Artistic Directors Appointed for Martinborough Music Festival

A classical music festival between 29 September-October 1st was announced for Martinborough in the March STAR. Pianist, Michael Houstoun, will launch the Festival giving the Schimmel Grand Piano, gifted by the late Cherry van Kranen to the Martinborough community, its first public outing. Well known musicians and former NZSO players, …

BOOMERANG BAGS –BORROW & BRING BACK – BOOM!

A new project to reduce the number of plastic bags being used and discarded has been launched in Martinborough.
 The Martinborough community is being asked to donate fabric to make reusable “Boomerang Bags”. The bags will be available at a number of local businesses. If people forget their own bags, …

Challenging ride completed

The very long ride was completed when we arrived at the Bluff on 18th March, 27 days after we started at Cape Reinga. The journey for us was truly a once in a lifetime experience, cycling through this wonderful country of ours and meeting such fabulous iconic New Zealanders. The …

The $45,000 cookbook

The marvellous Cookbook “Tastes From Martinborough” has been a runaway success! Produced by the Wharekaka Auxiliary, to raise funds to provide hospital level care at Wharekaka Rest Home, the book has been enthusiastically embraced by locals and visitors alike and has quickly sold out of its’ 1000 copy print run. …

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DID YOU KNOW

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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

Challenging ride completed

April 11, 2017 April 2017 Comments Off on Challenging ride completed

Challenging_rideThe very long ride was completed when we arrived at the Bluff on 18th March, 27 days after we started at Cape Reinga. The journey for us was truly a once in a lifetime experience, cycling through this wonderful country of ours and meeting such fabulous iconic New Zealanders. The Tour Aotearoa course (designed by Jonathan Kennett) had us cycle minimally on main highways, but mostly on secondary roads and cycle ways such as the Hauraki Cycleway, Waikato River Trail, Timber trail, Wanganui Mountains to Sea Trail , Manawatu Cycleway, Rimutaka Cycleway, Nelson Great Taste Trail, West Coast Wilderness Trail, Lake Hawea/Wanaka Trail, Arrowtown/Queenstown Trail and Around the Mountains Southland Trail. … Continue Reading

First Church News

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Now we are into April, there is a feeling of the town settling down after all the Summer events that we and so many visitors have enjoyed.
We wish our vineyards good harvesting and we trust winemakers will rise to the challenges of this season and work their magic once again to produce their outstanding wine
Give thanks for hope, that like the wheat, the grain lying in darkness does its life retain in resurrection to grow green again, Hallelujah! … Continue Reading

Exposing DNA

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When the King of Sweden presented his Nobel Prize for Medicine he didn’t just give it to those limelight-hogging scientists J D Watson and Francis Crick. There was third recipient who seems to often be forgotten – New Zealander Maurice Wilkins, a Wairarapa man who was born at Pongaroa.
While Watson and Crick’s contribution is well heralded and most people recognise them as being the discoverers of DNA and indeed they were the first to announce their theory of the conjecture.

However it wasn’t until Maurice Wilkins had done a huge lot of work on the proposal that it was accepted as a fact. In short Maurice ‘proved’ the conjecture.
Also greatly short changed was the scientist Rosalind Franklin who had done the initial work on the subject with Watson and Crick using her work as a basis for their own, a fact they never acknowledged. Indeed there is written opinion that they actually stole her material.

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Sports

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 …

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF

Congratulations to Pip Kirk winning the prestigious Carterton Womens Open Day Cup recently shooting an Gross 80, five shots clear of 2nd place getter Sereana Phillipps. Pip also had a stunning drive on number 11 to pick up the longest drive in 1st Division , a wedge into the green was …

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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 …

Waihinga Centre

No Longer Waiting “Ladies in Waiting” was performed by the Martinborough Little Theatre Society in …

COMMUNITY BOARD NEWS

Being the newest member on the Martinborough Community Board, I was given the opportunity to …

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