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August 7, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Museum News

People sometimes complain about Council rules and regulations.    There’s a feeling that it was much more relaxed in the past but was this really true?

The museum now has a copy of Martinborough Town District “The General By-law 1918”, a gift from David Lawrence.   With 153 tightly packed pages it shows that things weren’t so different a hundred years ago.   There were detailed building requirements and schedules of fees; rules covering the various building trades; and lots of stipulation about fire prevention and draining management.  … Continue Reading

Download ‘The Martinborough Star’ Pdf here

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To download ‘The Martinborough Star’ April 2020 edition please download the link below.


25 th. Round the Vines run

March 12, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on 25 th. Round the Vines run

2020 marks the 25th birthday for Martinborough Round the Vines, the annual fundraiser for Martinborough School.  The event attracts competitors from around the Wellington Region and across New Zealand.  Last year we had over 1300 people and expect this year to be even bigger!  

The fun run or walk over 10km or 21km starts and finishes in Martinborough’s picturesque village square, covering quiet country roads and normally inaccessible vineyards with stunning views of the famous Martinborough Terrace edge and surrounding countryside. … Continue Reading

Book Club

March 12, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Book Club

As the catchphrase ‘ Words can make a difference’ used to highlight the writers in the NZ Festival of the Arts  in Wellington at present, the book  Catch and Kill surely is one where this truth is illustrated. So it  is timely to comment on Ronan Farrow’s book as Harvey Weinstein faces a lengthy jail term for his predatory attacks on women. The title explains the way a crime can be caught and the facts killed by unscrupulous men (Lawyers). It gives a good insight into how Old boy networks and other factors can repress justice. … 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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Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

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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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