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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 Golf Club News

June 14, 2016 June 2016, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Club News

The Martinborough Golf Club is in good spirits with club days and club competitions all being well supported. The Captains Trophy and Martin 4Ball club competitions in both the Women and Men divisions are underway for the year.

The club hosted the Wairarapa Women’s Open 4BBB at the end of April. The Women’s Committee were delighted that just over half of the field of 26 pairs were from our club. The course looked splendid in its autumn colours, and the visitors who came from Otaki, Masterton, Carterton and Riversdale enjoyed themselves. The Pair with the Best Gross, presented with the Wairarapa Open 4BBB Trophy with a Gross 73 also returned the Best Nett of 59, were Noora Rota and Jane Buchanan from Masterton. … Continue Reading


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Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

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