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Country Dog City Dog

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Councillor Notes

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A big thank you to all those people who took the time to put nominations forward for the recent SWDC Civic Awards. The categories were, Young Achiever; Services to the Environment; Sport; Arts and Culture and Community Service. It was fantastic to hear about so many talented and community minded individuals and groups that had been nominated. Our own Maree Roy took out the Community Service award for an individual.  As many will know, Maree goes quietly about town answering those calls for assistance and help and steps in where needed.  She has walked many a mile around town and while on those walks has picked up a ton or more of litter.  We owe her our thanks for our litter free streets.

The supreme award for South Wairarapa Citizens of the Year went to the Waiohine Action Group. Congratulations to this talented group, they had come up with a flood management plan for Greytown and Carterton which saved ratepayers millions of dollars.  

Congratulations go to Amanda & Lindsey Goodman co-owners of The Drunken Nanny, on receiving not just one award but three gold, two silver and a bronze at the recent Outstanding NZ Producer awards.   The awards were for their delicious lemony lush, black tie, dill lush and fresh lush cheeses which are all made from goats’ milk. It is great to see all their hard work being recognised throughout the country. … Continue Reading

Cooking corner

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We have been given a 1996  cutting of an item on the Martinborough Collie Club’s Ladies’ Committee who were catering for the Collie Club’s centenary trials event held on Colin McLeod’s Hillside property.

Each of the ladies had given a favourite recipe for the article . These were varied covering every aspect of cooking from cakes to relishes. Including such tempting names as Chocolate Cinnamon Cake,  Sweet Gherkin Relish, Caramel Biscuits, Fruit Loaf, Snax Pudding and Bhami Noodles. 

It was very difficult to chose one for the Cooking Corner, however having a bit of a weakness for chocolate cake myself I have chosen  Yvonne Harvey’s Chocolate Cake for this month’s recipe. More will follow in later issues.

Chocolate cake


115 gr butter

2 eggs

2 dsp cocoa

 2 tsp baking powder

 1 small cup milk

 Vanila essence

 1 breakfast cup sugar

2 tbsp golden syrup

 2 cups flour

 1 tsp baking soda

 pinch of salt


Cream butter, sugar, cocoa and salt.

Add eggs, and vanilla and beat well

Add golden syrup

Dissolve baking soda in milk stir well

Add gradually the dry ingredients 

Bake in Moderate oven (about 150 C) for an hour (no more) in a 9”x 9” tin. 

Congratulations Maree

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Our congratulations go to Maree Roy for her very well deserved Service Award. The Midweek had an excellent write up of Maree’s many and various involvements in making the world a better place. It is just as well the Midweek  covered the award fairly comprehensively as Maree, being Maree,  is very reluctant to have further publicity. 

However, what was not mentioned was Maree’s involvement with the Star. Maree has been an active supporter  from the Star’s inception particularly as  the go to person if a delivery round became suddenly in need of a deliverer as the usual person was unable to do it. Maree has cheerfully helped out at the last minute dozens of times. 

On the writing front we are gifted Maree’s Monthly Musings; amusing, informing and sometimes challenging.  This is a hugely enjoyed salmagundi of cogitation which put we lesser folk’s brains into overdrive. And we love it. 

So, once again congratulations Maree, and from all you have touched with your kindness and humour a BIG THANKS.

The Star team


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


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Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

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 Community Garden News

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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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