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Book Review (b)Rangatira

Ngati Wai Chief Paratene Te Manu was one of the Maori warriors painted by Gottfried Lindauer in 1866. Paula Morris is Paratene’s great granddaughter.

The story of Paratene’s journey to England as part of a group of Maori and their subsequent adventures have been passed down through the family generations. As a writer Paula thought this would make a good short story. However once she began confirming the known facts she realised that there was much more than just a short story. … Continue Reading

A Well Deserved Award

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ANZCA ASM College Ceremony

ANZCA ASM College Ceremony

Martinborough is home to many people whose backgrounds and working lives are little known but immensely interesting. Dr Steuart Henderson is one of them, with a long and illustrious career in anaesthesia that was recently recognised with the award of the ANZCA Medal.

Steuart describes the anaesthetist as “the invisible person in the surgical team”, and says with a smile that “it’s a happily anonymous role”. The surgeon traditionally takes on the role of captain of the ship, but the anaesthetist sees their position as one of a team. Yet their education and training is as extensive as the surgeon, beginning with a full medical degree followed by a minimum of seven postgraduate years of specialisation. … Continue Reading

Play with your Food and Wine

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Match_2016Forget what your mother said, you can play with your food. And wine. MATCH pop-up wine bar is back for Wellington on a Plate, 12-28 August. Because pop-ups can pop up anywhere, this year the region’s wineries are partnering with Noble Rot, Wellington’s hottest new wine bar.

Please pop in and bring your city friends to share the experience. Open from midday to midnight, you can book a lunch table or just drop in for a glass of wine. Maybe before or after another WOAP event? … Continue Reading

David Borman to Project Manage the Waihinga Centre

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David Borman

David Borman

Property developer, David Borman was born and bred in Masterton and has been in the building and property development business for almost 40 years.
His considerable work history has included building and project managing both commercial premises and high-end, national, award-winning homes. Some of his commercial projects include moving over and developing the White Swan Hotel in Greytown, the Fresh Choice Supermarket in Greytown, several wineries in Martinborough, the Times Age building in Masterton, the Masterton Town Square and the Powershop call centre in Kuripuni. Future projects include the development of the Chilton Building in Masterton which will house a physiotherapy business on the ground floor and have high-end apartments on the top floor, and building two boutique movie theatres with attached tapas restaurant in Kuripuni. … 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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