Footloose and Fancy Free, Celebrating 25 years Round the Vines

While 2020 and Covid dampened the dreams of those who were looking forward to walking or running around the vines, 2021 came up trumps, the 25th year of brilliant organisation and commitment from the Martinborough School Committee and the community.  In the words of Charlies Angel’s, Beth, Anna, Jeremy, and …

Write your memories next month at Martinborough Library

Library also welcomes a big shipment of new books—come find your next read! We’re all full of memories, big and small—everything from ‘That was the year I fell in love’ all the way down to ‘Tuesday lunch was a ham-and-cheese toastie.’ The memoirist’s trick is finding a way to weave …

Under The Martinborough Stars

Have you ever wondered where the constellations came from? Do you know your Crux from your Musca? Or Scorpius from Pavo? Who got to name them? Humans are very good at seeing patterns in just about anything. Clouds. Toast. Rocky outcrops on Mars. Wherever we look we see a shape, …

Aroha String Quartet with Clarinettist Rachel Vernon

After a disappointing cancellation of their June concert due to level 2 lockdown, the Greytown Music Group is hoping all will be well for their next concert, on Sunday 22 August, when the Aroha Quartet will join forces with Rachel Vernon on clarinet. The Aroha String Quartet was formed in …

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   South Wairarapa Tramping Club – Wellington’s Southern Walkway

July 12, 2021 July 2021 Comments Off on    South Wairarapa Tramping Club – Wellington’s Southern Walkway

Eight of us from the Wairarapa, plus 2 extras from Wellington, met in Oriental Bay, where we found convenient free car parks just before Carlton Gore Road.

We followed the bright pink Southern Walkway posts, keeping a careful eye out, as the walkway crosses other tracks and roads, and it is easy to find yourself inadvertently walking on a different track, or up someone’s garden path! It may only be a “walkway”, not a “tramping track”, but it begins with a climb up from sea level to the top of Mt Victoria, 196m, and continues along Town Belt ridge tops, up and down,  finally descending to Houghton Bay 10.6kms later, so it’s not “a walk in the park”! … Continue Reading


July 12, 2021 July 2021 Comments Off on SOUTH WAIRARAPA REBUS CLUB

The guest speaker at our 28 May meeting was retired media personality Ian Johnstone who discussed a few of his experiences in NZBC, TV 1 and TVNZ during the last third of last century. Topics ranged from the political to documentaries, local and international, to Crimewatch. Ian was the first to interview Robert Muldoon on TV as the new Prime Minister in 1975 and moderated his last TV debate as PM with David Lange in the run up to the 1984 election.  … Continue Reading

Recycling collections 

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Planting for Tomorrow.

July 12, 2021 July 2021 Comments Off on 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 thanks to Jane Lenting, and the South Wairarapa Biodiversity group, neighbours from Weld St, Book Club members, Golf Club members, Council and Business Association members planting began. … Continue Reading


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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Regional Council notes

“Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink”.  This well-known line from ‘The Rime …

Recycling collections

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News from First Church

Through winter cold, through bitter wind and biting frost the silent seeds of spring wll …

Maree’s musings

FROM OUT THERE … Space travel’s been in the news lately. Of course, it’s nothing …

Letters – Community Boards

Recently my husband and I took up the invite from the Mayor, June edition of …

Letters – Secretive decisions

2019 election Mayor Beijen stated: “I am standing for South Wairarapa Mayor to bring back …

How well do we know people in our community

Rex Mc Intosh  Click Suite, Magician and Technical Wizard Rex is one of the cofounders …

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