Martinborough Music Festival

Teddy Tahu Rhodes – Bass Baritone Martinborough Music Festival Friday 23 – 25 September Martinborough Town Hall This year’s Festival will feature another classical singer as part of the programme of concerts – NZ Bass Baritone, Teddy Tahu Rhodes. (The previous singer to feature was soprano, Jenny Wollerman in 2019).  …

 Blue and Yellow Cupcakes for Ukraine.

After watching the news on Ukraine and seeing the soldiers desperately trying to protect their homeland, Willow Kershaw wanted to do something to help. The idea of a lunchtime BBQ with a sausage sizzle and selling baking on the last day of school was put into action. Willow approached Mr …

A Community led project

The Waiohine River Plan is a document that should draw the attention of anyone that has even a slight interest in local government wherever their location. Recently adopted by Greater Wellington Regional Council on 7 April, this plan has its roots back in the late 1990s when investigations on the …

Trial may ease coastal community’s battle against erosion         

Cape Palliser Road winds its way along one of the wildest stretches of coast in the world. A dramatic rise in severe weather conditions in recent years have also increased the number of road closures at the Cape, cutting off residents and creating expensive damage.  It’s an ideal environment for …

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Rotary Martinborough Fair… the same but different

February 14, 2022 February 2022 Comments Off on Rotary Martinborough Fair… the same but different

South Wairarapa Rotary still intends to run the annual Martinborough Fairs while operating under the Covid-19 traffic light framework and guidelines.  The venue for the Fairs, which are due to run on the first Saturday in April and in May, has had to change from the Martinborough township to another suitable venue, which is still to be confirmed.

Although the February Fair has been postponed until later this year, there will still be two fairs in 2022 now in April and May. The decision to change the venue of the Fairs was a difficult one, but it was necessary for the Fairs to meet the restrictions of the Covid-19 framework. 

Under the current Covid-19 traffic light framework, the Martinborough Fair is classified as retail, meaning the Martinborough Fair provides the venue for the “shops/stalls” to operate.  South Wairarapa Rotary’s Fair convenors have made the decision to check vaccination passes on entry to any venue and will ensure that there will be wider walkways – to give fair goers plenty of room to walk around safely.

Dependent on the final venue the organisers will also provide additional space between each stall ensuring the Fair meets and exceeds the Covid-19 framework guidelines.  Masks will be mandatory, so we will be ensuring everyone wears their mask whilst inside the venue and as much as possible “social distance” while shopping. … Continue Reading

Recycling dates

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Thursday 10th February glass

Wednesday 16th February wheelie bin 

Wednesday 23rd February glass

Quite an argument

February 14, 2022 February 2022 Comments Off on Quite an argument

There was a time when the famous supercar maker Ferruccio Lamborghini only made tractors. He decided to add making super cars to his manufacturing enterprise after a heated argument with Enzo Ferrari over the quality of the clutches Ferrari was suppling Lamborghini for his tractors. 

Lamborghini was not deterred by his complete lack of knowledge in the area. He simply went about poaching top engineers from the nearby Maserati and Ducati companies. “ I don’t invent anything. I start where others came from” he explained.  It seems to work for him.    

NEW FIRE BRIGADE MEDICAL RESPONSE GETS HUGE COMMUNITY BOOST

February 14, 2022 February 2022, Regular Features Comments Off on NEW FIRE BRIGADE MEDICAL RESPONSE GETS HUGE COMMUNITY BOOST

Just prior to Christmas the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade advised that we were starting our new Medical First Response Unit. The members of this unit have each, despite Covid delays, completed over 200 hours of clinical skill, training and Ambulance experience, provided by our training and response partner Wellington Free Ambulance, all gaining a NZ Certificate in Emergency Care.

This means that in a Medical Emergency, our Medical Responders will be dispatched by Wellington Free Ambulance (you still ring 111 and ask for Ambulance), on arrival the Fire Brigade Medical First Responders will provide patient care including medications and ECGs until an ambulance arrives, ensuring our Community receives the best in medical care and patient outcomes. 

This may be in addition to a response from Dr Phillip and the team of PRIME Medical Responders from Martinborough Health Centre, whom we work closely alongside.

To date this has already provided several instances of life saving medications being given prior to the arrival of Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedics, improving health outcomes.

The Martinborough and Districts Ambulance Trust are delighted to announce that with their lease expiring on the land the Ambulance Building is located on, that they have generously donated the Ambulance Building to the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade, for use as a Community Emergency Hub and Medical First Response Station.  … Continue Reading

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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 …

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Another glorious summer is here! I’m saying this while sitting my cold office listening to …

Recycling dates

Thursday 10th February glass Wednesday 16th February wheelie bin  Wednesday 23rd February glass

NEW FIRE BRIGADE MEDICAL RESPONSE GETS HUGE COMMUNITY BOOST

Just prior to Christmas the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade advised that we were starting our …

Maree’s musings

ANOTHER YEAR … I’m hoping, like me, that you looked forward to the return of …

Library news

Library debuts Click-and-Collect service Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

Outward Bound Korowai Course 2021 Celebrations South Wairarapa Inner Wheel Club donated $500 towards this …

From the Mayor

Following a fantastic summer, with bouts of rain to keep things greener than normal, it …

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