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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A Great Mix of Jazz

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The seventh spring festival of Jazz in Martinborough will bring a wide range of styles to our wine village for four days of entertaining music and events. From New Orleans blues to original modern jazz and everything in between, we have something for everyone.

“This year’s festival will be dedicated to the founder of Jazz in Martinborough, Ian Cresswell, who unexpectedly passed away recently” says Ted Preston, festival co-founder. “Ian was the producer for the festival and without him there would be no Jazz in Martinborough – so this one’s for him.” … Continue Reading

South Wairarapa Rotary Club

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Mary Mason and Ian Grigor with the promisory note for $82,000.

Mary Mason and Ian Grigor with the promisory note for $82,000.


Change of Helmsman (or is it HelmsLady) at historic Anzac Hall, Featherston

Mary Mason of Featherston has been elected President of the South Wairarapa Rotary Club for the next 12 months. Mary succeeds Pat Dette who has ably managed the South Wairarapa Rotary Club through a year of growth, filled with fine food and fellowship with a good helping of community service successes.

Mary is a familiar figure in Featherston circles, an enthusiastic member of the local craft scene and a former organiser of the Martinborough Fair. She has done a wonderful job as director of the Club fellowship committee and we look forward to a great year under her watchful eye. … Continue Reading

SOUTH WAIRARAPA REBUS CLUB

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MIDWINTER LUNCH

We decided it was time to venture “over the hill” for a change for our midwinter lunch. This turned out to be a good decision as we had a great time at the Aston Norwood Garden cafe.

It was a nice change sitting around tables chatting and catching up rather than the more formal setup involved in sitting in front of a guest speaker. The food was lovely, the company great and there was plenty of laughter. Between courses we decided to ensure the brains were all working so we had a very enjoyable quiz organised by our own Hilda. The results were a good balance – reassured us that our brains were still working and our general knowledge pretty good without being perfect and giving us swollen heads! … Continue Reading

Les Bons Vivants – Violin, Flute and Harp

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Les Bob Viviants
Chamber music with joie de vivre is the theme of Les Bons Vivants, a group of musicians from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra: Amandine Guerin, violin, Anthony Ferner, flute, and Helen Webby, harp. France and the Antipodes meet, musically, at 57 Wood Street in Greytown at 7.30pm on Saturday 19 August, before the group continues on its Chamber Music NZ tour.

The music to be performed is for varying combinations of the three instruments. Trios by Ibert and Leclair, and Duos for violin and harp by Saint-Saens and Faure, will be interspersed with a new commission for solo harp by New Zealander Lissa Meridan, another new commission for all three players by Alex van der Broek, a Suite for flute, violin and harp by Eugene Goosens, who lived most of his life in Australia, and Jack Body’s Rain Forest for flute, alto flute and harp. … 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

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News from First Church

We are pleased we decided to hold our weekly meetings during July and August in …

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COMMUNITY BOARD UPDATE

Our Community Board, which is YOUR Community Board, has been busy as usual. Here is …

Know your town

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Book review – Breaking ranks

Breaking Ranks is James McNeish’s final book, the manuscript being completed shortly before he died. …

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