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Saturday 10 February: 10th annual Citizen Science Kākahi Count at Western Lake Shore Reserve, 18km from Featherson. Volunteers collect all the shellfish they find in designated shallow water to be counted and measured by NIWA and GWRC scientists (with each precious piece of lake life then returned).

Sunday 21 April: Community planting day for carex sedge on Lake Wairārapa shoreline.

If you are interested, email: pae.tu.mokai.o.tauira@gmail.com for all the information

Saturday 10 February 7:30 p.m. Carterton Events Centre

Sassafras – Bluegrass band all the way from North Carolina

Saturday 24th February 7:30 p.m. Carterton Events Centre

Downton Adlib: A cast of Wellington’s top improv comedians make up a brand new show on the spot. We supply the characters, the audience provides the key plot ingredients. Love, laughter, secrets and a wide range of hats!

Sunday 25th February 7:00 p.m. Carterton Events Centre

Michael Jackson History Show – The Worlds Premier MJ Tribute Show

Friday 1st March 7:30 p.m. Carterton Events Centre

Les Femmes – Sirens of the Silver Screen: rip-roaring comedy cabaret drag extravaganza featuring live vocals from the stunning Les Femmes queens _ Miss Manage, Miss Givings and Miss Demeanour. 

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Martinborough WFC: First-ever home game

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