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Historical bike tour of Martinborough

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To help celebrate 140-year anniversary of the founding of Martinborough, Green Jersey Explorer Tours is hosting another historical bike tour around the town, on the morning of Sunday 21st March. This time based on the history of the Martinborough township. 

Town Historian Mate Higginson, will take us on a historical excursion, starting from the Green Jersey Shed at 16 Kitchener Street at 10.30 am, visiting and discussing sites of significance over the next two hours, culminating with lunch at the Village Café about 1pm. … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on LIVING WITH THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Wairarapa Word presents a session with Tom Doig, editor of Living with the Climate Crisis – Voices from Aotearoa (Bridget William Books, 2020) – a timely event with the recent release of the Climate Change Commission’s recommendations to the government.

Tom Doig has authored three non-fiction books: Hazelwood (Penguin Random House, 2020), The Coal Face (Penguin, 2015) and Mörön to Mörön: Two men, two bikes, one Mongolian misadventure (Allen & Unwin, 2013). He has a PhD in Literary Journalism and teaches creative writing at Massey University, Palmerston North.

Carterton District Council is supporting this event, and environmentalist and Masterton District Councillor Chris Peterson will moderate. There will be ample time for discussion, and the book will be available for purchase. … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on INNER WHEEL SOUTH WAIRARAPA

20th January our club had two outings to attend.  The first was to Cobblestones Museum for morning tea with scones and jam and cream a real treat.

Janette Wallace Gedge gave a very interesting talk about the volunteers to help to run Cobblestones, she also showed us the booklet cobblestones museum … Continue Reading

Red Cross News

March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Red Cross News

Do you know what number to dial in an emergency?

Many people know that ‘111’ is the number to dial in case of an emergency. But do kids know it too? 

As a NZ Red Cross voluntary member I’ve learnt that there were many copies of a book called “Kiri and the Emergency” available. Written by Margaret Cahill, this amazing book has also a song on an attached DVD and it has been given away to the community by NZ Red Cross during special events. It tells the story of a grandma falling from a ladder and asking her granddaughter to call emergency for her. … Continue Reading


Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

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