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 …

Against All Odds

The Martinborough Music Festival was performed in October, despite being reorganised three times. “It was a bit of a rollercoaster with “Will it happen, Won’t it happen?” moments,” said Brendan Smyth and Sharon Cuzens, two of the organising team for the festival. “But our whole team was determined to make …

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 …

New Trustees lead Hau Ariki direction

Martinborough’s Hau Ariki Marae is unique. Opened in 1998, it’s a community marae, not affiliated directly to a particular iwi. Newly elected Chair Kevin Haunui says this means it allows “a connection for people not from here” to link with the Wairarapa and its tangata whenua. “Anyone can regard Hau …

Recent Articles:

Community Garden News

November 10, 2021 November 2021, Regular Features Comments Off on Community Garden News

Great spring harvests over the last couple of weeks as the artichokes seem to have taken off, bigger, better, and earlier than usual… if you are a fan check out the Larder each Wednesday… there is plenty more to come! Also, probably the best crop of rhubarb that we have seen in a while, and we have lots of lettuce about ready for harvest. 

We have also harvested the last of the current planting of beetroot: they are massive but have been tested for juicy tenderness and found to pass the test. (Check our Facebook page for photos of produce that is delivered to the Larder) … Continue Reading

Esther Bunning’s first solo exhibition opens at Aratoi this month 

November 10, 2021 November 2021 Comments Off on Esther Bunning’s first solo exhibition opens at Aratoi this month 

I’m sure you’ve all heard this phrase before, ‘in the right place at the right time,’ but this has never been more true than with Esther Bunning’s first solo exhibition at Aratoi, titled PHOSPHENE 1: a portrait of a landscape.

You may be wondering what phosphene means, it is one of those words you may have heard of. If you love decoding words, the word phosphene comes from the Greek words phōs (light) and phainein (to show).

You will be familiar with them though. Phosphenes are the luminous floating stars, zigzags, swirls, spirals, squiggles, and other shapes that you see when closing your eyes tight and pressing them with your fingers.

The exhibition is an exploration and organic unravelling of an abstract landscape, from origination through to images being printed on silk and linen, and textile stitching on images.

Greytown’s Bunning describes how the images came about from a rare day off. She packed a picnic lunch despite the wintery conditions and traipsed over the hill to the Kaitoke Regional Park. … Continue Reading

Centenary of Martinborough’s historic memorial gates remembered 

November 10, 2021 November 2021 Comments Off on Centenary of Martinborough’s historic memorial gates remembered 

A small, socially distanced ceremony on Saturday did not let the centenary of Martinborough’s Soldiers’ Memorial Gates go unnoticed.

One hundred years to the day the gates were erected, locals gathered to mark the occasion and remember why they were installed.

A familiar sight in Martinborough, the wrought iron gates commemorate soldiers who died in WW1 and South Africa’s Boer War. This became even more poignant after WW2.  … Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW

November 10, 2021 November 2021, Regular Features Comments Off on BOOK REVIEW

Prisoners of Geography

This book is sub titled; ‘Ten maps which tell you everything you need to know about global politics’ and indeed this indeed is what it does. Each of the ten chapters starts with a clear map of the area to be discussed: Russia, China, USA, Western Europe, Africa, The Middle East, India and Pakistan, Korea and Japan, Latin America and The Artic. Each chapter covers the history of the area, it’s current situation and likely future.      … Continue Reading

Sports

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 …

Regular Features

Under The Martinborough Stars

Some people see a face, a man, while others a woman holding a tree. I …

Regional Council notes

It’s hard not to reflect on the year just gone through Covid tinted lenses.  While …

Recycling days

Wednesday 8 th  Dec Wheelie bin Wednesday 15 th Dec Glass Wednesday 22th Dec. Wheelie …

News from First Church

As another unusual and eventful year for us all draws to a close we can …

Maree’s musings

PEAR SHAPED With some sense of relief 2021 is coming to an end. It hasn’t …

Library notes

Let the library start your summer with fascinating life stories This spring, as we idly dream …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

At our October monthly meeting at the Offering, Debbie Lattey the District Chairman was our …

Recent Comments