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2 hours ago

April School Holidays are coming!!

Kiri Carroll from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

The Pūkaha Junior Rangers are just one thing that the Wairarapa has on offer for your children this school holidays. Pop into the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE for a full list of fun activities.

Pūkaha Junior Rangers is a school holiday program with a conservation focus. It's a chance … View more
The Pūkaha Junior Rangers are just one thing that the Wairarapa has on offer for your children this school holidays. Pop into the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE for a full list of fun activities.

Pūkaha Junior Rangers is a school holiday program with a conservation focus. It's a chance for 5-14-year-olds to experience hands-on learning in Pūkaha's nature reserve. Junior Rangers get up close to wildlife and get to feed the tuna (long-finned eels). They also learn about the ngahere (forest) and how the captive breeding program at Pūkaha is helping to protect and restore Aotearoa's precious native species. Fun and educational.

Price includes lunch (we can cater to all diets).

pukaha.org.nz...

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4 days ago

Martinborough Fair is this Saturday!

Kiri Carroll from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

The famous Martinborough Fairs are held twice every year on the first Saturday in both February and March, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, the fair for 6 March has been postponed to 10 April.

This fabulous fair focuses on top quality New Zealand-made craft and clothing, great food and music with… View more
The famous Martinborough Fairs are held twice every year on the first Saturday in both February and March, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, the fair for 6 March has been postponed to 10 April.

This fabulous fair focuses on top quality New Zealand-made craft and clothing, great food and music with thousands of people flocking to town for it!

wairarapanz.com...

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5 days ago

Gladstone Paddock Day this Sunday!

Kiri Carroll from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Go along and enjoy a relaxed country market with activities and games, live music, and food trucks, or feel free to take a picnic.

There will be live music, food trucks, a sausage sizzle, gumboot throw, tug-o-war, and wheelbarrow races – plenty to keep the whole family occupied!

They’ll also … View more
Go along and enjoy a relaxed country market with activities and games, live music, and food trucks, or feel free to take a picnic.

There will be live music, food trucks, a sausage sizzle, gumboot throw, tug-o-war, and wheelbarrow races – plenty to keep the whole family occupied!

They’ll also be unveiling their new community Pataka Kai, so take along any excess produce as well!

wairarapanz.com...

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6 days ago

Remutaka Road Closure April 11th

Kiri Carroll from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Kia ora

Just a reminder that State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill will be closed for one night from 9 pm this Sunday night 11 April to 4 am Monday morning 12 April.
This 1-night closure allows our road crews to safely undertake essential maintenance and slip prevention works.

Free shuttle … View more
Kia ora

Just a reminder that State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill will be closed for one night from 9 pm this Sunday night 11 April to 4 am Monday morning 12 April.
This 1-night closure allows our road crews to safely undertake essential maintenance and slip prevention works.

Free shuttle service available

If you need to get over the hill for night work or essential commitments, please email remutaka@nzta.govt.nz as soon as possible to book your place on the shuttle service.

Access will always be available for emergency services throughout the closure.

For more information, visit nzta.govt.nz/remutaka

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11 days ago

Booktown goes on SALE at 9.00am today!

Kiri Carroll from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

In 2021, Booktown has 55 stunning events and 99 amazing presenters starting with writers in schools for our region’s students on the two days before the weekend festivities begin.

The Anzac Hall on Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May, will have 23 booksellers selling a mixture of second-hand, … View more
In 2021, Booktown has 55 stunning events and 99 amazing presenters starting with writers in schools for our region’s students on the two days before the weekend festivities begin.

The Anzac Hall on Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May, will have 23 booksellers selling a mixture of second-hand, antiquarian, self-published, and new books. The presenter's books will be for sale and you will have an opportunity to have your copies signed by them.

www.eventfinda.co.nz...

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17 days ago

Under the Stars Amazing Easter Space Race

Kiri Carroll from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Race around Martinborough testing your space knowledge with the Under the Stars Amazing Easter Space Race! 🚀

This app-based space race game is a perfect family activity ideal for children aged 8-12. The Space Race launches from the Waihinga center park at 10 am on Saturday 3rd April.

Tickets … View more
Race around Martinborough testing your space knowledge with the Under the Stars Amazing Easter Space Race! 🚀

This app-based space race game is a perfect family activity ideal for children aged 8-12. The Space Race launches from the Waihinga center park at 10 am on Saturday 3rd April.

Tickets sold here:
www.eventfinda.co.nz...

