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Trial may ease coastal community’s battle against erosion         

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Cape Palliser Road winds its way along one of the wildest stretches of coast in the world. A dramatic rise in severe weather conditions in recent years have also increased the number of road closures at the Cape, cutting off residents and creating expensive damage. 

It’s an ideal environment for a world-first trial of a new product called EcoReef by Wellington company Agmar Tools.Agmar’s managing director Fred Waiker spends much of his time in South Wairarapa and felt the coast would be the perfect place to put EcoReef to the test.  … Continue Reading

Ukraine donation

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For the month of May, when Greytown MeNZ Shed’s mends or makes for the community, they’ll also help the Red Cross to help Ukrainians in great need.

Greytown MeNZ Shed came up with a way to try to help thousands of brave, innocent Ukrainians left homeless, hungry, cold, injured or having lost parents and loved ones as a result of the destruction of their homes, towns and villages caught up in the invasion by Russia.

Tom Bateman, Chair of Greytown MeNZ Shed said “We’ve always helped out on community projects and our wonderful institutions like pre-schools, schools, amenities and health service providers. This time we thought we’d try to stretch a little further and help people doing it tough further afield.  … Continue Reading

Wind over Wings

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A perfect Wairarapa day. A cool morning warming to higher temperatures in the afternoon. In the spacious club rooms Stewart Barton reminded the club members to keep the wings and ailerons of the gliders level at take-off, to prevent being caught in the longer grass, despite the air strip having just been mown. 

Amy Smith outlined the tasks for each member, and the current weather conditions. Wind was 03 knots backing towards the East and predicted to rise in the afternoon. Flights were checked. Ollie Cartwright a 12-year-old visitor from Tauranga was warmly welcomed, and quite naturally confessed to being a little nervous about his first trial flight.  … Continue Reading

Under The Martinborough Stars 

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Zodiac signs

You probably know your own one, you may often use this term to find out what is going on with your day, but do you know what the signs of the zodiac really are and why they are known?

I often get asked in my line of work if I’m an astrologer. Astrology has been around for centuries long before astronomy proper. People would look at the sky and try and work out what was going on with their lives. Whether there was a suspicious looking comet coming towards us which surely meant death and destruction for many cultures of the world, or where the planets were on the day of your birth, it was all meant to mean something; a sign from the gods.

If a particular planet was in your star sign on the day of your birth, it could mean all sorts of things. You could be emotional, powerful, clever, witty or many other characteristics.  … Continue Reading


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Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Another glorious summer is here! I’m saying this while sitting my cold office listening to …

Recycling dates

Thursday 10th February glass Wednesday 16th February wheelie bin  Wednesday 23rd February glass


Just prior to Christmas the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade advised that we were starting our …

Maree’s musings

ANOTHER YEAR … I’m hoping, like me, that you looked forward to the return of …

Library news

Library debuts Click-and-Collect service Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

Outward Bound Korowai Course 2021 Celebrations South Wairarapa Inner Wheel Club donated $500 towards this …

From the Mayor

Following a fantastic summer, with bouts of rain to keep things greener than normal, it …

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