Westpac Rescue Helicopter named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity – 2018

Westpac Rescue Helicopter is New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity of 2018 according to the annual Reader’s Digest public poll. Westpac Rescue Helicopters service the four main New Zealand centres: Wellington, Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch; and from these bases cover the majority of New Zealand. These services are operated by the …

The bags have landed

In 2017 two motivated local women, Carolyn Irwin and Amanda Ritchie, introduced the Boomerang Bag model to Martinborough.  The community embraced the concept, donating fabric and countless sewing hours to create a wonderful array of over 1700 colourful bags for locals and visitors to use as an alternative to single …

Thank you Martinborough

Day two of DIY Marae. What an amazing community we have. Our whānau do us proud. I have never seen our trustees smile so much. The mahi continues, with returning and new whānau each becoming part of our marae and making their mark. If your local in Marty take a …

Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

The South Wairarapa Pony Club has completed a very successful season in which they provided four of the five riders in the Wairarapa- Wellington Team which won the NZPCA Mounted Games Teams National Title. This was capped by the team captain Jeremy Thurston being selected for a national team to …

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MARTINBOROUGH COMMUNITY CHOIR  – CONCERT JULY 17.

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The choir has been enjoying learning a wide variety of songs so far this year, and we’ve decided to present a mid-winter concert, in St. Andrew’s, on Tuesday evening, July 17. There’ll be more info in next month’s Star.

We’ll sing songs from the 16th Century to the present day (including a waiata arranged for us in 2018), as well as songs from movies, and vintage pop songs. 

Choir members enjoyed the opportunity to sing in smaller groups as part of our December concert last year, so we’ve decided to make the ‘small groups set’ part of our regular concert programme.

This year we’ve been lucky to have had another ‘choir masterclass’ from our fantastic patron, Mark Dorrell, and we’re hoping he’ll have time to come back and see us again soon. Mark is a wonderful conductor, pianist and vocal coach, and has become a good friend of our choir.

We always welcome new members into the choir, no audition necessary. An ability to read music is an advantage, but not essential.

If you’re interested in joining us, please come along to our concert, and/or contact vicbjones@gmail.com

WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

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It has been a while since I last wrote about the club and we have had a few changes – mainly with a newly formed committee to oversee both the Junior and Senior teams and ensure that moving forward we continue to grow as a Community based club.

We have 6 Junior teams entered in various grades this year and they kicked off their campaigns a few weeks ago and have performed exceptionally well to date – I have had the pleasure in watching most of them so far and each player has worn their shirt and represented Martinborough with pride.

The Junior Festival was held here on 26th May (with 2 more to follow) and we had a fantastic turn out and would also like to thank the team at Mitre 10 for the BBQ and the team at P & K for the food as it is always appreciated.

I would also like to give a special mention to Matt and his team at Burger Craft here in Martinborough as they are an additional sponsor of the Senior team and the club looks forward to supporting Matt and his team as much as he is looking forward to supporting us. … Continue Reading

Netball off to great start

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Southern Netball is off to an awesome start in 2018 with 6 teams competing from grade 1 to Future ferns. Martinborough Community Board and Mitre 10 have provided fabulous support to the club providing uniform and equipment while …… has supported us in training at the Martinborough Tennis Club. The club also kicked off the preseason with carparking at the Martinborough Fair and a very successful sausage sizzle on opening day.

The competition round started with wins to the Steel, Sting and Stars with the Storm loosing by just 3 goals.

Two of our players Tatiyana Hawkins and Maralyse Whiteman have been named in the Wairarapa Intermediate and Development teams respectively. Our coaches have had the opportunity to train with Irene van Dyke and it hasn’t stopped their we have also been named finalist in the 2017 Wairarapa Times Age Club of the Year and look forward to the result later in June.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the clubs positive start to the season.

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

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Organised by Susan and Nick from Medici Café and Susan Stephen, the event on Friday 25th May was an outstanding success raising $7737.50 for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

The event had sold out 12 days before the actual date so Bruce and Chris from the Village Café organised an event at the same time to coincide. At the completion of the breakfast at the Village Café, the group joined Medici Café and participated in the Auction.

Everybody brought out their pink attire with two lovely ladies, Anne and Jessica taking home the magnum of Schubert Rose and Dinner for Two at Peppers Parehua for the most fabulously dressed.

Accompanying the menu with a wonderful choice of 4 breakfasts was the newly released Palliser Rose Methods Traditionelle.

A highlight of the Auction saw a competitive bid for a countryside ride and coffee with Kevin and Dave on their Harley motorbikes. Wellington Wine Country provided fabulous wine for the auction, a Matt Guild print was keenly contested, Toast Martinborough tickets were snapped up as was a pink bird from the Chrystal Chain Gang. … Continue Reading

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Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

The South Wairarapa Pony Club has completed a very successful season in which they provided four of the five riders in the Wairarapa- Wellington Team which won the NZPCA Mounted Games Teams National Title. This was capped by the team captain Jeremy Thurston being selected for a national team to …

WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

It has been a while since I last wrote about the club and we have had a few changes – mainly with a newly formed committee to oversee both the Junior and Senior teams and ensure that moving forward we continue to grow as a Community based club. We have …

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

The 2019 is well underway for our Senior teams, we are enjoying some good rugby and look forward to the rest of the season.  With our Premiers and Reserves often playing at different places we often have at least one of them playing at home. Congratulations to Nikora Ewe,Tristan Flutey, Tipi Haira, James Pakoti and Christopher …

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