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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Next month

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Next month’s Star will be the bumper Christmas/holiday special Contributors are reminded that there will be no issue in January so any copy pertaining to January will need to go into this issue.
Also to assist the production team it would be appreciated if both advertising and editorial copy could be in well before the deadline.
All advertising to: dustys@dustysandlulu.com all editorial copy to: beckett36@gmail.com
The deadline is 4pm Wednesday 29th November

Have you seen the murals yet?

November 17, 2017 November 2017 Comments Off on 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 shops and Neighbourhood coffee. Plus Te Kairanga, Ata Rangi, Margrain and Palliser vineyards.
The mural illustrated is at Neighbourhood coffee and produced by Lindie and Mike Sleyer, it’s entitled Kiwiana and is a real nostalgia piece. Lindie and Mike are responsible , among many other things, for the design and monthly layout the Star which you receive every month. Over time we have probably become a bit blasé about the quality of the layout produced every month, however visitors frequently comment on it.
Lindie and Mike’s company Dustysandlulu is one of the many Martinborough companies quietly producing high class products and services for clients all over New Zealand. In their case producing branding, illustrations, packaging, print and web design.

Book review

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The Golden House

I have found this Salman Rushdie book difficult to read but on the other hand hard to put down. The story line is straight forward enough and covers the time between the inauguration of Barrack Obama and that of Donald Trump. A clearly rich man and his three adult sons arrive from an unnamed overseas country to live in an expensive house in New York’s Manhattan.
The family do not speak about their former home country or how they had made their obvious fortune and had changed their surname to Golden. The air of mystery surrounding the family attracts the attention of a young neighbour, a would be screen writer who decides to use the family as a basis for a screen script. … Continue Reading

Martinborough’s first community garden

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Sunday the 15th of October was a gloriously sunny day in Martinborough, perfect for the 25 keen gardeners and would-be gardeners who came along to find out about Martinborough’s first community garden. Thanks to the generosity of John Taylor and Jane Owers, the garden will be based at 51 Oxford Street (until some public land can be identified for the longer term).
The main purpose of this project is to create a supply of good fresh produce free to those in the community who might otherwise miss out due to cost or other issues. A team of volunteers will take care of the growing side and the harvest will be distributed as needed, with surpluses also helping stock The Larder at the Health Centre.
An informal committee is in place to do the necessary planning and to help organise the volunteers this summer. The project will start modestly at first, with people meeting a couple of times a week (probably one weekend and one weekday session) to work in the garden. … 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 …

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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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