News and Events

Society meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month.

Wednesday 4th July 2018 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Maungaraki Community centre

Lawson's Dry Hills

Lawson's approach, embraces our 25 years experience with our love of innovation. From humble, yet pioneering beginnings twenty five years ago to the range of world-class wines we make today, we've always explored what we can do differently, do better.

Never complacent, never satisfied to just leave things to chance, we go the extra mile, always exploring how we can make our award-winning wines even better.

Christine Shelton from LDH will be presenting the following wines:

Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Estate Riesling

Estate Gewurztraminer

Estate Rose – or Pinot Noir – up to you which one you’d like me to bring?

Reserve Chardonnay

Reserve Pinot Gris

Reserve Pinot Noir

Pioneer Gewurztraminer

Wednesday 1st August 2018 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Maungaraki Community centre

Hawke's Ridge wines

Hawkes Ridge Wine Estate is a family owned, boutique cellar door, vineyard, winery and olive grove located in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Our name and logo were chosen to symbolise the contour of our property and the hawks that soar along the ridge formed by the ancient Ngaruroro River.​

We have recently completed construction of a cellar door on our property, and welcome visitors to come and meet the Hawkes Ridge family - Bob, Carolyn and Douglas, taste our wines, and enjoy a pizza or platter under the shade of one of our olive trees.

Douglas will be presenting a range of award winning wines.

Wednesday 18th August 2018 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Guiseppi's (337 High Street, Lower Hutt)

(formerly the Mediterranean Warehouse) 

As you would expect from a business with the name Giuseppe’s there is a strong and lasting connection with Italy and the special cuisine that is now commonly known as the Mediterranean Diet.

Italian Christian names are often shortened or Anglicised for easier pronunciation and spelling. Think Sal for Salvatore, Nina for Angelina and Gaetanina, Paul for Paolo, Tony for Antonio. In this case the name Giuseppe is the proper name for Joe Elenio who, with his wife and business partner, Michele, own and operate the Giuseppe’s business.


1. Antipasto, an assortment of meats, cheeses and vegetables.

2. Scallops with minted pea puree and crispy pancetta.

3. Tartlett, caramelised onion and feta tart.


1. Beef ragu, served on pappadelle pasta finished with shaved parmesan.

2. Salmon fillet with potato gratin.

3. Chicken parmesan, chicken stuffed with mortadella and mozzarella with a napoli sauce.


1. Triamisu.

2. Cheesecake of the day.

3. Panna cotta.

Plus some special wines from the cellar.

You won't want to miss this special night, book your seats now.


Maungaraki Community Centre, 135 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt