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Junior Football

July 12, 2021 July 2021, Sports Comments Off on 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 do an excellent job organising the competitions and guiding Clubs through COVID19 impacts. 

Sometimes it easy to overlook the people in the background that support sports like football and make them fun to be involved with – so THANKS OUT LOUD to Capital Football. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Golf report

July 12, 2021 July 2021, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf report

On Queens Birthday weekend we hosted the Martinborough Kindy Ambrose Tournament with a good field of 25 teams competing.  The winning team was Honor, Doug & Olivia Clark along with Austin Skelton with a nett 54.25.  Second was Nathan Fenwick, Dan & Matt Nicholson and Marco de Groot, nett 56, third Michael Fleming, Peter Warren, Ritch Wood and Shayne Cater, nett 57.62, 4th Guy Walmsley, Bob Barker, John Errington and Peter Schenk, nett 58.12, 5th Jenny & Tora Boyne, Kheinan Morrisey and Byron Hegglin, nett 58.37.

The Grumpies have been getting good numbers going out to play on Tuesdays with winners over the last few weeks being Sandy Bidwill, Chris Handley and Brian Russo.  Twos have gone to Andy Morison, Bob Tosswill, Brian Russo, Guy Walmsley, John Errington and Malcolm Bridge. … Continue Reading


June 9, 2021 June 2021, Sports Comments Off on 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 good numbers playing Grumpies on a Tuesday with winners over the last few weeks being Brent McKinlay (twice), Raymond Matthews, Rob Lopez and Darren de Joux (ex Featherston but now residing in Sydney).  The last couple of weeks the Grumpies have played a hidden hole competition and an Irish Stableford – who knows what is in store for them next month!!  Twos over the last few weeks have gone to Mariana McDermott, Storm Robertson, Russell Walker (visitor from Mangawhai), Paul Riddiford, Whitney Griffiths, Brent McKinlay, John Warner, Rob McCreary, Chris Cole and Chris Ranish. … Continue Reading

Junior sport

June 9, 2021 June 2021, Sports Comments Off on 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 always welcome – kids love to see their photo in the paper.  


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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