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Coast Kids

As I drive towards Cape Palliser there is a poetry of names that takes me home. Names of farms, hills and rivers that create a rhyth... 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...

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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

Wairarapa wildlife Rata

Rata a rakau rangatira

Northern rata is one of our most recognisable trees. In the scientific world, it is known as Metrosideros Robusta - meaning “stout i... 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

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...