BLOOMING TIME FOR ROSE & FLOWER SHOW IN MARTINBOROUGH

The annual Martinborough Rose & Flower Show is celebrating its 77th anniversary on Saturday 14th November, 2020.  A small committee have been working behind the scene in our current turbulent times to ensure the show goes ahead.  This is an opportunity to share your garden blooms with the locals and …

Under Martinborough Stars

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight. On November 16th and 17th, Earth passes through a cloud of dust and debris left over from Comet 55P/ Tempel-Tuttle. This comet passes Earth every 33 years and …

“AWESOME” – Classical Music Appreciation Presentations

The Martinborough Music Festival (MMF) Outreach presentations were made to Martinborough School, Kuranui and Wairarapa Colleges on 19 October. Five string instrument students from the NZ School of Music – Lucas Baker, Hayden Nickel (violins), Lauren Jack (viola), Bethany Angus (cello) and William Taber (double bass) – presented the programme.  …

South Wairarapa Tramping Club – Ngahau trip

Fourteen keen trampers converged at a farmhouse along a road east of Pirinoa. We were all looking forward to a farm and bush walk in completely new territory. First we were led by Ann on what was a short but exciting steep down-and-up 4 wheel drive farm track – the …

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 Putangirua Pinnacles Pickle

It was an overcast day with no wind when we arrived at the Putangirua Pinnacles car park. Three of our party chose to go fishing instead of walking. The remaining five of us set off up the stream bed for 15 minutes or so until we got to the turn off to climb up through the bush. There must have been a flood when the Wairarapa had heavy rain about two weeks before the trip, as there were bushes uprooted, and the track on the stream bed was pretty much gone. … Continue Reading

The Museum Says Thank You

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Martinborough’s museum doesn’t charge admission, so it can stay accessible to everyone.  Instead we rely on donations or koha from visitors and the generosity of the community.   

We’d like to use our column this month to say thank you to those who have gifted to the museum recently:

Esther Street Residents: $253 from their mid-winter dinner.  Money will be used to create a new heritage letterbox, designed as a replica of the museum building.

Hugh Hunter:  Wairapara Branch History of The Vintage Car Club, First 50 years.  … Continue Reading

Toast to generate needed boost

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Toast Martinborough is set to kick start a summer season that looks promising for the South Wairarapa economy. With over 75% of tickets sold already in just 2 weeks, Toast 2020 looks set to break records. The flow-on economic impact benefits the entire region. 

Airbnb’s and rental cottages have been booked out solid, and all accommodation is stretched to the max for the weekend that is being marketed as “The Best Sunday Ever”. 

Alice Meyer, marketing manager for Toast, says that millions will be injected into the local economy into the hospitality and service sectors over the weekend, restaurants and café’s gearing up for a thriving couple of days.   … Continue Reading

Country dog city dog

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Sports

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

Football Club’s season ends with a shield

Martinborough Football Clubs senior season concluded in style on 19th September with a 3-2 win against Douglas Villa in Masterton.  The team were delighted to have won theWairarapa Knockout Shield which is now proudly displayed at its Club rooms at Cool Change Bar & Eatery. Spokesperson Lucy Douglas said, “It’s been my …

Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

Our 1st XI team came so close to victory in their final of the A-grade competition against rivals, MIS Falcons.  Martinborough scored an early goal in the first half of the game and held their defence until MIS scored a late goal in the final 3 minutes to draw 1-1 …

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Under Martinborough Stars

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I …

South Wairarapa Rotary News

Di Banks, Leader of Learning Support and Vocational Pathways at Kuranui College spoke to Rotary …

SOUTH WAIRARAPA REBUS CLUB

At our September meeting the Guest Speaker, Sarah Wright from Digital Seniors, asked us why …

Regional Council notes

The recent election has delivered a very different political landscape for New Zealand.  With a …

November Recycling days

Wednesday 4th Wheelie Bin Wednesday  11th Glass Wednesday 18th wheelie bin Wednesday 18th Glass Wednesday …

News from First Church

Now Labour Weekend is behind us and summer days are ahead, here’s hoping we can …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole …

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