Waihanga Centre

Supporter Profile – Trevor Hawkins DRAFT needs to be approved by Trevor. Trevor is a well known face around town, the driving force behind Martinborough Transport which is now managed by his three sons, staunch supporter of the Martinborough Rugby Club and a Trustee of Hau Ariki Marae. David Kershaw …

The Drunken Nanny Wins Cheese Awards Success

Walking over the dry paddocks of her farm with Amanda Goodman and watching her recognise and name each goat as she pets them under the chin or scratches their heads, it is obvious how much the Goodmans’ recent venture into producing goats’ cheese means to her. From start to finish, …

Martinborough in Summer Captured in Pictures

Launched last year to showcase our region in summer, Martinborough Village’s Summer Pix competition has again been a great success. In the golden summer we have enjoyed this year the opportunities for unique and striking photos were abundant and over 300 entries were submitted by people who took up the …

Martinborough School‘s Newest Classroom Opens for Learning

On a beautiful late summer morning, students, teachers and parents gathered to take part in the blessing and opening of Martinborough School’s latest classroom. This is the mirror-image second half of a classroom block that was built in 2014. Wiremu Waata-Dawson, who has four grandchildren at the school, gave the …

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A POEM FOR AUTUMN

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Summer’s been around for so long now:
With seeming endless scorching shimmering days
Hours and hours of searing sun, blazing skies
And hot dry air, deathly still
But tiring now, at last, she takes an early night
And, next morning, sleeps in. … Continue Reading

Martinborough School‘s Newest Classroom Opens for Learning

April 18, 2016 April 2016 Comments Off on Martinborough School‘s Newest Classroom Opens for Learning

Martinborough-School's-newest-classroom On a beautiful late summer morning, students, teachers and parents gathered to take part in the blessing and opening of Martinborough School’s latest classroom. This is the mirror-image second half of a classroom block that was built in 2014. Wiremu Waata-Dawson, who has four grandchildren at the school, gave the blessing. He then invited everyone present to walk through the rooms, as he expressed it, “making the spaces safe and putting a human mark on the building”. … Continue Reading

13 Uses For A Question Mark

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Waihanga Centre

April 18, 2016 April 2016 Comments Off on Waihanga Centre

David-and-Trevor Supporter Profile – Trevor Hawkins DRAFT needs to be approved by Trevor.

Trevor is a well known face around town, the driving force behind Martinborough Transport which is now managed by his three sons, staunch supporter of the Martinborough Rugby Club and a Trustee of Hau Ariki Marae. David Kershaw asked Trevor for his thoughts on the Waihinga Centre project.

Despite being initially opposed to saving the Town Hall Trevor says he is happy to put aside this view in order to support the proposed Waihinga Centre plan. “My original opinion was that the Town Hall should be demolished and rebuilt but based on what I now know about this development I’m happy to support it.”

He says it’s time for the community to get behind the project too for the sake of the future of the town. “I’m keen to see it get built and up and running. It’s a strong, well thought out project that will provide for the long term needs of our community. The work that has been done is top class.” … Continue Reading

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Martinborough Golf Club News

The greens are improving all the time.  It is a long process but already the majority of the grass is brown top.  Richard, our Greenkeeper, has worked really hard to get rid of disease and quell the poa grass.  Irrigation systems are being upgraded and the new distance markers on …

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The 2016 Pukemanu Bullride was a huge success with over 2500 people attending, the biggest yet, every year it gets bigger and better. This year included the addition of a big screen TV to watch all the action replays. Thanks to James Bruce, Josh Hawkins, and their team that worked …

Martinborough Rugby Club

THE PUKEMANU BULLRIDE – Friday 5th February 6-8pm at Martinborough Transport, 204 Lake Ferry Road. Gates open from 4.30pm, Gate Sales – $15 Adult, $5 Under 12, tickets also available from Wrightsons, Kitcheners and Martinborough Transport. Bar and food available – No BYO. This is the 3rd year that this …

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Firstly I would like to congratulate South Wairarapa District Council on the Greytown and Martinborough …

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CONGRATULATIONS to Ineke and David on becoming grandparents for the fourth time. Marijke has presented …

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From the Mayor

Council has approved the construction of stage one of the Waihinga Centre. The project was …

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