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First Church’s Monster Bookfair

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The First Church’s annual book sale certainly deserved its title,  Monster Bookfair.   Maybe it was the COVID effect or perhaps it was the decluttering craze earlier in the year, but donations of books were way above normal both in quantity and quality.  

As a result sales also broke records and that combined with Ted Preston’s talk on the Friday evening raised $8400 for the upkeep of the church.    

The organisers would like to thank everyone who contributed as helpers, donors and buyers.  

The enormous number of books took 2 trucks (organised by Trevor & Carol Hawkins) to transport from First Church hall to the town hall on the afternoon of the 20th August and with our willing helpers both at the church hall and the town hall, the thousands of books were unloaded in a very short time frame.   … Continue Reading

 Greytown Music Group Concert  

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Pianist Richard Mapp returns to Greytown on 13 September, as part of his tour taking him from Nelson to Kerikeri, with five other concerts in between. If the Wairarapa is still at Covid level 2 when the concert takes place, the audience will be limited to allow for social distancing.

For this concert Richard has put together four of his all time favourite works, pieces he learned many years ago but has seldom performed since. He says “Haydn’s Variations in F minor are one of the most beautiful and imaginative creations!”  Schumann considered his Fantasy in C major to be the best music he had ever written – the greatest outpouring of his love for Clara Wieck, who eventually became his wife.   … Continue Reading

Green Jersey looking towards site development

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The proprietors of the Green Jersey Explorer Tours Limited are Joe and Pam Howells, Lucia Zanmonti, Stuart Edwards with Stuart’s parents Allan and Myra Edwards as investors in the property. They are now looking at the options to develop the old Council Yards site of 0.34 Hectare (0.84 acre) on the corner of Kitchener and Broadway Streets in Martinborough.

Spokesman Joe Howells said that the families involved are keen to develop the site in a way that adds to the attractions of Martinborough. “Green Jersey is going to need a new shed to operate from within the next two years, and we are keen to ensure that we build something that fits into the overall development of the site but which also  supports the development of the town”.  … Continue Reading

 A Quiet Restoration of Veterans’ Graves at Martinborough Public Cemetery 

September 12, 2020 September 2020 Comments Off on  A Quiet Restoration of Veterans’ Graves at Martinborough Public Cemetery 

Over the past year, a quiet change has been happening at Martinborough Public Cemetery.  Volunteers of the New Zealand Remembrance Army, with support and guidance from the South Wairarapa District Council, have been restoring the graves of New Zealanders who served their country during times of military conflict. Now, the memory of New Zealand veterans, primarily of the Great War (or First World War) has found new prominence in Martinborough’s picturesque landscape. … Continue Reading

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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