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    It’s All Go!

    September 6, 2018
    On Friday 24 August The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand ‘turned the first sod’ on the sculpture site. Work began in earnest on Monday 3 September to build the foundations the sculpture will be placed on.     Thanks to two final grants from

    It’s All Go!

    September 3, 2018
    On Friday 24 August The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand ‘turned the first sod’ on the sculpture site. Work begins in earnest on Monday 3 September to build the foundations the sculpture will be placed on. Thanks to two final grants from One Foundation

    The Latest from the Dibble Workshop

    April 15, 2018
    A few more snapshots from the Dibble

    Sculpture Taking Shape

    September 24, 2017
    With 90% of the funding required now raised, the Featherston Camp Sculpture is under way. The crew at the Dibble workshop are hard at it making the molds ready for the bronze pours. Thanks to all who have contributed ideas for the backs of the columns. Definite themes are emerging, and these are

    Sculpture Soon to Be Commissioned!!

    May 29, 2017
    We’ve made it! With recent funding grants from Trust House, Lion Foundation and the Lottery Grants Board, we are now in a position to go ahead and commission the sculpture. Public consultation for ideas for the bas reliefs on the back of the columns will now go into full swing. Please add

    Sculpture fundraising reaches $200,000!!!

    April 18, 2017
    THANK YOU!!! A heartfelt thanks to all our supporters – fundraising for the Featherston Camp Sculpture has reached $200,000. The Trust is particularly grateful to the Lion Foundation and Trust House Foundation for their ongoing support. Along with the generosity of individual supporters and other

    Race is on for Sculpture Fundraiser

    February 2, 2017
    The campaign to raise funds for the nationally significant memorial to those who passed through the Featherston Military Training Camp in World War One is tantalisingly close to its target amount. “We’ve raised close to $140,000 – which is a fantastic achievement,” says Featherston

    Happy 100th Birthday, Anzac Hall! Let’s Party!

    October 2, 2016
    The Featherston Sculpture Trust is combining forces with the Featherston Anzac Club Society and the RSA to plan a fabulous birthday celebration for the wonderful Anzac Hall built by the people of Wairarapa in 1916 to provide a venue for entertaining the soldiers at the nearby Military Training

    Town & Country Family Knees Up 25 September

    September 4, 2016
    Following the great success of the Michael Houstoun piano recital, in the style of an old school ‘back in the day’ Anzac Hall event, the Featherston Camp Sculpture Trust is once again putting on a fundraising music event. This time the talent has a mix of music styles for all ages to get into.

    Michael Houstoun Piano Recital to Raise Funds for Sculpture

    May 17, 2016
    On June 26th, Featherston will host New Zealand’s eminent pianist, Michael Houstoun, for an afternoon of Bach, Brahms, Poulenc and Fauré. The concert will open with six preludes and fugues from the second book of Johann Sebastian Bach’s well-loved and timeless “Well-Tempered

    Study concludes ‘Featherston: no other place like it’

    February 9, 2016
    A recently completed feasibility study (funded by a WW100 Lottery Grant) concluded that: “There is no other place with such a unique history and connection to the New Zealand soldiers of World War 1 and a small, typical rural town that supported and connected with a very large intrusion in its