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MESITA WINE BAR

All about Mesita Wine Bar with Alice Bourdôt and Hayden Gibbes. Tell us a little about yourselves. We moved to Featherston almost tw... Read More...
Healing words Ann Hughes

Healing words

Anne Jackson knows words can heal. Whether it’s been showing bulky ex-thugs riddled with bullet wounds how to write their name ... Read More...

The Paua and the Glory

Paua factory manager Campbell McLay knows paua inside-out. The shells, he says, come in two distinct colourations, blue or green. The Asian ... Read More...
young guns

Young Guns

Global research shows the entrepreneurial spirit is kicking in earlier than ever before. In short, entrepreneurs are getting younger... Read More...

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Potty Pottery Wairarapa

Potty about Pottery

It’s been a while since potter Paul Melser has been this busy - over 30 years in fact. In the early 80s, Paul employed two potters to keep u... Read More...

A Tale From the Tracks

Woodside train station, Greytown. Very early morning. The rails snake away north to Masterton and the other way to the city, where I’m tr... Read More...

Land of Manuka Honey

Is the manuka honey phenomenon a fad, folly or a permanent part of Wairarapa’s future prosperity? With nearly a dozen registered manuka hon... Read More...

Wairarapa Wildlife

puriri moth

The Puriri Moth

The puriri moth is our resident stealth bomber, flying silently under the forest canopy on a mission to drop its cargo: eggs, not explosives... Read More...
Buller's Gull

Buller’s Gull

Most people think finding severely threatened birds means days in the wilderness, sleeping rough and spending hours, usually in pouring rain... Read More...

Design and Living

Modern rebuild

Susie and James Mackie pictured with their daughters Lucy, 3, and Emma, 15 months, run Mackit Architectural Design and Construction in Greyt... Read More...

There to Here

Healing words Ann Hughes

Healing words

Anne Jackson knows words can heal. Whether it’s been showing bulky ex-thugs riddled with bullet wounds how to write their name ... Read More...
Dayanne Almeida

Dayanne Almeida

When Dayanne Almeida first landed in New Zealand in 2009, the words “sheep” and “hot dog” were the extent of her English language skills. ... Read More...

People and History of Wairarapa

Pickle Pierce

Wairarapa War Heroines

Ambulances, eating off the floor, and keeping cheerful and courageous. In the century since World War I, New Zealanders have heard countle... Read More...

The Saddle Builder

Pete Carlisle makes trees. Not the living, growing kind. Carved from wood and wrapped in rawhide, these trees are the backbones of h... Read More...