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Martinborough Lions news

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Martinborough Lions supported Camp Quality at Riversdale Beach in January by running the Sand Castle building site. Camp Quality brings fun, hope and happiness into the lives of children living with cancer – inspiring them to get on with being kids again. Some of our Lions proved quite innovative at Sand Castle building and lots of fun was had by all.

At our first meeting for Martinborough Lions voted to step up their support for the Aorangi Restoration Trust by running a second predator trap line on the Palliser Bay Coast. Lions put out over 30 new traps targeting the predators of our precious sea and migratory birds, which often nest in a shallow scrape in the sand or soil on the coast.  We may even encourage some Little Blue Penguins back onto our coast! Education is required to ensure that seabird nesting areas around the coast are not disturbed by livestock or vehicles as well. … Continue Reading

Maree’s musings 

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  Recent news coverage, to coin a phrase, about garb that people are gadding about in has proved entertaining. My interest was sparked by the carry-on in Parliament when new member Rawiri Waititi turned up without a standard issue tie, wearing a hei-tiki instead. [It’s part of] Maori business attire – he said – not a colonial noose. Cultural dress apparently included his ten-gallon hat. I thought to ask why, but that’s another story. Wearing a hat inside is not illegal, but goes against common courtesy, and the cowboy connection, should there be one, is a bit scarey.  … Continue Reading

Fundraising for Wharekaka

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Like other charities in these tough times, fundraising has been top of mind for the Wharekaka Board and Auxiliary.

Wharekaka’s wonderful Auxiliary held a stall at the Christmas Te Kairanga market, courtesy of Foley Family Wines, and raised over $1500. Goodies such as superb shortbread, meringues, and Christmas cake were all snapped up by fair-goers. … Continue Reading

From the Mayor

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Good weather has been hitting us at last, with very high temperatures all February, and prospects of a great March. This has been perfect for our events, most notably the Martinborough Fair, which broke all sorts of records for visitors and stalls.

By the end of the month, we should have launched our Long Term Plan consultation, alongside options for future residential growth, which is one of the step towards developing a complete, district-wide Spatial Plan. … 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, …

Regular Features

From the mayor

Merry Christmas! We now have a new electorate MP, Keiran McAnulty and I look forward …

Cooking corner

Catering for a vegetarian this Christmas? Here’s the Vegan Society’s Nut Roast recipe Ingredients  1 …

Councillor comment

Here we are the last Star for the year and what a year it has …

Did you know

I’M DREAMING of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out I’ll drink the …

Recyling calendar

December Wednesday 2nd glass Wednesday 9th wheelie bin Wednesday 16th glass Saturday 26th wheelie bin …

Regional Council notes

Time to start thinking Older residents in our region may well remember the massive flooding …

News from First Church

May these be the gifts your Christmas brings – Peace, Gladness, Good Health   and …

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