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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


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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 Community Garden News

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News from Wharekaka

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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