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Cooking corner

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Traditional Irish stew


I kg thick lamb neck or shoulder chops.

3 onions diced

12 baby carrots  

2 tbsp pearl barley

500 ml lamb or chicken stock … Continue Reading

Councillor comment

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Council meeting

At our Extraordinary Council meeting on the 19th August, councillors debated the issue of signing or not signing the Memorandum of Understanding and Funding Agreement with the Crown to participate in a review of three waters service delivery. Councillors have voted to sign the MOU and delegated this to the Mayor.  The signed MOU needed to be with the Government by the 31st August.   … Continue Reading

Did you know

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SUMMER’S Australian bushfires covered an area 80% of the size of England. 6,000 buildings were destroyed, 34 people died. Also killed were 90% of the wildlife; 3 billion Koala, Kangaroos, birds frogs and reptiles. 

AUCKLAND IS now the fourth least affordable housing market in the world. In 1990 a house cost 4 times the median wage. It is now 9.7 times. Last year the average Auckland house value rose $83,000. Auckland’s average wage is $46,880. 

“ LISTEN HONEY, you’re soliciting yourself either way – one’s just for votes the other’s for money. One advertises on billboards the other in the back pages of the Dominion Post” Georgina Byer explaining to a fellow MP. … Continue Reading

Exciting plans for cycling trail 

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Recreational cycling is BIG these days.  A drive around Martinborough any day of the week makes that obvious, with bikes of all shapes and sizes and riders of varying ability out enjoying the fresh country air.  Now there is a plan to take it to a whole new level by creating riding trails to link the five towns in our region.

The Martinborough Business Association invited Greg Lang, the Mayor of Carterton and Chair of the Wairarapa Trails Action Group to speak at their AGM last month.  Greg’s a passionate advocate for the concept and it’s also enthusiastically backed by the other councils and Greater Wellington.   … 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 …

Regular Features


Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog …

Cooking corner – Potato rendang

INGREDIENTS 8 small potatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 185 …

Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

Originally the Square was called Martin Square and the North – South and East – …

 Community Garden News

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret …

News from Wharekaka

The AGM was held on 19 September.  Attendees heard that Wharekaka is in good heart …

Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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