A trip of a lifetime

Brothers Joe and Chris Howells, now both in their 60’s, grew up in Cologne Street, Martinborough. In August this year they joined a group of 15 people who motorcycled over the world’s highest roads in the Himalaya Mountain Range. Joe and Chris joined a 2 week Motosaga Expedition which took …

NZTrio in Greytown

The NZTrio will conclude its 2018 touring year with the programme Twine, which they will perform in Greytown on Thursday 8 November, and also in Auckland, New Plymouth and Whitianga. Each concert this year has presented a fresh dynamic, with an impressive line-up of talented Kiwi guest musicians joining founding …

Old School is Back

We profiled our local butcher Scotty’s Meats in the May Martinborough Star of this year. Scotty was committed to finding a way to go plastic bag free. It was here we introduced the idea of bring a container to ‘fill them up’ in the act of reducing waste, reusing and …

International focus at South Wairarapa Rotary meetings

Ambassador Brown recently visited South Wairarapa Rotary as our guest speaker.  He gave a very lively and engaging speech, introducing himself in Maori.  Mr Brown said that when he was offered an ambassadorial post he chose New Zealand because of the All Blacks, the movie Lord of the Rings and …

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Martinborough Golf Report

October 3, 2018 October 2018, Sports No Comments

Spring sprang a leak early in September with many days being called off, and the course closing for a short time (for being underwater).  However the cold snap passed, the ground dried out and our intrepid golfers wiped down their trundlers, dried out their gloves and drove home some good results.

Grumpies winners this month have included Peter Price and Ray Matthews, hopefully Terry might give us a glimpse of their infamous ladies tee league soon.

The 9-holers have missed a couple of days due to inclement weather but made up for it on following weeks, winners have been; Gaylene Delby-Neal and Jan Fergusson. The Thurlowe 4BBB was won by Sherryl Howie & Billie Holmes.

The ladies have also had to play catch up this month; winners have been Marilyn MacKenzie and Carol Parkinson. The ladies finally beat the drought and beat Royal Wellington in the 50th playing of the Ladies Stout Tournament, Sandra Petersen had the top score – good on you Mrs Gumboot! … Continue Reading

Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2018 Results and Prizegiving

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We’ve had a really successful hockey season this year with two of our five teams winning their grade in the primary competition at Clareville, and one team placing runners-up.  Our Martinborough Green team won the C-grade of the ½ field competition and our Marty Rockets team won the B-grade of the 6-aside quarter field competition.  The 1st XI team made it to the final of the A-grade competition but were defeated 4-0 by top of the table winners, MIS Blue, in an exciting match.  Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and managers of these teams.   … Continue Reading

Martinborough Mens Shed 

October 3, 2018 October 2018 No Comments

Spring greetings from the Martinborough Mens Shed.

As many of you will know activity continues apace at the Martinborough Mens Shed with many projects underway and completed. Of note is a seat in honour of Ric Geisler, the Shed’s founding President. This was made by members and now takes pride of place in front of the Shed. We look forward to this being a meeting and conversational place.

Various conversations with people from the community have highlighted the strong interest in the ‘what and why’ of the Mens Shed. Some background: … Continue Reading

Martinborough’s Suffragette’s 

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Twenty five Martinborough women signed the petition for the right to vote presented to parliament in —-. There are some names of members of pioneering families whose families are still in living Martinborough. 

The Martinborough page of the petition lists:  E.A Bayliss, Ann Begust, Elizabeth Bowden, Sarah Coot, Elizabeth Dalton, MaryAnn Fox, M Gallie, P Greenaway, Jane Harrison, Mary Harrison, C Kerr, J J Lynburn, Annie Martin, Jessie McLeod, Agnes Meek,  Georgina Oliver, Catharine Parish, Isabella Pearson, Eliza Ross, Harriet Rouse, Margaret Soughton, Margaret Spealsman, Catherine Taylor,  Hester Wall, S E Williams. 

The 1891 census listed Martinborough as having one hundred and seventy women residents, the twenty five who signed were only a small portion of the town’s women . 

Sports

Southern Netball

Southern Netball started the season named a finalist in the Wairarapa Sports Award Club of the Year and finished with the Southern Steel being named Netball Wairarapa Primary School team of the Year – Sportsmanship, Improvement and results with many fabulous achievements in between including the Storm winning grade 4 …

TUHIRANGI JAB RUGBY

The 2018 Tuhirangi JAB rugby season has come to an end but we have had a great year.  We had approx. 45 children registered and they played across 6 different teams ranging from Under 6 Rippa through to the Under 13’s. This year we had our own Tuhirangi Under 6 …

Martinborough Golf Report

Spring sprang a leak early in September with many days being called off, and the course closing for a short time (for being underwater).  However the cold snap passed, the ground dried out and our intrepid golfers wiped down their trundlers, dried out their gloves and drove home some good …

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The Devil is in the Detail

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Did you know

THE CHESS CLUB meets every Tuesday night  at St. Andrew’s Church Hall from 5pm. No …

Regional Council notes

Wairarapa did itself proud recently in the way it responded to Greater Wellington Regional Council’s …

Letters

Not good enough Today, 23 May, we again find ourselves questioning the competency of our …

Know your town

Not the place to be in 1904 A newspaper of the time reported that Martinborough …

From the mayor

The Marae DIY crew rolled into Martinborough on the 16th of May set to transform …

Waihinga Centre

A Very Generous Gift The Martinborough Lions have always been very active supporters of our …

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