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Fireside Reds with wine writer Jo Burzynska - limited places!

When: Wednesday 23 June, 6.30pm

Where: Timeball Station

How much: $35. Bookings essential.

Information/bookings: Jo Burzynska 328 8846 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Join wine writer & columnist Jo Burzynska for a cosy evening of warming red wines at the beautiful, historic Timeball station.

Adventures in Wine

Adventures in Wine offers fun, relaxed and informative sessions in wine appreciation. Hosted by the New Zealand Herald's wine writer, Jo Burzynska its small classes aim to demystify the often complex world of wine through sessions focused on the tasting and discussion of key wines.

The many different courses offered by Adventures in Wine range from basic wine appreciation to single grape variety master classes, appealing to a broad spectrum of wine lovers from the novice to those with some wine knowledge. Wines featured could be the best from New Zealand to classic international examples for comparison.

Adventures in Wine holds regular courses throughout the year in the city of Christchurch and at Seagars at Oxford, as well as creating and tutoring tailor-made courses for businesses and clubs throughout the country.


Matariki Celebrations

Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars which is visible in the New Zealand night sky at a specific time of the year. Matariki re-appears in the dawn sky mid-winter signalling the start of the Māori New Year and the date changes each year according to the Māori lunar calendar.

Whakaraupo Carving Centre tutor Caine Tauwhare from local hapu Ngāti Wheke talks about the significance and traditions of Matariki here