Creative Directory

This directory has been compiled by Toi Wairarapa but is by no means exhaustive. If you would like to be included please contact us. Use the search facility on the right or click on a Directory Category to narrow your search.

Performing Arts

The Masterton Brass Band performs locally and competes nationally.

06 372 5779

Music Promotion and ticket agent for gigs and other events. The shop has a full range of instruments and music accessories.

06 378 8576
Murray Parker

I have been playing consistently for 4 years and have recently written a song (my first) on a subject I am quite passionate about. I play and sing at the Blackboard Concert in Martinborough and occasionally at other venues.

06 3069645
New Zealand Pacific Studio

NZ Pacific Studio is an international centre in Mount Bruce where environmentalists, researchers, and creative people focus on a project of their design. About 500 residents have lived and worked at the centre since it opened in 2001.

The five-acre facility is based in an historic villa built in 1911 and restored in 2001. There are seven workspaces, with studios of various sizes, a library of more than 2,000 books, an art collection, four fireplaces/woodstoves, a sauna, gardens designed by Hannah Zwartz, and more. The centre is a private retreat and is open to the public on Open Studio Days.

A non-profit institution, NZ Pacific Studio raises funds to offer 5-7 supported residencies each year; otherwise, residencies are self-funded. Residencies are flexible -- as short as one weekend or as long as three months. Residents have complimentary access to Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre.

06 375 8441
Our Love Will Destroy The World

Campbell categorises his creative work as 'Noise'. He also makes briarpipes and paints. ...."left solely with the sound, it becomes all-encompassing and all-important, a perfect communion with something bigger than me and my stupid little world. I can feel the music in me and all around me, cloaking me with its raw and inherent power. Campbell Kneale has that truly rare capability with his music, to allow the listener to go deep into and out of themselves via the sounds he creates." Cory Strand / (USA).

A popular and long established musician in the Wairarapa, Pat plays at Iberia and other venues, and is available for bookings. He also owns a book shop next door to Regent 3 Cinema, Masterton.

027 231 6610

Professional Children's Drama Classes

Lynn 0274 509 048 Inette 021 0290 2860

Greytown based Steve entertains with his cabaret songs and fabulous 'Songs from the Swing Era', chanelling Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Steve has performed at the Martinborough Fair, the Rugby World Cup victory celebrations, and at celebrity weddings wi

021 703 564

"Supertonic is a choir for Wellingtonians in their 20s and 30s that places equal emphasis on musical excellence, collaboration and a vibrant social environment. The choir is in its second year, with 56 talented and passionate singers, a new name and an exciting series of performances scheduled. Supertonic can be seen performing frequently within Central Wellington, and makes regular visits to the beautiful Wairarapa as well."