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Three Tennis Club Life Members

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John Taylor, Libby Paterson, and Jenny Wilkie were awarded Life Membership of the Martinborough Lawn Tennis Club at the club’s AGM recently. 

All top-notch tennis players, for many years they tirelessly gave to the club in many ways: from hosting, setting up and running tournaments; working on the grounds; running junior tennis; and representing the club on regional and local sports bodies.

Club members unanimously agree that the trio are all very modest, hard workers who have helped hold the club together over the years. 

John Taylor (or just JT) is often referred to as ‘The Legend’ after winning various titles at a Wairarapa Tennis Championship. He is a former president of the Wairarapa Tennis Association, and Martinborough Men’s club captain.   … Continue Reading

Public lecture on the geological origins of the Aorangi Mountains

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The Aorangi Mountains to the south of Martinborough have an interesting history including periods of volcanic activity and being above sea level for much longer than most of the rest of New Zealand.

Victoria University Geologist James Crampton, who has an interest in the Aorangi Range, is giving a Public Lecture in Martinborough about the geological history of the Aorangi Mountains on Sunday November the 1st. … Continue Reading

Under The Martinborough Stars

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I am going to make a bet with you dear reader.

After you have finished reading this article you will be doing something. Here goes.

This month we are taking a dark turn into the world of aliens, the vital importance of water and war heroes. We are of course talking about Mars. … Continue Reading

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa 

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We are slowly getting back to normal despite the hiccoughs of Covid 19. It has taken a while and has presented our new President Alma Parr with more challenges than usual. 

In the meantime, however, our knitting group has continued to produce lovely items for families who need them, even doing a swap of gear for a bag of wool and needles. We have begun a new District Project, “Kits for Kindies” which entails collecting good quality or new equipment for disadvantaged kindergarten in Vanuatu. … Continue Reading


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, …

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