Category Archives: Wairarapa

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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Wild weather and a failed photo-op

We’ve had a wild weekend weather-wise with 140kph southerly gales and 14 metre swells in Cook Strait. Yesterday we drove down to Palliser Bay on the south coast, and were suitably impressed. Even close to shore the swells were huge … Continue reading

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After the grape harvest

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First of this year’s Greytown Music Group concerts

Winter is coming: the Greytown Music Group concerts have started again, with an afternoon of not greatly challenging (for listeners anyway!) but beautifully played music by the Amici Ensemble – a group of Wellington professional musicians. Music played included Prokofiev’s … Continue reading

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