Festive ‘Wairarapa Word’ Happenings over the weekend!

Wairarapa Word presents: SATURDAY 14 Dec – Wairarapa Word has hired a stall to offer a range of books by Wairarapa-based writers.  A good selection of children’s books, poetry, cookbooks, local history, and more.  Where?  Cobblestones Museum Market, Greytown, 10-1, free entry   SUNDAY 15 Dec – Wairarapa Word has put together a variety show, the 12 Nights of Christmas, with stories, poems, and … More Festive ‘Wairarapa Word’ Happenings over the weekend!

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Wairarapa Word, this Sunday, 3rd November

A reminder that it’s wairarapa word this Sunday 3 November 3pm at Almo’s Books, 42 High St, Carterton and the guest writer this month is Christine Hunt Daniell.   Christine has authored four books, with Just an orange for Christmas – Stories from the Wairarapa her most recent title. Published earlier this year, the book took her six years to create … More Wairarapa Word, this Sunday, 3rd November

Interview with Christine Hunt Daniell

Just an Orange for Christmas: Stories from the Wairarapa is Christine Hunt Daniell’s latest book, which uses material from interviews with  ‘old- timers’ to (as the Harper Collins NZ website says) “preserve more than the bland surface details of regional history”. I had the pleasure of talking to Christine over a skype connection just after the … More Interview with Christine Hunt Daniell

October…. it’s all about Kokomai and The Southgate Band!

I gave a hint on last month’s show that I was a bit giddy about the forthcoming Kokomai Festival.  I recall treating listeners to my favourite pickings from the programme, which can only be described as brimming with dance, comedy, music, film, theatre and visual arts.  Well, this month, I’ve raised the bar!  Dust off your … More October…. it’s all about Kokomai and The Southgate Band!