1. MARTINBOROUGH MUSIC FEST
Every time a cyclist dies on our roads, as happened last weekend, a collective anxious shudder ripples through the cycling fraternity. There are all sorts of reasons why road vehicles and cyclists collide and I amnot here to lay blame.
No matter the cause it is almost certain that the cyclist will come off second best, and that sometimes means their community loses a family member, friend or lover.
My wife is a cycling nut and she spends many hours a week plying the roads of Wairarapa and the thought of trucks and cars flying past within a hair’s breadth of her does not thrill me.
I guess the message that I want to get across is that when cyclists and vehicles come into close proximity, patience, care and lowering our speed is a key way to ensure everyone stays safe.
The poor Lower Hutt man who died on Sunday inevitably has many who will miss him dearly and the driver is likely distraught. We don’t know what happened, but his death is something that cannot be undone.
- Piers Fuller The inaugural chamber music festival to be held over three days from Friday. Featuring pianist Michael Houstoun.
2. MODERN MAORI QUARTET
Don’t miss Modern Maori Quartet appearing with Annie Crummer at Anzac Hall in Featherston this Thursday 7pm.
The Life Flight Trust Handicap Half Marathon & Relay is on Saturday, 30 September in Carterton. All entry fees go to Life Flight Trust.
4. DAMIEN WILKINS
International award winning author Wilkins will speak and read from his work on Sunday 1 October at 3.00 pm in the Carterton Events Centre. Entry is by koha.
5. SOUND OF MUSIC
The classic musical is being performed at Carterton Events Centre this Saturday 30 September at 3pm and 7pm.
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