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Winter in the Wairarapa

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It’s been a discussion point over a few years now that our retail and hospitality business falls away during the winter months and in particular the month of August. A month too when there is an absence of any events/promotions.

The Martinborough Business Association (MBA) has been chewing this over and looking for potential solutions to get a better spread of events that drive our local businesses across the year. … Continue Reading

                 Wairarapa Councils take key step toward international dark sky status

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“This is a critical step for the Wairarapa community as it heads towards establishing a dark sky reserve across the region,” chair of Wairarapa Dark Sky Association, Viv Napier, said Wednesday.

The comments follow approvals by South Wairarapa and Carterton District Councils of lighting plan ordinances that will ensure outside lighting in the two areas meets international dark sky reserve requirements.

At meetings Wednesday the councils formally adopted new lighting controls which are needed to comply with the rules of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) for formal dark sky reserve status. … Continue Reading

Sports

Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

On Saturday 12 June, Wairarapa’s Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate (OGKWI) club competed against karate clubs from across the lower North Island to win the overall Kāpiti Karate Academy Championships.    13 karate students from South Wairarapa travelled to Kāpiti to compete against students from 12 other karate clubs in kata (technique), …

Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

At the recent Club Day of MRFC Bruce Henderson was awarded Life Membership to the Club, a well deserving recipient. Bruce started playing rugby in the JAB grade and played right through to a Senior, where he played 3 seasons (this was cut short as his son Nigel was very …

Junior Football

Martinborough Junior Football Club is halfway through the 2021 season, so it is a good opportunity to provide an update. The Club is made up of two parts – Juniors (4 to 13 year olds) and Seniors. All of our teams play in competitions run by Capital Football. Capital Football …

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Recycling collections 

Wednesday July 14th Glass Wednesday  July 21st Wheelie bin Wednesday July 28 th Glass

Councillor comment

Well here we are, half the year gone and just past the shortest day. True …

FIRE BRIGADE REPORT 

Well what a big month for the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade ! We finally got …

From the Mayor

Winter has hit with a vengeance, and has caused all sorts of problems – mainly …

Martinborough Library to hold Creative Writing Classes for Kids

Are your young readers looking for new stories? This July holiday, they can learn to …

How Well do we Know People in our Community?

Phillip Percy. Phillip Percy and his wife Sarah came to live permanently in Martinborough in …

Martinborough Community Garden news

Some of you may have seen the article in the Mid-Week, where we hosted the …

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