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 Putangirua Pinnacles Pickle

It was an overcast day with no wind when we arrived at the Putangirua Pinnacles car park. Three of our party chose to go fishing instead of walking. The remaining five of us set off up the stream bed for 15 minutes or so until we got to the turn off to climb up through the bush. There must have been a flood when the Wairarapa had heavy rain about two weeks before the trip, as there were bushes uprooted, and the track on the stream bed was pretty much gone. … Continue Reading

The Museum Says Thank You

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Martinborough’s museum doesn’t charge admission, so it can stay accessible to everyone.  Instead we rely on donations or koha from visitors and the generosity of the community.   

We’d like to use our column this month to say thank you to those who have gifted to the museum recently:

Esther Street Residents: $253 from their mid-winter dinner.  Money will be used to create a new heritage letterbox, designed as a replica of the museum building.

Hugh Hunter:  Wairapara Branch History of The Vintage Car Club, First 50 years.  … Continue Reading

Toast to generate needed boost

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Toast Martinborough is set to kick start a summer season that looks promising for the South Wairarapa economy. With over 75% of tickets sold already in just 2 weeks, Toast 2020 looks set to break records. The flow-on economic impact benefits the entire region. 

Airbnb’s and rental cottages have been booked out solid, and all accommodation is stretched to the max for the weekend that is being marketed as “The Best Sunday Ever”. 

Alice Meyer, marketing manager for Toast, says that millions will be injected into the local economy into the hospitality and service sectors over the weekend, restaurants and café’s gearing up for a thriving couple of days.   … Continue Reading

Country dog city dog

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Sports

Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

On Saturday 12 June, Wairarapa’s Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate (OGKWI) club competed against karate clubs from across the lower North Island to win the overall Kāpiti Karate Academy Championships.    13 karate students from South Wairarapa travelled to Kāpiti to compete against students from 12 other karate clubs in kata (technique), …

Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

At the recent Club Day of MRFC Bruce Henderson was awarded Life Membership to the Club, a well deserving recipient. Bruce started playing rugby in the JAB grade and played right through to a Senior, where he played 3 seasons (this was cut short as his son Nigel was very …

Junior Football

Martinborough Junior Football Club is halfway through the 2021 season, so it is a good opportunity to provide an update. The Club is made up of two parts – Juniors (4 to 13 year olds) and Seniors. All of our teams play in competitions run by Capital Football. Capital Football …

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Regional Council notes

“Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink”.  This well-known line from ‘The Rime …

Recycling collections

Wednesday 11th August Glass  Wednesday 18th August Wheelie bins Wednesday 25th  August Glass 

News from First Church

Through winter cold, through bitter wind and biting frost the silent seeds of spring wll …

Maree’s musings

FROM OUT THERE … Space travel’s been in the news lately. Of course, it’s nothing …

Letters – Community Boards

Recently my husband and I took up the invite from the Mayor, June edition of …

Letters – Secretive decisions

2019 election Mayor Beijen stated: “I am standing for South Wairarapa Mayor to bring back …

How well do we know people in our community

Rex Mc Intosh  Click Suite, Magician and Technical Wizard Rex is one of the cofounders …

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