Coming up at Aratoi in March

Seaweek at Aratoi 3-11 March Join New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Ceramic artist and sculptor Sam Ludden will take up residency at Aratoi during Seaweek to create a hīnaki (eel trap) out of clay. Join Art Sleuth –  a fun and free creative activity for the entire family, exploring the exciting exhibition Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory & draw your own fish. Live Music @ Aratoi – Jeep Rd Sunday, 4 March, 4pm. The Jeep Rd sound – featuring Clare Christian and Joe Callwood for this gig – is an interesting mix of original songs Continue reading →

WOW Speechcraft 2018

The WOW Toastmasters Club is holding another Speechcraft course. This 7-session course will help you to: gain confidence in public speaking develop your communication and language skills learn to think quickly and clearly become an effective listener use body language and visual aids deliver dynamic presentations learn to evaluate effectively Day:                Thursday evenings Dates:            1 March – 12 April Time:              7.30 pm – 9.30pm Venue:           Wairarapa Community Centre, 41 Perry Street, Masterton Cost:               $180.00 includes cost of manuals and WOW club membership to 30/9/18.   Continue reading →

Vitae Education & Training Whakapumau Mahi

Workplace Wellbeing Workshops 2018 Vitae is a well-established national provider of workplace wellbeing services. Our services aim to be holistic, culturally responsive, ‘front footed’ and solutions focussed. The kaupapa/philosophy for our education programmes is strengths based and the national network of clinicians across the country are supported by a practitioner led Management team with over 50 years’ experience. In 2018 we are again coming out to the regions to offer affordable and accessible professional development to teams with a series of interactive and applied 1.5 Continue reading →

Child Restraint Fitting Clinics 2018

Not sure if you child’s car seat is fitted correctly? How do you know if it has expired? Need advice on what child restraint you should be using? When: First Friday of each month Time: 10am-12pm Where: Masterton Plunket Rooms, Cnr Worksop Rd & Bunny St Call Holly on 06 377 1379 For more information visit: or Supported by Plunket and Wairarapa Road Safety Council  

Pēpe Ora – Children’s Day Out – Free event

Supporting the wellbeing of mum’s babies and whanau Saturday 24th February 10.00am – 2.00pm at Makoura College An event for the whole whanau to enjoy Giveaways, kitchen fire demonstration, brainwave presentation, inflatables, car seat clinic, stalls activities For more information contact  

Studying at UCOL Wairarapa this year? Scholarships available

REAP offer two scholarships to adults studying at UCOL@Wairarapa 1.UCOL@Wairarapa Scholarship Levels 2 – 5 Applications for 2018 are now open and close Friday 23 February 2018.   Purpose: to enable, assist and encourage people from Wairarapa to begin or continue study at UCOL@Wairarapa Amount: One scholarship of $1000, decided at the discretion of the selection panel. The successful applicant is selected by the Wairarapa REAP Board. The Wairarapa REAP Director is responsible for administering the scholarship. DOWNLOAD the Application Form HERE or call in to collect an Application from REAP House.   Continue reading →

Blue the Film – awareness of what is happening in our oceans

“BLUE THE FILM” – reviewer’s comments: “A cinematic song for our oceans; beautiful, intimate and grand. Fearlessly truth-telling, yet passionately hopeful. See this film and you will want to rise up with the waves”. “The story our generation need to hear – the very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered”. “Our oceans have been the guardian of life on earth, now it is our turn to be guardians of the ocean”.  WHEN: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25 at 4pm WHERE: REGENT THEATRE, MASTERTON COST: $20 Continue reading →

Celebrate Carterton

Fun times in Carterton on Sunday 4th March from 10am to 4pm at Celebrate Carterton. This celebration and showcase of the Carterton districts diverse range of clubs, societies and organisations will be held in Holloway Street and the Evens Centre. This family-friendly day out will feature stalls, activities, demonstrations, entertainment, storytellers, presentations, short films and did we mention that it’s FREE? There will be food trucks to keep you fed and watered and a break-out area inside for a cuppa and a chat. This event Continue reading →