New Anglican Dean installed

We are thrilled to announce that on Tuesday 2 February at 7pm Rev Peter Hull was installed as Deacon in Charge of the Parish of South Wairarapa. Our parish includes both St Andrew’s Martinborough and St John’s Featherston.  Pete’s installation service will take place at St Andrew’s. Bishop Justin Duckworth …

$5,000 to the Cancer Society from Martinborough Pro-am golf.

Martinborough’s hugely successful Pro-am tournament netted a $5,000 donation to the Cancer society. The tournament, New Zealand’s biggest one day Pro-am event, attracted 164 golfers, of whom 42 were professionals. The professionals welcomed a tournament in a season where, due to Covid,  cancellations have resulted and there having been very …

Big numbers at Martinborough Lawn Tennis Clubs “Over the Hill” Tournament.

The 2021 ‘Over the Hill’ Tennis Tournament held over the weekend of the 9th-10th January at the Martinborough Lawn Tennis Club will be remembered for the large numbers that attended, but also the nervousness of the organising Committee as 20mm of rain came thundering down the day before. It only …

Martinborough Lions got into the Christmas Spirit

Martinborough Lions Club wound up the year by partnering with the Foodbank to fund, assemble and deliver some nice Christmas Hampers of goodies to all the Foodbank participants in Martinborough. Foodbank reported that there were lots of people with smiley faces picking up their hampers, also some tears and hugs. …

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Opulent objects

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Kokomai Creative festival is pleased to announce an Opulent Objects Upcycled Fashion Exhibition and Workshops, brought to you by David Roil of Hand Sewn Atelier on Sunday 22nd November 2020..

The exhibition will be held at the beautiful Greytown Town Centre Forum located at 89 High Street, Greytown, on Sunday 22nd November 2020, from 10am to 5pm. Two workshops, one at 10am -1pm and another at 2pm-5pm will also be held at the venue at the cost of $30 per workshop. Tickets available from Eventfinda … Continue Reading

November Recycling days

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News from First Church

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Now Labour Weekend is behind us and summer days are ahead, here’s hoping we can all enjoy the long warm days with freedom of movement and good health,  appreciating all the good things and the beauty that is around us here in the Wairarapa. 

With this verse we wish our freshly elected government well: 

If we would share with others the way we choose to live

If justice and compassion inspired us all to give,

We would not need to worry that truths do not agree

for all could live together in love and harmony … Continue Reading

New Toys donated to the toy library

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The Gourmet Grill

Martinborough Toy Library had a successful day at the Community Market over the October long weekend. Thank you to all our volunteers who helped set up and sell some of our much loved toys so that we could make space for some exciting new ones! Thanks to memberships, fundraising efforts and donations, we have been able to purchase a range of new toys this last month. Follow our Facebook page to stay up to date with our new arrivals.

The Hape Gourmet Grill was purchased with money donated by Sarah Rixtia and thanks to local sponsorship, the Melissa & Doug Pizza Counter was donated by Colombo. We also have a Coffee Machine, donated by Kitcheners, and an Icecream Counter donated by Neighbourhood cafe. More exciting toys to come as well! … Continue Reading


Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

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, …

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Time to start thinking Older residents in our region may well remember the massive flooding …

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May these be the gifts your Christmas brings – Peace, Gladness, Good Health   and …

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