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Palliser Estate Announces New CEO

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Local Businesses Comments Off on Palliser Estate Announces New CEO

Incoming CEO Pip Goodwin with  the retiring Richard Riddiford

Incoming CEO Pip Goodwin with the retiring Richard Riddiford

Palliser Estate Wines of Martinborough has named Pip Goodwin as its new Chief Executive Officer. Goodwin will be succeeding founding Managing Director Richard Riddiford, who announced his retirement this year after 25 years at the helm. She will assume her new role in September.

Currently serving as Associate Winemaker and Marketing Manager, Goodwin has a wealth of business and winemaking experience. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma from the University of Otago and has ten years’ experience working as a Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant both in New Zealand and overseas. In 2004 Goodwin completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Oenology and Viticulture at Lincoln University. … Continue Reading

The Good Life on Te Muna Road

June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on The Good Life on Te Muna Road

The Good life on Te Muna Road_webFew other Martinborough residents’ name would be as well recognised New Zealand wide as Deborah Coddington. In her career Deborah as included journalism in North & South and Eve magazines, for the BBC, Sunday Star Times, NZ Herald and Radio Live. Deborah has also been a television political commentator and a member of parliament – among other things.

However when Deborah first started to think about writing her story she came to the realisation that community, family and sense of place has been at its heart. … Continue Reading

Waihinga Centre

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Regular Features Comments Off on Waihinga Centre

WaihingaPoster (3)_webIt’s Official!

It’s very good news. The Charities Commission has granted the Waihinga Centre community fundraising project charitable status.

Why is this important? It means there is now a clear legal framework for our community fundraising activities. Flowing from this, as a legal entity, we are now able to raise funds and accept donations, gifts and bequests. We can also open a bank account which enables us to begin calling on pledges and to earn interest on these and any other money raised. … Continue Reading

Hi from Martinborough Plunket

June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on Hi from Martinborough Plunket

We’ve had a lot on our ‘plate’ these last two months, firstly our ‘SuperGrans’ poster was put  up around town promoting free cooking demos at St Andrews Church.. the good folks there had let us use their kitchen and have the SuperGrans come show us how to cook up some simple meals for the family, last week we made delicious muffins and scones. This cooking demo was well received with a good group of parents coming along, thank you so much to the SuperGrans.

A big hands up for Martinborough School who had a mufti day for us too and raised $280 for Plunket. It’s very special seeing children who have been Plunket babies come back  and support us by joining in with fund raising. … Continue Reading

Sports

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 …

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Letters

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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