A great day/stay for the Martinborough School Kapa haka Group

What a wonderful day we had at Hauariki Marae on Friday 13th June with the middle/senior Kapa haka Group and their whanau. The sun came out and the Powhiri begun with Yvette Flutey, Delta Hutchings & Waikura Waata-Dawson performing a karanga that sent shivers down our spines…. well done ladies!

The End of an Era

Roger Mills Retires after 60 Years Roger Mills recently enjoyed the shortest retirement ever – just two days! It has been well known for quite some time that, after 60 years in the business, Roger was about to retire as Breadcraft’s Martinborough delivery man. It was to be January, then …

A Warming Gift

Two classes at Martinborough School have extra warm feet this winter, thanks to volunteer knitters from the Organisation of Presbyterian Women, who have turned out 50 highly individual pairs of slippers for the children and one pair each for their teachers.

A ‘shout’ for Martinborough School

Martinborough School was placed 2nd! In 2014 Wairarapa Times Age Sports Awards recognising primary schools for overall sporting excellence and participation. A terrific achievement or so say Property Brokers Martinborough a key sponsor of the event.

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Martinborough Community Centre Project

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Supporter Profile: Mary Smith.

Supporter Profile: Mary Smith.

First stage of town hall project approved

Restoration and extension of the historic Martinborough Town Hall into a multi-purpose community hub has been approved in principle, subject to detailed cost estimates and sufficient community fundraising.

The proposal to strengthen the earthquake-prone building and extend it to house community services and activities including a library and a toy library was approved by South Wairarapa District Council last week following consultation on its annual plan. … Continue Reading

The End of an Era

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The-end-of-an-era_full_webRoger Mills Retires after 60 Years

Roger Mills recently enjoyed the shortest retirement ever – just two days! It has been well known for quite some time that, after 60 years in the business, Roger was about to retire as Breadcraft’s Martinborough delivery man. It was to be January, then March, then May, and finally his last day (or rather night) was Friday 13 June. Two days later Roger was phoned and asked if he could step in again for a week, which of course he did – willingly. … Continue Reading

A Warming Gift

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Representatives of First Church, with their beautiful handknitted slippers. From left: Margaret Peek, Dawn Hartnell, Rosemary Ward, Margaret Griffiths.

Representatives of First Church, with their beautiful handknitted slippers. From left: Margaret Peek, Dawn Hartnell, Rosemary Ward, Margaret Griffiths.

Two classes at Martinborough School have extra warm feet this winter, thanks to volunteer knitters from the Organisation of Presbyterian Women, who have turned out 50 highly individual pairs of slippers for the children and one pair each for their teachers. … Continue Reading

Another delicious Pink Ribbon Breakfast

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It was all go in the kitchen. 

It was all go in the kitchen. 

$2100 was raised at the 2nd Pink Ribbon Breakfast hosted by Jan Barrett and Veronica Lund at Ruffan Glen on Sunday 25th May 2014.  Fortunately the wind abated for 55 guests to enjoy a sumptuous Smoked Hoki and Kumara cake topped with a poached egg and Hollandaise.  … Continue Reading

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GOLF CLUB NEWS

We at the club are so lucky with our members. Bill & Mavis Jones have kindly donated a Barbecue which will certainly come in handy at the next Junior Open so thank you so much you two. The ‘Wakefield Bell’ has been given a spit and a polish as well …

Highly successful Cross Country

The South Wairarapa schools were treated to a perfect mid winter day for their annual Cross Country competitions held, as usual, at Kahutara School’s challenging course. Pupils from the eleven Schools from Carterton and south took part. They were cheered on by a record number of parents and supporters, all …

GOLF CLUB NEWS

A great week weather-wise and a fabulous day for the Grumpy’s with Bill Jones being the eventual winner on the day who is still playing under his age of 80. The 9 holers have played their last qualifying round for the Howie Cup and the final will be played this …

Regular Features

Martinborough Community Centre Project

First stage of town hall project approved Restoration and extension of the historic Martinborough Town …

GOLF CLUB NEWS

We at the club are so lucky with our members. Bill & Mavis Jones have …

Wharekaka Fun

June has been the month of getting out and about for our Wharekaka residents. You …

Meet your fire fighters

Patience is one of Andy Stuart’s many virtues. After moving from the farm to town …

Hi from Plunket

Hi, not much to report for the Star this month, though there is a massive …

A busy Fire Brigade

The newly formed Social Committee held its first event with the theme “Mid Winter Meet …

Know your town

Honour and Justice The accompanying photo, taken in 1910, is of the Martinborough School cadets …

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