BLOOMING TIME FOR ROSE & FLOWER SHOW IN MARTINBOROUGH

The annual Martinborough Rose & Flower Show is celebrating its 77th anniversary on Saturday 14th November, 2020.  A small committee have been working behind the scene in our current turbulent times to ensure the show goes ahead.  This is an opportunity to share your garden blooms with the locals and …

Under Martinborough Stars

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight. On November 16th and 17th, Earth passes through a cloud of dust and debris left over from Comet 55P/ Tempel-Tuttle. This comet passes Earth every 33 years and …

“AWESOME” – Classical Music Appreciation Presentations

The Martinborough Music Festival (MMF) Outreach presentations were made to Martinborough School, Kuranui and Wairarapa Colleges on 19 October. Five string instrument students from the NZ School of Music – Lucas Baker, Hayden Nickel (violins), Lauren Jack (viola), Bethany Angus (cello) and William Taber (double bass) – presented the programme.  …

South Wairarapa Tramping Club – Ngahau trip

Fourteen keen trampers converged at a farmhouse along a road east of Pirinoa. We were all looking forward to a farm and bush walk in completely new territory. First we were led by Ann on what was a short but exciting steep down-and-up 4 wheel drive farm track – the …

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Three Tennis Club Life Members

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John Taylor, Libby Paterson, and Jenny Wilkie were awarded Life Membership of the Martinborough Lawn Tennis Club at the club’s AGM recently. 

All top-notch tennis players, for many years they tirelessly gave to the club in many ways: from hosting, setting up and running tournaments; working on the grounds; running junior tennis; and representing the club on regional and local sports bodies.

Club members unanimously agree that the trio are all very modest, hard workers who have helped hold the club together over the years. 

John Taylor (or just JT) is often referred to as ‘The Legend’ after winning various titles at a Wairarapa Tennis Championship. He is a former president of the Wairarapa Tennis Association, and Martinborough Men’s club captain.   … Continue Reading

Public lecture on the geological origins of the Aorangi Mountains

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The Aorangi Mountains to the south of Martinborough have an interesting history including periods of volcanic activity and being above sea level for much longer than most of the rest of New Zealand.

Victoria University Geologist James Crampton, who has an interest in the Aorangi Range, is giving a Public Lecture in Martinborough about the geological history of the Aorangi Mountains on Sunday November the 1st. … Continue Reading

Under The Martinborough Stars

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I am going to make a bet with you dear reader.

After you have finished reading this article you will be doing something. Here goes.

This month we are taking a dark turn into the world of aliens, the vital importance of water and war heroes. We are of course talking about Mars. … Continue Reading

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa 

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We are slowly getting back to normal despite the hiccoughs of Covid 19. It has taken a while and has presented our new President Alma Parr with more challenges than usual. 

In the meantime, however, our knitting group has continued to produce lovely items for families who need them, even doing a swap of gear for a bag of wool and needles. We have begun a new District Project, “Kits for Kindies” which entails collecting good quality or new equipment for disadvantaged kindergarten in Vanuatu. … Continue Reading

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Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

Football Club’s season ends with a shield

Martinborough Football Clubs senior season concluded in style on 19th September with a 3-2 win against Douglas Villa in Masterton.  The team were delighted to have won theWairarapa Knockout Shield which is now proudly displayed at its Club rooms at Cool Change Bar & Eatery. Spokesperson Lucy Douglas said, “It’s been my …

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 …

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Under Martinborough Stars

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I …

South Wairarapa Rotary News

Di Banks, Leader of Learning Support and Vocational Pathways at Kuranui College spoke to Rotary …

SOUTH WAIRARAPA REBUS CLUB

At our September meeting the Guest Speaker, Sarah Wright from Digital Seniors, asked us why …

Regional Council notes

The recent election has delivered a very different political landscape for New Zealand.  With a …

November Recycling days

Wednesday 4th Wheelie Bin Wednesday  11th Glass Wednesday 18th wheelie bin Wednesday 18th Glass Wednesday …

News from First Church

Now Labour Weekend is behind us and summer days are ahead, here’s hoping we can …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole …

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