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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Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

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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 sick).
         He was a carpenter for the company that built the Clubrooms, along with Jim Harper and many more volunteers of the Club.  He joined the Clubs committee and remained there for approximately 15 years in which time he was Club Captain for seven and Secretary for two. … Continue Reading

Community Garden News 

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Well, winter is truly upon us, and the garden is looking pretty good!

Produce is a little patchy, but we have taken the time to ensure that high producing beds are being well restored for spring crops. Plenty of manure, compost, and pea straw to build up healthy soil for spring planting. We still have healthy crops of spinach, silver beet and cauliflowers, and are about to harvest savoy cabbages and bok choy. … Continue Reading

Community kōrero 

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Siv Fjærestad, Community Development Coordinator, South Wairarapa District Council 

Ehāra taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini. 

(My strength is not as an individual but as a collective.)

Last year the South Wairarapa District Council and Carterton District Council partnered to create a Community Development Coordinator role working across the two districts. We set out to learn about our communities and about what local government Community Development would look like.  … Continue Reading

Country dog – City dog

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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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