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Cooking corner

March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Cooking corner

Easy Tomato sauce recipe


1.5kg tomatoes, cored and cut into wedges

2 red capsicums, deseeded and cut into eighths

1 large onion, cut into thin wedges … Continue Reading

News from First Church

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A Country Fair; 150 Year celebration; A Labyrinth; Easter

The First Church Country goodies stall had a very successful day in February, and we are looking forward to the second Fair Day on Saturday 6th March – wondering at the time of writing just what the weather will be like – but whatever the weather we will be there. Every year from the first Country fair in 1977 we enjoy being a part of these busy fairs, meeting and chatting to all who come by, and proud to sell our good home baking, garden produce and seasonal preserves. … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on FIRE BRIGADE REPORT

Well the topic of conversation is definitely the weather and especially the heat, this has moved the Fire Danger in our area to VERY HIGH or EXTREME, and as a result there is a TOTAL FIRE BAN IN PLACE. If you wish to check if any type of fire is permitted including things like Pizza Ovens and Hangi you can quickly check whether they are allowed at  www.checkitsalright.nz.  … Continue Reading

Book review

March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Book review

When the ship hits the fan

First completely ignore the bumph on the back cover. Its claim of; ‘a rip roaring tale’, ‘the seas were unregulated, full of madmen’, ‘not for the faint of heart and a treasure trove of hilarious incidents and sea faring shenanigans’ is completely misleading. A pity as it will put many off an interesting book about life at sea from the captain’s perspective.  … 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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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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