Tribute to Barbara Evans

Martinborough Community and First Church in particular has been saddened by the recent death of a faithful member, well loved  Barbara Evans. A moving service was held on Monday 28th July, the Rev. Dr Jim Veitch officiating. Over 200 people gathered from far and wide to celebrate her life and …

Martinborough Netball Club (MNC)

The team is competing in the Premier 2 grade Wairarapa Netball Competition this season in Masterton and are currently leading the top of the grade and with the business end coming up we plan to keep it that way. The team has lost only one game (in the grading round) …

Lots of Martinborough in Wellington on a Plate

Although by population Martinborough is arguably the region’s smallest player in Wellington on a Plate, the town is participating well above its size in this year’s festival. Celebrating the region’s food, beverage and hospitality for the sixth year, Wellington on a Plate dishes up an exciting and diverse range of …

Top Award for Betty Finalyson

Martinborough’s Betty Finlayson was one of the five recipients of the New Zealand Federation of Womens Institute’s highest award – the Gold Honours Award. With her ardent support and loyalty to the organization Betty was a most worthy recipient of a Gold Honours Award. The awards were presented by the …

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Tribute to Barbara Evans

August 11, 2014 August 2014 Comments Off

A trbute to Barbara Evans_webMartinborough Community and First Church in particular has been saddened by the recent death of a faithful member, well loved  Barbara Evans. A moving service was held on Monday 28th July, the Rev. Dr Jim Veitch officiating. Over 200 people gathered from far and wide to celebrate her life and share her story with her family.”

On behalf of the Parish Council and congregation of First Church, I would like to try to give some account of all that Barbara contributed both to the community and to the life and activities of First Church, which she has served so faithfully. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Netball Club (MNC)

August 11, 2014 August 2014, Sports Comments Off

Martinborough netball club_webThe team is competing in the Premier 2 grade Wairarapa Netball Competition this season in Masterton and are currently leading the top of the grade and with the business end coming up we plan to keep it that way. The team has lost only one game (in the grading round) since the netball season began in early May.

There have been some great games throughout the competition, with a mix of experience and some newer players in the team, intense at times but exciting for the players. … Continue Reading

Junior netball grant

August 11, 2014 August 2014, Sports Comments Off

Junior netball grant_webMartinborough School have been successful in their application for an ANZ Netball Grant, winning a gear grant consisting of balls, bibs, gear bag and inflation equipment.

From their coach: 
“We’re slowly developing a netball programme at Martinborough School, in order to offer another sporting opportunity to our girls. Last year we had our first team in many years. It was a year 8 team and the girls have continued on to play together at college which is fantastic. … Continue Reading

THE MARTINBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE Project Update

August 11, 2014 August 2014, Regular Features Comments Off

Lead Story Library image_webCreating a Community Hub

The proposed Community Centre project aims to unite many of Martinborough’s essential services, so what will the new centre look like?

At the heart of the development will be the strengthened and upgraded Town Hall, including a new foyer area, meeting rooms, a warm and inviting new supper room and kitchen area and improved auditorium space.

The i-SITE Visitor Centre will be positioned at the entrance of the new Community Centre complex. This purpose built visitor centre will showcase the Wairarapa and provide locals and visitors with a booking service for travel product throughout New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Martinborough Netball Club (MNC)

Martinborough netball club_web

The team is competing in the Premier 2 grade Wairarapa Netball Competition this season in Masterton and are currently leading the top of the grade and with the business end coming up we plan to keep it that way. The team has lost only one game (in the grading round) …

Junior netball grant

Martinborough School have been successful in their application for an ANZ Netball Grant, winning a gear grant consisting of balls, bibs, gear bag and inflation equipment. From their coach:  “We’re slowly developing a netball programme at Martinborough School, in order to offer another sporting opportunity to our girls. Last year …

TORA COASTAL CHALLENGE AT CAPACITY

All 700 spots for the Wairarapa’s newest running and walking event were snapped up by sports enthusiasts around the country in less than a week. An overwhelming number of entries have seen organisers for the inaugural Tora Coastal Challenge declare the event sold out.

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THE MARTINBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE Project Update

Creating a Community Hub The proposed Community Centre project aims to unite many of Martinborough’s …

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