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Bush Cycle Tour Caters For All

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:06 pm | Destination Wairarapa

Seldom is there an event that goes the extra mile to ensure that all ages and abilities are catered for as does the Bush Cycle Tour. Starting and finishing at the iconic Mangatainoka Brewery, just north of Pahiatua, it has been a regular on the calendar ... More >>

Golden Shears Mark Milestone With Free Entry Day

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1:10 am | Destination Wairarapa

Celebrating 60 years, the world's premier shearing and wool handling championship, Golden Shears, is throwing a party with free entry on day one of the iconic event. An extra day has been added to the 2020 programme which runs from noon Wednesday ... More >>

Premium dark sky experience set to open

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 3:39 pm | Destination Wairarapa

Martinborough’s status as a dark sky destination will be given a major boost when the highly anticipated Star Field observatory complex and astronomy centre opens later this month. More >>

Castlepoint Beach Horse Races Cancelled

Monday, 5 March 2018, 12:12 pm | Destination Wairarapa

It is with regret this morning the Castlepoint Racing Club has made a decision to cancel the Castlepoint Beach Horse Races this year due to the presence of exposed rocks on the beach. More >>

The Golden Shears gets huge sponsorship boost from Bayleys

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:05 am | Destination Wairarapa

The Golden Shears, often referred to as “the Wimbledon” of shearing, received a major boost this month after leading real estate company Bayleys came on board to sponsor the Open Shearing Category. More >>

Memories Flooding Back Ahead Of Vintage Harvest Rally

Monday, 29 January 2018, 9:55 am | Destination Wairarapa

When Robin Parker looks at an old photo taken of himself sitting on top of his grandfather’s Ferguson TEA tractor, the memories come flooding back. More >>

Nostalgia and history at he Wairarapa Vintage Harvest Rally

Friday, 26 January 2018, 4:34 pm | Destination Wairarapa

Steve Muggeridge can’t remember a time in his life, when it didn’t revolve around Clydesdale horses. More >>

Swiss National Team to Make Debut at 2018 NZ Cycle Classic

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:27 am | Destination Wairarapa

Switzerland’s national pursuit cycling team will make its debut at the 2018 New Zealand Cycle Classic held in the Wairarapa next January. More >>

Plenty to See And Do in Wairarapa This Labour Weekend

Monday, 16 October 2017, 3:33 pm | Destination Wairarapa

An eclectic range of events set to showcase the Wairarapa’s artistic communities and highlight its wine and food reputation will keep visitors in the region entertained this long Labour Weekend. More >>

Kokomai Creative Wairarapa Festival Begins Today

Friday, 13 October 2017, 1:18 pm | Destination Wairarapa

Kokomai Creative Wairarapa Festival Begins Today The Wairarapa’s rural halls, churches, theatres and parks will come alive with music, theatre, dance, visual arts, film andliterature for the next 10-days following the opening of Kokomai: Creative ... More >>

Jody Direen Headlines 2018 Wairarapa Country Music Festival

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 10:47 am | Destination Wairarapa

One of New Zealand’s top country stars, Jody Direen, will headline the 2018 Wairarapa Country Music Festival being held at the picturesque Tauherenikau Racecourse with a performance on Saturday January 13th. More >>


Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:06 pm | Destination Wairarapa

- Tickets on sale - - Over 70 outfits have been received for next month’s Oversew Fashion Awards, including six from international entrants. More >>

New Zealand Cycle Classic receives the thumbs up from UCI

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:56 am | Destination Wairarapa

Wairarapa’s hosting of the New Zealand Cycle Classic and Huri Huri: Bike Festival received a great endorsement from the Swiss based Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and from several riders who took part. More >>

Olympian Hamish Bond takes on 2017 New Zealand Cycle Classic

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 10:46 am | Destination Wairarapa

Olympic and world champion rower Hamish Bond will step up his cycling career next month when he contests the New Zealand Cycle Classic, an international stage race held entirely in the Wairarapa. More >>

Destination Wairarapa Launches Beer And Birds Campaign

Monday, 5 December 2016, 2:47 pm | Destination Wairarapa

A campaign inspiring New Zealanders to fly into Palmerston North airport then travel to the Wairarapa via SH2 has been launched by Destination Wairarapa, the regional tourism organisation. Destination Wairarapa marketing manager Barb Hyde says the ... More >>

Destination Wairarapa Releases New Visitor Guide

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:04 pm | Destination Wairarapa

Visitors travelling to the Wairarapa this summer will have a new visitor guide to inspire them as well as a bumper season of events to encourage them to stay longer in the region. Destination Wairarapa, the regional tourism organisation, released ... More >>

Quintessential Wairarapa Weekend Approaching

Monday, 10 March 2014, 4:49 pm | Destination Wairarapa

Celebrating the start of the grape harvest, watching hot air balloons drift through the sky and walking amongst Martinborough’s vineyards will be top of mind for visitors to the Wairarapa this weekend. More >>

Hoplivion at Brewday

Monday, 10 March 2014, 4:46 pm | Destination Wairarapa

They came from far and wide to drink IPAs, APAs and Pilsnersand left with great memories after Saturday’s Greater Wellington Region BrewDay held in Martinborough. More >>

New Olive Harvest Festival in Martinborough

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 11:09 am | Destination Wairarapa

A new ‘gastronomic affair’, the Martinborough Olive Harvest Festival will reveal everything you ever wanted to know about olives and olive oil, from tree to table. More >>

Tinui ANZAC Day Service And Airshow Will Pay Respects

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 12:03 pm | Destination Wairarapa

Two special events will be held in the Wairarapa these school holidays to mark ANZAC Day and encourage New Zealanders to remember their fallen ANZAC heroes. More >>





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