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One of New Zealand’s best to design and coach in Wairarapa

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The name Blyth Tait is synonymous with eventing – the elite equestrian sport spanning three very different phases of riding, comprising dressage, showjumping and cross country.

An Olympian many times over and with multiple World Games under his belt, Tait is known across the globe as a force to be reckoned with. His international successes include Golds in Stockholm, Rome and Atlanta, Silver in Barcelona, and Bronzes in both Barcelona and Atlanta.

Eventing Wairarapa is bringing Tait to Clareville to design the upper level cross country tracks for the 2020 Wairarapa Eventing Horse Trials in November, and the organising committee is excited to see what his considerable talents will deliver for this year’s competitors. … Continue Reading

Recycling collection days

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Wednesday Oct. 7th Glass

Wednesday Oct 14th Wheelie bin 

Wednesday Oct 21st Glass

Thursday Oct 29 th Wheelie Bin

RED CROSS SPRING FLING

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With so many events cancelled this year due to that ‘unmentionable’ virus, the Martinborough Red Cross Group ran their annual Spring Fling on Saturday 19th September.

“The Spring Fling was an afternoon of Housie, Conversation and Fun for local senior citizens. We sent invitations to over 100 people and had a great turnout of over thirty people at the event which included our Branch President Julie Bradbury and Wairarapa Administrator Gemma Williams and her family” said Mike Armour and Marg Hanlon, local Red Cross coordinators. … Continue Reading

Regional Council notes

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The Greater Wellington Region is large and diverse which presents challenges for its regional council.  Wairarapa, approximately seventy five per cent of the region, is rural/provincial New Zealand with large tracts of farmland, uninhabited bush covered mountain ranges and a sparse population largely concentrated in four townships.  We have a long rugged, exposed coastline, a major river that runs nearly the whole distance of the valley, cumulating in two lakes before running out to sea.

Compare that with the largely metropolitan areas on the other side of the Remutaka Ranges and you easily see the contrast between us.  Certainly there are areas of farmland, bush and rivers but the makeup is vastly different, especially when it comes to population and even our climate is different.  … Continue Reading

Sports

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 …

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Letters

Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog …

Cooking corner – Potato rendang

INGREDIENTS 8 small potatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 185 …

Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

Originally the Square was called Martin Square and the North – South and East – …

 Community Garden News

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret …

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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