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Martinborough Community Board

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Regular Features Comments Off on Martinborough Community Board

Here we are almost half way through the year and so much seems to be happening in Martinborough, it never ceases to amaze me the amount going on in the community.

Youth Initiative
At our May meeting we had a presentation by Archdeacon May Croft and Alan Maxwell, Youth Ministry Development worker on the Martinborough Youth programme which is being run at St Andrews on a Friday evening. This is a further extension of the Breakfast Club and after school programmes already being run in the church hall. … Continue Reading

Know your town

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Regular Features Comments Off on Know your town

The badly damaged Chemist Shop and four of George Pain’s  buildings. Note the fire blackened eaves.

The badly damaged Chemist Shop and four of George Pain’s buildings. Note the fire blackened eaves.

Martinborough earthquakes

While the most talked about earthquake is the 1942 Wairarapa Earthquake, which caused a great amount of damage around the district, it is by no means the only one. Nine quakes of around seven magnitude had been recorded in the preceding hundred years.

The first quake was recorded not long after the settlers arrived. Centred in Wanganui, the quake on 8th July 1843 measured 7.5. Another on 18th November 1846 measured 6.5. The next recorded was on 15th October 1848 and centred in Marlborough, this time measuring 7.1. … Continue Reading

First Church news

June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on First Church news

We are almost at the  weekend of  the shortest day and Martinborough looks like it will be the place to be with all sorts of exciting events happening in and around our town. The annual Martinborough Mid-Winter Monster Book Fair will begin on Friday evening with our very own resident author, Alice Arndell, of “Alice in Bakingland” as this year’s guest speaker, and concludes at 2.00pm on Sunday afternoon. This year  there will also be a silent auction providing added  interest to many people. … Continue Reading


June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on A ONE NIGHT STAND

Madcaps has been producing shows since 1982 in Martinborough with the majority of the shows being held at the town hall and although we still use the hall, with the current restrictions on the venue we look forward to the new hall renovations and facilities. The Madcaps community has pledged some money to assist with the renovations but we would like to continue with realising the funds so the building can commence. Hence ‘A One Night Stand’ was born. This will be a fun evening of a three course dinner, catered for by Café Medici and a show. … Continue Reading


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 …

Regular Features

Under The Martinborough Stars

Some people see a face, a man, while others a woman holding a tree. I …

Regional Council notes

It’s hard not to reflect on the year just gone through Covid tinted lenses.  While …

Recycling days

Wednesday 8 th  Dec Wheelie bin Wednesday 15 th Dec Glass Wednesday 22th Dec. Wheelie …

News from First Church

As another unusual and eventful year for us all draws to a close we can …

Maree’s musings

PEAR SHAPED With some sense of relief 2021 is coming to an end. It hasn’t …

Library notes

Let the library start your summer with fascinating life stories This spring, as we idly dream …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

At our October monthly meeting at the Offering, Debbie Lattey the District Chairman was our …

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