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One of the services that our South Wairarapa Libraries have provided residents has been a delightfully straightforward website. Open the web site and with a single click on ‘catalogue’ the user is offered a choice of selecting available books by author, title, genre, new books, fiction or non fiction.

Sadly this has changed. Now to open the catalogue one has to have a library card from which must be entered a nine digit number. Evidently it is no longer acceptable for any old resident to be sifting through the library’s collection, one must first be a registered. … Continue Reading

BBC Winter Showcase

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It is ‘Show Time’ for the group who have been regularly participating in the local Blackboard Concerts (BBC) for almost 4 years now. They are emerging from their latest venue, the Lions Den, and crossing the Square to the Martinborough Hotel for a one-off performance.

Come and be surprised by the local shopkeepers, lawyer, bus driver, students, vineyard vocalists and more. One regular has won several country music awards and others have been ‘gigging’ locally for years.

Last month there were 10 acts performing two items each so we are expecting a good turn out on Thursday July 25th. If you feel like a fun night out with lots of variety, come along for an 8pm start at the Martinborough Hotel.
Sound equipment will be used and anyone is welcome to perform, just think of a ‘stage name’ for yourself for the night and arrive in good time to put your name in the hat to determine order of appearance.
Thursday 25th July 8pm Martinborough Hotel


July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on ATTENTION LADIES !!

Have you been tidying your cupboards ??

Did you find any balls of wool ??  We would love to relieve you of it !

The FEATHERSTON KNITTERS are a busy bunch who have: … Continue Reading

Ata Rangi wins Supreme Award

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Ata-Rangi-wins-supremem-award-2 Ata Rangi’s Clive Paton was delighted, and surprised, to win the Supreme Award at Wellingtons Business Gold Awards. “ I know the little guys have won it before, but I didn’t expect it” said Clive.

The Annual Awards attract 300 entrants vying for awards under ten categories with the Supreme award being the ultimate prize. Previous Supreme Award winners include: Xero, Weta Workshop, Icebreaker, Kiwi Bank, Park Road Post Production and Cloud Nine. … Continue Reading


Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

Football Club’s season ends with a shield

Martinborough Football Clubs senior season concluded in style on 19th September with a 3-2 win against Douglas Villa in Masterton.  The team were delighted to have won theWairarapa Knockout Shield which is now proudly displayed at its Club rooms at Cool Change Bar & Eatery. Spokesperson Lucy Douglas said, “It’s been my …

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 …

Regular Features

Under Martinborough Stars

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I …

South Wairarapa Rotary News

Di Banks, Leader of Learning Support and Vocational Pathways at Kuranui College spoke to Rotary …


At our September meeting the Guest Speaker, Sarah Wright from Digital Seniors, asked us why …

Regional Council notes

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November Recycling days

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News from First Church

Now Labour Weekend is behind us and summer days are ahead, here’s hoping we can …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole …

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