Showcasing Martinborough – Inaugural Summer Pix Competition

Showcasing Martinborough – Inaugural Summer Pix Competition Imagine 240 photos of Martinborough in summertime, capturing the essence of our unique district. This is what Trish Higginson was amazed to receive in the inaugural summer pix competition that she set up and ran during January and February. Trish had noticed the …

Mate Higginson –Martinborough’s Historian

As I walk in the door, Mate Higginson has papers and photos spread out over his table and is busy writing up another article about the history of Martinborough. He begins to tell me of the difference between ‘Waihinga’ and ‘Waihenga’, a topic of recent significance because of the naming …

Rugby Club News

The rugby season is fast approaching, boots have been dug out from the back of cupboards, rugby balls pumped up, and the talk is now about rugby over cricket… Our JAB registration was held recently, with over 30 new registrations our club is looking really strong right through the age …

The P&K General store story

On Friday the 13th March 2015 a new era in Martinborough began with the opening of the P&K General store. After many months of planning, dreams, wish lists & reality checks Conor & Pip Kershaw unveiled the brand new P&K General Store. Local icons, the Pain & Kershaw store has …

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Another Afternoon of Gorgeous Opera

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Sunday May 10, 3pm – 5pm.
“I missed the School of Music Concert last year. Are they coming back by any chance”? “Those young singers were wonderful. It would be lovely to hear them again”? “When are you having another concert? I just loved those young singers”… Well; maybe the New Zealand School of Music Classical Voice would be interested in another fundraising concert. And indeed they are! … Continue Reading

Awesome Scouts

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awesome-scouts Max thinks Scouts is ‘awesome!’ What boy wouldn’t have loved the recent Greytown Scouts event down at the Waiohine River, which saw the group test drive two rafts they’d built the week before, then cap this off with an egg fight. Add to this the annual Mudslide at Gladstone, and a camp at Wainuiomata. These are just some of the fun activities rolled out by the group, which not only entertain the children but also teach them life skills like bush craft, respect for the environment, keeping fit and healthy, and contributing to the community.  … Continue Reading

Book review

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Book-review Runaway
Peter May is a prolific author, however one who can be relied on for a good story well told. While better know as a thriller writer he has also produced stand alone novels and non fiction. Runaway is a novel with a touch of mystery, I would be surprised if anybody could foresee how the final chapter was going to pan out.

The story is set between two very different cities, Glasgow and London and in two equally different times 1965 and 2015. It concerns five very young teenagers who embark on an ill advised trip to London. This proves to be a rolling disaster with their time in London little better.

Fifty years later one of the three of the group still living in Glasgow talk the other two into returning to London to complete some unfished business from their adventure all those years ago. The second journey proves to be as eventful as the first. … Continue Reading

Coastal harvest

April 20, 2015 April 2015 Comments Off

Coastal-harvest Ecklonia radiata, better known as Paddleweed, drying before being baled for commercial use. After storms Paddleweed is found along the southern coast beach piled up in large quantities from where it is collected to be processed. It is used in fertilizer products, personal care products, shampoos, conditioners, day creams, night creams, toners, scrubs, and washes.
Paddleweed, is one of the deepest growing of the large, brown seaweeds.  It is typically1 metre in height its color ranges from dark brown to green In deeper waters these plants grow to 2 metres tall.  It is a very successful species, growing in dense sub tidal forests in both shallow and deep waters. … Continue Reading

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The rugby season is fast approaching, boots have been dug out from the back of cupboards, rugby balls pumped up, and the talk is now about rugby over cricket… Our JAB registration was held recently, with over 30 new registrations our club is looking really strong right through the age …

Tennis Holiday Programme

The Tennis Holiday Programme will be held at the Martinborough Tennis Courts on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April. The programme will be held in three groups. From 9 – 11am Novice The younger age group 6-10 years with some grasshopper experience. From 11.15 – 1.15 Advanced level For players …

Junior tennis

The junior tennis club has continued its popularity with over 70 children signing up for Monday tennis at the start of Term 1.   Thank you to all the parents that have volunteered with the help roster, as with the number of children participating we would not be able to manage.

Regular Features

Book review

Runaway Peter May is a prolific author, however one who can be relied on for …

Cooking corner

Audrey Tolua’s Sapasui Ingredients 1 ½ packets vermicelli ¾ kg lean beef, chopped into small …

Did you know

THE NEWCOME computer project designed to integrate all computer systems of the pre amalgamation Auckland …

Fire Brigade

Our greatest fear this summer was that the extremely dry conditions combined with an accidental …

From the mayor

I recently had the pleasure of presenting the prizes at the Martinborough Village Summer Pix …

Meet your firefighters

Meet our newest fully qualified firefighter, Justin Hudepohl. Having successfully completed the week long basic …

Library News

Coffee, shoes, books – we need all of these before opening the library door in …

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