When you hear Martinborough, naturally you immediately think of Thunderpants followed maybe by wine, olive oil, great food.. but soon (fingers crossed) you'll be able to add Dark Sky Reserve to the list!
A campaign to win the most prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve certification is well under way here in the Wairarapa and we're just a teeny bit excited!
With only 13 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world, if granted, Wairarapa’s would become the largest! Ours will also be the most accessible, being only an hour from Wellington so reducing the carbon footprint of visitors who travel here to see it.
Because the majority of people across the globe live under a cloud of light pollution, this naturally prevents them from being able to view the stars and the Milky Way the same way we do here in Martinborough. (Which I for one, take for granted!) So unless we make the necessary plans to conserve this awesomeness, we'll inevitably be faced with losing the opportunity to pass this down to future generations.
To show our appreciation and support to the fantastic collective work being done to preserve our night sky, our newest team member Leah has designed a Dark Sky print that adorns a range of Thunderpants products including women's, mens and kids wear!
Dark Sky being printed in Auckland
Eager to see stars in your eyes and be guided through the southern-hemisphere night skies? The team at Martinborough Dark Sky will do just that, with the inclusion of information on Maori astronomy and Polynesian navigation! Check them out.