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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Two by Two

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Two-by-Two “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins”. As said Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the urbane, cigar smoking, patrician German who was once one of the most influential architects in America.
When Frederick Charles Daniell submitted his competitive plans for the Martinborough Town Hall*, carefully drawn with ink and water colour on cream paper in 1912, he was very aware of the visual solidity of brick structures. The bricks made in Silverstream, in relatively close proximity, could easily be supplied to Martinborough – the perfect building material.

There was at that stage no thought of the earthquake risk. The Waihinga Centre project is of course bringing the building up to current earthquake strengthening requirements.
As part of the demolition process, the construction team pulled the lining off the wall, between the supper room and the main auditorium, exposing the inner brick wall 300 mls thick, carefully built and robust. … Continue Reading

Student Voice –

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Living off the Land…
On Friday, we used potatoes grown in the school garden to make hot chips. We also brought things along from home from our gardens to share like lettuce. Anna gave us some home made tomato sauce, some tomatoes and cucumber. We had sausages and hot chips and salad with bread. Next time we will try and borrow a bread maker. It was fun and everyone helped to do something.
Pippa Mc Neil, Yr 5 Tuturumri School

That’s Wyoming

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Coal-loving Wyoming legislators are pushing a bill to outlaw wind and solar.
On the first day of the state’s 2017 legislative session, nine Republican lawmakers filed legislation that would bar utilities from using electricity produced by large-scale renewable energy projects.

The bill, whose sponsors are primarily from the state’s top coal-producing counties, would require utilities to use only approved energy sources like coal, natural gas, nuclear power, hydroelectric, and oil. While individual homeowners and small businesses could still use rooftop solar or backyard wind, utilities would face steep fines if they served up clean energy.

Maree’s musings

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The MYSTERY of … MONEY

We all know what money is and does. According to a song, it makes the world go round. If you have some; it will line your pockets or more commonly, burn a hole in them. It can slip through your fingers at the drop of a hat – the one that’s passed around, that is.
Money’s been with us for yonks, but our concept of it has changed. For a start, it was any object which had a certain value which could be used to ‘pay’ for something useful. This became handy to replace bartering – a swap system of real items such as cows, cooking pots, cereals etc; which didn’t always work out, as it relied on a ‘coincidence of wants’: that is, when you have something someone else wants, and vice versa. … 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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