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Return of Conversations With Martinborough’s Winemakers

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This month will see the return of the popular wine tasting event for locals, Conversations with Martinborough’s Winemakers.  After an enthusiastic response from people who attended last year, Wines from Martinborough is holding the series again, with different wines and different winemakers.

We all know that Martinborough’s wines are special.  But do you know why?  Could you explain it to others?  Wines from Martinborough believes that the people in our local community are some of our most important champions.  “As well as enjoying Martinborough’s wines, we want people to feel comfortable and confident talking about them to visitors or when they are travelling” explains Margaret Hanson, Wines from Martinborough Chairperson. … Continue Reading

Operation Cover-up Knitting

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Martinborough knitters, knitting for children in orphanages in Moldova, Ukraine and Romania meet twice monthly – the first Tuesday of the month in the small hall at St. Andrews Church, Dublin Street and the third Tuesday of the month at Wharekaka.   These lovely blankets and knitted jerseys etc. will be on display at St. Andrews Church Hall on Saturday 27th. July   1: 30  to 3: 30 p.m.  Everyone welcome!
We are most grateful to Property Brokers for their  very generous donation of money to buy wool for the knitters in both Martinborough and  Featherston. We would be very pleased to hear from any knitters or crotchetier who would like to join us.

Not only but also.

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not-only-but-alsoReaders will have no doubt seen the Wairarapa News item on David Kershaw’s being awarded the NZ Order of Merit in recognition of his services to the community and business in the South Wairarapa. We join in congratulating David on his well earned award.

The item listed the likes of St John Ambulance and Martinborough District Ambulance Trust, Volunteer Fire Brigade, Annual Blood day, Toast Martinborough, The Community Patrol and Lions all in which he has been deeply involved. These along with directorships in Palliser Vineyard and Foodstuffs Ltd. … Continue Reading

Meet your Fire Fighters

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Meet-your-fire-fightersLisa Marie Ireland is from Martinborough and joined the Brigade 4½ years ago for a couple reasons.  Lisa has always been interested in sport and the active nature of the fire service was a good fit.  She also was keen to begin giving back to her home town.

A real sports enthusiast, Lisa plays on the Eketahuna women’s rugby team in the Manawatu Competitions.  But golf is her favourite, boasting an enviable handicap of 4.2.  She has been the Martinborough Women’s champion for the last four years and was the Champion of Champions for the Wellington/Wairarapa region.   Outside her work at Cotter and Stevens and sport, you might find her at the family bach, called Rabs Island down at Tora. … Continue Reading


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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 …

Regular Features

Under The Martinborough Stars

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

Recycling dates

Thursday 10th February glass Wednesday 16th February wheelie bin  Wednesday 23rd February glass


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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