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18 days ago

Wairarapa Farmers' "Natural Fibre" Market

Kiri Carroll from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Join the Wairarapa Farmers’ Market where they will celebrate the wonderful Wairarapa Natural Fibres.

Extra stalls and a variety of activities, are planned, including spinning, knitting, and felt crafts. And we are especially excited to show harakeke weaving and Maori carving. There will be … View more
Join the Wairarapa Farmers’ Market where they will celebrate the wonderful Wairarapa Natural Fibres.

Extra stalls and a variety of activities, are planned, including spinning, knitting, and felt crafts. And we are especially excited to show harakeke weaving and Maori carving. There will be stalls selling naturally dyed wool and natural fiber products as well as our usual fresh and local produce.

www.eventfinda.co.nz...

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19 days ago

This Sunday is the Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

This Sunday is the Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine!! 11am-5pm at the Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka. Head up there...and see the Big Rigs and enjoy the vibes of Tui HQ at the Tui Truck Stop Show n Shine event. The action starts at 11am and entry is free for spectators.
www.tuihq.co.nz...

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25 days ago

Whats on at Easter and Autumn

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Got friends and family coming to stay? Need help with accommodation for them or things to do? Come in and see us at Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres - we can help! Here's a neat highlights package of what's on in coming weeks including the Tui Truck Show & Shine, … View moreGot friends and family coming to stay? Need help with accommodation for them or things to do? Come in and see us at Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres - we can help! Here's a neat highlights package of what's on in coming weeks including the Tui Truck Show & Shine, the National Tweed Ride, and the Easter Bunny at Cobblestones! ...plus links to much more.
wairarapanz.com...

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25 days ago

New Wairarapa WALKING FESTIVAL - read all about it

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

This brand new festival is next weekend. find out all about it on their Facebook page - registrations are essential.
F U N!
www.facebook.com...

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31 days ago

Carterton BOIL WATER notice extended

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

13 March 2021
URGENT MEDIA RELEASE – Carterton boil water notice extended until midday Monday 15 March
Carterton District Council has extended its boil water notice and will be next reviewed at midday Monday 15 March.

Although the Council has switched over to the Kaipaitangata treatment plant … View more
13 March 2021
URGENT MEDIA RELEASE – Carterton boil water notice extended until midday Monday 15 March
Carterton District Council has extended its boil water notice and will be next reviewed at midday Monday 15 March.

Although the Council has switched over to the Kaipaitangata treatment plant for urban supply, the Ministry of Health has requested the boil water notice is kept in place until the Council receives three clear test runs after the detection of a low-level contamination of E. coli bacteria.

This means all businesses and urban residents connected to the urban water supply must boil all water before being used for drinking, making baby formula, juice, ice, washing fruit and vegetables, other food preparation/cooking needs, or brushing teeth.

The Council acknowledges this will be an inconvenience for many of its residents but remains steadfast to its priority to put its residents’ safety first. The Council’s Infrastructure, Services and Regulatory Manager Dave Gittings said it was important residents continued to follow the boil water notice until the Council notifies residents that it has been lifted.

“Even though the risk is low, it’s really important that people do not get complacent and remain vigilant until the boil water notice has been lifted,” Gittings said.

The Council acted immediately after the test results on Friday, notifying businesses directly, liaising with community groups such as Neighbourhood Support, updating the electronic noticeboard at Carrington Park, and sending the boil water notice out as widely as possible. However, Mayor Greg Lang has asked that people continue to check in on older family members and elderly neighbours who may not be connected online.

“We’re very fortunate that we can spread messages very quickly to a large number of people thanks to email and social media. However, we know that a lot of our residents are not as connected to the online world as others, so we really need those who are to look after those around them,” Mayor Lang said.

“Carterton is a close-knit, connected community and word of mouth is our strongest asset during times like these.”

Mayor Lang also wanted to emphasise the speed in which the Council acted, with staff being alerted to the E. coli reading after 2pm Friday, with the community notified at 3pm.

“Once again the Council management and its staff have taken all the necessary steps to immediately safeguard the community and get out accurate and detailed information to its residents at an impressive speed.

“The urban water supply is monitored and tested daily, so with the speed in which the Council reacted, I am confident there has been a very minimal risk to the community.”

The Council is continuing to investigate the cause of the E. coli reading and will notify the community as soon as there is an update.

