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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Christopher Hutton – Solo Cello Concert – Reflecting Bach

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Christopher Hutton – Solo Cello Concert – Reflecting Bach

Christopher-Hutton The Greytown Music Group’s next concert, on Saturday 27 May at 4pm, will be a solo cello recital given by Christopher Hutton.
Born and brought up in Wellington, Christopher studied at Boston University and the Eastman School of Music in the United States. He is now an Associate Professor of Violincello at Furman University in South Carolina, and also performs widely in solo and chamber music recitals in the USA and Europe, with occasional trips back to NZ. He has recorded for Radio NZ, and collaborated with composers including New Zealanders Helen Bowater and Christopher Marshall. … Continue Reading

Cooking corner

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Cooking corner

Cooking-corner Mussel fritters
Ingredients
350g  
frozen mussel meat, thawed and finely chopped
4  
eggs
2 cups 
wholemeal flour
1/2 cup 
fresh parsley, chopped
2  
spring onion, chopped
2/3 cup 
low fat milk
1/2 cup 
low fat, unsweetened yoghurt
2 tsp 
baking powder
2 tbsp 
canola oil … Continue Reading

Back to Back Shakespeare Regional Champions

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Back to Back Shakespeare Regional Champions

Back-to-back-Shakespeare-ChampionsThe 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 the National Competition which takes places over Queen’s Birthday weekend in Wellington.  Facing off against 48 other schools from around the country is a challenge, but one the students are thoroughly looking forward to. … Continue Reading

Did you know

May 9, 2017 May 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Did you know

LIFE FLIGHT’S Westpac Rescue Helicopter has flown to the Wairarapa eight times this month (between 1 Apr and 25 Apr). Six of the responses were for urgent medical reasons, including the urgent transfer of a newborn baby in an incubator. The other two were accident responses – a car accident and a quad bike accident.  

STATISTICS gathered by Stats NZ showed that the Fire Brigade is the most trusted organisations in New Zealand. Followed by Maritime NZ and DOC. The criteria included social responsibility, reliability and believability.

RESEARCHES at Carnegie University studying world wide between Instagram use between January and June 2016 found that during that period seventy three people had fatal accidents while trying to take selfies. … 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 …

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

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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Did you know

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 …

DID YOU KNOW

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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