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Bike to the Top

February 10, 2014 February 2014 Comments Off on Bike to the Top

Ride-to-the-top_300– Mountainbiking for the Whole Family

The return of the Martinborough Skyline Challenge during ANZAC weekend in April will give the whole family a chance to experience mountainbike riding around the local hills on local farms.
Set on the historic Huangarua, Puruatanga and Oystershell farms, the 3 courses are at varying levels of difficulty, a range of distances and across all types of terrain.  There is a 30+ K grade 3 ride for those looking for a mountainbike challenge, a demanding and quite hilly 16 K ride for the slightly less capable rider, and an 8 K family fun ride to get you and the kids onto your bikes and into the countryside. … Continue Reading


February 10, 2014 February 2014 Comments Off on WHAREKAKA NEWS

Happy New Year to you all.
It is hard to believe that we are now at the end of January as I write this.
Life at Wharekaka has been busy as usual for our family. We have enjoyed drives in the van to see all the building development around the town. We had a visit from the kindergarten children who made Christmas decorations for our tree. … Continue Reading

South Wairarapa Tramping Club

February 10, 2014 February 2014 Comments Off on South Wairarapa Tramping Club

We are now well into the summer tramping season and, apart from a reduced programme over the immediate Christmas/New Year period, a full programme is in place.

January trips included a 28 kilometre bike ride from Eastbourne to Cape Palliser and return. The weather was good for the party of 12 and some fabulous seaside scenery was enjoyed.
The next planned trips will be as follows. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Junior tennis

February 10, 2014 February 2014, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Junior tennis

Martinborough-Junior-Tennis_300It has been a busy time for the Martinborough Tennis Club juniors.
The Tennis Holiday Programme held just before Christmas was a great success. Over the two days both young novice players and more experienced competitive plays took part in a host of different drill, activities and game play designed to improve their skills and test fitness. … Continue Reading



Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Another glorious summer is here! I’m saying this while sitting my cold office listening to …

Recycling dates

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Just prior to Christmas the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade advised that we were starting our …

Maree’s musings

ANOTHER YEAR … I’m hoping, like me, that you looked forward to the return of …

Library news

Library debuts Click-and-Collect service Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

Outward Bound Korowai Course 2021 Celebrations South Wairarapa Inner Wheel Club donated $500 towards this …

From the Mayor

Following a fantastic summer, with bouts of rain to keep things greener than normal, it …

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