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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Junior sport

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Winter  is the time for a considerable number of organised winter sports. Coaches are invited to give their sport and it’s player some publicity through the Star’s Junior Sport section.

Just send your   copy to beckett36@gmail.com by the last Wednesday of the month. A clear high resolution photo is always welcome – kids love to see their photo in the paper.  

Martinborough Business Assn. 

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Making sure your business isn’t your best kept secret!  – you can’t sell secrets! 

For many small businesses they are doing “all” the jobs within it, bringing the idea to life, working on the front line, keeping the books, ordering stock, processing deliveries as well as advertising and marketing the business.

It’s more than a full time job! … Continue Reading

Fun for Children at the Museum

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Are you looking for something interesting to do with children at the weekends?   Why not bring them to the museum to play detective.

Armed with a photo clue sheet and a magnifying glass we’ll send them on their way to find various treasures on display around the building.   There are different levels of difficulty. We don’t award any prizes.   There’s just the glory of completing the search. … Continue Reading

First Church News

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Goodness and mercy all my life

Shall surely follow me:

And in God’s house for evermore my dwelling place shall be. … Continue Reading

Sports

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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“Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink”.  This well-known line from ‘The Rime …

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Through winter cold, through bitter wind and biting frost the silent seeds of spring wll …

Maree’s musings

FROM OUT THERE … Space travel’s been in the news lately. Of course, it’s nothing …

Letters – Community Boards

Recently my husband and I took up the invite from the Mayor, June edition of …

Letters – Secretive decisions

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

How well do we know people in our community

Rex Mc Intosh  Click Suite, Magician and Technical Wizard Rex is one of the cofounders …

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