Mark, MAMIL, and Martinborough

There must be something special about Martinborough because people come to live here and get hooked on the place. Actor Mark Hadlow is proud to declare that this is exactly what happened to him, to the extent that he is bringing his one-man show MAMIL (that’s Middle Aged Man In …

Nick’s Burger and Beer is a Winner

Martinborough has just cause to be very proud of Medici’s Nick Arnold, and Nick says that he is “so very proud of the locals” for coming to sample and then vote for his Holy Cow Burger. It sounds like a win-win situation, and that’s exactly how Nick sees the recent …

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

The club season has come to an end for another year, our Senior Reserve team won their grade and hold the Ron Hughes Cup, as well as the Ryan Cup for the second consecutive year. The Senior As won the Premier Plate final and are holders of the Hodder Steffert …

Enjoy a day in the country

New Zealand’s biggest little A&P Show is coming up again. The Community A&P Show, run by Tuturumuri School, is being held at the school on Friday, 24 October, 2014.   Last year’s show was a huge success and this one is planned to be even better. As usual the day …

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Community Board Update

October 7, 2014 October 2014 Comments Off

It has been nearly a year since the Local Government elections, a third of the way through the triennium and a good time to reflect on the term so far and what lies ahead.

Looking back, I’ve learnt that whilst we may not be able to please everyone, all the time, that doesn’t stop us trying, and it doesn’t stop us feeling disappointed when we don’t succeed. That’s not just your elected representatives but also for the Council team who work tirelessly and sometimes thanklessly to implement Council and Community Board decisions. … Continue Reading

Fire Brigade

October 7, 2014 October 2014 Comments Off

Thanks to everyone in the community for being extra careful this winter as the number of emergency call outs has been well below the average for August and September (to date). The brigade responded to 3 medical assist calls including a motor vehicle accident. One chimney fire required little intervention by the Brigade. Homeowners are encouraged to call 111 if a chimney fire is suspected rather than delay in hopes it will burn itself out.
There were two alarm activations which proved to be system malfunctions. One bon fire was extinguished by the owner. A shed and vegetation fire out of town required responses from Carterton and Featherson and resources from rural fire brigades in Tora and Lake Ferry. Another call to rescue a cat was turned back as it escaped before help arrived.

A Reminder: Now that you have changed your clocks, change those smoke alarm batteries. Smoke alarms save lives!

Letter

October 7, 2014 October 2014 Comments Off

To the Martinborough Public,

My husband and I have lived in Martinborough for over six years now and, in the last two to three years, Graham has walked our ginger and white (honey-coloured, Honey) Fox-Terrier/Beagle-cross dog around the streets of Martinborough.
As they wandered the town many of you would take the time to pause, chat and interact with them. Graham would arrive home from these walks and tell me all about whomever he had met with that day.

Graham died on September 9. I wanted to make this opportunity to thank you all for the time you took to talk with him, for the way so many of you ‘watched over’ him, for all the thoughtful cards of condolence, for your ‘Martinborough caring’. I will always be grateful for the love you showed toward him.

My sincere thanks,
Patricia Hill

Mark, MAMIL, and Martinborough

October 7, 2014 October 2014 Comments Off

Mark-MAMIL-and-Martinborough There must be something special about Martinborough because people come to live here and get hooked on the place. Actor Mark Hadlow is proud to declare that this is exactly what happened to him, to the extent that he is bringing his one-man show MAMIL (that’s Middle Aged Man In Lycra) to Martinborough in November. Not only that, all the proceeds from the gala opening night on 6 November will go to the Town Hall Rebuild Fund. Now that really is supporting your community. … Continue Reading

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MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

Rugby-club

The club season has come to an end for another year, our Senior Reserve team won their grade and hold the Ron Hughes Cup, as well as the Ryan Cup for the second consecutive year. The Senior As won the Premier Plate final and are holders of the Hodder Steffert …

Golf Club News

It is my humble opinion that the Club and Wellington golf has lost a player of the future in George Wilkins. This guy has been taught by Bill Jones the play and the etiquette on the golf course. His family have moved to Canada where his dad has taken up …

Netball success

With the season having just finished for the year, the Martinborough Netball Team are the Premier 2 Division WINNERS of the Wairarapa Netball Competition 2014, winning their final 28 – 25 against Pioneer White. While there were a few setbacks to the team in the early stages of the netball …

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Wharekaka fun

We at Wharekaka got our hands on some of the hottest tickets in town when …

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THE TUTURUMURI A and P Show is on again come and enjoy some real country …

FROM THE MAYOR

The central government election delivered a result that no one seemed to have predicted.  There …

Know your town

The Chapmans (continued) The Chapman’s first motor vehicle was a Daimler Charabanc, purchased by W …

Library News

The library has been buzzing this last week or should I say Aaaaarrrrringg.  Friday 19 …

THE MARTINBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE Project Update

THE MARTINBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE Project Update Gala Opening Night for Hometown Show. MAMIL (Middle Aged …

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