Community Resilience Planning in Martinborough

Volunteers within the community recently met for the second time to start working on a plan for the town and surrounding areas, in the event of a major disaster. These meetings have been facilitated by Scott Dray and Darryl McCurdy from the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO) who are …

Murdoch James success

Murdoch James Estate is celebrating its 30th year as a Martinborough wine producer by winning gold medals and a trophy at two prestigious competitions in London. won gold for the Murdoch James Blue Rock Pinot Noir 2014 at the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge (IWC), plus …

Southern netball

Southern Netball sprung into action for another season on a bright blue winter’s morning on Saturday7th May. Everyone is enthusiastic about how the season has begun, following a few gatherings and practices the junior teams were played their first games. Junior netball is being coordinated by Kim Whiteman, Nicholle Hawkins, …

Martinborough Junior Hockey

Martinborough Junior Hockey has made a positive start to the 2016 season. We have 50 members this year, mostly from Martinborough School, with three 6-aside teams and two 11-aside teams entered in the primary competition at Clareville. So far, our 1st XI team remains unbeaten in the B grade with …

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Martinborough Rugby

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I'm not sure if that's the try line!  - Photo courtesy Tegan King

I’m not sure if that’s the try line! – Photo courtesy Tegan King

With the JAB competition having started on the 14 May and the Senior competition into the second round Saturdays are very busy for our rugby families.  As well as some busy Friday nights as some of the Under 11 and Under 13s get to play on the turf at Memorial Park under lights.

We would like to welcome Mana Ngaau and Vaike Potoru who have arrived from the Cook Islands to play for our Senior Premier team.  I’m sure that they will enjoy their stay here and if you see them around be sure to say hello.
A huge thank you to the Martinborough Community Board who granted us $734 to help fund the buses for our Senior away games when they travel large distances. … Continue Reading

Waihinga Centre

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MartinBoroughTownHallCC_V02 ExteriorFundraising Update
With work well underway to kick off Stage One of the project it is time to turn our minds back to fundraising. The Waihinga Charitable Trust recently called in the first round of pledges, totalling in the region of $550,000 in the first year. Thanks to the generosity of our community we have already received well over $300,000 of those funds. The remainder of the pledged money is due to come in over the next two to four years.
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Community Resilience Planning in Martinborough

June 14, 2016 June 2016 Comments Off on Community Resilience Planning in Martinborough

Community planning team, Maree Roy, Pam Colenso, John Hunter, Jackie Buckley, Shane Atkinson, Rick Geisler.

Community planning team, Maree Roy, Pam Colenso, John Hunter, Jackie Buckley, Shane Atkinson, Rick Geisler.

Volunteers within the community recently met for the second time to start working on a plan for the town and surrounding areas, in the event of a major disaster. These meetings have been facilitated by Scott Dray and Darryl McCurdy from the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO) who are actively encouraging communities to be prepared for natural disasters, and in particular a big earthquake that could result in lost access, communications and lifelines such as power and water. These planning sessions incorporate lessons learned from communities affected by disasters in Christchurch and overseas. … Continue Reading

Booklovers take note

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Foss and Janet at Lake Ferry

Foss and Janet at Lake Ferry

Booklovers take note. First Church’s Monster Book Fair is coming soon. On the weekend of 17-19 June you will find thousands of second hand books for sale at the Martinborough Town Hall.
All proceeds from the fair go towards the running of the Church, which has been serving the Martinborough community for over 140 years. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. If you would like preferential access to the sale then come along to the opening on Friday the 17th. For $15 you’ll get first choice of sale books and a supper famous for its home baking.
The opening night speaker this year will be Dr Janet Davidson ONZM. She will give a short talk on a recently published book about growing up Martinborough in the 1950s. She will also offer insights into much more ancient times, gained from her illustrious career as an archaeologist. … Continue Reading

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Martinborough Rugby

With the JAB competition having started on the 14 May and the Senior competition into the second round Saturdays are very busy for our rugby families.  As well as some busy Friday nights as some of the Under 11 and Under 13s get to play on the turf at Memorial …

Bowling Club

The Martinborough Bowling Club recently conducted their Bottle-O Open Fours competition . In all 56 bowlers from as far afield as Christchurch , Wellington , Titahi Bay and Wairarappa clubs contested the two day event . Club President Pedro McGillicuddy welcomed the players to the tournament stressing the fact that …

Martinborough Golf Club News

The Martinborough Golf Club is in good spirits with club days and club competitions all being well supported. The Captains Trophy and Martin 4Ball club competitions in both the Women and Men divisions are underway for the year. The club hosted the Wairarapa Women’s Open 4BBB at the end of …

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