Artistic Directors Appointed for Martinborough Music Festival

A classical music festival between 29 September-October 1st was announced for Martinborough in the March STAR. Pianist, Michael Houstoun, will launch the Festival giving the Schimmel Grand Piano, gifted by the late Cherry van Kranen to the Martinborough community, its first public outing. Well known musicians and former NZSO players, …

BOOMERANG BAGS –BORROW & BRING BACK – BOOM!

A new project to reduce the number of plastic bags being used and discarded has been launched in Martinborough.
 The Martinborough community is being asked to donate fabric to make reusable “Boomerang Bags”. The bags will be available at a number of local businesses. If people forget their own bags, …

Challenging ride completed

The very long ride was completed when we arrived at the Bluff on 18th March, 27 days after we started at Cape Reinga. The journey for us was truly a once in a lifetime experience, cycling through this wonderful country of ours and meeting such fabulous iconic New Zealanders. The …

The $45,000 cookbook

The marvellous Cookbook “Tastes From Martinborough” has been a runaway success! Produced by the Wharekaka Auxiliary, to raise funds to provide hospital level care at Wharekaka Rest Home, the book has been enthusiastically embraced by locals and visitors alike and has quickly sold out of its’ 1000 copy print run. …

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Kay steps down

April 11, 2017 April 2017 Comments Off on Kay steps down

Kay-steps-down I would like to thanks everyone who in the last few years have supported me in arranging the Christmas parade her in Martinborough.

I now find it is time to ‘call it a day’ and my sincere wish is that somebody her in the township is prepared to ‘take over’ where I ‘left off’.
The Martinborough Christmas Parade is a wonderful opportunity for the people of our township to come together as a community to begin the Christmas Festivities, it is a time of great joy.
There are many people who have assisted me, in so many ways, to make this event a success each year. So I say a big ‘Thank You’ to you all for the generosity of your time and fellowship. Without all the assistance you have so kindly given me it would have been an impossible task.
Sincere thanks to all , Kay Mills

And on behalf of everybody: we thank you Kay all your work has been greatly appreciated by young and old.

KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR PETS EARS

April 11, 2017 April 2017 Comments Off on KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR PETS EARS

Clean, odour-free, pale pink colour and minimal accumulation of wax are all indications of healthy ears. You should check your pets ears regularly.
Signs of Ear Disease

• Unpleasant odour
• Excessive scratching and pawing of the ear and head
• Sensitivity to touch, often resulting in pain
• Constant tilting/shaking of the head to one side … Continue Reading

Know your town.

April 11, 2017 April 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Know your town.

Did you know?
The Martinborough Fairs began as a three day Bush Carnival in February 1973 to raise money for a replacement ambulance. The amount required was four thousand dollars (2017 = $49,164), the carnival raised six thousand ($73,747). The motto of the Martinborough Ambulance Service was ‘For faith in service of mankind’.

Four years later Bill Fetch took up the idea of Greytown Rotary holding a two day fair on the first Saturday of February and March. These were held in Soldier’s Square and attracted thirty five stall holders. And so the Martinborough Fairs began. … Continue Reading

Library News

April 11, 2017 April 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Library News

Martinborough Library first meeting of the Friends will be held on Wednesday 12 April at 5pm in the library.  Thank you to everyone who has registered an interest in joining.  This meeting is to discuss where we are going as a group and to get the Trust started.  We need two trustees so come prepared!  Meanwhile the fundraising is going strong. 
Our book bags are selling well – $4 each for home sewn fabric bags – what a bargain.  We have some staunch bag sewers who volunteer time, electricity and materials and who need a big round of applause.   They also need more cloth so please do a bit of de-cluttering and find some material for us.  Thanks so much.  I am now sewing lavender bags to order ($3 each), please let me know if you want some.  … Continue Reading

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Sports

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 …

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF

Congratulations to Pip Kirk winning the prestigious Carterton Womens Open Day Cup recently shooting an Gross 80, five shots clear of 2nd place getter Sereana Phillipps. Pip also had a stunning drive on number 11 to pick up the longest drive in 1st Division , a wedge into the green was …

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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 …

Waihinga Centre

No Longer Waiting “Ladies in Waiting” was performed by the Martinborough Little Theatre Society in …

COMMUNITY BOARD NEWS

Being the newest member on the Martinborough Community Board, I was given the opportunity to …

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