Boiling water before use is the best way to make water safe. The risk of getting sick from drinking the water is low but possible, especially for vulnerable people. Babies, young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people who have weakened immune systems are more at risk of illness. If you get diarrhoea, vomiting and/or a fever, get advice from your doctor or contact Healthline (0800 611 116).

How to boil water for drinking:

• Boiling will kill all disease-causing organisms.

• Bring water to a rolling boil (where bubbles appear in the centre and do not disappear when the water is stirred) for one minute or boil a full electric jug until it switches off

• Cool water (do not use ice cubes to do this) and pour into clean container with a lid

• Refrigerate until needed.

If you experience diarrhoea, vomiting and/or a fever, contact your doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116).

For more information and to stay up to date, visit cdc.govt.nz/boilwaternotice

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32 days ago

Boil water notice CARTERON

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

As of now, Carterton urban residents MUST boil water before being used for drinking, making baby formula, juice, ice, washing fruit and vegetables, other food preparation/cooking needs, or brushing teeth.
The boil water notice follows the detection of a low-level contamination of E. coli bacteria … View more
As of now, Carterton urban residents MUST boil water before being used for drinking, making baby formula, juice, ice, washing fruit and vegetables, other food preparation/cooking needs, or brushing teeth.
The boil water notice follows the detection of a low-level contamination of E. coli bacteria in two of the bores which supply water to urban residents. The boil water notice is effective from 3pm Friday 12 March until 3pm Saturday 13 March. This allows time to flush the pipes and change urban water supply source from the two bores to the Kaipaitangata treatment plant. At this stage, no illness has been reported in relation to this event.
CDC have shut the valves off for the public drinking fountains and are currently letting local businesses know.

The media statement and FAQs can be found online at www.cdc.govt.nz...

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39 days ago
44 days ago

Wings over Wairarapa - CANCELLATION

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Please see below a message just to hand from Jenny Gasson Event Manager Wings Over Wairarapa:

Tonight (Saturday, 27 February 2021) the Prime Minister announced an alert level change. Auckland is to Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country to Alert Level 2.
As a result of this, The Board of Wings… View more
Please see below a message just to hand from Jenny Gasson Event Manager Wings Over Wairarapa:

Tonight (Saturday, 27 February 2021) the Prime Minister announced an alert level change. Auckland is to Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country to Alert Level 2.
As a result of this, The Board of Wings over Wairarapa has made the difficult decision to cancel Sunday’s air show.

Our team is absolutely gutted, especially after an amazing day today, but your health and safety, and the health and safety of our volunteers, crew and pilots is paramount. We are also following Government and Ministry of Health guidelines.

As per previous information we have shared with you, the Wings team will be in contact with all ticket holders for Sunday’s airshow regarding refunds.


You may have guests, friends and family who will be impacted - here is a page with other good things to do in the region and offers for tickets holders . wairarapanz.com...

A large audience enjoyed a very special Wings event today - the weather is good tomorrow let's make sure our visitors have a great time here tomorrow.

Destination Wairarapa Team

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46 days ago

WINGS OVER WAIRARAPA 2021 - helpful info

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

What a great weekend we have in store.
Here is useful detail for you if you're coming!
- The Air Festival programme here: www.wings.org.nz...
- Leave home early, give yourself plenty of time and be patient. Please follow the signage for Air Festival routes shown here www.wings.org.nz...View more
What a great weekend we have in store.
Here is useful detail for you if you're coming!
- The Air Festival programme here: www.wings.org.nz...
- Leave home early, give yourself plenty of time and be patient. Please follow the signage for Air Festival routes shown here www.wings.org.nz.../coming-by-car
- If tickets are not sold out, Gates sales will be available. Eftpos and cash will be available at the gate for an additional $5 per ticket.
- You can buy tickets at our i-SITEs. (even if gate sales stop)
- Be Sun Smart - Please remember to bring a hat. Sunscreen will be available along with Hydration Stations to refill your drink bottles. Umbrellas are also allowed for shade.
- What am you allowed to bring in? Deck chairs, rugs, water bottles, chilly bins, hats. There will also be a huge variety of delicious food and beverage to purchase on site too.
- No dogs are allowed at Wings.
- Shuttles will be available to take attendees from the carparks to the airfield. No pedestrian access is allowed along Manaia Rd, due to traffic safety. Face masks will be available on the shuttles from the car park to the Air Festival, but you may wish to bring your own face covering.
- Be sure to sign in using the Covid Tracer App and take advantage of the hand sanitizer available at various locations on site.
- The Official printed programme will be available to purchase at the gate and at the Merchandise tent for $10.

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