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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Regional Council Notes

June 9, 2021 June 2021 Comments Off on Regional Council Notes

Back in 1991 the Resource Management Act was passed by Parliament.  It was a significant piece of legislation that repealed 78 statutes and regulations to provide a single piece of legislation for the management of land, water, soil and air throughout New Zealand.

At the time it was deemed to be ground breaking and soundly welcomed by many, as the Town and Country Planning Act it replaced was not providing the planning framework the country needed and was in urgent need of review.

Over the years however, the RMA too has failed to keep abreast with changing times as government after government tinkered with it but avoided tackling its limitations head on. … Continue Reading

South Wairarapa Tramping Club  –  Farm Walk in the Gladstone hills

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After meeting in Greytown, we set off in 3 cars to a farm up Admirals Hill Road, Gladstone. The skies were very overcast, and once at our destination, the cold southerly wind made us put on all our layers, plus woolly hats and gloves.

We followed a track to the top point on the farm, at 568m, with transmitter aerials. The 360 degree views out to Lake Wairarapa and the South Island would have been magnificent had they not been hidden by clouds! We ate morning tea sheltering in the lea of a concrete shed. … Continue Reading

 Want to stay youthful?   Then keep on learning.

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U3A is a volunteer organisation that offers life-long learning for those who are retired or semi-retired. It’s a chance to keep your  brain active and enjoy the company of like-minded people. There are no qualifications needed to join and no degrees  or certificates awarded because the aim is to study and learn for the fun of it. … Continue Reading

  Soprano Jenny Wollerman  and Pianist Emma Sayers in Concert

June 9, 2021 June 2021 Comments Off on   Soprano Jenny Wollerman  and Pianist Emma Sayers in Concert

Greytown Music Group has not presented a concert with a vocalist since a programme of German Romantic Duos in 2009, so it is high time for a change. Soprano Jenny Wollerman will pair up with Pianist Emma Sayers on Sunday 27 June, with a selection of their favourite Spanish/Catalan and Aotearoa NZ works. The concert will include music by Ross Harris, Jenny McLeod, Enrique Granados, Federico Mompou, Mario Castelnouvo-Tedesco, and others – mostly songs but also piano solos.  … 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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Recently my husband and I took up the invite from the Mayor, June edition of …

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2019 election Mayor Beijen stated: “I am standing for South Wairarapa Mayor to bring back …

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