Wairarapa News : February 6th 2013
18 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 NEWS • Swimming pool installation & construction • Timber fences, decks & pergolas • Paving & concrete • Tennis courts and all synthetic turf areas -- putting greens, lawns • Block work, retaining walls & replaces The perfect time to organise your Summer project For an obligation free quote contact: Gary Kaye at Outdoor Design & Build Mob 021 222 1707 • H 06 370 2327 • firstname.lastname@example.org Outdoor Design & Build Agents for Barrier Reef Pools www.odb.co.nz www.barrierreefpools.co.nz 5157795AA Full range of interior furnishings/drapery to complement your new decor. Opening Hours Mon--Fri9am--5pmSat10am--1pm or by appointment Cnr King & Chapel Sts, Masterton 06 378 6060 email@example.com www.countrylife.co.nz Quality Furniture and Furnishings Wairarapa's CURTAIN SERVICE • Aluminium & Timber Blinds • Roller Blinds • Roman & Venetian Blinds • Sunscreens • Drapes • FREE Measure & Quote Better already. 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Allan Williams, president of the Masterton A&P Society, says local farmers have until this Friday to enter the new event which will make its debut at next Saturday s Masterton A&P show being held at the Solway Showgrounds. Gate to Plate has been estab- lished to showcase the nutritional and health qualities of lamb in general and to highlight how fan- tastic Wairarapa lamb is, he says. Mr Williams says there are three parts to Gate to Plate. Firstly, lambs will be judged on the hoof this Sunday, before being judged on the hook next week. Then during next weekend s Masterton A&P Show chefs from four local restaurants -- Martin- borough s Peppers Parehua, Medici Cafe and The Game Keeper and Greytown s Wakelin House -- will choose three cuts of lamb and create three memorable dishes that will be judged on the plate at noon. In addition the pub- lic will be able to buy other lamb dishes on the day. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase how different cuts of lamb can be cooked to perfection by our leading chefs and a chance for the public to sample these and see if they can taste any varietal differences, says Mr Williams. The Masterton A&P Show is a fun family day out with visitors also able to see horses, sheep and farming displays. It is part of the inaugural two-week Wairarapa wide festival, Shear Fest, which opens the same weekend with a series of events to celebrate the Centennial of the Castlepoint Lighthouse. Shear Fest culmin- ates with Masterton s Golden Shears, the most prestigious shearing and wool handling com- petition in the country. Destination Wairarapa general manager David Hancock says the inaugural festival, which is a col- laborative effort between the Regional Tourism Organisation, the Masterton District Council, South Wairarapa District Council and voluntary community groups, was borne out of a desire to extend celebrations for the Golden Shears. The Golden Shears has been held in Masterton for 52 years and is the most prestigious compe- tition of its type in New Zealand. In 2013 the event coincides with the centennial of the Castlepoint Lighthouse, one of the region s most famous landmarks, so Shear Fest 2013 has been created to pro- vide locals and visitors to the region with a series of terrific events that celebrate our unique heritage, says Mr Hancock. The Centennial of the Cast- lepoint Lighthouse celebrations commence with a cavalcade of 50 horse riders from Cape Palliser Lighthouse on Tuesday February 12. The group will trek north up the coast before arriving at Cast- lepoint on Saturday morning. There will also be a coloured light display on the lighthouse from dusk till dawn; a function in the Castlepoint Station woolshed on Saturday night with entertain- ment and guest speakers. In attendance will be Marcus Lush TV presenter of North and South, Grant Hinchcliff the last light- house keeper and Bill Kemp the lighthouse inspector of that era. On Sunday visitors will have the opportunity to drive to Cast- lepoint through the iconic Cast- lepoint Station by car or tour buses while on the beach there will be sheep shearing, dog triall- ing and helicopter demonstra- tions. The Department of Conser- vation will host guided walks around the newly upgraded Deliv- erance Cove walking track in the Castle Point Scenic Reserve and the lighthouse will be open to the public. There will be children s entertainment and activities on the beach. Other events include a fun evening of live music at Aratoi; the 2013 Shear Fashion Show which will showcase the best in woollen fashion from evening wear, to the farm, to undies and to the military; a veterans shearing competition at Cobblestones in Greytown and the Golden Shears, which attracts national and inter- national competitors for three- days of high level competition. More information can be found at www.shearfest.co.nz or www.wairarapanz.com Students urged to join contest Shear Fashion 2013 is inviting secondary school entrants for the Bling Your Sing competition where the finalists in each section will be modelled in the 2013 Shear Fashion Show at the War Mem- orial Hall, Masterton. Bling Your Sing provides a competition element to Shear Fashion 2013, the dedicated wool fashion show which will add a touch of glam- our to Golden Shears on February 28. It promises to be an entertaining and fun evening which will showcase the versatility of wool from the farm to the catwalk . There are two sections -- the Kiwi Bloke or the Best Dressed Sheila. Entries close on the February 18. For an entry form contact Robyn Cherry- Campbell of Storm Productions on 06 379 7767 or their Facebook page: Bling Your Sing.
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