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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

Sports

Golf news

November came and went pretty much without rain, finally the Course has dried out and that little dimpled ball is back running down the fairway, bringing a cheer to many who thought that the rain might never stop. The highlight of the month was the Women winning the Teams Stableford …

Martinborough Netball Club

Indeed while this year is almost over and this article slightly late, just to let you know what the season has been like for the Martinborough Netball Club. The Netball Premier Team moved up a grade this netball season from previous years having played in the Premier 2 grade. We …

Walking is a man’s best medicine. (Hippocrates)

SOUTH WAIRARAPA TRAMPING CLUB While crossing a busy intersection in Christchurch last week I spotted a banner sporting the message: WALK2freeTHE.MIND. This surely captures in a catch-phrase a credible philosophy. Throughout the decades numerous walking quotes have been recorded, many of which portray the physical and mental benefits of a …

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