freshest beats of today, he promises an unforgettable experience for all ages.

The Swan Festival Stage, positioned in front of The White Swan, will be the epicentre of the action. Best viewing and dance stage will be The White Swan deck!

Don your Christmas jersey and be in to win some spot prizes!

Time:  4.00pm - 8.00pm

Price:  Free Admission

Where:  The White Swan, 109 Main Street, Greytown

Full Programme:  www.greytownvillage.com

 

Festival of Christmas - Fireworks: Fire and Ice

Saturday 29th June 2024
Festival of Christmas - Fireworks: Fire and Ice

See the magic of our Fire and Ice theme come alive, with a dazzling ten-minute fire and ice themed fireworks display.

The fireworks will be let off from a central location, to provide fantastic viewing spots along Main Street, East Street and Stella Bull Park.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable celebration as part of the 2024 opening night! Gather with friends and family for a spectacular show of vibrant colours and holiday cheer. 

Time:  7.00pm

Price:  Free Admission

Where:  Main Street, Greytown

Full Programme:  www.greytownvillage.com

 

Festival of Christmas - 'Let It Snow'

Saturday 29th June 2024
Festival of Christmas - 'Let It Snow'

Snow, glorious snow will be flurrying once again outside the Town Hall thank to Freshchoice. Snow will be falling every Friday and Saturday night throughout the festival, with the new theme Fire and Ice.

Set to music and lights, get a taste of a northern hemisphere White Christmas right here in NZ, and enjoy this magical selfie experience! Grab a bite to eat from the range of food trucks on offer, keep your eyes peeled for whetū and his fellow penguins, and prepare for a dusting of snow.

Metservice tell us that snow will be falling every half hour from 6pm until 8pm. How incredibly accurate is that!?

Time:  6.00pm - 8.00pm

Price:  Free Admission

Where:  Greytown Town Hall, 89 Main Street, Greytown

Full Programme:  www.greytownvillage.com

 

Wairarapa Garden Fiesta

Saturday 17th August 2024
Wairarapa Garden Fiesta

The Wairarapa Garden Fiesta is back for their fourth year and is a 'Festival of all things gardening - from plants to produce and everything in between', and once again Garden Barn, Masterton, are proud supporters of this much loved & well attended event.

Time:  8.30am - 3.00pm

Price:  Free Admission

Where:  Clareville Showgrounds, Carterton

 

 

Toast Martinborough 2025

Sunday 19th January 2025
Toast Martinborough 2025

Get ready to Toast to Martinborough as we celebrate 31 years of iconic wine & food in the boutique wine village of Martinborough. Gather your friends and make your way along Martinborough’s scenic wine trail as you savour exquisite wines, indulge in gourmet foods and revel in the live summer tunes. With a line-up of events planned to complement the main festival on Sunday, you’ll able to extend the festivities for an unforgettable long weekend getaway.

We’re curating the finer details of the full festival programme and can’t wait to share with you the wineries, a taste of the delicious food on offer, and a snippet of our entertainment acts, and of course we’ll be releasing tickets to the festival very soon…

For those that already secured their ticket from the 2024 early release, please check your inbox as iTICKET have emailed you directly.

If you haven’t already, sign up to our newsletter to be the first in the know and to access our exclusive ticket pre-sale.

Sign up at www.toastmartinborough.co.nz

 

Go Zone "Lets Have Some Fun"

Open 7 Days
Go Zone "Lets Have Some Fun"

Unleash the Fun at Go Zone: Wairarapa's Ultimate Indoor Playground!

Calling all energetic explorers! Go Zone is the ultimate indoor playground in Wairarapa, ready to transform playtime into an unforgettable adventure.

Let the Fun Erupt!

  • Burn off boundless energy: Slides, climbing structures, and trampolines provide a safe and active space for kids to play and explore.
  • Adventure awaits: Conquer the mega donut slide, navigate the multi-level structures, and create magical memories in the toddler zone and tiny town.
  • Family Fun: Adults are encouraged to join the fun and bond with your whanau!

More than just playtime:

  • Birthday Parties: Go Zone provides the perfect setting for unforgettable birthday celebrations.
  • Safe & Clean: Our playgrounds are meticulously maintained for a safe and enjoyable experience.

 

Time:  Open 7 days from 9.00am - 5.00pm (bookings essential on weekends and public holidays)

Price:  Under 1s - free; Under 5s - $12; 5 years and over - $15; participating adults - $5 (sessions are 2 hours long)

Where:  45 Norman Ave, Waingawa Industrial Park, Masterton

Website:  Ready for playtime bliss? Visit their website to learn more: www.gozone.co.nz

 

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