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July 8, 2013 July 2013, Regular Features Comments Off on Antiques

Antiques Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend…
but give me vintage costume jewellery for creative, affordable and collectable glitz and glamour!True to its name, costume jewellery was created to match the fashions of the day, dating back to Victorian times, but really flourishing when designers like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli created affordable jewellery to match the high styled costumes of their day. While pieces were crafted with quality manufacture and fittings the idea was; they could be thrown away when the fashion went out of style. Thrown away – heaven forbid!! … Continue Reading

And Now, What You’ve Been Waiting For….

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on And Now, What You’ve Been Waiting For….

ickets for Jazz in Martinborough will go on sale on Wednesday 10 July 2013.
“Once again there are four ticketed performances – one each on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and a Sunday afternoon big band show,” says Festival Publicist Lee Quayle.
Thursday evening is the festival launch at The Village Café with the fabulous Kevin Clark Quartet, featuring Fran Barton ($30); Friday night’s exquisite evening of female jazz singers Women in Jazz, features Tessa Quayle, Carolina Moon and Susan de Jong will be in the Town Hall ($40); Super Saturday’s sizzling sensational Sons of Sinatra, featuring James Tait-Jamieson and supported by members of the Rodger Fox Wellington Jazz Orchestra, will also be in the Town Hall ($45); and the full Wellington Jazz Orchestra experience, led by the masterful Rodger Fox, will return to the Town Hall for a Sunday afternoon big band experience you won’t forget ($30). … Continue Reading

Alex moves on

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on Alex moves on

Alex Wall, one of the Duty Managers working in Martinborough has left local wine retail after five years of serving visitors with his winery and food recommendations. “It’s been a lot of fun”, he reflects. “By far the best part of my job has been the interaction with our region’s Producers.

There are some very honest, hardworking, quality individuals out there in our industry. It has been a great honour representing their efforts to the wider public and helping match visitors to the region with the right bottle of wine that will best suit their palate or the occasion at hand. Getting it right is important because a quality experience will only enhance their memories of Martinborough that they will then take away and share with others”.

“I am hugely grateful for all the help and support they have given me over the years in terms of developing my knowledge of our industry and in educating me about their wines. I have huge respect for them and I hope to remain on close terms with many”.

A Mighty Big “Thank-you”

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on A Mighty Big “Thank-you”

to all who supported “Martinborough’s Mid-Winter Monster Book Fair”
Our Book Fair is going from strength to strength and it just keeps getting better and better.
Those who may have noticed a Big Green Truck, laden to the hilt with books on Thursday night before the Book Fair, may have wondered why it wasn’t loaded with sheep and going to the Works. Why? Well it was on its way to the Town Hall where members of our local Rugby Club quickly off-loaded the precious cargo and helped set up trestles for the 1,000’s  of donated books

A Huge “Thank-You” guys, your strength and help was most appreciated both on Thursday with the set-up and Sunday for the Clean-up.

Members of the First Church also want to “Thank”   Dean & his Team at P&K,  Liz & her Crew at the Library, Martinborough Transport, the BNZ,  Chris, Tim,  Lysandra, Caroline & Stu…. and all those who helped make the event such a success

We can’t overlook our local schools with our accolades, “Thank-You” Martinborough, Pirinoa, Kahutara and Tuturumuri Schools, who all come on board and help publicise our event. … Continue Reading