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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News from First Church

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We are pleased we decided to hold our weekly meetings during July and August in our hall instead of the church, and we are enjoying the cosier relaxed setting which has encouraged interesting and open discussion – re-examining what we find important about our faith, looking at the long history and development of Christianity and sharing how we can understand its place and its meaning for us today. We have been thinking about interaction of history and truth, looking to find a truth in the old Bible “stories” which makes sense for us now. We are discovering how important it is to us to be able to think and analyse, and share our thoughts and discoveries with others. And there is laughter too! … Continue Reading

Maree’s musings

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LIFE’S a BEACH?

It probably won’t come as a surprise to you readers that the subject of water has been much on my mind of late. Hopefully this does not imply I’m wet behind the ears, or have ‘water on the brain’ thanks to an impervious skull; but it seems to have snuck its way into most other crevices.

Many things aquatic have flowed into conversations recently. First we delighted in our success in the America’s Cup; at the same time learning how to foil the opposition and the significance of the timely expression ‘On Yer Bike!’ However, more recently, our delight has been almost swamped by a deluge almost beyond belief. Maybe I have an overactive imagination, but I entertained visions of Team New Zealand doing a practice circuit round the Square; thus combining two aquatic Events. … Continue Reading

Life Flight rescues

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Life flight rescues Life Flight’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Air Ambulance Plane helped 106 people between 27 June and 26 July. 10 of those patients are from the Wairarapa region. The photo taken was in the Wairarapa earlier this month. The patient had been injured in a farm tractor incident.

BOOK LAUNCH FUNDRAISER

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Carole Brungar.

Carole Brungar.

The Nam Legacy by award-winning New Zealand author, Carole Brungar

Rural Women New Zealand, Martinborough Branch is hosting a fundraising event for Wharekaka Projects.
Award-winning New Zealand author, Carole Brungar will be guest speaker at an afternoon tea to be held in Martinborough on August 27th. The author will be speaking about her latest novel, The Nam Legacy and signing copies. Set in New Zealand and Vietnam, The Nam Legacy is an epic love story set during the 60’s and 70’s. 

After eighteen months in Vietnam, New Zealand soldier Jack Coles thought killing others to stay alive would be the hardest thing he would ever have to live with. He was wrong. Although the nightmare of what he saw and did haunt him constantly, what tortures him the most, is what he has left behind. … 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 …

Regular Features

Waihinga Centre

Open to Change If you are just walking or driving past the Town Hall it …

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 …

COMMUNITY BOARD UPDATE

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

Know your town

The John Martin Family John Martin arrived at Wellington along with nineteen family members on …

Book review – Breaking ranks

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

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