Spring Forward!

November 2021

The clocks have changed, the weather is warmer, and things are really hotting up in Pae Tū Mokai Featherston this Spring. Fab Feathy is loving seeing all our community groups putting on such great events for our town.

Featherston Organics have been running some awesome events for our community – and there’s more to come! Check them out on Facebook or look out for their posters around town if you’d like to find out more. 

The Fareham Creative Space held their first makers market in October, and they will continue to run on the first Saturday of the month at Fareham House. These will help them fundraise for their exciting community creative space as well as showcase local makers. 

There are some new courses organised by REAP Wairarapa, including a Digital Basics course and some creative courses too! Check out the Wairarapa REAP website for more information.

Featherston.info is a great resource for the Featherston community, and you will find event, business and community group listings there. This has been spearheaded by Jennifer Grey at the Wairarapa Gateway Business Group, and she’s done such a marvellous job. If you have a business, event, or community group in Featherston, we recommend listing on this site. Ngā mihi Jennifer for all your hard work. 

Fab Feathy has 19 months left of our CLD partnership with the DIA. If you have a community-led project that you would like our support with, we encourage you to get in touch! You can visit us at the Featherston Community Centre on Monday mornings, or email us.

A New Face

With a change of seasons comes a change of faces! Hana Makin has joined the Fab Feathy team and can be found working down at the community centre with Jack every Monday during office hours – or out and about in the community at various other times. Here’s a quick get-to-know-you:

Hi, I’m Hana and I’m so excited to get involved with the amazing mahi happening with Fab Feathy. I’m originally from Manchester, UK but have called Aotearoa my home for five years now. I moved to Pae tū Mōkai Featherston in December, and have been blown away by the awesome community we have here (and the wind!). I’ve had a varied career, most recently working in audience development for a not-for-profit. I originally trained in archaeology, with a focus on community archaeology which I really loved. I’m also a silversmith, which is a great creative outlet in my spare time. I love working with people and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with the many thriving community groups here in Featherston – so drop me a line via email at hana.m@fabfeathy.nz.

The Fab Feathy Facilitators Hana and Jack