Planting for Tomorrow.

June 18th and despite the rather cloudy day and the threat of light misty rain 35 Martinborough residents turned out to transform the corner of Hinakura and Todd’s Rd behind the fence on the golf course. When the pine trees were removed last year, the bare patch was obvious.  Now …

How well do we know people in our community?

Eileen Egerton Eileen Egerton is a new permanent resident in Martinborough.  Just prior to Covid she returned to New Zealand from Australia, joining her parents and other siblings for some family time. It transpired this was one week before Lockdown. “When I saw which way, the wind was blowing”, says …

Junior Football

Martinborough Junior Football Club is halfway through the 2021 season, so it is a good opportunity to provide an update. The Club is made up of two parts – Juniors (4 to 13 year olds) and Seniors. All of our teams play in competitions run by Capital Football. Capital Football …

                 Wairarapa Councils take key step toward international dark sky status

“This is a critical step for the Wairarapa community as it heads towards establishing a dark sky reserve across the region,” chair of Wairarapa Dark Sky Association, Viv Napier, said Wednesday. The comments follow approvals by South Wairarapa and Carterton District Councils of lighting plan ordinances that will ensure outside …

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 Want to stay youthful?   Then keep on learning.

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U3A is a volunteer organisation that offers life-long learning for those who are retired or semi-retired. It’s a chance to keep your  brain active and enjoy the company of like-minded people. There are no qualifications needed to join and no degrees  or certificates awarded because the aim is to study and learn for the fun of it. … Continue Reading

  Soprano Jenny Wollerman  and Pianist Emma Sayers in Concert

June 9, 2021 June 2021 Comments Off on   Soprano Jenny Wollerman  and Pianist Emma Sayers in Concert

Greytown Music Group has not presented a concert with a vocalist since a programme of German Romantic Duos in 2009, so it is high time for a change. Soprano Jenny Wollerman will pair up with Pianist Emma Sayers on Sunday 27 June, with a selection of their favourite Spanish/Catalan and Aotearoa NZ works. The concert will include music by Ross Harris, Jenny McLeod, Enrique Granados, Federico Mompou, Mario Castelnouvo-Tedesco, and others – mostly songs but also piano solos.  … Continue Reading

Under The Martinborough Stars

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For a really long time, we thought our planet, the Earth, was slap bang in the centre of the whole Universe. Everything we could see above us in the sky had us in the centre. It was a pretty nice feeling.

However, Galilleo and Copernicus a few hundred years ago worked out it was actually the Sun that was in the centre of our Solar System and not us and that we were a mere crumb of rock orbiting it. … Continue Reading

South Wairarapa Rotary Farewells its President – Brian Baxter

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Last week South Wairarapa Rotary farewelled their President for 2020/21, Brian Baxter.  Brian had been with the South Wairarapa Rotary for ?? years and was voted in as President for the annual term of one year.  Brian and his wife, Jane Davis, have moved to Christchurch where Jane has been appointed to the Christchurch City Council.  

Brian left six weeks before the end of his term as President, so Past President Paul Mason takes over the role until incoming President Anne Atkinson takes over on 1 July. A special evening will be held to welcome Anne into her role as President for 2021/22. … Continue Reading

Sports

Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

On Saturday 12 June, Wairarapa’s Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate (OGKWI) club competed against karate clubs from across the lower North Island to win the overall Kāpiti Karate Academy Championships.    13 karate students from South Wairarapa travelled to Kāpiti to compete against students from 12 other karate clubs in kata (technique), …

Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

At the recent Club Day of MRFC Bruce Henderson was awarded Life Membership to the Club, a well deserving recipient. Bruce started playing rugby in the JAB grade and played right through to a Senior, where he played 3 seasons (this was cut short as his son Nigel was very …

Junior Football

Martinborough Junior Football Club is halfway through the 2021 season, so it is a good opportunity to provide an update. The Club is made up of two parts – Juniors (4 to 13 year olds) and Seniors. All of our teams play in competitions run by Capital Football. Capital Football …

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Recycling collections 

Wednesday July 14th Glass Wednesday  July 21st Wheelie bin Wednesday July 28 th Glass

Councillor comment

Well here we are, half the year gone and just past the shortest day. True …

FIRE BRIGADE REPORT 

Well what a big month for the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade ! We finally got …

From the Mayor

Winter has hit with a vengeance, and has caused all sorts of problems – mainly …

Martinborough Library to hold Creative Writing Classes for Kids

Are your young readers looking for new stories? This July holiday, they can learn to …

How Well do we Know People in our Community?

Phillip Percy. Phillip Percy and his wife Sarah came to live permanently in Martinborough in …

Martinborough Community Garden news

Some of you may have seen the article in the Mid-Week, where we hosted the …

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