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Eats and beats await this weekend

The eats and beats keep coming in South Wairarapa with this weekend’s iconic Waimeha Summer Party music festival.

The festival, which kicked off last night at Waimeha Camping Village, features a stellar line-up sure to get everyone up and dancing.

Performing bands include Wellington’s Audio Underground, Chocolate Box Deluxe, The Noodles, The Shenanigans, Richter City Rebels and Hawke’s Bay band Three Shots to the Head with guest host Vanessa Stacey.

The campsite, which overlooks the ruggedly beautiful Palliser Bay, promises a scrumptious cook-up and a range of drinks, with a free paddock camp option.

Gates open today at 12.30pm, with the first band taking the stage at 2pm.

Waimeha Camping Village, 2805 Cape Palliser Rd, Martinborough

The Impossible Has Already Happened

It’s a Canadian and New Zealand collaboration to take note of.

Footnote New Zealand Dance and Mascall Dance bring together two nations’ stories of water amid a global climate crisis in The Impossible Has Already Happened.

Choreographers Claire O’Neill [NZ] and Jennifer Mascall [Canada] explore the power and purpose of water in an urgent performance determined to highlight this precious natural resource.

Today, 7.30pm Carterton Events Centre. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.cartertonec.co.nz/ [Adult $45, child and gold card holders $35]

Lyre’s Laughs Comedy Festival

Buckle up for a side-splittingly good time because live comedy is back tonight at Greytown’s Truckstop.

The free event, sponsored by Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits, features a changing line-up of comedians, clowns, and circus acts.

“Enjoy international quality live comedy, and some refreshing Lyre’s cocktails from the Unleaded Bar at Truckstop, right in the heart of Greytown.”

Today, 8-9pm at Truckstop Greytown, 102 Main St

Mayhem at Masterton

It’s mayhem on the track this weekend with Wildbunch versus Outlaw 71 at Masterton Motorplex.

With more than 35 cars confirmed, it’s destined to be New Zealand’s biggest-ever drag meet, so, head on down to see racing at its best.

It’s an early kick-off today at 9am, with a $30 gate entry. Under-14s are free.

Today and tomorrow 9am-5pm, Masterton Motorplex

Something for the crochet-curious

Always wanted to, but never known how? If so, Fareham Creative Space’s introduction to crochet is the workshop for you.

Today, artist Taralee Freeman will be holding a how to crochet session at the Featherston-based studio. Learn some basic crochet stitches and create simple granny squares out of colourful yarn.

Today, 11am-2pm at Fareham Creative Space.
$20 per person, email to book your spot: [email protected]

Mary Argue
Mary Argue
Mary Argue is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age with an interest in justice and the region’s emergency services, regularly covering Masterton District Court, Fire and Emergency and Police.

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