SAVE THE DATE: 14 NOVEMBER 2020
Featherston Booktown is bringing a famous Cookbook Writer to town.
We can’t tell you who at this stage, but you will be very excited – and we will be having an Artisan Food Fair on the same afternoon. Pop it in your diary, from 1:00pm.
Guess the name of the mystery New Zealand cookbook writer who is coming to Featherston Booktown on 14 November to launch her memoir and go in the draw to win two free tickets.
What's a Booktown?
Booktowns are an international phenomenon, celebrating books, from their stories through to their paper, glue and ink.
Featherston is now a fully-fledged, internationally recognised Booktown.
Featherston Booktown Karukatea
Two cultures share our wonderful country – and region – and, at Featherston Booktown, we seek to recognise and bring that to life. After consulting Mana Whenua, we are proud to reveal the Te Reo expression of Featherston Booktown.
Karukatea means “the clear and observant eye” – with karu the word for “eye” and katea meaning “clarity”. The word takes in the narrative of our region (Wairarapa Moana being one eye of the fish and Wellington Harbour being the other eye of Māui’s fish). On a deeper level, the word also captures the concept of people seeking knowledge and clarity.
Our sincere thanks to Liz Mellish and Robin Potangaroa (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa) for their help and guidance through the process of finding an appropriate Te Reo expression of Featherston Booktown.