Jump on bike to posh picnic

By Emily.Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz -
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Adam Blackwell of Blackwell and Sons is inviting people to "air their tweeds" and bike the Greytown to Woodside trail as well as picnic at the iconic park in Greytown. PHOTO/LYNDA FERINGA
Adam Blackwell of Blackwell and Sons is inviting people to "air their tweeds" and bike the Greytown to Woodside trail as well as picnic at the iconic park in Greytown. PHOTO/LYNDA FERINGA

Kick off this long weekend with a relaxing and very posh picnic at Stella Bull Park in Greytown today.

Adam Blackwell of Blackwell and Sons is inviting people to "air their tweeds" and bike the Greytown to Woodside trail as well as picnic at the iconic park in Greytown, where there will be entertainment from a jazz band, "spiffing" games, prizes for the best-dressed rider and bike, and other special surprises.

The Very Posh Pashley Picnic runs from 11am to 4pm and anyone with or without a bike is welcome to join the fun.

The White Swan Country Hotel are also preparing picnic lunches, which are to be ordered ahead by calling 06 304 8894. Paua King Street Live

Reggae fusion band Paua are returning to New Zealand to launch their new album and will be performing at King Street Live on Sunday from 6pm.

Paua will take you on a journey via reggae fusion, soulful RnB urges, and incognito jazz spills.

Their melodic transitions through dynamic horn blasts, and harmonic vocals is what makes their music memorable and beautiful. For the past two to three years, Paua have been brewing some unforgettable tunes, sharing them out across multiple towns, and festivals. Tickets are $20. Featherston CampCentenary Exhibition

This is the debut weekend for the new Featherston Camp Centenary Exhibition at Aratoi Museum in Masterton.

The exhibition tells a story that is of national importance and visitors are sure to be "wowed".

Organisers say the Featherston camp was a living embodiment of the New Zealand military establishment, charged with turning raw recruits into real soldiers.

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the first soldiers to arrive at the Featherston Military Training Camp.

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