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October 15, 2020 October 2020 Comments Off on From the mayor

Spring is here with a vengeance, and if you are like me, we are struggling to keep up with mowing the lawns.

It was great to grab the opportunity and arrange an open day at the Pain Estate recently. Work has been extensive and well managed to a good standard, and will be kept in good condition into the future.

It is a shame Toast Martinborough has been cancelled, however I am working with a number of organisations to replace the event with smaller initiatives to give visitors options during this peak weekend. The sponsor of Toast, Tommy’s Real Estate, has generously offered to divert their sponsorship to this initiative. Keep an eye out for a calendar of events later this month. … Continue Reading

Fundraising for Wharekaka off to a great start

October 15, 2020 October 2020 Comments Off on Fundraising for Wharekaka off to a great start

Almost $12,000 has already been raised  for Wharekaka Aged Care Community through The Oak Tree Community – a fundraising initiative launched just last month. Set up by the Wharekaka Board with David Kershaw as Patron, The Oak Tree Community allows you to donate a set amount per month or annually.

“Since it was set up 50 years ago Wharekaka has been a wonderful asset. It’s just a short walk to the shops and cafes so while they are able, residents can still be involved in the life of the village. It’s easy for friends and families to visit; and having hospital-level care available for residents when they need it provides another level of support,” says David. … Continue Reading

Golf Club News

October 15, 2020 October 2020 Comments Off on Golf Club News

The past month seems to have passed by in a flash!!!  Grumpies on a Tuesday have been getting good numbers out playing and the winners over the last month have been Lachie McLeod (but we won’t mention what happened the following week), Brian Russo, Guy Walmsley and Malcolm Bridge.  Two’s have gone to Malcolm Bridge, Brent Mortensen and Chris Hanson.

The Ladies on a Wednesday have not been quite so lucky with the weather but recent winners have been Honor Clark, Jan Ferguson, Jenny Wilkie and Ju Allen.  Two’s have gone to Bindy McLeod, Ann Hume, Sylvia Beavis and Jenny Wilkie who had 2 in one round. … Continue Reading

Help us stop the spread of this pest plant before it becomes a problem

October 15, 2020 October 2020 Comments Off on Help us stop the spread of this pest plant before it becomes a problem

The Greater Wellington Biosecurity team needs your help to prevent the spread blue passionflower, which is becoming more established in the Wairarapa area. 

Blue passion flower Passiflora caerulea

How do I identify blue passionflower?

Evergreen climbing vine that can grow up to 10 metres high Leaves: Dark green to purple shiny leaves with many fingers, usually between 3 and 9 … 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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From the mayor

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Cooking corner

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Councillor comment

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