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Congratulations to the Award recipients at the recent WBRU Awards night…
A huge achievement for our Club receiving the Sir Brian Lochore Trophy, Supreme Award for Club of the Year!
Tipene Haira received the Pat Shannahan Trophy – Premier Player of Year, the Kingi Matthews Trophy – Maori Player of the Year as well as the Patrick Rimene Trophy – Top Points Scorer.  James Bruce was the recipient of the Lane Penn Trophy – Coach of Year.

On Sunday 6 October we will be screening the only All Blacks game in the Clubrooms vs Namibia.  We will start at 4pm with some social games of Touch, a sausage sizzle cooked by the team at Property Brokers with the big game due to kick of at 5.45pm.  A fun evening with all ages welcome!

WORKING BEE – Sunday 27 October 10am
Time to give the Clubrooms it’s yearly spruce up, we are also looking for some handy painters to give the changing sheds a lick of paint!
All help appreciated, many hands make light work!!


We are very excited to announce that there is a change of date for the next Bullride!  You don’t have to wait till next year to attend this exciting event!  The Bullride will be back on SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER – the night before Toast Martinborough.

If you are interested in jumping on board or returning as a sponsor please contact James Bruce 2072772962 or Rachael Colton  benview@xtra.co.nz to have an information pack sent through to you.  There are a variety of options available.

This is the 7th event that we have held and we look for forward to hosting yet another successful, action packed evening!

Our Community Gym is excited to show off our revamped gym and new partnership with Healthfit. We entered the partnership to improve the service and experience for our members and maintain our community focus. Changes include professional trainers, a reliable class schedule, a well maintained and safe environment, physiotherapy services and sports massage.

Please note all existing members will have no price change to their membership, and will have access to great classes and a free consult to get a new workout programme. For new members, memberships start at $50 per month. Please checkout the Healthfit website for more information.  

So if you haven’t checked out the gym or haven’t checked it out for a while please drop in meet the Healthfit team. I am sure you will be impressed.

For membership details go to https://healthfitv2.webflow.io/health-fitness/gym-memberships

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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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Cooking corner – Potato rendang

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Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

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 Community Garden News

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News from Wharekaka

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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