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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News from First Church

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on News from First Church

On a beautiful morning at the coast members of First Church joined locals and visitors at Lake Ferry to celebrate ANZAC Day in a moving service led by our minister Rev. Dr Jim Veitch. Local Maori welcomed everyone and took part with music and singing.

There will be a concert in First Church on Sunday afternoon of 14th May at 2pm
with local talented musicians – see posters with photographs round town … Continue Reading

On show at Ventana Gallery

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on On show at Ventana Gallery

We’ve had some time changes for the gallery openings – All openings are free admission with drinks and nibbles provided at Ventana in the gallery, 8 Kitchener Street, Martinborough. 

Visionary Nature – Bella Foster and Oscar Clarke 28 April – 19 June – Two emerging Wellington artists showcase their photography and intricately detailed hand drawn pieces – OPENING: 5.30pm Friday 28th April … Continue Reading

One bygone era meets another

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on One bygone era meets another

One-bygone-era-meets-another-(a) 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 and Stevens yard. Jim’s impressive line up of stationary engines chugged happily away, well all but two which proved to be a bit recalcitrant on the day. … Continue Reading

RED CROSS CELEBRATES A BIRTHDAY on MAY 8th

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on RED CROSS CELEBRATES A BIRTHDAY on MAY 8th

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements celebrate a ‘birthday’ each year on May 8th; the birthdate of Henry Dunant who is the founder of the movement.
Our Red Cross in New Zealand is just one of the 186 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies throughout the world. There are now over 100 million volunteers worldwide and the organisation prides itself on being free of government influence and being without political, religious or cultural bias. … 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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