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It’s best to book in for Booktown

The 9th annual Featherston Booktown Karukutea Festival, which honours the literary spirit, starts this evening and runs through Sunday. Despite a sold-out fish and chip supper tonight, plenty of events are sure to tickle your fancy and keep you entertained.

The wide-ranging programme features all kinds of speakers, interviews, and guests, including writers, historians, journalists, politicians, and many other well-known New Zealanders. Currently, 23 events still have tickets available for purchase.

All events will be held in Featherston; for a full list of events, prices, times, and locations, visit the booktown.org.nz website

Friday Food trucks
Tonight is your chance to fill up on some fabulous food and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Carterton. A collection of food trucks, in addition to some live music, will be sure to help you satisfy your appetite and occupy your time.

Tonight, 4.30pm – 7pm, Carrington Park, High St Carterton; entry is free and open to all ages.

Market in Greytown

Nothing beats a nice weekend stroll through a market, and Greytown’s is no exception.

This week, the Stallkeepers Greytown market will be situated in the heart of the town, and offer what’s described as a true boutique experience. This is your chance to come and meet the makers, creators, and artists while browsing their products.

This Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am onwards, Main St, Greytown; entry is free and open to all ages

Fearless drawing

Take your drawing skills to the next level with a fun and insightful workshop.

Andrew Jennings will take you from doodling to drawing scenes as he teaches you the tricks of the trade.

He will discuss line quality while also getting you engaged with exercises.

He will also be discussing what makes drawing interesting and how colour makes an impact.

Saturday, 10am – 3pm, Masterton Arts Club, 12 Victoria St, Masterton; tickets are $104.78 per person and can be purchased on the Eventfinder website: eventfinder.co.nz

Harvest Moon is back

Musical band Harvest Moon is back to “keep the good times rolling”. The talented band will cover all of your favourite country and American artists, as well as throwing a bit of Beatles and Prince in the mix. These favourites will be infused with sweet harmonies and an irresistible sense of fun. If this sounds like music to your ears, don’t hesitate to roll on down.

Saturday, 7.30pm onwards, Carterton Events Centre; tickets are $32.50 each and can be purchased by calling the event centre: 06 379 4081

Freddie Wilkie
Freddie Wilkie
Freddie Wilkie is a journalist at the Wairarapa Times-Age; originally moving from Christchurch, he is interested in housing stories as well as covering emergencies and crime.

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