Martinborough Music Festival

Teddy Tahu Rhodes – Bass Baritone Martinborough Music Festival Friday 23 – 25 September Martinborough Town Hall This year’s Festival will feature another classical singer as part of the programme of concerts – NZ Bass Baritone, Teddy Tahu Rhodes. (The previous singer to feature was soprano, Jenny Wollerman in 2019).  …

 Blue and Yellow Cupcakes for Ukraine.

After watching the news on Ukraine and seeing the soldiers desperately trying to protect their homeland, Willow Kershaw wanted to do something to help. The idea of a lunchtime BBQ with a sausage sizzle and selling baking on the last day of school was put into action. Willow approached Mr …

A Community led project

The Waiohine River Plan is a document that should draw the attention of anyone that has even a slight interest in local government wherever their location. Recently adopted by Greater Wellington Regional Council on 7 April, this plan has its roots back in the late 1990s when investigations on the …

Trial may ease coastal community’s battle against erosion         

Cape Palliser Road winds its way along one of the wildest stretches of coast in the world. A dramatic rise in severe weather conditions in recent years have also increased the number of road closures at the Cape, cutting off residents and creating expensive damage.  It’s an ideal environment for …

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 Book review

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None of my business

The huge advantages of the library’s amalgamation with most of the libraries of the lower North Island quickly became evident. It is now nigh on impossible to fail to find a wanted title and it is interesting to see where a requested book comes from. None of My Business comes courtesy of Kapiti library.  … Continue Reading

Bridge Lessons

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South Wairarapa Bridge Club

Bridge players, and those who would like to learn how to play bridge, will be interested to know that the South Wairarapa Bridge Club will be running evening lessons at 7.00pm on Tuesdays, starting from April 26th 2022 in the Greytown town hall/ library building.  … Continue Reading

Effective 5 April, vaccine passes will no longer be required at Council facilities

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Our Covid-19 settings are changing in response to the Government’s recent announcement on the Red Traffic Light setting. These settings are vital for reducing the spread of Covid-19 throughout the pandemic.

From April 5, vaccine passes will longer be necessary at any of our venues. This removes the need to show vaccine passes at our Martinborough, Greytown and Featherston libraries and adjoining facilities.

Council meetings will now be held face to face as opposed to being online, and will be recorded for our YouTube channel where technology permits.

Mask wearing and social distancing will continue to be required indoors. Scanning will no longer be mandatory but will remain for those who want to record their visits.

South Wairarapa libraries will revert to normal access. The Wairarapa Library Service’s new HomeLink and Click and Collect services continue to be available for those who wish to have books selected and either readied for pick up, or delivered to their home.




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Aratoi Autumn exhibitions

Our major Autumn exhibition, Toitū Te Whenua, The Land Will Always Remain, takes up the main gallery, with large installations and thought-provoking images to encourage the viewer to think about the forces that shape our environment. A pulsing heartbeat of light contrasts to the exhibition’s underlying narrative of deep time and eons of the Earth.

Understanding the role of immigrants in the Wairarapa, and how the land came to be changed with families arriving, the portrait exhibition; William’s Legacy: The Beetham Portraits is a rare look at one of the oldest immigrant families in the region and their family story.  … Continue Reading


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Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Another glorious summer is here! I’m saying this while sitting my cold office listening to …

Recycling dates

Thursday 10th February glass Wednesday 16th February wheelie bin  Wednesday 23rd February glass


Just prior to Christmas the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade advised that we were starting our …

Maree’s musings

ANOTHER YEAR … I’m hoping, like me, that you looked forward to the return of …

Library news

Library debuts Click-and-Collect service Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

Outward Bound Korowai Course 2021 Celebrations South Wairarapa Inner Wheel Club donated $500 towards this …

From the Mayor

Following a fantastic summer, with bouts of rain to keep things greener than normal, it …

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