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A weekend fit for a king

The weekend is here, and this time we have the luxury of an extra day to frolic and enjoy all that Wairarapa has to offer.

As far as frolicking goes, Molewood Orchards would be an excellent choice.

It’s the last weekend the orchard will be open for the season, and their Pick Your Own open days have proved to be a win for Wairarapa families.

They’re open throughout the long weekend, with NZ Queen, Granny Smith, and Braeburn apples all ripe and ready for harvest. Bringing your own bag or bucket is recommended, as are gumboots.

Today, tomorrow and Monday, 9am – 4pm, 17 Mole St, Greytown, apples $2 per kg.

Time to get crafty

You can find all the usual suspects this weekend at the regional farmers’ markets.

However, you can also catch something that doesn’t happen every weekend – the annual craft market at the Wairarapa Farmers Market.

More than 40 stalls of locally made crafts and gifts will be on display at the Solway Showgrounds today.

In the mix are woven baskets and flowers, recycled wooden toys, jewellery, embroidered tea towels and pottery, as well as the usual coffee and food.

Today, 9am – 1pm, Solway Showgrounds.

Highlighting French Cinema

For anyone still dreaming about the Wairarapa Film Festival that took place last weekend, there is good news.

The 2023 L’OR French Film Festival Aotearoa is now at The Screening Room, bringing the top of French cinema to Wairarapa.

It landed on Thursday and is here for a week, so head in this weekend to make the most of it. To send visitors straight to the streets of Paris, The Screening Room is also serving up a pre-show culinary experience highlighting French cuisine. Salut!

June 1 – 7, The Screening Room, Masterton.

Carterton’s dancing
back to the 80s

Who’s keen for a boogie? New Zealand 80’s super group Love Shack are bringing the tunes and the moves to the Carterton Events Centre tonight.

The group includes Tui-nominated and NZ charting artists, and the goal for the night is to help the audience relive the days of rocking out to the best 80s bands.

Included in the line-up are covers of the B-52’s, David Bowie, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, and more.

Today, 8pm, tickets $45pp, available through cartertonec.co.nz.

Bella Cleary
Bella Cleary
Bella Cleary is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age, originally hailing from Wellington. She is interested in social issues and writes about the local arts and culture scene.

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