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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Meet our Digital Seniors’ Coaches

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John MacGibbon

John MacGibbon is one of three coaches at Martinborough’s Digital Seniors’ hub. It is one of five hubs in the Wairarapa which are trialling the Digital Seniors programme, with a view to a national roll-out. The hub operates in the St Andrews Church hall between 9.30 and 11.30am on Thursday mornings. The other local coaches are Roger Fraser and Fred Davies.

  MacGibbon has coached in Martinborough since March last year. He has a background as a writer, communications consultant and book publisher, who since 1991 has been self-employed. To keep his business running he’s had to be his own problem-solving IT manager. He has often been called on by friends and family to help with their technology and volunteering to be a Digital Seniors coach was a natural extension. … Continue Reading

Marty Jobs Share Collaboration

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The Martinborough Business association is continuing to support businesses to find staff for the busy summer season ahead. Publishing members’ job vacancies on social media and sharing out to Wairarapa groups on a weekly basis.

It has been great to hear success stories from employers and local people having found employment via this channel.

The Marty Job Share concept is evolving into  “Marty Job Share Collaboration” which has been looking at ways to ensure a labour pool to fill these jobs. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Lions Club update

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Martinborough Lions have enjoyed meeting in a mainly Covid 19 free New Zealand over the past few weeks. Our last meeting in October was a “Halloween” themed night, which was a lot of fun for everyone. This was a “business meeting” as well, so it was a good illustration of how the club really works hard to make our meetings enjoyable, whilst getting the “jobs done”. Whilst the photo makes it look really “scary”, we are actually a club that is firmly based on friendship and comaradie.

The Lion’s Annual Christmas luncheon for all people living alone is on 5th December at 12 noon at the Lion’s Hall, 1 Oxford Street, Martinborough. Anyone wanting to come is welcome to enjoy our Christmas cheer. Contact Tom Bunny 306-9550 or John Blundell 306-9140. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Golf Report

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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, 2nd Troy Shaw, 3rd Paul Hartley, Best Nett Nick Morison, 2nd Richard Mills, 3rd Jason Shaw.  Winners of the 36 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Peter Spearman-Burn, 2nd Thomas Spearman-Burn, 3rd Malcolm Wood, Best Nett Peter Stevens, 2nd Dayle Scrimshaw, 3rd Terry Blacktop.

The following weekend we hosted the Baarbraa Trophy which is played annually against Eketahuna.  A Stableford round was played and judging by the results it looked as if Martinborough would be taking the Trophy back but unfortunately it was not meant to be as the average scores were Martinborough 33.2381 and Eketahuna 34.5333.  Maybe next year. … 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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From the mayor

Merry Christmas! We now have a new electorate MP, Keiran McAnulty and I look forward …

Cooking corner

Catering for a vegetarian this Christmas? Here’s the Vegan Society’s Nut Roast recipe Ingredients  1 …

Councillor comment

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Recyling calendar

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Regional Council notes

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

News from First Church

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

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