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Martinborough Business Association busy in the background and keen to get everyone on board

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The Martinborough Business Association (MBA) has had a busy couple of months and we expect this to continue as we refocus on our purpose and goals for the our members.

Collaborations with Business Wairarapa and 3 Mile provided members the opportunity to network and update skills for running their business. We plan to provide more opportunities like this in the future.

The CCTV project has the green light and MBA member window stickers are popping in business places up around the village.

There is alot happening behind the scenes.  Our new website is set to launch in Spring to include our new brand along with the new map. The new website will showcase the diverse range of businesses in Martinborough for everyone who lives, works and plays here. 

The aim to have all business involved so if you would like to know more about joining please drop us a line at info@martinboroughnz.com We are also really keen to welcome back businesses who have been members in the past, to be part of this again.

Welcome Home – It’s Good to be Back’

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MADCAPS – Martinborough and Districts Company of Amateur Players is back for 2019. And we are back in the town hall. After all the wait, the for and against, Martinborough finally has the Waihenga centre.  It’s been 4 years since the last MADCAPS production was in the town hall and even that, with the restrictions placed on the hall due to the upcoming renovations was a one-night show only.

This years production is a variety show written and produced by MADCAPS President and local musician Shayne Cater. Shayne decided is was fitting to centre the theme of the show around the town hall refurbishment and the newly appointed Waihenga Centre including the Library, Information Centre and Café.

The show will be musically based featuring the superb voices of the Maynard Twins, Steve Lewis and a host of other local favourites like Jacky Nathu and Murray Parker. It’s a real family affair this year with David and Jody McCartney’s clan all involved. This is their first foray into MADCAPS but Jody and David bring over 25 years of production experience with them as well as their huge voices. John (JP) Priest is back leading the skits as well as a special appearance from a local Martinborough retailer and stories and poems from Dave Harris.

Shaun McGillicuddy has stepped away from the mixing and lighting desk for this year show to be the director. Shaun’s 35 years’ experience in MADCAPS has been the glue that has enabled a small committee, with limited production experienced pull off what the company hopes will be a fitting showcase for the return to our wonderful town hall.

Local Band Short Circuit will again be providing the live backing. It’s all coming together and MADCAPS is so excited. It’s Good to be Back!

We love the support we receive from the Martinborough Community and look forward to entertaining them with our latest show.

Welcome Home – It’s Good to be Back is over 3 nights, August 15, 16 and 17.  Tickets can be purchased from the Martinborough information centre i-site in the Waihenga centre.

Martinborough Play Centre

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Oh joy! What fun we had at Playcentre last month celebrating Matariki!
We celebrated in style with a shared brunch, music, dancing, face
painting and of course hours of wonderful play!

At Playcentre we provide unique and high quality learning experiences
for young children and their families. Our sessions are mixed age and
open to 0 – 6 year olds, with a focus on child initiated play. We
offer great facilities, including a lovely wee garden and huge outdoor
play area.

Come check us out and join the fun! Our sessions are Monday and
Wednesdays 9:30- 12:30 during term time.

Levansa Trio

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Three prominent musicians, cellist Lev Sitkov from Siberia, violinist Andrew Beer from Canada, and Kiwi pianist Sarah Watkins, have combined for a recital tour under the name of Levansa Trio. They will perform in Greytown on Saturday August 17.

Sarah, well known from her years of playing as a founding member of the NZTrio, is now a freelance pianist, enjoying playing with orchestras and with a variety of chamber music combinations. Most recently she has been involved with the Michael Hill International Violin Competition as official pianist.

Andrew has been concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia since 2014 and after growing up in a frosty part of Canada, he is overjoyed to be harvesting fruit and vegetables all year round in his garden in Auckland! 

Those who attended the NZTrio Tapas concert at Featherston in 2017 may remember Andrew’s virtuoso performance when he stood in for the Trio’s usual violinist, Justine Cormack. He has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia, and has been described as possessing a “glorious string tone” by Strad Magazine, as a performer displaying “accuracy and subtle charisma” by the Boston Globe, and as a “ musical gift” by the New York Times. … Continue Reading


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 …

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