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, …


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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Mens Shed looking for more bikes

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Last month Martinborough Mens Shed announced a project in partnership with the Martinborough School and Green Jersey Cycle Tours to recycle donated bicycles for school kids. The Shed has delivered 4 reconditioned bicycles and have two in repair for delivery soon.
Some of the donated bikes are too small for primary students so Martinborough Kindergarten has agreed to distribute to tiny tots as well. Three bikes have been delivered to them, complete with training wheels. … Continue Reading

Museum ANZAC display

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Museum-ANZAC-display MARTINBOROUGH MUSEUM has a special display of it’s World War One era collection. Along with the specific ANZAC display there is much of specific local interest which makes this display well worth a visit. The display will remain for the next two months. The Museum is open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 1.30 and 3.30 pm. Or by arrangement phone 3069 745

Pony Club’s multi successes

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Pony-club-multi-successes South Wairarapa Pony Club member Lucy Marshall teamed up with Emma Jones from the Wellington Pony Club to compete in the Mounted Games Pairs competition at the Horse Of The Year Show held at Hastings. Competing in the under twelve years category over four days; two days of round robin racing followed by the third day semi final and then on the fourth the final. They won the Final in a very close finish to become the New Zealand champions. … Continue Reading

Popin to Playcentre

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Popin-to-play-centrePreschoolers and their caregivers were invited to Martinborough Playcentre to get messy, get wet and be creative with found objects as part of Playcentre Week 2017, held from March 5 to 11. The usual weekly sessions were themed Messy Monday, Wet Wednesday and Trash is Treasure Thursday and lots of fun was had by all who attended.
Playcentre Awareness Week is celebrated each year to promote the value of parent-led early education for children.  Playcentre gives children the opportunity to explore their environment and choose their own activities, with their parent or caregiver. Connecting children, families and their communities is something Playcentres have been doing forover75 years, and the week was an opportunity to celebrate and focus on that connection. … Continue Reading

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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 …


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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Fire Brigade report

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