Inaugural Martinborough Music Festival

The newly launched Martinborough Music Festival, held from September 29- October 1, brought together two musical treasures: the beautiful, warm-toned Schimmel grand piano bequeathed to the Martinborough community by the late Cherry van Kranen, and Michael Houstoun New Zealand’s pre-eminent concert pianist. “Without an instrument of this calibre we would …

Have you seen the murals yet?

If you haven’t already seen them the town’s eight murals are really worth a look. The production of the murals was arranged by Ventana who are to be warmly thanked for their initiative and then produced by local artists. The murals are at four local businesses: Thunderpants, P&K, Ohio Street …

A new local publication

Most people in town will know Jill Fraser through her involvement in setting up Murdoch James Estate in 1986, the expansion of the business at the current Murdoch James Estate site in 1997, the refurbishment of Luna Estate which opened in January this year and her tour company Martinborough Wine …

JIM 2017: A Fitting Tribute

The first weekend of Spring saw the 7th edition of Jazz in Martinborough. “It was by far our best ever festival in terms of tickets sold and attendance at gigs,” says festival music director Lee Quayle. “It was a startlingly successful event that our recently departed founder Ian Cresswell would …

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Helping Our Community Flourish

September 13, 2017 September 2017 Comments Off on Helping Our Community Flourish

v We don’t want to be the hearse at the bottom of the cliff”, says Pam Shackleton the Practice Manager at Martinborough Health Centre. ‘We’d much prefer our patients to be happy and healthy and not coming to see us at all!’

With that in mind Pam is leading a new community project to help people enhance their wellbeing. At it’s heart is the belief that people can make changes but that sometimes it’s not easy to do without a bit of help. This initiative is designed to offer that help in ways that are easy to access and effective. It is open to everyone in the community, not just patients of the Health Centre. … Continue Reading

Junior Sport

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U13 Boys Hockey
The 2017 Wairarapa U13 Hatch Cup representative hockey team performed well at its first mini tournament in Stratford on the 12 and 13 August, securing wins over Manawatu, Wanganui and Horowhenua. The team is well represented by the South Wairarapa this year with Jarrod Yee, Hamish Kill, Alex Clark and Charlie Heard all attending Greytown School, Flynn Register lives in Greytown and attends Hadlow School and Patrick Nicholson attends Martinborough School.
There is one further mini tournament which will take place at the Clareville turf on the 23 and 24 September followed by the week long tournament in Auckland from the 9-14 October.
The boys would like to thank all those that have purchased raffle tickets from them and South Wairarapa sponsors: Holmes Construction, Mike Pero Real Estate, P J Warren Earthmoving, Valley Plumbing, Martinborough Transport, South Wairarapa Vet Services and South Wairarapa Rotary. … Continue Reading

Know your town

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Martinborough Picture Theatre 1913 – 1964

The first movie theatre proprietors were Garland and Stewart ‘ The Imperial Picture Co’. The 1013 rental for the Town Hall was one hundred and forty pounds per annum ($22,348). Over time there were numerous others running the Picture Shows, these included H J Reid, H Gooding, R Hodges, W McKay, A Raines, Bradley and Hunter, Bouzaid, W Blackwell, R Wright, C Foreman, G Cotter, Brown, Follet, M Prior and Mrs Stone. … Continue Reading

Library news

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Welcome to Summer! What a welcome sight and feel all that sunshine is after the voluminous amounts of rain we have had. We are now able to put out our sales trolley and hopefully sell some of the vast amounts of books waiting to find new homes.
This month I must again say a big thank you to all those wonderful people who have donated to our fundraising cause (children’s furniture for the new library). ‘A’ has come through again with $50 (what a wonderful girl you are!) and Rick B has donated $10. The golf balls are continuing to sell well as are the lovely children’s book bags.
Talking of book bags, Boomerang Bags are a big hit in the library and I can proudly say ‘we have no plastic bags’. We also have the Bought to support Boomerang bags for sale ($20) and they are gorgeous. I am starting up Boomerang Bags in Greytown and these will be underway soon – I will need some sewers though and somewhere to sew (all help gratefully accepted). … Continue Reading

Sports

MARTINBOROUH RUGBY CLUB

The season is over for the Premier and Senior Reserve teams, and what a season it was! Our Premier team made it to the Tui Cup Final, our first final in 24 year years…the last time we won was 26 years ago! Unfortunately it was not to be the fairy …

Junior Sport

U13 Boys Hockey The 2017 Wairarapa U13 Hatch Cup representative hockey team performed well at its first mini tournament in Stratford on the 12 and 13 August, securing wins over Manawatu, Wanganui and Horowhenua. The team is well represented by the South Wairarapa this year with Jarrod Yee, Hamish Kill, …

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF

Two down and one to go, we are on the home straight with the season of Winter and for the first time in many years the dams and tanks are fill and the water tables have well and truly reached above the ground. you guessed, we’re ready for Spring! The …

Regular Features

Cooking Corner

Stir fry chicken noodles Ingredients 250 g 
dried egg noodles 25 ml 
vegetable oil 3 eggs …

Waihinga Centre

____________________________________________ A White Square on a White Field One of Mondrian’s most famous paintings, “A …

Know your town

Martinborough Picture Theatre 1913 – 1964 The first movie theatre proprietors were Garland and Stewart …

Library news

Welcome to Summer! What a welcome sight and feel all that sunshine is after the …

Fire Brigade

The amalgamation of the NZ Fire Service with 39 rural fire authorities on the 1st …

Waihinga Centre

Open to Change If you are just walking or driving past the Town Hall it …

News from First Church

We are pleased we decided to hold our weekly meetings during July and August in …

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