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July 25, 2016 July 2016, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Club

The course is finally starting to play more like winter golf, with a lot less run on the fairway and no run if you miss the fairway! Members handicaps are starting to settle, with a number of members’ lowest-ever handicaps this summer creeping back out again.

The Ladies 18 Hole Open Day held on Friday 3 June was a great success. The course was literally sparkling as a light frost greeted a field of 60 players from  Carterton, Pahiatua, Shandon, Miramar, Masterton, Riversdale Beach, Judgeford, Napier, Dannevirke, Kapiti, Karori, Manor Park, Boulcott Heritage Farm and 19 of our own members from Martinborough. Excitingly the overall winner was relatively new Martinborough member, Louise Smith with a Nett 66. She shot a personal best of 94 off the stick, and won the Sherry Weatherstone Best Nett Cup for her efforts. … Continue Reading


July 25, 2016 July 2016, Sports Comments Off on MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

Junior-rugby-Team-talk- The rugby season is ticking along, the weather has been playing the part which means big crowds at games soaking up the sun and some great rugby. Our Club Day was a highly successful day, with continuous rugby from 9.30am, the JAB running a sausage sizzle, and a lunch prepared by Joanne TeKani for the “Old-Timers”, it was certainly very busy.

The new hit shields have arrived for the JAB & Seniors, made in our green and black, these not only look great but will have plenty of use before the season ends. These were funded by Trust House.
Our new oven has arrived, this was partly funded by Eastern & Central Community Trust and we look forward to using it at our remaining home games. Our kitchen looks great, definitely a venue to consider if you are organising a function – contact Nicholle Hawkins 02108367237 if you are interesting in booking.
On Saturday the 18th we were fortunate to have the Rugby World Cup visit our Clubrooms, this was a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with this trophy, although only rugby greats who win the World Cup get to hold it it was still a great chance to be photographed with it. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Rugby

June 14, 2016 June 2016, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Rugby

I'm not sure if that's the try line!  - Photo courtesy Tegan King

I’m not sure if that’s the try line! – Photo courtesy Tegan King

With the JAB competition having started on the 14 May and the Senior competition into the second round Saturdays are very busy for our rugby families.  As well as some busy Friday nights as some of the Under 11 and Under 13s get to play on the turf at Memorial Park under lights.

We would like to welcome Mana Ngaau and Vaike Potoru who have arrived from the Cook Islands to play for our Senior Premier team.  I’m sure that they will enjoy their stay here and if you see them around be sure to say hello.
A huge thank you to the Martinborough Community Board who granted us $734 to help fund the buses for our Senior away games when they travel large distances. … Continue Reading

Bowling Club

June 14, 2016 June 2016, Sports Comments Off on Bowling Club

The Martinborough Bowling Club recently conducted their Bottle-O Open Fours competition . In all 56 bowlers from as far afield as Christchurch , Wellington , Titahi Bay and Wairarappa clubs contested the two day event .

Club President Pedro McGillicuddy welcomed the players to the tournament stressing the fact that the clubs green wasn’t in perfect order and asked for their co-operation in an effort to play the six games. … 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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