Wairarapa News : February 6th 2013
12 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 ART AND ENTERTAINMENT WN6-2 Nd for advantage Yo r Le r i G Arts & Design l Trades l Health & Science THERE'S STILL TIME TO ENROL As a leading Polytechnic and Institute of Technology in the Heartland, we offer hands on programmes from Certifcate to Degree level. 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This is only a guideline of when you should have your eyes examined; everybody has their own personal needs so if you feel that your eye sight has deteriorated then it is recommended that you see your optometrist. What symptoms should I watch out for between eye exams? If you experience symptoms such as headaches; blurred vision; sore eyes or double vision it is important that you see your optometrist to have an eye exam. Please ensure you discuss your symptoms with your optometrist as these symptoms could suggest an underlying problem. What happens if my eye health is not 100%? After your eye exam your optometrist will discuss your vision with you if any signs of eye disease or health problems are visible your optometrist will refer you to your GP or an ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is a doctor that specialises in eye health and surgery. What do I do now? If you have not had an eye exam in the past two years; or you are a contact lens wearer who has not had an eye exam in the past 12 months, come in and talk to our well qualified and friendly team. Or ring us on (06) 378 7672, Or text us in (027) 821 3988 • Accommodation • Restaurant/Bar Conference Centre • Functions Masterton Motor Lodge has a top class fully licensed restaurant/bar set in 2.5 hectares of park like grounds. Perfect for enjoying a romantic evening. 250 High Street, Masterton. • Phone (06) 378-2585 Email firstname.lastname@example.org RESTAURANT 5162978AA Special Valentine Menu 5113484AA Proudly supported by Food, wine and setting a perfect festival match Perfect setting: The Harvest Festival's Gladstone riverside site features ancient native trees in a natural and historic setting. The Wairarapa Wines Har- vest Festival is on track to be another sellout. Now regarded as a date not to be missed on New Zealand s wine and food calendar, the annual festival takes place on Saturday, March 9. With only a few hundred tickets left out of the 2000 allocated, organisers are delighted with the ongoing popularity of this event. Event manager Liz Pollock says: Harvest appeals to such a wide audience. Offering a family friendly environment, visitors range from those wanting a day out in the country drinking award- winning wine and enjoying beautiful food to groups celeb- rating the last of the summer -- oh and the wine! The Gladstone riverside site features ancient native trees in a natural and historic set- ting. Totara and kahikatea create the ideal environment for the wineries and their accompanying foodies to encircle a large seating area. Sheltered and shaded by the giant trees, the site deter- mines the feel of the day-long festival, which is casual yet sophisticated. With all nine food providers and 16 wineries represented in the one location, require- ment for movement is minim- ised and sampling opportun- ities maximised. Continuous musical entertainment throughout the afternoon also caters to all tastes this year featuring Barry Saunders, Way Out West, The Shanan- agans and The Noodles. Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival showcases Wairarapa food and wine producers mak- ing it truly a local harvest. Though most wineries are from the surrounding Glad- stone, East Taratahi and Opaki areas, a couple of wineries from Martinborough will also feature this year, adding to the event s wider regional flavour. And along with the many locals in the crowd, the event now attracts folk from far and wide. The food and wine match judges, including Auckland s Ray McVinnie, Wellington s John Saker and Sydney s Margie Blok, are now a reg- ular part of the formal, behind-the-scenes events of the day, reinforcing the high value now placed on Wai- rarapa wines and produce. The festival location takes advantage of the natural beauty of rural Wairarapa but is only a 10-minute drive from Carterton or Masterton. The co-operation of local transport providers and co- ordination with trains from Wellington makes getting to the event easy, and there is plenty of free parking a short distance from the site, with shuttle buses throughout the day. Tickets for Harvest Festival 2013 are on sale from Ticketek outlets, phone 0800 TICKETEK or go to ticketek.co.nz.
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