865 Borrow & Bring Back bags boomeranging in our community

With the support of the Martinborough community and tireless efforts of our fantastic sewing groups and generous individuals Boomerang bags has enjoyed monthly sewing bees since Feb 2017. Thanks to often anonymous or otherwise unending generosity of too many individuals to mention (you all know who you are! A heartfelt …

The less you say the more you say

Father Don Morrison, our local Catholic Priest who has served the South Wairarapa for 32 years recently celebrated 60 years in the Priesthood. The combined community (Catholic and Non-Catholic) and local dignitaries honoured this occasion on Saturday, July 22nd with a Mass attended by His Eminence Cardinal John Dew and …

Junior sport

We hope you all enjoyed a well-earned break over the school holidays as we head into the second half of the hockey season with all the flooding and snow hopefully behind us. The new Tuesday 6-aside format seems to be working well, with a huge number of teams from all …

Locked in – again

Who takes responsibility for the roads which connect Martinborough to the outside world? Who will step up to solve one of Martinborough’s increasingly vexing issues – isolation by flooding that leaves a community dependent on farming and tourism virtually cut off from the outside on an increasingly regular basis? In …

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The Kokomai Creative Festival

August 7, 2017 August 2017 Comments Off on The Kokomai Creative Festival

13 to 22 October 2017

The Kokomai Creative Festival returns to the Wairarapa for its third outing on Friday the 13th October 2017. The region will once again be buzzing for 10 days with a stunning range of events covering the genres of dance, theatre, visual arts, film, circus, comedy, literature and music, lots of music.

“This Festival we have performers coming from as far away as Germany, Switzerland and Ireland plus of course lots of local New Zealand talent” says Heid Holbrook, Festival Director. “Returning this year is the hugely popular workshops which are generally run by our very successful local Wairarapa creatives”.
Events are programmed right across the Wairarapa from Martinborough, Featherston up to Masterton and out to Tinui, plus locations in between. … Continue Reading

From the Mayor

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On 18th July the Local Government Commission released a final proposal for a new Wairarapa District Council. The proposal is in line with the draft proposal released in March.

The LGC states that they are “confident that combining the three existing small councils into one medium sized local authority will have many advantages for the Wairarapa in capturing opportunities now and meeting the challenges of the future.” The commissioners also commented that “the final proposal is in your hands.” They “encourage the community to exercise its right to ask for a Wairarapa-wide poll.”
I encourage you all to read the proposal which is available on the LGC website, the SWDC website and in libraries. Links to these websites are also on the SWDC Facebook page. I am sure a petition for a poll will be initiated; if this happens then it will be over to vote. Details of how to organise a petition are also on the LGC website. … Continue Reading

Does my pet have dental disease?

August 7, 2017 August 2017 Comments Off on Does my pet have dental disease?

Some common signs that your pet may have dental disease include:
Bad breath
Yellow/brown tartar on teeth
Dribbling
Difficulty eating
Pawing or rubbing the mouth
Loose teeth or tooth loss
Bleeding gums
They often show no signs at all! … Continue Reading

Top Drawer String Players for Martinborough Music Festival

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The last two performances for the Martinborough Music Festival will be the Yuka Eguchi String Quartet and an Octet.

The string quartet is one of the most prominent chamber ensembles in classical music. Austrian composer Joseph Haydn is credited with beginning a repertoire of countless compositions that have been written for string quartets since the 1750s by other composers. Needless to say, there are countless quartets to play them. These days, it is quite common for string quartets to commission their own works, or, to be approached by composers to write works for them. … Continue Reading

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Sports

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 …

Junior sport

The Martinborough Micros and Magic  hockey teams.

We hope you all enjoyed a well-earned break over the school holidays as we head into the second half of the hockey season with all the flooding and snow hopefully behind us. The new Tuesday 6-aside format seems to be working well, with a huge number of teams from all …

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 …

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Waihinga Centre

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COMMUNITY BOARD UPDATE

Our Community Board, which is YOUR Community Board, has been busy as usual. Here is …

Know your town

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Book review – Breaking ranks

Breaking Ranks is James McNeish’s final book, the manuscript being completed shortly before he died. …

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