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Blast from the past

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Book Club

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Well back at the library, surrounded by books and sitting on the squeaky chairs, feels like coming home!

What I love about book club is not the list of  books we have read and our recommendations but rather the ideas that spring forward and then the way these insights spark off other members thoughts on the subject. This leads to some pretty lively conversations.

Like our first book, “Things I’ve learnt From Falling.” By Claire Nelson which details this tramper’s  hike in The Joshua Tree Park in California. She became lost ,  a broken pelvis and only survives by drinking her urine (you might remember seeing her on the news after her miraculous rescue). Our reader said it was a mediocre book but interesting.  But she said she woke the next morning angry at Claire Nelson. She did everything wrong! Left her spare water in the car didn’t tell anyone of her plans, wasn’t well prepared  and so the question became, heroine or foolish person? We had quite a discussion on this topic. … Continue Reading

Sarah Watkins and Andrew Beer return for Greytown Concert

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Greytown Music Group audiences may recall last year’s concert given by Sarah and Andrew, along with Russian cellist Lev Sivkov, and will be looking forward to their return for a duo concert on 22 August.

During the lockdown they both had to come to grips with the unknown world of on-line lessons and music making. Together they made  a split-screen video of Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, with Sarah recording first, and Andrew adding the violin part. Sarah says  “I am grateful to have acquired some new skills, but am even more grateful to be back making music in real life again!”  And Andrew added  “We both really missed the joy of chamber music collaboration in the same room, where we can react to each other’s moves instantaneously.” … Continue Reading

Silver Lining Concerts –

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11am & 5pm, Sunday October 4, Martinborough Town Hall

Every cloud has a silver lining, so the saying goes. For the Martinborough Music Festival (MMF) team it has certainly turned out to be a truism.

Last month’s STAR saw the annual Festival in September cancelled because of Covid 19. The border regulations put in place to control the virus meant that our overseas musicians would not be coming – quarantine requirements made their visit untenable. … 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 …

Regular Features


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Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

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 Community Garden News

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News from Wharekaka

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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