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Fire-Brigade_300The Brigade is pleased to announce the purchase of a 2nd defibrillator allowing each truck to now carry this very critical piece of resuscitation equipment.  A generous donation for this purpose was made by Sandra and John Hargrave who have seen the benefit of these life saving devices from their past association with the ambulance service in Wellington.  Sandra and John have lived in Martinborough for 13 years and own The Old Manse B&B on Grey Street and their support is greatly appreciated. … Continue Reading

Did you know

February 10, 2014 February 2014, Regular Features Comments Off on Did you know

THE SOUTH WAIRARAPA PONY CLUB, thanks P&K Mitre 10 for donating material to re-roof their Martinborough club rooms.

A RESEARCH NZ survey found that 56% of respondents favoured compulsory voting with 42% opposed (only 2% undecided).

FIDEL CASTRO nationalised all private businesses in Cuba on February 1960

CROSSWORD PUZZLES have now been frustrating people for one hundred years. The first puzzle was compiled by Arthur Wynne of Liverpool in December 1913. (creating a crossword is called cruciverbalism, I’m sure that you are pleased to no that). … Continue Reading

Cooking corner – Potato and Pancetta tart

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Potato and Pancetta tart

500gr puff pastry
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 large potatoes sliced thinly
1 tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
150gr ricotta cheese
½ cup smoked pancetta cut into pieces
4 tbsp olives (pitted) … Continue Reading

Can anybody help?

February 10, 2014 February 2014 Comments Off on Can anybody help?

Can-anybody-help-300This photo turned up as Sally Harding helped her mother move house. It is believed to have been taken around 1924. The boy on the pony is Sally’s father Fred Harding. One of the men on the horses is her grandfather who was at one time farm manager at Lagoon Hill where the photo may have been taken. Sally is hopeful that somebody may be able to confirm that it was taken at Lagoon Hill and identify some of the men on the horses.
If anybody can help please contact Mike, 3089 978 or beckett36@gmail.com


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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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Recycling days

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Letter to the Editor

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From the Mayor

This month, the Star management have asked for an overview on 3Waters, and what I …

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 …

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