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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.

… Continue Reading


Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

Regular Features

From the mayor

Merry Christmas! We now have a new electorate MP, Keiran McAnulty and I look forward …

Cooking corner

Catering for a vegetarian this Christmas? Here’s the Vegan Society’s Nut Roast recipe Ingredients  1 …

Councillor comment

Here we are the last Star for the year and what a year it has …

Did you know

I’M DREAMING of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out I’ll drink the …

Recyling calendar

December Wednesday 2nd glass Wednesday 9th wheelie bin Wednesday 16th glass Saturday 26th wheelie bin …

Regional Council notes

Time to start thinking Older residents in our region may well remember the massive flooding …

News from First Church

May these be the gifts your Christmas brings – Peace, Gladness, Good Health   and …

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