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Apples, punches and some poetry

This weekend is all about rolling with the punches, apples or poetry with a lineup that would suit the sporty, the naturalists or the bookworms.

A fundraising kicker for
the cyclone relief fund

Muay Thai and kickboxing champions are stepping into the ring to fight for a good cause today. The event is run by MANA FC6-E Tu and held at Kuranui College, where spectators will watch some of the best fighters in the region taping up their gloves and going head-to-head.

The evening will include a super heavyweight battle between two heavy-hitting champions – top national fighters Mo Hussain and Earl Jay Peehi, and local sporting superstar Sarah Linton is also jumping in the ring. All proceeds are going towards the
Cyclone Gabrielle Relief Fund.

    Novice events begin at 2 pm at Kuranui College and main events start at 6 pm. Tickets are available at eventbookings.com or at the door on Saturday.

Pick your own apples
at Molewood Orchard

If you’re in the Greytown area this weekend, head to Molewood Orchard and pick some apples from their trees for $2 a kg. They have Galaxy and Sunglow Red Delicious varieties ‘ripe and ready for picking’. Bring-your-own bucket or bag, this is a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Make the most of it!

    Molewood Orchard is open both weekend days from 9 am to 4 pm until the end of May at 17 Mole St, Greytown.

Live reading from
author Vivienne Plumb

Vivienne Plumb is an award-winning author, playwright and poet based in South Wairarapa. She is hosting her first live reading at the Carterton Events Centre today, which includes an open mic and a workshop that is currently fully booked.

These two-part events are presented by Wairarapa Word, Wairarapa Library Service, Almo’s Books and Carterton Events Centre.

    10 am at the Carterton Events Centre

Mountain run and duathlon

As if there wasn’t enough running last weekend with Relay For Life, runners are tying up laces today for the 35th annual Mountain Run and Duathlon, the longest course composed of a 400m run, 45km cycle, 12km run and 21.3km cycle. The event is presented by Wairarapa Multisports Club in Conjunction with Masterton Tramping Club and entries on the day close at 9 am. All proceeds go towards the Wairarapa kids tri-series.

    First race starts at 10am.

Bella Cleary
Bella Cleary
Bella Cleary is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age, originally hailing from Wellington. She is interested in social issues and writes about the local arts and culture scene.

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