A very long bike ride

On 19th February Toby Sutherland and John Taylor set of to ride their bikes from Cape Reinga to the Bluff, a distance of over 3,000 kms. The route they are following is one devised by Johnathon Kennett as ‘Tour Aotearoa’, one of the World’s great bike rides. The route encompasses …

Mitre 10 committed to supporting Life Flight

A group of Mitre 10 and Mitre 10 MEGA stores have committed to supporting Life Flight, joining the charity’s family of sponsors. Mitre 10 Martinborough, Crofton Downs, Masterton and Marlborough have combined their efforts to provide support for the life-saving organisation. “Supporting Life Flight is a good fit for us …

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

Thank you to everyone that supported the Pukemanu Bullride, another awesome night!  Thanks to James Bruce, Josh Hawkins, Parklee Bucking Bulls, all our valued sponsors, the hardworking volunteers, and everyone that supported this event!  We’ll see you all next year! Thank you to all the guys that got up early, …

Mens Shed refurbishing bikes

Mens shed have started a new program to refurbish push bikes and make them available to the school for their use. We will clean them up and make minor repairs and keep them serviced for the kids. We are fortunate to have Green Jersey Cycle Tours supporting us in the …

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Mitre 10 committed to supporting Life Flight

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Life Flight helicopter at a Tararua rescue.

Life Flight helicopter at a Tararua rescue.

A group of Mitre 10 and Mitre 10 MEGA stores have committed to supporting Life Flight, joining the charity’s family of sponsors. Mitre 10 Martinborough, Crofton Downs, Masterton and Marlborough have combined their efforts to provide support for the life-saving organisation.

“Supporting Life Flight is a good fit for us as it directly benefits Wairarapa people” said Conor Kershaw. “Everyone seems to know someone who has needed this amazing service at one stage in their lives. Within our own team the service has been required multiple times!” … Continue Reading

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

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321C4912Thank you to everyone that supported the Pukemanu Bullride, another awesome night!  Thanks to James Bruce, Josh Hawkins, Parklee Bucking Bulls, all our valued sponsors, the hardworking volunteers, and everyone that supported this event!  We’ll see you all next year!

Thank you to all the guys that got up early, some on their feet for almost 12 hours, and slaved over a hot BBQ at Scotty’s BBQ at the recent Fair.  This has been a great fundraiser for the club for many years now, thanks Scotty, see you next month with some of the “younger” guys! … Continue Reading

A very long bike ride

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Day one. Toby and John about to set off from Cape Reinga.

Day one. Toby and John about to set off from Cape Reinga.

On 19th February Toby Sutherland and John Taylor set of to ride their bikes from Cape Reinga to the Bluff, a distance of over 3,000 kms. The route they are following is one devised by Johnathon Kennett as ‘Tour Aotearoa’, one of the World’s great bike rides. The route encompasses a combination of cycle tracks, paths and lanes connected by enjoyable country roads.

Toby and John are receiving sponsors for the ride with the raised funds going to Cat Walk Trust and Light Flight. Donations made be made through the Give a little website. Cat Walk Trust was set up by former leading equestrian Catriona Williams to care for spinal injury victims and support realistic research towards these people walking again. Of the second recipient there is little doubt that everybody is aware of the work of Life Flight Trust. … Continue Reading

The big Race

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Following Edward Martin on his coast to coast race

My two young girls and I had the pleasure of supporting number 100 in last month’s Coast to Coast one day race. It was such an epic day that I have decided to answer the call for an article to spell out the experience in more detail for our local community. I hope I can provide a glimpse to what was a truly eye opening day, a once in a lifetime event, which we are bound to repeat (and hopefully recruit some of you readers along the way).

The day was of epic proportion, starting at 4am with athlete drop off and finishing at 10:30pm when our heads finally hit the pillow completely and utterly depleted, all of us, not just our contestant. We triumphed through all weather New Zealand could throw at us, particularly when crossing an entire mountain range on foot.  … Continue Reading

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Thank you to everyone that supported the Pukemanu Bullride, another awesome night!  Thanks to James Bruce, Josh Hawkins, Parklee Bucking Bulls, all our valued sponsors, the hardworking volunteers, and everyone that supported this event!  We’ll see you all next year! Thank you to all the guys that got up early, …

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It was close but Rookie Justin Morris wasn’t too fazed with not breaking or equalling the course record held by Lance Phelps after securing his first win as a Professional at the the 2017 Invitational Spark Pro Am at Martinborough recently. The field of 43 PGA professionals were highly complimentary of …

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After recently taking over the Junior Soccer side of things, myself and a team of willing parents have recently started up a Development/skills training session for all the local children who are interested in Football/Soccer. These are held every Saturday morning at the Coronation Park grounds in New York Street …

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