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October 14, 2019 October 2019, Regular Features Comments Off on Community Board notes

This is the final column from the Martinborough Community Board and you will have a whole new Board following local government elections on 12th October. I encourage you to have your say and vote. Here’s a round up of the last three years.

We have a new flag trax banner hanging system in town which will go up over the next few weeks, this will allow us to change the event banners and town flags from the ground, without the need for traffic management. 

We facilitated the use of Considine Park for children’s cricket, a big thank you to the Cricket Club for the hours of work that has gone into creating the wicket – it is a credit to the club and it is great to see the park getting more usage.

We have strongly advocated for the Waihinga Centre, and the Park and Playground and we are immensely proud to see the Centre being so well used. The park and playground is the only dedicated public space in Martinborough for our children and we’re looking forward to seeing the enjoyment this will bring for many years to come. 

We spent a lot of time and effort to ensure that repairs to the Cenotaph in the Square were completed and commissioned a local artist to paint the power box in the Square with an ANZAC poppy design. Thanks to Councillor Colenso for organising the wonderful photo exhibition in the Square as part of the WW1 commemorations. … Continue Reading

Country Dog City Dog

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Waihinga Centre

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It’s time to get crazy with colour!

Our final push to fundraise for the water element in the park is fast approaching.

Martinborough’s first Colour Run will be held on 2 November at Considine park.

The run is all about fun and you can run walk or dance your way around the course where you will be paint bombed a rainbow of colour! The nontoxic powder paint will be thrown by an army of Colour Crew (which we are recruiting for!) Its super safe for the whole family, although goggles or sunglasses advised for littlies and   please leave four legged friends at home.

Once the run is over the fun continues with colourful activities. Ventana Creative collective are organising a colour splat, The Martinborough Lolly Shop will have the kids lolly scrambling, plus we have bubble fun and giant twister to enjoy. The aim of the day is colourful fun! 

What could be a more colourful end to this than fireworks, so we are also hosting the community fireworks on the same day too (weather dependant but all fingers crossed!) it really would mean this fundraising push goes out with a bang! … Continue Reading

Wharekaka Trust Board AGM

September 23, 2019 Regular Features, September 2019 Comments Off on Wharekaka Trust Board AGM

The picture shows pupils from Martinborough School who regularly visit Wharekaka receiving their specially knitted slippers which have been produced by our residents, superbly organised by Gail Jacobson. We love having the children visit – thanks to Martinborough School for coming.

The annual general meeting of the Wharekaka Trust will be held at 6.00 pm. on 19th September 2019 in the Dining Room of the Home. All members of the community are invited. 

The Home is governed by the Wharekaka Trust Board which is in turn appointed by members of the Wharekaka Trust. The Wharekaka Trust is a charitable community trust which works with, and for, the Martinborough community. 

Forty six years ago, the inaugural Trust Board meeting was held on 2 July 1973 to establish a day care centre for elderly people in the Martinborough Maternity Hospital premises in Oxford Street. This first meeting set up, elected and developed the rules and regulations providing the constitution for the Board of Trustees which, with a few amendments, governs Wharekaka today.

The major changes over the years have been the move from a day facility to a residential home, the development of the villas around the perimeter of the home and most recently the move into hospital level care. In the words of the old song, “we’ve come a long way, baby!” … 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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