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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Community Board report

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It is safe to say the so called summer has now moved on with the cooler weather now almost upon us.There are few points the Community Board would love your feedback on:
A recent visit to our local pool highlighted some areas for us, we are looking at moving the shade from the playground to the pool to give some much needed shade for people using this facility, we have also recognised the need for seating by the toddler pool area.

It is disappointing that due to health and safety rules the inflatable slide can no longer be used in the pool due to the depth of the pool, we are working on a solution for this issue so that next swim season we can offer something along the lines of the slide for all to use. … Continue Reading

Cooking Corner

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Green tomato chutney
This recipe will put the green tomatoes still hanging on the vines to good use.
6 kg green tomatoes
1 large onion
3 kg apples
3 cups vinegar
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cayenne pepper
400 gr brown sugar
Cut up tomatoes, onion and apples finely. Add the other ingredients and boil
together for one to one and half hours. Bottle and seal when cool.

Councillor comments

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As this is the first opportunity to write since the elections, I would like to thank those that supported me in seeking another term on council. We have six new councillors on board this term and a new mayor. There has been a very short settling in period and we have all had to hit the ground running. We are very fortunate to have new councillors that are able to bring themselves up to speed in such a short time.

Council is about to start the first stage of irrigating treated waste water to land in Martinborough, possibly by the end of April. This is the beginning of a new era when the sole purpose is to get the majority of South Wairarapa District treated waste water out of the rivers. … Continue Reading


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MARK your calendar May 20th for the Great Tuturumuri Bake Off. Try home grown produce, paua fritters, wild game, seafood and locally farmed meat dishes plus Deserts

LIFE FLIGHT answers an emergency call on average of every six hours.

SINCE 2012 police have spent 12.6 million dollars on repairs to the 5,384 police cars involved in crashes.

THE OXFORD dictionary has added two new words: Clicktivism – a pejorative word on social media for armchair activists. Haterade – excessive negativity, criticism or resentment.

‘TWO SITTING Green MPs confirmed that they would not be standing at the next election’ Wairarapa Midweek. … 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 …


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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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 …


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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