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The Great Tora Cook Off

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It’s on a again! Forget Master Chef, this is the real deal. The Annual Great Tora Cook Off is back again, this year to be held on Saturday July 4th. As usual the competition will be held under seven categories.

The competition is open to all. Dishes can be entered in categories of either: paua fritters, seafood, wild game, farmed animal, home grown produce, desert or children’s entry. Here’s your opportunity to show off that special food combination and wow the judges to become a category winner, or even take out the big prize and be crowned the 2015 Tora Master Chef. … Continue Reading

Pirinoa fundraiser

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Pirinoa School is looking to raise funds towards a number of projects. The main project is the resurfacing of the netball court so it can be used for multi-sporting groups by the school and community for which $75,000 is required. Additional projects on the fundraising wish list include a playground upgrade, resources for the children, and developing the school farm.
Sonja Hume, mum of three children, Aleesha 7, Leah 9 and Jayden 11 ,at the school joined Anchor Families, a promotion being run by Anchor Milk, the fundraising has the full approval of Pirinoa School’s new principal Troy Anderson. The promotion is offering up a grand prize of $200,000. In the event she wins, Sonya has pledged her winnings to the school’s fundraising. … Continue Reading



On Wednesday August 5 the Featherston Knitters will be holding their Annual Blanket Display at St Andrews Union Church, Featherston from
10 am to 4 pm. Come along and view the handy work of our busy knitters and enjoy a cup of tea, coffee and cake. The Martinborough display will be in St Andrew’s Hall on Saturday August 1st. … Continue Reading

Country Dog City Dog

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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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