MARTINBOROUH RUGBY CLUB

The season is over for the Premier and Senior Reserve teams, and what a season it was! Our Premier team made it to the Tui Cup Final, our first final in 24 year years…the last time we won was 26 years ago! Unfortunately it was not to be the fairy …

Wharekaka benefits from delightful musical soirée


One reason Martinborough is such a great place to live is the amazing range of amenities we have, many of which are no longer available in other small New Zealand towns. Wharekaka Rest Home, run by locals for locals, is one of those treasures. With the recent upgrade to hospital-level …

‘Bikes for kids’ greatly appreciated

The Men’s Shed’s most successful project is “Bikes for Kids” which has been underway for several months. Thanks to the donations of bikes of all sizes from the community, over 30 bikes have been reconditioned to good working order and placed in schools and the Wairarapa Youth Program located in …

Helping Our Community Flourish

v We don’t want to be the hearse at the bottom of the cliff”, says Pam Shackleton the Practice Manager at Martinborough Health Centre. ‘We’d much prefer our patients to be happy and healthy and not coming to see us at all!’ With that in mind Pam is leading a …

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Martinborough A Starlight Reserve

September 13, 2017 September 2017 Comments Off on Martinborough A Starlight Reserve

We all know Martinborough is unique. It is the only town situated east of the Ruamahanga river, there is no noisy state highway passing through it, we have boutique vineyards at our back door, a leafy  square at the centre of the Union Jack town plan. However, there is a starring role for Martinborough that has been overlooked until now, enabled by the lack of light pollution and the proximity to ‘Stonehenge’ and Wellington.
This has got astronomers and tourists excited who have been wowed by the abundant clear night skies in NZ, something that is often sadly lacking at home.
Martinborough now has the infra structure of accommodation, cafes and restaurants to attract night sky watchers from all over the world.
A meeting is to be held in the Lions Clubrooms Wednesday 4th October at 7.00pm where the feasibility and interest of Martinborough becoming a Starlight Village will be discussed. The main issue is likely to be altering the town’s lighting.
Councillors, The Phoenix Astrological Society and interested people have been invited and if the night sky opportunities interest you, please feel free to come along.
Contact David Kershaw 3069 805 / 021 625 327 for information 

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

September 13, 2017 September 2017 Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

The Wairarapa Womens Interclub Competitions Riverside Cup and Tilson Salver have had more postponements this season than the bar has been open on a Wednesday. In saying that the teams have enjoyed the Matchplay format and the hospitality received from the other Wairarapa host clubs. We finished mid pack. Congrats to Eketahuna for winning the Riverside Cup and to Masterton for winning the Tilson Salver. … Continue Reading

Mobility trap

September 13, 2017 September 2017 Comments Off on Mobility trap

The raising of a pedestrian crossing has create a real trap for mobility scooter and wheelchairs, as one of our residents recently found out. Entering the crossing Texas Street Denise Evan’s wheelchair suddenly tipped backwards as it climbed the steep gradient from the gutter. … Continue Reading

Outward Bound Scholarship

September 13, 2017 September 2017 Comments Off on Outward Bound Scholarship

In the spirit of the 2017 motto, “Leaving a lasting legacy”, Inner Wheel of South Wairarapa welcomes applications from young Wairarapa women aged 16 – 26, to apply for a partially funded position on a 21 day course to Outward Bound.  This sponsorship is a result of our silent auction held in Greytown, which allows us to help three candidates towards their Outward Bound experience. The courses have spaces in December, 2017, January, February and April 2018. It is recommended that prospective candidates explore reviews on the Outward Bound website, w.w.w.outwardbound.co.nz.
For the application form, contact Anne Hayden anne.hayden30@gmail.com

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MARTINBOROUH RUGBY CLUB

The season is over for the Premier and Senior Reserve teams, and what a season it was! Our Premier team made it to the Tui Cup Final, our first final in 24 year years…the last time we won was 26 years ago! Unfortunately it was not to be the fairy …

Junior Sport

U13 Boys Hockey The 2017 Wairarapa U13 Hatch Cup representative hockey team performed well at its first mini tournament in Stratford on the 12 and 13 August, securing wins over Manawatu, Wanganui and Horowhenua. The team is well represented by the South Wairarapa this year with Jarrod Yee, Hamish Kill, …

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 …

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Waihinga Centre

____________________________________________ A White Square on a White Field One of Mondrian’s most famous paintings, “A …

Know your town

Martinborough Picture Theatre 1913 – 1964 The first movie theatre proprietors were Garland and Stewart …

Library news

Welcome to Summer! What a welcome sight and feel all that sunshine is after the …

Fire Brigade

The amalgamation of the NZ Fire Service with 39 rural fire authorities on the 1st …

Waihinga Centre

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News from First Church

We are pleased we decided to hold our weekly meetings during July and August in …

Wharekaka News

Hello from Wharekaka, Now with the shortest day behind us. We look forward to the …

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