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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July 12, 2021 July 2021 Comments Off on PINK RIBBON FUNDRAISING

For the month of May the Pink Ladies (Lucy Petersen, Nadia White & Rachael Colton) were fundraising for Pink Ribbon (Breast Cancer Foundation)…we are happy to say that we have raised a grand total of $4496.49!! 

The support and generosity from individuals and businesses has been overwhelming, this is well over double what we raised last year. We will be back in 2022…so THANK YOU everyone for your support!! … Continue Reading

News from First Church

July 12, 2021 July 2021 Comments Off on News from First Church

Over Queen’s Birthday weekend First Church celebrated in style – marking 150 years since our first church building was opened. 

Like many good things our celebrations were in three parts: a dinner was held on Saturday evening with the church family, friends and supporters and introducing our special guests The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand the Right Rev. Fakaofo Kaio and his wife Ruth. 

This was a very happy and relaxed occasion over a lovely meal, where the opportunity was taken to thank all those who are always ready to assist with our various church projects in the community.  Our local historian Mate Higginson gave a light  … Continue Reading

Miniature art is a fast-growing hobby.

July 12, 2021 July 2021 Comments Off on Miniature art is a fast-growing hobby.

Miniatures of all kinds have experienced a pandemic bump. As the virus rages outside, hobbyists can at least flex control of their own little worlds. 

Miniatures have brain-soothing properties. There is something oddly relaxing about a banal item inexplicably shrunken or in building a house you have always wanted to live in, in twelfth scale. The fascination lies in the tiny detail, the skill of the artist and the depiction of real life replicated in small scale.  … Continue Reading

  Inner Wheel Club of South Wairarapa

July 12, 2021 July 2021 Comments Off on   Inner Wheel Club of South Wairarapa

Our May dinner meeting at the Offering was a fun night. A lot of members were away at Inner Wheel conference in Queenstown. It was great we could all sit at one table and chat to everyone. We all had a good laugh at several jokes told by our members.  The poem given to me is so good I thought I would share it.

Every Thing Has Changed

Everything is farther away than it used to be. It is twice as far to the corner, and they have added a hill, I noticed. I have given up running for the bus, it leaves faster than it used to. … 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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