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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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Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Another glorious summer is here! I’m saying this while sitting my cold office listening to …

Recycling dates

Thursday 10th February glass Wednesday 16th February wheelie bin  Wednesday 23rd February glass


Just prior to Christmas the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade advised that we were starting our …

Maree’s musings

ANOTHER YEAR … I’m hoping, like me, that you looked forward to the return of …

Library news

Library debuts Click-and-Collect service Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

Outward Bound Korowai Course 2021 Celebrations South Wairarapa Inner Wheel Club donated $500 towards this …

From the Mayor

Following a fantastic summer, with bouts of rain to keep things greener than normal, it …

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