Thrive and Survive – Paul Kewene-Hite's Book Launch

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, we’ve learned that entrepreneurship and thinking outside the bubble is the way to survive.  Paul, now residing in Featherston, has spent his career creating frameworks and tools to encourage budding business and life entrepreneurs.  He will launch his book, Survive and Thrive, at the Kiwi Hall in the Anzac Hall complex at 3:00pm on Saturday 28 NovemberIn 2021, Paul will also be running a series of workshops for entrepreneurial businesses, individuals, and community groups in Featherston, every month. For further information, contact Jennifer Grey

Featherston Booktown and the Wairarapa Gateway Business Group are collaborating to bring this book launch to Featherston.  

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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.

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