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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 Golf Club Report

Life is relatively normal out on the Golf Course with usual weekly competitions being played along with a couple of tournaments.  The course is looking amazing at the moment with lots of visitors commenting on how good it is playing. Thursday Club has been getting good turnouts with recent winners …

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 …

Regular Features

 How Well Do We Know People In Our Community?

Attilio Bergamaschi With a slightly different background from our usual residents, Attilio comes from Lodi …

From the Mayor

Spring is nearly summer now, and the town looks amazing – the Town Square in …

Cooking corner

Asparagus lunch Ingredients.  One bunch asparagus 2 large eggs Olive oil Lettuce or rocket Hard …

Did You Know

THE AVERAGE cost of a hospital stay for a Covid patient is between $68,000 and …


Congratulations to Sophie Shipperbottom, our latest Firefighter to complete the Recruits Course (actually she topped …

Community Garden News

Great spring harvests over the last couple of weeks as the artichokes seem to have …


Prisoners of Geography This book is sub titled; ‘Ten maps which tell you everything you …

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