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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How Well Do We Know People in Our Community?

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Our Own Dentist in Town   Manjima Sony

“I grew up in Kerala, South India, with my parents and two sisters. Kerala is a little like the North Island of New Zealand. Situated on the Malabar Coast, it has a tropical climate, canals, rivers, beautiful beaches, mountains, and lots of green spaces. 

When I was growing up and thinking about what I would like to do I thought I might become a mechanic because I loved fixing things. But several years later when it was time for me to choose between training to be a GP or a dentist, it was an easy choice. After I had finished my Bachelor of Dental Surgery, I worked in India and Singapore in large multi- specialty practices. I gained a lot of experience working with world renowned specialists. … Continue Reading

Martinborough Music Festival

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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). 

Teddy Tahu Rhodes was born in Christchurch to an English mother and New Zealand father, Terrence Tahu Gravenor Rhodes. Interestingly, the Maori word “Tahu” was added to the family name soon after the family returned from England. Tahu means to “set on fire” so there is no link to tribal affiliations.   … Continue Reading

Martinborough Lions Club News

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Where did Summer go?  Nights have cooled off a lot and our warm days are quite a bit shorter.

It is now time to check your firewood.  If interested you can contact Joe Howells at the Green Jersey Yard or Phone 027 5972667.

Joe and fellow helpers did a fundraising working bee in helping with some tree clearing and flood remediation work after the big flood in February on the Ruamahanga farm.  There was a good turn out of Lions, some members making their tractors available to make the job a lot easier and faster.  Well done team!! … Continue Reading

Solar storm stranding

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A recent report in Current Biology ha slinked the stranding of 200 whales

On the west coast of North America last year with solar storms. 

The storms, indicated by the presence of sun spots, after effect the earth’s magnetic field, which whales use for their navigation. Researchers compared 31 years of grey whale strandings with sunspot data from the Royal Observatory of Belgium and found that strandings went up as sun spots increased.

 

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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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