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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

Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

The South Wairarapa Pony Club has completed a very successful season in which they provided four of the five riders in the Wairarapa- Wellington Team which won the NZPCA Mounted Games Teams National Title. This was capped by the team captain Jeremy Thurston being selected for a national team to …

WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

It has been a while since I last wrote about the club and we have had a few changes – mainly with a newly formed committee to oversee both the Junior and Senior teams and ensure that moving forward we continue to grow as a Community based club. We have …

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

The 2019 is well underway for our Senior teams, we are enjoying some good rugby and look forward to the rest of the season.  With our Premiers and Reserves often playing at different places we often have at least one of them playing at home. Congratulations to Nikora Ewe,Tristan Flutey, Tipi Haira, James Pakoti and Christopher …

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