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June 18, 2015 June 2015, Regular Features Comments Off on Book review

The_Catch_webThe catch – by Philip Field

Philip Field has been the Radio NZ and Fairfax Media Pacific Affairs correspondent for decades, nobody knows the area better. In this book he exposes the sorry state of the fishing industry in both New Zealand’s economic zone waters and those of the various Pacific Islands.

This well researched book covers the lawless state of the deep sea fisheries, the unsustainable state of fish stocks due to plundering, the appalling conditions on the Korean owned fishing vessels, the unseaworthy state of the boats they work in and the false labelling of the packaged fish. … Continue Reading

An Afternoon of Song

June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on An Afternoon of Song

Christian Thurston and Richard Greager – Duet from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers – Au fond du temple saint.

Christian Thurston and Richard Greager – Duet from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers – Au fond du temple saint.

Take a group of talented young singers, three of their tutors, a splendid Martinborough venue and a highly appreciative audience, and you have a recipe for a wonderful afternoon of music. Winifred and David Bull generously opened their home at The Cabbage Tree Vineyard recently for a concert featuring voice students from the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University. A similar and highly successful concert was held at The Cabbage Tree last year and this was again was a full house, with over 100 people coming from Wellington and Masterton as well as from the South Wairarapa. … Continue Reading


June 18, 2015 June 2015, Sports Comments Off on SOUTH WAIRARAPA TRAMPING CLUB

Our last three trips have been a little like a set of traffic lights. The Red (stop) trip was cancelled due to bad weather, and the Orange trip to Winzenburg Hill didn’t quite actually get there , although it got close and the intention is to repeat that trip in the future now the party knows where they went wrong.
The Green trip was all GO, with perfect weather, great views over a satiny smooth Wellington Harbour, and evidence of an obviously successful trapping session on Possums in the last few days. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Rugby Club

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Rugby Club

Martinborougnh Rugby Club_webOur JAB teams have begun their season, full of energy and enthusiasm. The Under 11 & Under 13 teams have each had their first games under lights at Memorial Park, this was pretty exciting for them, and great for the parents who didn’t have a pile of muddy clothes to deal with.

A huge thanks to all the parents, grandparents and caregivers that give up a chunk of their weekends to transport our kids around. We don’t have many home games but when we do they would love the support so come on down and show your support for our future Senior players. … Continue Reading


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


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