Centenary of Martinborough’s historic memorial gates remembered 

A small, socially distanced ceremony on Saturday did not let the centenary of Martinborough’s Soldiers’ Memorial Gates go unnoticed. One hundred years to the day the gates were erected, locals gathered to mark the occasion and remember why they were installed. A familiar sight in Martinborough, the wrought iron gates …

 How Well Do We Know People In Our Community?

Attilio Bergamaschi With a slightly different background from our usual residents, Attilio comes from Lodi in Northern Italy, South of Milan. Like many other European towns, it has the Square at its heart. In the old days the Square was the marketplace where people traded cattle and produce.  Now although …


Given the uncertainty of events due to Covid, this year the Wharekaka Auxiliary has gone slightly “high-tech” and is running their Annual Christmas Baking Stall online rather than at the T.K Market. In order that you don’t miss out on all their wonderful Christmas goodies, and to allow the Auxiliary …


WORTH a TIN OF FISH Well, it’s November already and another Martinborough Star to peruse with our morning coffee. My concerted effort to avoid any mention of current Covid issues (OOPS! snuck in) resulted in this month’s welcome diversion. I eat a lot of fish. My pantry, a term derived …

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Neighbours Day – “The Great Plant Swap” – 14 April

Neighbours Day was a joint event with Neighbourhood Support, Red Cross, South Wairarapa District Council, and the Martinborough Community Garden.

The theme of Neighbours Day was connecting communities and offered an opportunity to visit the Martinborough Community Garden and swap a plant with a neighbour.  After a delay due to rain the Neighbours Day event took place on 14 April at the Martinborough Community Garden.  A great outcome for the volunteers was an article in the Wairarapa Mid-Week (21 April) highlighting their work in providing fresh vegies for anyone who needs them.  This produce is available for free at the Martinborough Medical Centre.   … Continue Reading


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It is a hive of activity at the course today – lots of men with rakes, leaf blowers and leaf suckers tidying up around the clubhouse and squash club.  The course is looking good and the greens have come back well after being cored early last month.

There have been good numbers playing Grumpies on a Tuesday with winners over the last few weeks being Brent McKinlay (twice), Raymond Matthews, Rob Lopez and Darren de Joux (ex Featherston but now residing in Sydney).  The last couple of weeks the Grumpies have played a hidden hole competition and an Irish Stableford – who knows what is in store for them next month!!  Twos over the last few weeks have gone to Mariana McDermott, Storm Robertson, Russell Walker (visitor from Mangawhai), Paul Riddiford, Whitney Griffiths, Brent McKinlay, John Warner, Rob McCreary, Chris Cole and Chris Ranish. … Continue Reading

Recyling Days

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Maree’s musings

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A few weeks ago I had an unfortunate altercation with some boiling water – filling a hottie, if you must know – which resulted in a rather nasty burn to my right hand and wrist. However, it’s not all bad. The usual hassles: no showering, swimming, hair-washing etc, but my piano playing and writing continue and luckily the experience inspired the subject of this month’s column. … Continue Reading


Martinborough Golf Club Report

Life is relatively normal out on the Golf Course with usual weekly competitions being played along with a couple of tournaments.  The course is looking amazing at the moment with lots of visitors commenting on how good it is playing. Thursday Club has been getting good turnouts with recent winners …

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 …

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Attilio Bergamaschi With a slightly different background from our usual residents, Attilio comes from Lodi …

From the Mayor

Spring is nearly summer now, and the town looks amazing – the Town Square in …

Cooking corner

Asparagus lunch Ingredients.  One bunch asparagus 2 large eggs Olive oil Lettuce or rocket Hard …

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THE AVERAGE cost of a hospital stay for a Covid patient is between $68,000 and …


Congratulations to Sophie Shipperbottom, our latest Firefighter to complete the Recruits Course (actually she topped …

Community Garden News

Great spring harvests over the last couple of weeks as the artichokes seem to have …


Prisoners of Geography This book is sub titled; ‘Ten maps which tell you everything you …

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