Centenary of Martinborough’s historic memorial gates remembered 

A small, socially distanced ceremony on Saturday did not let the centenary of Martinborough’s Soldiers’ Memorial Gates go unnoticed. One hundred years to the day the gates were erected, locals gathered to mark the occasion and remember why they were installed. A familiar sight in Martinborough, the wrought iron gates …

 How Well Do We Know People In Our Community?

Attilio Bergamaschi With a slightly different background from our usual residents, Attilio comes from Lodi in Northern Italy, South of Milan. Like many other European towns, it has the Square at its heart. In the old days the Square was the marketplace where people traded cattle and produce.  Now although …

YUMMY CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Given the uncertainty of events due to Covid, this year the Wharekaka Auxiliary has gone slightly “high-tech” and is running their Annual Christmas Baking Stall online rather than at the T.K Market. In order that you don’t miss out on all their wonderful Christmas goodies, and to allow the Auxiliary …

MAREE’S MUSINGS

WORTH a TIN OF FISH Well, it’s November already and another Martinborough Star to peruse with our morning coffee. My concerted effort to avoid any mention of current Covid issues (OOPS! snuck in) resulted in this month’s welcome diversion. I eat a lot of fish. My pantry, a term derived …

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FIRE BRIGADE REPORT 

Congratulations to Sophie Shipperbottom, our latest Firefighter to complete the Recruits Course (actually she topped the Course), well done !!. Sophie is an artist and has a fundraising Fire Brigade limited edition print available with a portion of funds going to the Brigade, these would make an ideal Christmas present, see our Facebook Page for links to buy this gift.

The Brigade continues to train hard towards our ‘Go Live” with Medical First Response in the town and surrounding district – keep an eye out for the rollout announcement. … Continue Reading

Community Garden News

Great spring harvests over the last couple of weeks as the artichokes seem to have taken off, bigger, better, and earlier than usual… if you are a fan check out the Larder each Wednesday… there is plenty more to come! Also, probably the best crop of rhubarb that we have seen in a while, and we have lots of lettuce about ready for harvest. 

We have also harvested the last of the current planting of beetroot: they are massive but have been tested for juicy tenderness and found to pass the test. (Check our Facebook page for photos of produce that is delivered to the Larder) … Continue Reading

Esther Bunning’s first solo exhibition opens at Aratoi this month 

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I’m sure you’ve all heard this phrase before, ‘in the right place at the right time,’ but this has never been more true than with Esther Bunning’s first solo exhibition at Aratoi, titled PHOSPHENE 1: a portrait of a landscape.

You may be wondering what phosphene means, it is one of those words you may have heard of. If you love decoding words, the word phosphene comes from the Greek words phōs (light) and phainein (to show).

You will be familiar with them though. Phosphenes are the luminous floating stars, zigzags, swirls, spirals, squiggles, and other shapes that you see when closing your eyes tight and pressing them with your fingers.

The exhibition is an exploration and organic unravelling of an abstract landscape, from origination through to images being printed on silk and linen, and textile stitching on images.

Greytown’s Bunning describes how the images came about from a rare day off. She packed a picnic lunch despite the wintery conditions and traipsed over the hill to the Kaitoke Regional Park. … Continue Reading

Centenary of Martinborough’s historic memorial gates remembered 

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A small, socially distanced ceremony on Saturday did not let the centenary of Martinborough’s Soldiers’ Memorial Gates go unnoticed.

One hundred years to the day the gates were erected, locals gathered to mark the occasion and remember why they were installed.

A familiar sight in Martinborough, the wrought iron gates commemorate soldiers who died in WW1 and South Africa’s Boer War. This became even more poignant after WW2.  … Continue Reading

Sports

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Life is relatively normal out on the Golf Course with usual weekly competitions being played along with a couple of tournaments.  The course is looking amazing at the moment with lots of visitors commenting on how good it is playing. Thursday Club has been getting good turnouts with recent winners …

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 …

Regular Features

 How Well Do We Know People In Our Community?

Attilio Bergamaschi With a slightly different background from our usual residents, Attilio comes from Lodi …

From the Mayor

Spring is nearly summer now, and the town looks amazing – the Town Square in …

Cooking corner

Asparagus lunch Ingredients.  One bunch asparagus 2 large eggs Olive oil Lettuce or rocket Hard …

Did You Know

THE AVERAGE cost of a hospital stay for a Covid patient is between $68,000 and …

FIRE BRIGADE REPORT 

Congratulations to Sophie Shipperbottom, our latest Firefighter to complete the Recruits Course (actually she topped …

Community Garden News

Great spring harvests over the last couple of weeks as the artichokes seem to have …

BOOK REVIEW

Prisoners of Geography This book is sub titled; ‘Ten maps which tell you everything you …

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