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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Library news

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Library news

Sad news from the library this month – our lovely Janet is off to greener pastures.  You can still catch her at Masterton Library where she now works but we poor souls will have to do without her.  My thanks to Janet for her years of working alongside me and all the massive work she has put into the Reading Programme, Book Babies and the Te Reo work she has done  – there are lots of children and adults who will miss her in our library.  All our best wishes go with you Janet.  … Continue Reading

Maree’s Musings

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Maree’s Musings

UP and DOWN and OUT … and IN?

Four little words with a few simple meanings. HAH! Don’t be fooled; they can be used UP IN a multitude of ways.
I found OUT, starting OUT, when it comes DOWN to it, that UP has many meanings. If you are UP to it, look UP UP IN your dictionary. It takes UP almost a page, adding UP to many definitions. Experts can get DOWN to work and work OUT more; building UP a list of other ways IN which UP is used.  It will take UP a lot of time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. It’s UP to you! 
UP doesn’t need direction. There’s wake UP, speak UP, write UP, mixed UP, call UP, brighten UP, polish UP, warm UP, clean UP, lock UP, fix UP, stir UP (trouble!), line UP, work UP an appetite – by working OUT, maybe. Getting to the top of your game needs UPskilling. Talk yourself UP. Good to be OUT IN front. Going UP? Inside – UPstairs; skywards – UP IN the air. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Community Board Update

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Martinborough Community Board Update

There is a lot going on at the moment, Local Government can seem boring but if there was ever a time to get involved this is it:
Proposed Wairarapa District Council
This proposal is not a done deal and it is vitally important that all Wairarapa residents have their say. The final date for submissions is the 3rd May. You can find out more at www.lgc.govt.nz or view hard copies at the library or council offices. If you have an opinion make sure your voice is heard and make a submission, whatever happens next will have a long lasting effect on Martinborough and the Wairarapa for years to come. … Continue Reading


May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

Martinboroug-FC-update A lot has been happening with the new set up over the past few months…
At the end of March we had our official launch with Paul Ifill (Ex Wellington Phoenix and current Wairarapa United player) taking 18 of our local children for an hour’s training. We also unveiled our new look kit. A great turnout by children, parents and senior team players made it a fantastic event. … 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 …


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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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 …


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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