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Martinborough Business Assn.

July 6, 2020 July 2020 Comments Off on Martinborough Business Assn.

Well we got through the Covid-19 lockdown, or have we !!

Surreal times for which there is no playbook. It was said that going into lock down was the easy bit,  but coming out is hard and will possibly be increasingly challenging for many people and businesses.

The MBA exists  to support its members and connect them with the help and advice that they might need.

We have established a strong partnership with WellingtonNZ and Destination Wairarapa ensuring we are close to the tourism and economic opportunities being promoted through government agencies such as MBIE and NZ Tourism. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Museum News

July 6, 2020 July 2020 Comments Off on Martinborough Museum News

The museum is open again.  Saturdays 11.30-3.30 pm, Sundays 11.30-1.30pm

Here are a few things you can do there:

Marvel at Moa bones found in caves near Martinborough

Learn about the historic building that houses the museum … Continue Reading


July 6, 2020 July 2020 Comments Off on MATARIKI & ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY AT ARATOI

Dates: 4 July 2020 – 30 August 2020

Artists: Glen Butler, Sharisse Eberlein, Mark Gee, Rebecca Kempton, Pete Monk and John Whitby

Wairarapa is on the verge of becoming a Dark Sky Reserve, a region dedicated to preserving the pristine night sky. Darkness is vital for human wellbeing, creatures’ life cycles, navigation and our own cultural and historical understanding of our world and the universe beyond. … Continue Reading

Meet Bruce.

July 6, 2020 July 2020 Comments Off on Meet Bruce.

For the last 8 years he has given his blood (‘Bruce Juice’) whenever needed to save the lives of lots of wee dogs.

This is just one example of how the Wairarapa works. We support each other all the time – even our pets are there for one another.

As a Community, we are strong and have always looked out for each other, we know this is continuing to happen during this challenging time.

A shout out to all the caring, loving, kindness and support that is going on in our community right now!! Good job.”

South Wairarapa Vets


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 …

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

Kahutara School managed to enter a total of three teams in various Wairarapa Hockey Association junior grades played at Clareville Hockey Stadium this season, a mean feat for a school of our size.  The Kahutara Blue team played Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did …

Junior Rugby

Our 2019 JAB season has come to an end, we have had an another amazing season with some awesome results. 2019 saw MRFC have around 75 registered players each year our numbers continue to grow and we have some huge things in the pipeline for 2020. Congratulations to all players …

Regular Features


Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog …

Cooking corner – Potato rendang

INGREDIENTS 8 small potatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 185 …

Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

Originally the Square was called Martin Square and the North – South and East – …

 Community Garden News

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret …

News from Wharekaka

The AGM was held on 19 September.  Attendees heard that Wharekaka is in good heart …

Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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