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On Sunday,  6  June  2021  First Church, Martinborough will celebrate:

* 166 years since the first Presbyterian Service was held in the South Wairarapa

* 150 years since the first Church building was opened in Martinborough

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ARTIST FLAGS TO FLY AT BRIDGE AND 6 WAIRARAPA TOWNS – celebrating peace, horses and ANZAC Day   

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What happens when an artist loves horses, photography, textiles and children’s art?  Artist-designed flags will fly across six towns and at the ANZAC Memorial Bridge at Kaiparoro for the annual Service (2pm).

The ANZAC Bridge Fellowship for 2020/2021 honours the horses that went to war. It was awarded to Esther Bunning, NZ Professional Photographer of the Year 2020: a portrait artist experienced in photographing people as well as the wild Kaimanawa horses in the central plateau. For the ANZAC Bridge Fellowship project, Esther photographed the ANZAC Mounted Troopers – Les Chevaliers from Eketāhuna and Amuri Mounted Rifles from North Canterbury – who rode in formation from Eketāhuna to the Memorial Bridge on Armistice Day 2020. She also collaborated with the Mauriceville School community to create words and pictures for the flags.  … Continue Reading

Cooking Corner

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Corn fritters

These tasty corn fritters are rich in spice and flavour, and a quick way to use up leftover cooked corn, peas and potatoes. If you fancy a little less heat, omit the chilli.


110g (¾ cup) frozen corn kernels, blanched

50g (⅓ cup) cooked peas

2 large boiled potatoes, about 600g in total

(1 cup) dry breadcrumbs

1 tsp garam masala

½ tsp chopped chilli

2 garlic cloves, crushed

½ tsp finely chopped ginger … Continue Reading

Book Club exchange box 

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A new installation on the Lions Club  building is the result of several  months work by a local book club in Martinborough.  Current organiser Sue Darling explained a little of the background of the group: ” The Book group  began over ten  years ago when Ineke Kershaw contacted about a dozen friends and invited them to form a Book Group. Within a month we were signed up to the Book Discussion Scheme in Christchurch and began receiving our monthly read. Each December we explore the Scheme’s catalogue and send our  list of preferred reading for the year. The idea of providing a Book Exchange Box developed quite recently, with all members contributing to the costs of the materials.” … 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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