Couple open home for music festival

Last updated 16:34 19/02/2013

Relevant offers

Horowhenua Mail

Paraparaumu pub robber escapes with safe and till takings Regional sevens, Hurricanes coming to Levin Call for council Youth Voices for 2016 Coastal Energy co-operative launches in Otaki Air New Zealand drops Christchurch to Kapiti flights Volunteer contributions to the community awarded Garage sale to pump up Wheels for Elias fund Residents want best possible mitigation at new quarry The Shed Project Kapiti takes Wellington Airport Regional Community Award Gliding club to fly away from Kapiti after half a century

A sustainable-living Manakau couple opened their home for the fourth Mudhouse Music Picnic on Sunday evening.

The name stems from Dean and Maureen Murray living in a rammed earth house, with music and picnicking the drawcard.

Well over 100 people watched Horowhenua-Kapiti bands Henpicked, Malted Milk and The Jukebox Gypsies perform on a wooden stage built by Mr Murray.

The audience sat in the pig paddock and old carpet was rolled out over the grass as the dancefloor.

''It's great - but it's still a pig paddock - although I move the pigs out on the day,'' Mr Murray said.

The backyard stone pizza oven and barbecue were fired up, and available for use.

Mr Murray said these were in the far corner to the ''relatively nice'' composting toilet.

He said this was the fourth music picnic they have hosted, with the original idea coming from an ''old musician buddy'', who initially suggested building the stage and, later, holding concerts.

''Thank goodness he did, because it's been great.''
Mr Murray said the next picnic is planned for Sunday, March 17.

Ad Feedback

- Horowhenua Mail


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content