Worlds Apart

An A & E Consultant at Masterton Hospital, Daniel Schual-Berke's medical skills are both his vocation and a ticket  to indulge his passion for photography: he has visited Antarctica eight

Jonathon Harper

Well-known Wellingtonian guitarist Jonathon Harper is no stranger to Aratoi – he has been playing in Wairarapa since the days of the Wairarapa Arts Centre.

Outsider art is gaining prominence

Last month I stopped in at the Hastings City Art Gallery, where I saw a superb show ‘Secret Garden’ (on until 10 March).

The logic of dreams

I did not expect to be talking about shearing and fencing at Catherine Manchester’s exhibition opening last Friday, but the artist was remembering her time working in Wairarapa during her 20s.

Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser

The Crystal Chain Gang

The Crystal Chain Gang -Fancy Fool's Flight Decades ago, at about this time of year, guests might be welcomed with a slice of Christmas cake and glass of wine from a crystal decanter - a potent

Tania Williams: Portals of infinty

As 21 December 2012 approached, the media embarked on frenzy of stories about the imminent end of the world, often derisive in tone, with details of suicides and other extreme acts that were due to

Wairarapa Book Launch

This Sunday (24 November) sees the launch of a major new book entitled Wairarapa Moana: The Lake and Its People at the ANZAC Hall, Featherston.

Artist Alliance Talk by Maggie Gresson

Carterton painter Annette Dunnage-Roy has been a member of the Artists Alliance since the 1990s and organised the event because she has been impress


Poetry is turning up in surprising places in the region right now. Gone are the days when you just leafed through a book to get your poetry fix.

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