Block Party

If you’ll be around Labour Day weekend, come to Masterton’s first ever BLOCK PARTY — shops around the Bruce / Dixon / Park / Queen Streets will host activities for the whole family from 11am-3pm — live music, games, arts and crafts, a cash-n-carry art sale, a historical tour…. Keep an eye on the Aratoi Museum of Art and History & Our Future Masterton Facebook pages and websites:

Carterton Farmers Market Annual Plant Sale

Memorial Square, High Street, Sunday 22nd October This is a family fun day.  There will be plant stalls, coffee and food, music, toys for the children to play with, face painting and bubbles! We have blankets – bring a picnic. CFM is fundraising for the Grace Yeats Trust. Carterton and South End Schools will be fundraising too.  Come and support your community and get a bargain on plants, fresh produce, honey, doggy treats and more. A fundraising stall is free. A selling stall is only $10.00 See Continue reading →

Stitches 2017

Wairarapa Embroiderer’s Guild present ‘Stitches 2017’ our exhibition of work from the last two years and some historical embroidery will be held at Wesley Wing, Aratoi, Bruce Street, Masterton 28 October – 12 November 2017 Open Daily 10am – 4pm Free entry – Raffles available

NZIIA – The challenge North Korea presents to the International Community

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at 8.00 pm The Seminar Room, Wairarapa Sports, House, Cnr. Chapel and Jackson Streets, Masterton. All welcome Visitors:  $5.00 door charge North Korea persists in testing its arsenal of nuclear weapons and missiles in defiance of the United States and the rest of the world.  What will become of the North Korea-U.S. standoff?  What are the odds of war with North Korea? You are invited to an address by: Paul Sinclair Senior Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) Victoria Continue reading →

Help us to celebrate International Fossil Day

The weekend of October 14th is International Fossil Day*. To help celebrate this event, the Wellington Branch of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand is organising a fossil finding trip to southern Wairarapa. The trip is free and is open to the public. On this trip, you will have the opportunity to find fossils of 10-million-year-old shellfish and, if you are lucky, whale bones. At the same time, you will learn about the subtropical sea that covered central New Zealand and southern Wairarapa’s ‘Aorangi Island’. Continue reading →

Review of MDC Dog Policy

Masterton District Council is about to review its Dog Policy and, before we do, we want to hear what you have to say about dog control services in the Masterton district. We would appreciate it if you could take some time to complete our Animal Services – Dog Control survey at this link. Your feedback will inform the Dog Policy review. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll also be out and about, talking with the community about dog control in the district. Visit our Continue reading →

Fashion Parade

See what’s on offer this summer at Ballentynes! WEDNESDAY 4 OCT 7PM (doors open at 6.30pm) 115 QUEEN STREET, MASTERTON Non alcoholic drinks and nibbles provided with raffles and a lucky door prize! Come along and support us – we would love to see you there! Tickets: $10.00 (100 tickets available) For more information or to pick up tickets, contact the Wairarapa Service Centre on 06 377 3586. 0800 RED CROSS | REDCROSS.ORG.NZ

Literacy Wairarapa Term 4 Classes

Do you know you can access our services at the Featherston Community Centre as well as in our offices in REAP House and at Te Awhina (Cameron Community House). Please call to discuss your options including one-to-one help with reading, writing and maths.   Short Courses – recommence from Monday 16 October – Computing: Beginners and Beyond Beginners levels. – Learner Licence – Literacy, Numeracy and Road Code incorporating Pathways Awarua – Improve your English to ‘Communicate with Confidence’ for speakers of other languages -daytime Continue reading →

Kokomai Creative Festival Wairarapa

The Kokomai Creative Festival is here again from the 13th to the 22nd Oct. With 65 events spread over 10 days, there is everything from film, music, theatre, dance, literature, visual arts and more. Yes it does start on the last Friday of school holidays so get your tickets now before life gets even more hectic. Lots for the whole family but keep an eye out for Bloom – a free outdoor extravaganza especially for kids, Pss Pss – a circus and clowning show for Continue reading →