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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Friends of Martinborough Cemetary

September 13, 2017 September 2017 Comments Off on Friends of Martinborough Cemetary

I am looking to form a group to be Friends of the Martinborough Cemetery. This is the cemetery on Huangaura Road.
My idea is that initially it will be to tackle cleaning some of the headstones which are covered in moss and lichen, and then depending on ideas that the group come up with look at planting some gardens to increase the colour and brighten the whole area up.
Last but not least then fundraising to have a toilet and handbasin located within the grounds of the Cemetery.
If you are keen to be part of this group, then please contact me
Pam Colenso Phone: (home) 06 3069503 or (mobile) 0274414892
Email: pmcolenso@xtra.co.nz

Fire Brigade

September 13, 2017 Regular Features, September 2017 Comments Off on Fire Brigade

The amalgamation of the NZ Fire Service with 39 rural fire authorities on the 1st of July brought together our country’s urban and rural fire services for the first time. The Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade (MVFB) is now part of a much larger national organisation with new and better ways of working together. By world standards, Fire and Emergency NZ is a large emergency service. MVFB are one of 690 fire brigades and fire forces with over 14,000 personnel spread out across NZ. 83% of those personnel are either rural or urban volunteers who provide emergency coverage to more than 95% of the New Zealand’s land mass. … Continue Reading

Amici Ensemble returns for Greytown Concert

September 13, 2017 September 2017 Comments Off on Amici Ensemble returns for Greytown Concert

The Greytown Music Group’s last concert for 2017, on Sunday 8 October at 4pm, sees the welcome return of the Amici Ensemble. The group was formed in 1988 by NZSO Assistant Concertmaster Donald Armstrong, and is committed to performing works of all periods for differing combinations of instruments from the very small to the very large.
As the name suggests, the members of the Ensemble are great friends, and also colleagues, from principal chairs of the NZSO. They are joined for this concert by well known international pianist Jian Liu. … Continue Reading

‘Bikes for kids’ greatly appreciated

September 13, 2017 September 2017, Uncategorized Comments Off on ‘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 Featherston. The kids from Pirinoa and Tuturumuri schools now have a selection of sizes to fit everyone. More donated bikes, especially for the small kids, would be appreciated. … Continue Reading

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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

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 …

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