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Blue Earth Olive Oil wins international gold

June 11, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Blue Earth Olive Oil wins international gold

We already know that Martinborough produces great wines.  Now we also have evidence that it produces great olive oil.  Blue Earth Olive Oil was awarded a gold medal for their Tuscan blend this week at the New York International Olive Oil Competition. Blue Earth Olive Oil was one of two New Zealand olive oils that were awarded gold medals this week.  They were joined by another Wairarapa oil, Juno Olives Picual.

The New York International Olive Oil Competition is the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest. Over the course of four days this week, an esteemed international panel of expert olive oil tasters evaluated a collection of 651 oils from an entry of 1,000 from 25 countries among 24 categories. … Continue Reading

COUNCILLOR COMMENT

May 23, 2018 May 2018, Regular Features, Uncategorized Comments Off on COUNCILLOR COMMENT

The irrigator discharges waste water to land

Martinborough Waste Water:

Martinborough has commenced its discharge of waste water to land through a travelling irrigator (as per the above photo).  The irrigator has operated over the summer months to 5 hectares of land adjacent to the settling ponds.  During this time there were no discharges to the river for 106 days out of the 162 day period which commenced on the 1st November.  Discharge to the river only occurs in times of above average flow, reducing the effects on the river.  The completion of the first stage of the new consent will see 100% of discharge to land by 2035.

During the above period the irrigated grass has been cut three times with around 160 large round bales  being harvested.  I am advised by Council staff that these are now available for sale.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the baleage, please contact Lawrence on 3069611. … Continue Reading

‘Bikes for kids’ greatly appreciated

September 13, 2017 September 2017, Uncategorized Comments Off on ‘Bikes for kids’ greatly appreciated

The Men’s Shed’s most successful project is “Bikes for Kids” which has been underway for several months. Thanks to the donations of bikes of all sizes from the community, over 30 bikes have been reconditioned to good working order and placed in schools and the Wairarapa Youth Program located in Featherston. The kids from Pirinoa and Tuturumuri schools now have a selection of sizes to fit everyone. More donated bikes, especially for the small kids, would be appreciated. … Continue Reading

Life Flight busy in the Wairarapa

July 18, 2017 July 2017, Uncategorized Comments Off on Life Flight busy in the Wairarapa
The Life Flight air ambulance takes off during another mission. While the Westpak Helicopter’s work is probably better known the Trusts’s air ambulance is also always very busy. At time of going to print there have been a total of seven Life Flight Trust  air ambulance flights from the Wairarapa during  June. These are urgent hospital transfers of patients who need specialist treatment to the hospitals where this is  available.

The Life Flight air ambulance takes off during another mission. While the Westpak Helicopter’s work is probably better known the Trusts’s air ambulance is also always very busy. At time of going to print there have been a total of seven Life Flight Trust air ambulance flights from the Wairarapa during June. These are urgent hospital transfers of patients who need specialist treatment to the hospitals where this is available.

Sports

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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Letters

Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog …

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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