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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 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, …

Football Club’s season ends with a shield

Martinborough Football Clubs senior season concluded in style on 19th September with a 3-2 win against Douglas Villa in Masterton.  The team were delighted to have won theWairarapa Knockout Shield which is now proudly displayed at its Club rooms at Cool Change Bar & Eatery. Spokesperson Lucy Douglas said, “It’s been my …

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 …

Regular Features

Under Martinborough Stars

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I …

South Wairarapa Rotary News

Di Banks, Leader of Learning Support and Vocational Pathways at Kuranui College spoke to Rotary …

SOUTH WAIRARAPA REBUS CLUB

At our September meeting the Guest Speaker, Sarah Wright from Digital Seniors, asked us why …

Regional Council notes

The recent election has delivered a very different political landscape for New Zealand.  With a …

November Recycling days

Wednesday 4th Wheelie Bin Wednesday  11th Glass Wednesday 18th wheelie bin Wednesday 18th Glass Wednesday …

News from First Church

Now Labour Weekend is behind us and summer days are ahead, here’s hoping we can …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole …

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