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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Museum reopens

October 3, 2018 October 2018 No Comments

The Martinborough Colonial Museum has now reopened after a makeover.   Thanks to a grant from Eastern and Central Trust the aging, damaged wallpaper in the main rooms has been replaced. The new paper was made by Ben Masters at Paperhands,.   At his studio in the old Martinborough library space Ben designs and screenprints unique handprinted wallpapers.  He was able to copy an early 1900s design to make the update as authentic as possible.

Chair of the Colonial Museum Trust, Derek Wilson, said he was very pleased that the wallpaper could be sourced from a Martinborough artist. “It means it has a real connection to the community and adds to the museum’s collection of local treasures.

We‘ve also been able to build new cabinetry to help display and preserve some of the more fragile exhibits.   It’s made from local windfall totora gifted by Jo and Phil Guscott.  

In 2019 we plan to create a series of changing displays to showcase more of the museum’s collection so watch this space to see what’s coming up next.  

If you are interested in becoming involved as a volunteer at the museum please get in touch.  There are a variety of different roles available.”

For more information contact Derek Wilson on 06 306 9722 or email derektric@xtra.co.nz

Museum opening hours: Saturday and Sunday 1.30-3.30pm.

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 member, cellist Ashley Brown. For the Twine concerts, violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim will combine with Ashley. He says “It is exciting working with different guest musicians, creating new and exhilarating NZTrio combinations every time”.

NZTrio describes the concert programme as follows: “Audiences will be welcomed in with the brief but intoxicating Mishima by Philip Glass. The Trio will then dive headlong into Schumann’s Piano Trio No 2 in F Major, a work described by the composer as a “friendly work, making an immediate impression on the listeners.”

Rush, a recent work by Aussie composer Matthew Hindson, rolls rhythmically into a smile-laden world of tumbles and twirls, gathering momentum and excitement!

After the interval, the Trio and audience will venture together into uncharted territory with Kiwi Celeste Oram’s brand new commissioned work. As we go to print, it’s not yet complete, but a genuine and fascinating work is anticipated from this supremely talented and innovative artist. … Continue Reading

Old School is Back

October 3, 2018 October 2018 No Comments

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 recycling. This went down a treat with many conscious consumers taking advantage of being able to reduce their waste. The ultimate for Scotty was to be able to wrap meat in brown paper… Well, with patience and perseverance, he has done it!

Pay Scotty a visit and compliment him for bringing back the old school way of buying your meat at the butcher.

Thanks Scotty!

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Library news

October 3, 2018 October 2018 No Comments

It’s that time again – yes, school holidays.  Sorry we don’t have any activities on in the library these two weeks for the children.  We just don’t have the spare room.  Our back room is packed to the gunnels with boxes, some of which are shelving units for the new children’s library which just need to be put together when we move.  I do need some help though – please come and buy some of the sale books.  There are dozens of them which need to find new homes.  I do not want to have to cart boxes of sale books to the new library.  

Every Monday (thanks to Bruce and Chris who close the Village Café on a Monday just so we can sell books!) we cart 33 boxes of withdrawn books out to the courtyard tables and set them up for sale.  It’s a bit of a workout but that can only be a good thing for me.  As you may realise I am a bit of a hoarder but it is time to do a cleanout prior to the big move, which I have been reliably told will take place sometime in November.   … Continue Reading

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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