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Dancing down the back straight

Art and music lovers will flock to Tauherenikau Racecourse near Featherston this weekend for a three-day dance odyssey featuring top-tier international, emerging and heritage artists transcending genres with a diverse programme of house, techno, dub, roots, soul, funk, rock, and hip hop.

There’s also plenty of fine coffee and kai, locally sourced craft beer, wine, and cocktails on offer, as well as a chance to partake in activities such as yoga or refresh with some vintage retail therapy.

Tickets and more information are available on www.121festival.co.nz.

Beach races

It’s been 150 years since the first Castlepoint Races.
Unfortunately, the beach conditions are not compatible with horse racing this year, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops.
Children’s games will run from 1pm to 3pm today, followed by the much-loved Big Dig.
There’ll be sack races, egg and spoon races, three-legged races, and a sand castle competition.
For those seeking a thrill from the skies, there will be a Tiger Moth flyover
at 1pm [weather-dependent].
If you’re still seeking to satisfy your love of horse racing, at 4pm, gather at the Old Woolshed to watch the Auckland Cup.

For more information, visit www.castlepointracingclub.com.


Get your fix of fresh produce at tomorrow’s Essex St Markets.
Although Levin-based vegetable growers Ann and Whelan Sue, who have sold produce at Masterton South Rotary’s Essex St market every Sunday since 1999, will no longer be in attendance, market produce is back on the menu.
The market runs from 8am until midday at the Rotary car park on the corner of Essex and Chapel Sts.

If you’d rather get your shopping done today, visit the Wairarapa Farmers Market from 9am until 1pm at Solway Showgrounds, or the Featherston Weekly Market from 8am until 1.30pm at 33 Fitzherbert St.

WaiCol centenary

Wairarapa College is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this weekend.

Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the range of events on offer.
There is a registration fee for the centenary, which affords you entry to more than 15 free events over the weekend.

It costs $35 for an alumni, and if you want to bring your family it is only $50.
In addition to the free events you can choose to buy a ticket to The Golf Tournament; The Ball; Sir Bob Charles Breakfast, or the Centenary Dinner for an additional cost.

Further information on registration and all events is at www.waicolcentenary.nz.

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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