Category Archives: Wairarapa

Woolcrafts at The Wool Shed

A couple of years ago I offered voluntary services to the The Wool Shed museum in Masterton, to help tidy up their printed display panels and captions. Originally, when the museum was set up in 2005, I did the panels, … Continue reading

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Masterton A&P Show

A lovely Wairarapa day: calm, blue sky, 25C forecast – why not go to the Masterton A&P* Show? *Agricultural and Pastoral A&P shows were once a big deal in towns all over New Zealand. They celebrated and showcased farming endeavour … Continue reading

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Martinborough Country Fair, 2010

The first Saturday in February has come around again, and with it the annual Martinborough Country Fair. There’s always a follow-up on the first Saturday of March too. This year’s fair was again huge and well attended. It’s essentially a … Continue reading

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Weird skies in Northern Wairarapa

Liz and I drove from Martinborough to Palmerston North today and enjoyed an unusual cloud formation that covered a large part of the sky in northern Wairarapa. These photos were taken just at the beginning of the Pahiatua Track, an … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

During spring our property in Martinborough is an exciting place to return to each weekend. Everything, including daffodils, is busting out all over. It’s quite a contrast to our place in Ngaio, Wellington, where most of the vegetation is New … Continue reading

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Rimutaka realignment ready to roll: Huzzah!

This image, from today’s Dominion-Post, shows the coming realignment of the worst of the Rimutaka hill road – all on the Wellington side of the summit. Work starts later this month and completion can’t come soon enough for those of … Continue reading

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Dabbling in Druidism

Last weekend we booked ourselves into the annual winter solstice celebrations at Stonehenge Aoteoroa, near Carterton. It was, or claimed to be, an ancient Celtic/Druidic ceremony called Alban Arthan – which can be translated as “Light of Arthur.” The ceremony … Continue reading

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