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Seamus O’Sullivan  With a name like Seamus O’Sullivan there must be an Irish connection. Yes. His father emigrated from Cork to NZ. At age 16, I found myself a job as a porter carrying suitcases to the Southerner”. I remember that my mother cried when she heard what I had …

The Men’s Shed

After modest beginnings in the Old Council yards where The Green Cycles are today, the Men’s Shed is now sited in the old Courthouse.  The Council donated a new roof. Members refurbished the inside of the building. They repainted, rewired, and installed workbenches. They fixed panels of fluorescent lights to …

Martinborough School reunion 

The School Reunion. The Martinborough School has been operating for 150 years in the district, under many Names. The first. The Scottish Church Sunday School in the 1st. Waihinga Church. End of year 1871 and early 1872. The next Name, Wharekaka School, Waihinga School, Martinborough School, Martinborough District High, [that …

Homecoming – A Salon Concert with an Historical Theme

This year marks a century since New Zealand-born soprano Rosina Buckman undertook an epic homecoming tour, after her farewell concert in London to an audience of 10,000 in the Royal Albert Hall. In Rosina’s entourage were cellist Adelina Leon and pianist-composer Percy Kahn. They performed more than 110 concerts to …

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Wairarapa Library Service Rolls out Home Deliveries 

April 7, 2022 April 2022 Comments Off on Wairarapa Library Service Rolls out Home Deliveries 

Wairarapa Library Service is now providing home deliveries through our recently launched HomeLink Service.

If you are housebound or unable to get to a Library for any reason, recuperating from a knee replacement, just had a baby, isolating at home, then HomeLink could be just right for you. … Continue Reading

Welcome to the 2022 season for wrestling! 

April 7, 2022 April 2022 Comments Off on Welcome to the 2022 season for wrestling! 

Wrestling  lasses are now underway on a Wednesday night at the club from 5.30pm.

With a challenging 2020/2021 years New Zealand Wrestling is looking for a ‘new normal’ with the national calendar looking full of new and old tournaments!

Featherston Amateur Wrestling Club is proud to announce its hosting of the 2022 New Zealand Secondary School Championships in the long weekend of 25 June.   … Continue Reading

What a load of Rubbish!

April 7, 2022 April 2022 Comments Off on What a load of Rubbish!

Tonnes of rubbish end up in our landfills every week even though many of us try to recycle as much as we can. 

We use the Wairarapa Black and Yellow bins. We sort our paper, cardboard, cans, and plastics 1, 2 and 5; and put them in the recycling bins to go to the Masterton Recycling centre, the largest recycling centre in NZ and built to European standards. 

But Red Wheelie bins, and Yellow plastic bags go straight to the landfill.  … Continue Reading

NZTrio returns to Greytown

April 7, 2022 April 2022 Comments Off on NZTrio returns to Greytown

Omicron permitting, the NZTrio,  founder member cellist Ashley Brown, with newer members violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim, will perform in Greytown on 1 May. They are celebrating 20 years of NZTrio with their Legacy series: masterpieces, “genre-busting” works, and freshly commissioned piano trios. … 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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Recycling days

Thursday      June 9th     Wheelie bin Wednesday  June 15th  Glass Wednesday June …

Letter to the Editor

It’s been more than 2 years now since COVID hit NZ.   Since then we’ve …

From the Mayor

This month, the Star management have asked for an overview on 3Waters, and what I …

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 …

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