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Literature, leprechauns, live music

As part of the two-yearly International Organisation of Booktowns Global Conference, which is being hosted in Featherston over the next few days, members of the public have the opportunity to attend the conference’s keynote speech this morning, which is being delivered by Daryl David, who runs a Booktown organisation in Richmond, South Africa.

    Today, ANZAC Hall, 62 Bell St Featherston, 9.30am – 11.30am. Entry is free.

Programme launch

The programme with all the details about the upcoming 2024 Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival, which is running from May 10 to May 12, is being launched tonight. Early bird tickets will also go on sale for festival supporters and the Featherston community at 9pm, while tickets for the general public will be available from Monday, March 18 via the booktown.org.nz and Eventfinda websites.

    Tonight, ANZAC Hall, 62 Bell St Featherston, 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Entry is free.

Golf tournament

Pahiatua Golf Club is holding its Tradies Golf Tournament tomorrow. The Stableford competition, sponsored by Mitre 10 Palmerston North, is open to all, although there is an emphasis on trying to get people in the trades to participate. Starting with a morning tea at 11am, the event will also feature a barbecue and refreshments, with food available for purchase throughout. Prizes worth $1700 are up for grabs.

    Tomorrow, Pahiatua Golf Club, SH2 Mangatainoka, 10.30am start. Entry is $25 per person.

Harmony of Hope

Singer and songwriter Rob Innis will be in Masterton tomorrow, performing Harmony of Hope, a fundraising event for The Ruth Project Wairarapa, which helps parents facing perinatal mental distress. Innis is known for being a top 10 finalist on New Zealand’s Got Talent, and his live performance will feature fun-filled melodies spanning the decades from the 1950s to the 1980s.

    Tomorrow, St James Union Church, 116 High St Masterton, from 2pm onwards, entry is $23.25.

St Patrick’s Day

If you or a leprechaun you know needs something to do on Sunday, get decked out in green attire and get on down to the Top Pub in Greytown to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The pub will be serving up traditional Irish food, great banter, and live music throughout the day.

    Sunday, The Greytown Hotel, 33 Main St Greytown, 9am – 10pm. Entry is free, and all ages are welcome.

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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