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Two Words of Seven Letters

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Two words of seven letters,

Six of them the same.

The high road or the low road?

The honour or the shame? … Continue Reading


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One of the four channels of communications for the Business Association is ADVOCACY. I’ve adapted the header quote by Charles Leadbeater as I think that it says what our expectations are.

It’s important particularly in todays unexpected environment to advocate on behalf of our members to provide public support for ideas, plans or ways of doing something.

The Association is working with Council on a number of matters like Innovating Street Design, the idea of transferring some of the SH53 road to Memorial Square to a Local Road enabling more flexible adaptation of the road and adjacent area to meet local needs. This initiative is wider than just the Business Association and we were happy to endorse and support the proposal to investigate this. … Continue Reading

Waihinga Charitable Trust Winds Up

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On the 8th December the Trustees of the Waihinga Charitable Trust resolved to wind up the Trust at the end of the financial year. The Waihinga Centre, Park and Playground are complete and the Trust has received and passed on all pledges and donated funds to the South Wairarapa District Council. 

The Trustees have completed their task and the Trust has fulfilled its purpose. The Trust’s remaining funds and a recent very generous bequeath will be spent on the Playground and the Waihinga Centre under the direction of the Trustees.  … Continue Reading

Under The Martinborough Stars

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As humans, we are very good at seeing patterns in everything; from clouds that look like dinosaurs, to seeing religious figures in a piece of burnt toast. Our ancient ancestors, from all corners of the globe would do the same with stars.

These patterns were remembered and the oral traditions of connecting these stars and these patterns began through telling stories and legends many thousands of years ago. Our sky is riddled with legends from all cultures, linking what they would see in the sky at a particular time to something that was happening in their environment. 

When you saw the three stars, Tautoru/ Orions Belt/ The Pot, rise in the early Summer in the Eastern evening, you knew it was a good time to catch birds to save for the Winter months ahead as they would be slow and fat after feasting on spring berries. … 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, …

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