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Walking Group Wants Wonderful New Walkway 

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Three years ago the Friday Walking Group started as part of the Martinborough Community Health Project.  Since then members have covered every street in Martinborough many times over.  Now they are setting their sights on expanding the available walking opportunities.   

Their vision is to add a new trail on the northern side of town broadly following the Round The Vines route.   It would link up with the Palliser Vineyard Walk to create a circuit and a beautiful, tranquil experience away from the traffic and bustle of the village.  There would be wonderful views of the hills, the river and the vineyards.  The plan includes a well-formed path so it’s accessible to everyone and a shared space for walkers, cyclists and people with dogs.   … Continue Reading

News from First Church

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Recovering from the Book Fair: Enjoying cafe church again: Kirk Fair ahead!                                         

Following the great effort and success of the delayed Book Fair in August, First Church folk have taken the month of September to clear up our hall in Weld Street so we could reurn there to hold the popular cafe style Sunday services. 

Through September we met in the church and adapted to meeting there in the more traditional way with pews and everyone facing one way.  This confirmed what we have come to like and prefer – a relaxing gathering time for greeting and chatting over morning tea, giving everyone a better chance to keep interesting conversations going. We will still use our historic church at the special times in the church year.

We extend a warm welcome to anyone to come and join our friendly cafe church gathering in the Hall at 10am each Sunday.  … Continue Reading

Nga Waka pops up on election day

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Nga Waka has always been a winery of firsts. It is one of the first two wineries on the drive into Martinborough village and was one of the first six wineries in the region in 1988, but this year it clocks up a slightly unusual first by opening a pop up cellar door on Election Day, Saturday 17 October. 

“We can’t let politics get in the way of wine tasting,” says general manager Mick Hodson, who is looking forward to talking with customers directly about wine.  … Continue Reading

Councillor Comment

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Top of the list for this month must be the start of the Long Term Plan (1 to 10 year timeframe) consultation called ‘WHAT’S ON TOP’.

The LTP sets our strategic direction for the next 10 years and includes project priorities, budgets and rates forecasts for the next 10 years, this is updated every three years.  The Spatial Plan is a map of how we envision the district to look in 30 years time and we are integrating this work into the LTP process.

This requires a lot of consultation with our wider community and is an opportunity for everyone to have their say on what council should focus on from now and looking 10/30 years out.  This will also include those topics that were consulted on during the Annual Plan and indicated as a priority for the next three years. … 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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Councillor comment

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Regional Council notes

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News from First Church

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