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George and Angus have printed on their footpath a timely message for passers by 

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Lazy sneakers

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By day Kate Throp’s in charge of Margrain’s tasting room but she’s also great lover of shoes.  Perhaps that’s why a TV1 story about Lazy Sneakers first caught her eye.  

Lazy Sneakers was started in Wellington by 12 year old Maia Mariner who realised that not everyone at her school could play sport,  because they couldn’t afford suitable shoes.  She called her initiative Lazy Sneakers because she figured there were lots of sports shoes lying around unused in people’s cupboards   She wanted them to have an active life again.  … Continue Reading

Please tell us.

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You will probably notice that this issue is a bit light on interesting local items. With the lock down Chris obviously can’t get about to events or do interviews . So we are relying on you, our readers, to help by sending in items of interest. If you are unsure of your writing skills  give us a call and tell either Chris (306 8286) or Mike (3089 978) about it and we will get it into written words.

We do intend to keep publishing through these difficult times but do need to have items of local interest to fill the pages.  

Outside the Square

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March 25th, the deadline

For this poetry assignment;

The first of thirty days, they say,

Of solitary confinement.


The frost is in the freezer,

Not yet blanketing the ground

Cool Marty’s gone from party mode

To peace and quiet profound.

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Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

Our 1st XI team came so close to victory in their final of the A-grade competition against rivals, MIS Falcons.  Martinborough scored an early goal in the first half of the game and held their defence until MIS scored a late goal in the final 3 minutes to draw 1-1 …

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

Kahutara School managed to enter a total of three teams in various Wairarapa Hockey Association junior grades played at Clareville Hockey Stadium this season, a mean feat for a school of our size.  The Kahutara Blue team played Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did …

Junior Rugby

Our 2019 JAB season has come to an end, we have had an another amazing season with some awesome results. 2019 saw MRFC have around 75 registered players each year our numbers continue to grow and we have some huge things in the pipeline for 2020. Congratulations to all players …

Regular Features


Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog …

Cooking corner – Potato rendang

INGREDIENTS 8 small potatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 185 …

Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

Originally the Square was called Martin Square and the North – South and East – …

 Community Garden News

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret …

News from Wharekaka

The AGM was held on 19 September.  Attendees heard that Wharekaka is in good heart …

Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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