News

Buy tickets for Kokomai now - our inspiring, edgy and diverse Creative Festival for the Wairarapa region

Buy tickets for Kokomai now - our inspiring, edgy and diverse Creative Festival for the Wairarapa region

It provides a worl-class programme, with international, national and local artists and performers, providing exceptional live experiences. You can immerse yourself in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, film and literature - there is something for everyone. One man’s vision and Stephen Allwood's artistry created one of Masterton’s most beautiful secrets, the Greek Orthodox Church. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to view the Byzantine style architecture with its richly decorated interior depicting the 43 icons of the New Testament. Hear about the extraordinary history of the church accompanied by a performance by Stephan Schulz on Baroque wind instruments. On your...

Read more →


Wairarapa Garden Tour 2019 supports the Pukaha National Wildflife Centre, home of Manukura the little white kiwi

Wairarapa Garden Tour 2019 supports the Pukaha National Wildflife Centre, home of Manukura the little white kiwi

 The Wairarapa Garden Tour is a major fundraiser for Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, allowing the centre to continue its vital work of conservation and restoration of our native flora and fauna. Come and see Manukura the white Kiwi, laugh at the cheeky Kaka and feed the amazing eels ! New gardens for this year's tour are being revealed over the next few weeks. 

Read more →


Buy your tickets now for Toast Martinborough - the wine and food festival with Ata Rangi, Palliser, Escarpment, Ruth Pretty,

Buy your tickets now for Toast Martinborough - the wine and food festival with Ata Rangi, Palliser, Escarpment, Ruth Pretty,

Toast Martinborough takes place on the third Sunday of November each year in the boutique wine village of Martinborough, South Wairarapa, New Zealand. Toast is a unique one day multi-site event, with 8 – 10 vineyard sites participating and offering wonderful wine, food and music choices throughout the day.  Once you’ve got your ticket, when you get here, all you need to do is select which vineyards you’d like to visit, hop on a shuttle (or walk) and enjoy the day. Toast celebrates its 28th year on Sunday 17 November 2019.  Book your accommodation early and make a weekend of it,...

Read more →


Alice Montgomery is biking from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise funds for The Cat Walk Trust for research into spinal cord injury

Alice Montgomery is biking from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise funds for The Cat Walk Trust for research into spinal cord injury

On the 7th of September Alice Montgomery, is going to spend 9 days cycling from Lands End to John O' Groats, this is the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. It represents between 160km and 190km a day - this seems as tough as the Tour de France - go Alice !!! 3 years ago Alice had a very bad fall off a horse. Today she can walk but the outcome could have been very different. During her recovery The Cat Walk Trust became close to her heart, as it is for us at the Designer Clothing Gallery, (our...

Read more →


Winter Solstice Sale One Week Only - Lush Luxe Rabbit Fur from Luxe Deluxe

Winter Solstice Sale One Week Only - Lush Luxe Rabbit Fur from Luxe Deluxe

Lush Luxe Fur Jacket from Luxe Deluxe - be quick to get the last Sage Green Rabbit Fur for $100 OFF

Read more →