Books by Maxine Hemi

Two new books about Wairarapa have recently been published, authored by Maxine Hemi, available from Huia Publishing.

First Flight


‘First Flight’  is a collection of short stories for children and young adults about people and events of Ngāti Kahungunu. The majority of the stories focus on key events in the life of Ngāti Kahungunu chief Nukupewapewa.





Ngārara Huarau (English)    Ngārara Huarau (Māori)

This graphic novel tells the story of Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, that travels from Hawke’s Bay to Wairarapa in search of his sister, Pari-kawhiti. As he journeys, his movement shapes the landscape, and his hunger leads him to eat birds, seals, seafood and people, causing terror as he travels south.  It is available in Māori and English.

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Carterton Town & Garden Trail

Once again Carterton School is hosting this exciting event:

Sunday 27 November 2016

10.00am – 5.00pm

10 fantastic gardens – Come along and be Inspired!

Meet the Gardeners + Relax & Have Fun + Great Value for Money

Price: $25 per ticket (if purchased before Friday 25 November)

$30 per ticket (purchased on the day)

Group Discount – Buy 6 tickets, get 7th free

Children under 12 Free

Tickets from: Clareville Nursery, SH 2, Clareville, Carterton

Take Note, High St, Carterton

Carterton School, Holloway Street, Carterton

Kuripuni Book Shop, Kuripuni, Masterton

Greytown Garden Centre, Grand Illusions,

Main St, Greytown

Phone:  Carterton School – 06 379 4010



Sponsored by Konica Minolta


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Pet Day 2016

One of the most exciting days of the year is coming up in Week 1 of Term 4! PET DAY!

Kids and staff love this day so get in and participate. There is always lots to do, even if you are not able to bring a pet. Check out the information and registration forms. Entry forms for Lambs & Calves can be obtain at the school office. Place getters from this category go on to compete in the Carterton A& P Show.

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Library Relaunch

The Library has only been partially in operation for the last term due to the rebuild of the senior classrooms.
Term 2 will see the RELAUNCH taking place, with lots of fun activities organised by our amazing librarian, Faith.
We are also pleased to announce the new Library app where students can search for titles. If you want to find out more about this and how you can reserve books, visit Faith in the Library.

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