Martinborough Music Festival

Teddy Tahu Rhodes – Bass Baritone Martinborough Music Festival Friday 23 – 25 September Martinborough Town Hall This year’s Festival will feature another classical singer as part of the programme of concerts – NZ Bass Baritone, Teddy Tahu Rhodes. (The previous singer to feature was soprano, Jenny Wollerman in 2019).  …

 Blue and Yellow Cupcakes for Ukraine.

After watching the news on Ukraine and seeing the soldiers desperately trying to protect their homeland, Willow Kershaw wanted to do something to help. The idea of a lunchtime BBQ with a sausage sizzle and selling baking on the last day of school was put into action. Willow approached Mr …

A Community led project

The Waiohine River Plan is a document that should draw the attention of anyone that has even a slight interest in local government wherever their location. Recently adopted by Greater Wellington Regional Council on 7 April, this plan has its roots back in the late 1990s when investigations on the …

Trial may ease coastal community’s battle against erosion         

Cape Palliser Road winds its way along one of the wildest stretches of coast in the world. A dramatic rise in severe weather conditions in recent years have also increased the number of road closures at the Cape, cutting off residents and creating expensive damage.  It’s an ideal environment for …

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Sweet science

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Dark chocolate makes your gut happy according to a new study published by the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.  Participants in a clinical trial who were randomly assigned to eat very dark chocolate containing 85% cocoa had positive changes in mood  and higher levels of blauia – a type of gut bacteria known  to be present in greater volumes in healthy people 

Under The Martinborough Stars 

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, 

How I wonder what you are,

Up above the World so high,

Like a Diamond in the sky

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

How I wonder what you are … Continue Reading

Martinborough Business Association

April 7, 2022 April 2022 Comments Off on Martinborough Business Association

Its that time of the year again when the daylight hours start to shorten, the weather a little cooler and the colours a little more dynamic. This season this is happening against a backdrop of NZ and Martinbotough opening up to international visitors and the dropping off of some of the public health rules and orders.

One of the big  problems we experienced  during the pandemic was getting labour for the many hospo jobs that our members had. … Continue Reading

South Wairarapa Tramping Club:  NZ’s Largest Rata – the Karapoti Rata

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The Karapoti Rata is estimated as being 1000 to 1500 years old, was discovered in 2008, and is hidden deep in the Akatarawa Forest.

5 trampers from Greytown joined up with 6 from Eastbourne, led by Peter who had located the tree, and had devised routes to it, partly along existing tracks, logging routes, and stream beds, with new sections of route as necessary. Our route took us up a steep slope and through dense bush. There were many tracks, some quite indistinct, but Peter knew every turning. … Continue Reading


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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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Under The Martinborough Stars

Another glorious summer is here! I’m saying this while sitting my cold office listening to …

Recycling dates

Thursday 10th February glass Wednesday 16th February wheelie bin  Wednesday 23rd February glass


Just prior to Christmas the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade advised that we were starting our …

Maree’s musings

ANOTHER YEAR … I’m hoping, like me, that you looked forward to the return of …

Library news

Library debuts Click-and-Collect service Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

Outward Bound Korowai Course 2021 Celebrations South Wairarapa Inner Wheel Club donated $500 towards this …

From the Mayor

Following a fantastic summer, with bouts of rain to keep things greener than normal, it …

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