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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Fun in the Afternoons

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Fun in the Afternoons

Fun-in-the-afternoons Most afternoons after school St Andrew’s, 41 Dublin Street, is buzzing with happy children, thanks to The Homework Club and the volunteers who make it happen. The Club offers children not only help with homework but also a place to play, relax and interact with friendly, supportive adults. … Continue Reading

Golf Club news

May 9, 2017 May 2017, Sports Comments Off on Golf Club news

Golf-Clb-news-photoThe 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 is a bit of activity going on behind the 1st Tee to the side of the practise nets. A practise green is taking shape complete with a green side bunker. 
We are blessed with a number of members who are keen to roll up their sleeves and do stuff around the course; most do not have the slightest bit of interest in being on a committee. We very much value and appreciate all you do for the Club. … Continue Reading

From the Mayor

May 9, 2017 May 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on From the Mayor

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Martinborough ANZAC Day commemoration; it was a wonderful to see so many people taking the time to remember those who fought for New Zealand during WW1 and WW2. Thank you to the RSA for organising the ceremony, Rev Sam Bate for officiating at the service and to the Martinborough Fire Brigade for the refreshments which were very much appreciated by all. I believe the Lake Ferry ceremony was also well patronised. … Continue Reading

Leave my name alone

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Leave my name alone

 BY JOHN ANSELL
 
Gidday, my name is Michael
I’ve two other names as well
I share them with my parents
But for how long who can tell?
 
My Mum’s called Nancy Inkersell
But when she was quite small
She was named after a passage-way
Her name was Nancy Hall. … 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 …

Regular Features

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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