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Happy first birthday, Five Rivers

Five Rivers Medical is celebrating its first birthday with a Community Open Day.

This is an opportunity to come and look around the integrated health and wellbeing hub, meet the providers, and have a korero with medical staff.

There will also be free diabetes, hepatitis C, and blood pressure checks, barbecue, and entertainment for the kids.

Prizes up for grabs include a three-month gym pass at HealthFit Greytown, a sports massage at The Physio Spot, and an ear clean from Easy Ear Care.

    Today 10.30am-midday at 30 Bidwells Cutting Rd Greytown

The Curiosity Fayre

A panel of experts are inviting you to discover more about curious objects.

Aratoi has brought together a group of experts to help learn about heirlooms or curious photographs.

The expert panel will have antique dealer Peter Wedde, Gareth Winter from Wairarapa archives, and art expert and Aratoi director Sarah McClintock.

    Today 11am-2pm at Aratoi Museum

Wairarapa Nature immersion

A two-hour walk through Fensham Reserve will help you get away from the shoulds and musts of daily life.

A trained nature immersion guide will host a sensory journey to explore the forest using the five senses and will include several steps along the path to help soak up the natural world.

Wairarapa Nature Immersion believes that time spent in the bush is the perfect antidote for stress and a wonderful way to boost wellbeing, mood, purpose, and focus.

Studies into the benefits of forest bathing – or mindfulness in nature – show that spending time in nature, away from the demands of daily life, helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression while also improving physiological challenges brought on by prolonged stress such as high blood pressure.

The 48-hectare reserve contains a remnant kahikatea swamp forest, regenerating bush, wetlands and some magnificent podocarps believed to be between 400 and 700 years old. Fensham Reserve is a 5-minute drive from Carterton, Wairarapa.

    Today, 10.30am at Fensham Reserve, Carrington.

Wairarapa A&P Show

After a two-year wait, the Wairarapa show is underway with its first full day of activities kicking off today.

The show launched last night with horse events, and today and tomorrow will be filled with fun rides, lawnmower and sheep racing, dog trials, home craft contests, balloon people, donkey pens, horse shows, pet lambs and cows, and food carts.

    Today and tomorrow from 9am-4pm at Clareville Showgrounds

Helen Holt
Helen Holt
Helen Holt is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age and enjoys reporting on a variety of topics, regularly covering Wairarapa events, tourism, local businesses, and the occasional health story.

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