Celebrating the British and Irish Lions Tour in Martinborough

The Martinborough Business Community is going all out to welcome travelling rugby fans to Martinborough this winter. With thousands of international rugby fans expected to descend on Wellington for the Lions v All Blacks Test on the 1st July, we are looking forward to tempting them over the hill to …

One bygone era meets another

An impressive array of early nineteenth machinery, cars, tractors and motorbikes was on display for the Wellington American Car club to peruse on their sunny afternoon stop off at Martinborough during Sunday club run through the Wairarapa Put together by Jim Clark and friends the display filled the spacious Cotter …

Starting the Day Right.

It is well established that children find it hard to learn when they’re hungry. That’s what led to the setting up of The Breakfast Club in Martinborough. Every weekday morning a team of volunteers prepares and serves a healthy breakfast to between 10-12 children before they head to school. The …

Back to Back Shakespeare Regional Champions

The Performing Arts Department at Kuranui College is experiencing a great deal of success of late, especially in the area of Shakespeare.  This year they performed a 15min scene from “Pericles: The Prince of Tyre” at the Regional Shakespeare competition, and took out the competition.  They are now off to …

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Aziel Verner Wants to Thank Martinborough for Their Support

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Some people may remember the diminutive young violinist, Aziel Verner, who played at the Martinborough Town Hall with the Wellington Youth Orchestra for a fundraiser to finance the new Medical Centre in 2007. Eleven at the time, his virtuosity for one so young captivated Ian Cresswell. Ian has been a champion of Aziel ever since making opportunities, when he can, to assist him financially with his studies.
Ian Cresswell has organised two benefit concerts for Aziel previously when he was about to embark on his studies. One of these concerts was held at St Andrews Church where Aziel was joined by 3 of his musical siblings in 2014. This concert raised $1300. The second concert was held at The Cabbage Tree Vineyard in 2015. Aziel took home $1000 from this concert too. … Continue Reading

Another Musical and Operatic Treat

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Another musical and operatic treat will take place at The Cabbage Tree Vineyard on Sunday 21 May. “Could we have 4 tickets please. We do so enjoy it. Such lovely talented young people” wrote Chrissie. Her comments sum up the pleasure that many people derive from attending these fundraising concerts for the New Zealand School of Music, Classical Voice. Sponsored by The Cabbage Tree Vineyard, the event is nearly fully subscribed four weeks out from the performance.
This will be the sixth fundraising concert. Two were for the Dame Malvina Major Foundation. The other four, including this one, for the New Zealand School of Music. All have sold-out and had waiting lists. … Continue Reading

BECOMING A CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCER

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Interested in learning more about organic growing and processing and getting your produce certified as organic? If so, Wai Organics is keen to hear from you.
Wai Organics, serving Wairarapa organic growers and processors, is part of Organic Farms New Zealand (OFNZ). You can visit our website for more information about certification, the names of New Zealand’s certifying organisations and information about the Bio-Gro standards that OFNZ producers must adhere at
“Organics is first and foremost about soil quality and enriching the soil”, says Jos Paans, Certification Manager. “Part of the organic focus therefore centres using certified inputs that do not damage the soil.” … Continue Reading

Celebrating the British and Irish Lions Tour in Martinborough

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Celebrating the British and Irish Lions Tour in Martinborough

Celebrating-the-British-and-Irish-lions-tourThe Martinborough Business Community is going all out to welcome travelling rugby fans to Martinborough this winter. With thousands of international rugby fans expected to descend on Wellington for the Lions v All Blacks Test on the 1st July, we are looking forward to tempting them over the hill to enjoy all that Martinborough and the Wairarapa have to offer. … Continue Reading

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Golf Club news

The wet weather has been a godsend even though there has been a lapse in actually playing the game. The greens have benefited the most by far and the recovery process is ahead of schedule. The bonus too that no one has had to lose sleep over the water allocation consent. There …

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

Our Senior players have been training hard, and with a couple of pre seasons games played, they are ready to start the 2017 season. The Premier competition starts this Saturday 8 April against Greytown, over in Greytown so show your support and get to see the new playing strip being …

Great win for Martinborough

Wairarapa 1st Prize goes south Martinborough Tennis Club lifted the coveted Gawith Shield last week at the Masterton Tennis Centre, beating Carterton 4 matches to 2 in the finals of the summer competition.           In spite of the best the renowned Spooner brothers could muster, the …

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Did you know

LIFE FLIGHT’S Westpac Rescue Helicopter has flown to the Wairarapa eight times this month (between …

From the Mayor

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Martinborough ANZAC Day commemoration; it was …

DID YOU KNOW

MARK your calendar May 20th for the Great Tuturumuri Bake Off. Try home grown produce, …

Fire Brigade report

It been a busy month for members of the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade. The local …

Know your town.

Did you know? The Martinborough Fairs began as a three day Bush Carnival in February …

Library News

Martinborough Library first meeting of the Friends will be held on Wednesday 12 April at …

Two by Two

“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins”. As said Ludwig …

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