Studying at UCOL@Wairarapa next year?

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 →

‘Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory’

‘Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory‘  on display at Aratoi Museum until 2 April 2018, features ‘The Fearless Five Hundred’, a school of 500 bronze wall-mounted fish, which has never been shown before in a public art space.  And many other works too. Meet Elizabeth Thomson, one of New Zealand’s foremost artists, at the opening event on 8 December at 6pm, and at a public talk on 9 December at 11am, with the curator Gregory O’Brien. Aratoi ( is open daily 10am – 4:30pm, entry by donation

Huri Huri Bike Ride – Castlepoint Station

Take up a rare opportunity to explore historic Castlepoint Station Wellington Anniversary Weekend, Saturday 20 January. Grab the kids and the bikes, and explore this iconic sheep and beef station by biking one of three amazing coastal tracks. Choose from a 7km short loop (1-1.5hrs); a 14km long loop (1-2.5hrs) via the beach or a 20km (1.5-3hrs) course option that covers the limed road to Otahome and back. Registration: from 8.00am Access to Castlepoint Station is at 9am Registration closes at midday Riders will be Continue reading →

Wainuioru School Trail Bike Ride

Sunday 10th December 2017 BOWLANDS FARM 1973 Te Ore Ore-Bideford Road, Bideford 20 minutes north east of Masterton (Signposted from Castlepoint Road, Masterton) Quads welcome Main loop 25km+ with total loop close to 50km Easy loop 10km Kids Track and Peewee track A and Expert Enduro Loops Jumps loop Bulldozed Tracks, Farmland and A loops in forestry Carry fire extinguisher if able Sign in from 9am     Rider Briefing 9.45am     Start time 10am $35 Adults, $15 School kids, $55 family (1 Adult & 2 kids) Ticket Continue reading →

Masterton District Council – Feedback

Kia ora koutou   Masterton District Council is developing a draft 2018-28 Long-Term Plan (LTP) and we would like your feedback on some of our thinking to date.   We would appreciate it if you could take some time to complete our LTP survey at this link. Your feedback will be used to help us shape our priorities for the next 10 years. You can expect to see the draft 2018-28 LTP in March/April next year, when we formally consult with the community.   We’d Continue reading →

Wairarapa Womens Centre – The Spices of Christmas

Join us for a one-day workshop promising a tantalising experience of tastes and aromas. We will be making food and gifts from our kitchens that are easy and inexpensive. Saturday December 9th 10.00am – 1.00pm Wairarapa Community Centre, 41 Perry Street Cost $20 per person, this includes all materials and a catered lunch Ring Vonnie on 378 2453 or email to register

What’s On in the Wairarapa

Click on these links to show you what’s on in the Wairarapa As well as these special events, there are lots more to see and do in the region For more information contact: Masterton Visitor Centre Phone: (06) 370 0900 Address:Cnr Dixon & Bruce Streets, Masterton Wairarapa New Zealand Web: Accommodation, Activities, Ferry & Coach Bookings, Local and Wine Trail Maps & Visitor Guides