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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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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

Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

Regular Features

From the mayor

Merry Christmas! We now have a new electorate MP, Keiran McAnulty and I look forward …

Cooking corner

Catering for a vegetarian this Christmas? Here’s the Vegan Society’s Nut Roast recipe Ingredients  1 …

Councillor comment

Here we are the last Star for the year and what a year it has …

Did you know

I’M DREAMING of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out I’ll drink the …

Recyling calendar

December Wednesday 2nd glass Wednesday 9th wheelie bin Wednesday 16th glass Saturday 26th wheelie bin …

Regional Council notes

Time to start thinking Older residents in our region may well remember the massive flooding …

News from First Church

May these be the gifts your Christmas brings – Peace, Gladness, Good Health   and …

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