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February 9, 2016 February 2016, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Rugby Club

The Junior Rugby float in the Christmas Parade carried an important message. Photo courtesy Tegan King

The Junior Rugby float in the Christmas Parade carried an important message. Photo courtesy Tegan King

THE PUKEMANU BULLRIDE – Friday 5th February 6-8pm at Martinborough Transport, 204 Lake Ferry Road. Gates open from 4.30pm, Gate Sales – $15 Adult, $5 Under 12, tickets also available from Wrightsons, Kitcheners and Martinborough Transport. Bar and food available – No BYO. This is the 3rd year that this event has been held in Martinborough, the evening is action packed and will showcase the best Open bullriders New Zealand has to offer as well as a local bullride competition where some of our bravest locals can try their luck on a novice bull. Contact James Bruce if you require more information ph 0272772962.

PRE SEASON TRAINING has begun, Tuesday and Thursday nights 6.30pm. Numbers are looking good, if you have not make it along but keen to join in just turn up or contact James Bruce for more details. … Continue Reading

Velo fellows

February 9, 2016 February 2016, Sports Comments Off on Velo fellows

Bill leads a fellow ‘Velo Fellow’ through a corner. Photo courtesy  John Cosgrove Photography.

Bill leads a fellow ‘Velo Fellow’ through a corner.
Photo courtesy John Cosgrove Photography.

‘Velo fellows’ is the nickname enthusiasts bestowed on the Velocette classic motor cycle racing team which includes well known local Bill Biber as one of it’s riders. Bill has known Nick Thompson and Phil Price, the men behind the team, for around twenty years.

Nick and Phil met during their University years. They shared a recreational interest in modifying Velocette street bikes for classic racing. From University Phil taught art at Christ College before deciding to combine art with his engineering expertise to branch into creating kinetic art, the Zephyometre by Wellington Airport is an example of his work.
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Martinborough bowls

February 9, 2016 February 2016, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough bowls

The club finalised their first championship of 2016 on anniversary weekend with the playing of the open mens fours.

Hayden Frew, Lester Dee, Peter Ireland and Neville Smith were victorious over David Murray , Blue Hunt, Robert Murray and Tony Lee, 2-0, in the best of three game final.
Scores were tight in both games and fortune could have swung either way in both encounters. However, it was Smith and company who held their composure to hold on in each game for close wins, 12-8 and 12-9.

The club triples will be the next championship decided and results will be displayed in the next issue.

Thursday twilight bowls are back each week from 6pm and any interested people are urged to drop by and check out the format.

The club conducts a cash bar and a sausage sizzle is available for all to partake of.

Martinborough Junior Hockey

October 19, 2015 October 2015, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Junior Hockey

Martinborough-Junior-HockeyWe have come to the end of a fantastic hockey season, with only a couple of the Saturday games washed out at the Clareville turf.  A big thank you to all the coaches and managers for their time and commitment to their teams at weekly games and practices throughout the winter.  Also to all of the parents and families for your support at games – the children love having you there to cheer them on.  … Continue Reading

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MARTINBOROUGH GOLF CLUB REPORT

It is a hive of activity at the course today – lots of men with rakes, leaf blowers and leaf suckers tidying up around the clubhouse and squash club.  The course is looking good and the greens have come back well after being cored early last month. There have been …

Junior sport

Winter  is the time for a considerable number of organised winter sports. Coaches are invited to give their sport and it’s player some publicity through the Star’s Junior Sport section. Just send your   copy to beckett36@gmail.com by the last Wednesday of the month. A clear high resolution photo is …

Wrestling Club news

Training nights are back again and it’s great again to see new faces! Training nights are Wednesdays at theFeatherston gym. . Under ten years from 5.30 and over ten years from 6.30 . North Island Championships are being held in Katikati on 27 June and attendance is encouraged.  This is …

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