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South Wairarapa Tramping Club –  Atiwhakatu Hut

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We were amazed how full the Holdsworth carpark was when we arrived – obviously there were many people in the hills already. As we walked up the Atiwhakatu River track we could see cloud on the tops, and at times we felt misty drops, although it was sunny. The kidney fern leaves were shining and the bush looked wonderful! 

 We had morning tea on the far side of the big one-at-a-time suspension bridge, with the graphic warning sign. Barry’s dog Susie was a reluctant bridge crosser, having to be dragged over on a lead! … Continue Reading

Virtuoso Pair Play in Greytown

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The Greytown Music Group’s September concert was postponed due to Covid, and it is hoped that Violinist Mark Menzies, Professor of Music at Canterbury University, and Pianist/Bassoonist Gabriel Baird, will be able to travel up from Christchurch in three weeks’ time for the concert, now on 14 November.

The programme centres on the lush and characterful styles of 18/19  “turn-of-the-century” music, and its heritage. The bassoon, violin and piano were all important vehicles for this influential rethinking of how music could reflect the environment and humans’ interaction with it. … Continue Reading

Wairarapa Fabric Fair 2021

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Great News our Wairarapa Fabric Fair has a new date!

Thanks to our patient stall holders, South End School and the Carterton Central Lions we are going ahead with the Fair on the 13th of November! The venue is still South End School Hall, High Street South, Carterton, from 10 am to 1pm and there is plenty of parking. 

Do you have a stash at home you have been meaning to go through, this would be a good time to do it and donate it to our charity table! Is your stash enough to sell and make some money back, then you can still book a table and join us on the day @ $20.00 at table (just remember no made-up goods to be sold).   … Continue Reading

White socks

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Many domesticated house cats have white ‘socks’ which are rarely seen in wild animals. About 10,000 years ago, as humans were becoming farmers and storing grains and foods , the progenitor species of house cats were used to control rodents. 

This species known as Felis silvestris  had a coat that blended well into wild habitat. However humans took to genetic mutations such as white paws, shaped ears and unique markings and bred these cats for domestic purposes 



Martinborough Golf Club Report

Life is relatively normal out on the Golf Course with usual weekly competitions being played along with a couple of tournaments.  The course is looking amazing at the moment with lots of visitors commenting on how good it is playing. Thursday Club has been getting good turnouts with recent winners …

Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

On Saturday 12 June, Wairarapa’s Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate (OGKWI) club competed against karate clubs from across the lower North Island to win the overall Kāpiti Karate Academy Championships.    13 karate students from South Wairarapa travelled to Kāpiti to compete against students from 12 other karate clubs in kata (technique), …

Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

At the recent Club Day of MRFC Bruce Henderson was awarded Life Membership to the Club, a well deserving recipient. Bruce started playing rugby in the JAB grade and played right through to a Senior, where he played 3 seasons (this was cut short as his son Nigel was very …

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