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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


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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