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Men in white suits

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“They are coming to take me away. Ha ha!!”

Little men in white suits!  But not off to the Funny Farm this time.  It is merely two avid bee keepers checking their hives to ensure they are healthy.

Under the Biosecurity Act all beekeepers have a legal obligation to register both as a beekeeper and to register their apiaries.  So, when an issue arises, beekeepers are informed if there is a problem.

And yes there is. The presence of American Foulbrood has been located in hives within a two kilometre distance of Martinborough. It is therefore imperative all hives are checked to see if they are affected.   … Continue Reading

Only in OZ

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The recent Australia Talks survey revealed that 77 per cent of Australians think pork-barrelling by politicians should be a resignation-inducing offence.
However, it’s now clear with today’s return of “sports rorts” minister Bridget McKenzie to the Cabinet that it doesn’t even get you all that long on the bench.
And the breaking news from the poor old auditor-general, a man who has Seen Some Things, is that he’s discovered a new barrel of porcine product. The $660 million Urban Congestion Fund (in which the federal government committed to build car parks for annoyed commuters at “pinch points”) turns out to have been concentrated in Coalition and marginal target seats before the last election. And most of them haven’t been built anyway, and those that have are screamingly, ridiculously expensive, and so on.

News from First Church

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Thank you to all who helped with the Book Fair!

And we squeeze in the Kirk Fair before Christmas

The First Church community is very grateful for the time, energy and commitment of everyone involved in the successful Book Fair last month. We have never before had so many books to deal with, and never before had to shift the date a number of times because of the pandemic situation we are all living with. 

Our very special thanks go to Pam, Carol and the group of helpers who worked for weeks both pre fair collecting and sorting books, and with the invaluable help of Martinborough Transport undertook the immense job of shifting thousands of books to the Town Hall, setting them out and finally packing and clearing the Hall of the unsold books. 

We thank all who donated books towards this event which helps us raise money for the work First Church supports and carries out in the community and elsewhere each year. This support is deeply appreciated.  … Continue Reading

Martinborough Business Assn.

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Loving local closes the loop

Labour weekend heralds the start of the high season, the temperatures start to rise , and there is a hint of the summer fun ahead.

With summer comes the festive season and after another rollercoaster year the retail sector of the membership are hopeful of a fantastic season ahead.

Plans for the season ahead are not without casualties as we know and although we have been blessed with visitors and the weekends are a buzz  there is a hope our own community will really #lovelocal this year and support our businesses. … Continue Reading


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 …

Regular Features

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Attilio Bergamaschi With a slightly different background from our usual residents, Attilio comes from Lodi …

From the Mayor

Spring is nearly summer now, and the town looks amazing – the Town Square in …

Cooking corner

Asparagus lunch Ingredients.  One bunch asparagus 2 large eggs Olive oil Lettuce or rocket Hard …

Did You Know

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Congratulations to Sophie Shipperbottom, our latest Firefighter to complete the Recruits Course (actually she topped …

Community Garden News

Great spring harvests over the last couple of weeks as the artichokes seem to have …


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