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The perfect end to the Waipara Hills' concert season

Waipara Hills concert

It was an evening of ideal summer weather for those who took the trip out to Waipara Hills for The Winery Tour in February, the final summer concert for the series this season.

 
Much adored kiwi musicians Benny Tipene, Bic Runga and Brooke Fraser each had their time on stage where they all thoroughly enjoyed warming the hearts of the crowd who stood below them.
 
Despite the morning rain in North Canterbury and beyond, the sun was out by mid-afternoon and concert goers were turning up in short sleeves and jandals.
 
Benny Tipene was the first act up at 6pm, the Waipara Valley rolling hills lit up behind him by the evening sun.
 
His tracks Make You Mine, This Is Where Love Comes From, and Walking On Water had the crowd singing along.
 
Bic Runga was next out on stage, playing some numbers off her latest recently-released album , as well as classics, like Sway, Get Some Sleep, and Precious Things.
As the sun went down Brooke Fraser took centre stage, playing lots of known chart toppers Therapy, Kings and Queens, and Albertine. 
 
To finish the splendid evening off, Bic Runga and Brooke Fraser lit the stage together for some duet magic, including the Crowded House anthem ‘You’d Better Be Home Soon.’
 
Waipara Hills was also enveloped in summer sun for the Christmas in the Vines concert on December 17, featuring the adored trio of tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, and baritone cousin Moses, with supporting acts and fellow kiwi music icons Hayley Westenra and Rebecca Nelson.
 
General Manager for Accolade Wines NZ Jack Glover said it was great to see music lovers this summer from all across the region and beyond, flocking through the gates of Waipara Hills to enjoy great music, beautiful wine and lovely views with their family and friends. “Nestled in the haven of the Waipara Valley, enjoying these simple and elegant pleasures is an integral part of the summer experience for many,” he said.

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