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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Regional Council notes

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Regional Council notes

Jasmine and agapanthus are common plants found in a great many gardens across New Zealand and certainly abundant in the Wairarapa.  They are synonymous with the older homesteads and properties that we are famous for and often invoke memories of yesteryear.  The starkness of the standalone electric blue flowers of original agapanthus and the perfume of jasmine in spring made them popular choices for gardeners.  An added attraction was their hardiness which was an added bonus given the harsh dryness of the summers of old and the solid frosts that the Wairarapa can deliver. … Continue Reading


May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

The 2017 season is underway for our Senior teams, our Premier team has started with a couple of very close losses against some tough teams. Our Reserve team has started the season positively with a good win over Gladstone. Both our teams will be at home on Saturday 6 May vs Marist so come on down and see them both in action. As always our Clubrooms are open, come on in and enjoy some hot food and liquid refreshments! … Continue Reading

Service above Self

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on Service above Self

Rotary has worked for our communities, largely behind the scenes, for over 100 years. The South Wairarapa Rotary Club has not been around quite that long, but has been very active in providing a wide range of facilities from Youth programmes, student bursaries and scholarships and international exchange programmes, to environmental and community projects and awards and of course the famous Martinborough Fair! … Continue Reading

The South Wairarapa Bridge Club

May 9, 2017 May 2017 Comments Off on The South Wairarapa Bridge Club

On Sunday April 2 the Greytown Town Centre was a place of deep concentration. In groups of four, ninety-two heads were bent over hands, feet plunked firmly under tables. This was a day of reckoning. A Wairarapa “Gunfight at OK Corral” but performed with bottoms on seats. This was the day of the great South Wairarapa Bridge Club Intermediate and Junior tournament. … 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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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 …


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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