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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...
Stuart Wilton

Right Hand Man

Behind the letterboxes of Rural Delivery 10 are faces, families, history and stories of farm and forest. The Wairarapa Journal travels the r... Read More...
Sidonie's Kitchen

Edible Gestures

Two Wairarapa women are each baking elegant edibles, working around their families, creative ideas and characterful homes. At the small busi... Read More...
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...

Popular Posts

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...

Food and Wine

Wilco Lam – Winemaker

"Immersing myself in the rural New Zealand lifestyle was like sliding into a warm bath - and then finding all your bath toys under the foam.... 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

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...
Manji

Manji Sony

“I was born in Kerela, India and moved to Singapore in my 20s; my husband comes from there. We wanted to try a different life, witho... 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...