Visual arts include Made in Greytown - an exhibition by Greytown artists working across a variety of mediums, an Art and Garden Tour, a postcard exhibition and competition, a Digital Art Competion for Greytown school students, Lego Building Competition, Graffiti Knitting, and Flowers in Shops.
From 4-13 December, Wairarapa residents can purchase tickets to the Ukelele Orchestra from the Wairarapa Visitor Centres in Masterton and Martinborough, and the Greytown Library. After that date tickets will also be available from www.undertheradar.co.nz
Here the roadway meanders through the bush - one of the few remaining fragments of lowland forest in the Wairarapa - to a beautiful, sheltered camping ground amongst the trees. Small, but perfectly formed.
Ancient sign outside the swimming baths
Extensive plantings of native trees and shrubs by an enthusiastic and dedicated band of Greytown residents over the years has helped make this area a welcome and interesting retreat in the height of a Wairarapa summer.
One hundred and seventeen lime trees border the cricket ground at the western end of the park. These were planted in 1922 to commemorate the 117 local men who died in the First World War.
I hope Richard Griffin is successful in his bid to lease the old Greytown library building to start an upmarket bookshop.
You don't have to look very hard to find bored-looking men in Greytown at the weekend. They stand resigned, staring vacantly into the middle distance, while their partners trawl various clothing and decor shops, looking for A Little Something.
A good bookshop might keep some of these blokes happily engrossed for an hour or two. Particularly if there were some comfy armchairs.
Think of the economic benefits. Women would be free to peruse each and every shop at leisure, secure in the knowledge that their man was happily reading. More discretionary - and indiscretionary - income would flow from Wellington to Greytown bank accounts.
The South Wairarapa needs a bookshop. Greytown people are great users of their library, and library users tend to be book buyers as well. It would be an excellent and appropriate use of the old library building.
Stuff reports that receivers for Lane Walker Rudkin (LWR) owe creditors $121 million and it is unlikely any money will be available for unsecured creditors.
Bouzaid and Ballaben (owned by LWR) workers in Pahiatua and Greytown received only 10 cents in the dollar redundancy and holiday pay.
Given that many of these workers had been with Bouzaid and Ballaben for many years and produced a high quality product, this is a very sad outcome for loyal service. I hope these people have been able to find work in this difficult environment.
The Wairarapa Times-Age reports a fighting fund has been set up to help the former workers of Bouzaid and Ballaben in Greytown and Pahiatua. These workers were made redundant last week following the receivership of Lane Walker Rudkin.
Contributions can be made at any branch of the Bank of New Zealand:
Account: National Distribution Union Fighting Fund