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Regardless of Toast Martinborough being cancelled, I am certain we will attract many ticket holders to our picturesque village. The keeping it local theme is still very much alive, cellar doors will remain open and the village offerings and charm will make for a fantastic weekend away.

While on the topic of events, during Labour weekend the Martinborough Community Market was held at the Waihinga Centre, attracting many from around the district. The purpose was to raise funds for the Martinborough Community Garden and Larder. It is so wonderful to see community events like this on offer to locals and visitors to and see a fantastic facility put to good use!

But wait there is more… on Saturday, 7 November the Town Hall is hosting the annual Martinborough Rose Show open to all rose and flower enthusiasts. Keep an eye out on the ‘Martinborough Rose & Flower Show’ Facebook page for all the details.

I am pleased to announce the refurbished Pain Farm Homestead, built in the 1920’s and nestled amongst farmland just short of Martinborough is now rented and occupied. Pain Farm was kindly bequeathed to Martinborough Borough Council by George Pain, in 1932, for the benefit of the Martinborough community.

Council’s funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets Fund to create safe, vibrant, and welcoming spaces for locals and to support local business is still a work in progress. Community feedback has been and will be essential during the planning and implementation phase. Currently, there is no definite proposal, but great ideas in place – watch this space!

Finally, I would like to highlight the importance of water conservation now that summer is around the corner. As always, we can all work together to do our bit to conserve and ensure there is enough clean, clear, and safe drinking water for the whole community and visitors throughout the summer.

Mayor Alex

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