Exciting new project revealed in Martinborough

Concept plans for the proposed redevelopment of the Martinborough Town Hall and adjoining Community Centre were presented at a public meeting on Thursday April 3rd. The Martinborough Town Hall Working Group and SWDC commissioned SGL Group and BGBB Team Architects to do a feasibility study and masterplanning. This included interviews …

Visiting Chef – Food the Way it was Meant to be

It isn’t often that a visiting chef has just completed a three-day tramping trip before donning their apron and holding a cooking demonstration. Jane Grover did just that recently however, by embarking on the Tora Walk the weekend before her evening at Mint at Martinborough, hosted by Sue Wilkinson. Jane …

Up, Up and Away…

Thanks to the support of the Martinborough Business Association, balloons were once again seen flying over Martinborough in the early morning of Saturday 15 March.  In spite of an overcast morning and the threat of Cyclone Lusi in the air, those watching enjoyed seeing the colourful spectacle of around 15 …

Junior Tennis Champs

Five Martinborough players took part in the Wairarapa Junior Tennis Championships held in Masterton which attracted a total of fifty nine competitors. Jack Lovell, Shane Colton, Flynn Nicholson, Patrick Nicholson in the ten and under grade and Samuel Draper in the twelve and under all certainly made their mark.

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Exciting new project revealed in Martinborough

April 7, 2014 April 2014 Comments Off

Town-Hall-concept-plans-(a) Concept plans for the proposed redevelopment of the Martinborough Town Hall and adjoining Community Centre were presented at a public meeting on Thursday April 3rd.

The Martinborough Town Hall Working Group and SWDC commissioned SGL Group and BGBB Team Architects to do a feasibility study and masterplanning. This included interviews with 80 locals representing 44 different groups, visiting 13 venues to assess how these worked for their communities and 8 workshops with interest groups to capture ideas. Design work followed and the concept drawings are in this STAR. … Continue Reading

Visiting Chef – Food the Way it was Meant to be

April 7, 2014 April 2014 Comments Off

Jane-Grover-photo It isn’t often that a visiting chef has just completed a three-day tramping trip before donning their apron and holding a cooking demonstration. Jane Grover did just that recently however, by embarking on the Tora Walk the weekend before her evening at Mint at Martinborough, hosted by Sue Wilkinson. Jane was full of praise for the walk, the hospitality, the scenery and the food, all of which pleased her very parochial audience hugely! … Continue Reading

WAIRARAPA U3A TURNS FOUR!

April 7, 2014 April 2014 Comments Off

Most readers will read the headline and say ‘U3A – what’s that??’ It does sound like a secret society, but it’s not.

The ‘University of the Third Age’ had its beginnings in France nearly fifty years ago and now has many members world-wide. It’s a University in the original sense which means a sort of ‘club’ of like minded people who like learning stuff or getting together for activities they enjoy sharing. … Continue Reading

LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDICAL EXERCISE

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combined-training-(1)Despite rain and cold conditions on March 5th, the fire siren heralded the start of a combined Emergency Services Exercise at the old Martinborough Transport yard. The Martinborough St John Cadet unit provided the patients and both the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade and Ambulance Trust Ambulance crewed by St John Ambulance First Responders, attended the exercise.

The exercise was designed to test both Fire Brigade and Ambulance responders ability to rapidly assess and provide lifesaving treatment to a large number of casualties.

The local St John Cadets used the exercise to broaden their understanding of inter-agency response, and gain a knowledge of the medical capabilities of local Firefighters. … Continue Reading

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Junior Tennis Champs

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Five Martinborough players took part in the Wairarapa Junior Tennis Championships held in Masterton which attracted a total of fifty nine competitors. Jack Lovell, Shane Colton, Flynn Nicholson, Patrick Nicholson in the ten and under grade and Samuel Draper in the twelve and under all certainly made their mark.

GOLF CLUB NEWS

The club has been blessed with fine weather for another month; a warning of a storm front but, once again, it came to nothing. One of the highlights was a wedding party having their bridal pics taken at the club recently; a lovely couple who thanked us with a piece …

The Pukemanu Bull Ride

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Pros and bros thrilled the crowd at the first Pukemanu Bull Ride. Photos courtesy of Harrie Materman.

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LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDICAL EXERCISE

Despite rain and cold conditions on March 5th, the fire siren heralded the start of …

From the Mayor

There has been such a lot happening in Martinborough lately that it’s been hard to …

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