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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Wharekaka News

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Wharekaka News

Everyone enjoyed the mid year party.

Everyone enjoyed the mid year party.

Hello from Wharekaka,

Now with the shortest day behind us. We look forward to the weather improving.

Thanks to all those in the community who came by to see everything was as it should be during the recent flooding.

Grants and fundraising have assisted Wharekaka to purchase our additional van which has a wheelchair hoist and should be more accessible for the residents to use. You will however still see the old van around town as this will continue to be used with delivering of meals on wheels to Featherston.

Thanks to all the volunteer drivers who help make this possible. … Continue Reading

Junior sport

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Sports Comments Off on Junior sport

The Martinborough Micros and Magic  hockey teams.

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 over the Wairarapa participating. There are so many teams that it took over a month for the grading games to be completed! We have the Rockets playing in the Blue grade the Micros and the Magic both playing in the Yellow grade. These teams train on Monday lunchtimes at school under the careful guidance of Liz Larkin, Kiely Marshall and Kerry Campbell. The kids’ enthusiasm to get their stick on the ball is just fantastic – like bees to a honey pot! … Continue Reading

COMMUNITY BOARD UPDATE

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on COMMUNITY BOARD UPDATE

Our Community Board, which is YOUR Community Board, has been busy as usual. Here is an update on a couple of our recent projects.

To do our job well, we continue to emphasise and encourage COMMUNICATION. Whether you, the readers are ratepayers, residents or visitors, we love to hear from you! Over the past few months, we have been developing some plans to make this easier.

So as you browse through other pages of this excellent publication, look out for our ‘ENGAGEMENT SURVEY’… and send us your answers. You can use the copy in the STAR or complete a simple online version. In this survey we are looking for feedback on ‘town beautification’; a rather old-fashioned term meaning ways to make Martinborough a lovely place. The Board has some ideas and some funds, but of course wants to do things that you would like. … Continue Reading

Featherston’s Own Railway

August 7, 2017 August 2017 Comments Off on Featherston’s Own Railway
Mini Fell Train Carnival, Featherston,Saturday, train driver Peter Gibbs emerges from the tunnel

Mini Fell Train Carnival, Featherston,Saturday, train driver Peter Gibbs emerges from the tunnel

GRAND OPENING 2017 SEASON
Cross Creek Railway’s Mini Train Carnival
Saturday 2nd September 10am – 3pm
Clifford Square Featherston
Come and ride the sparkling ‘Sam Mac’ a replica of KiwiRail’s diesel engine and visit the all new ‘Train Stop’

Come and see all the Model Trains Displayed in the ANZAC HALL and whilst there, view the Children’s Colouring-in Competition for 3-12 year olds, you can have your say as to who wins the generous prizes by voting for your choice. BE IN TO WIN! Colouring Contest Entries available from Featherston Supermarket and Library. Sit and enjoy the Story Telling in warm comfort. Listen to JNX Band’s 60’s music. … Continue Reading

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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 …

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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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