Westpac Rescue Helicopter named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity – 2018

Westpac Rescue Helicopter is New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity of 2018 according to the annual Reader’s Digest public poll. Westpac Rescue Helicopters service the four main New Zealand centres: Wellington, Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch; and from these bases cover the majority of New Zealand. These services are operated by the …

The bags have landed

In 2017 two motivated local women, Carolyn Irwin and Amanda Ritchie, introduced the Boomerang Bag model to Martinborough.  The community embraced the concept, donating fabric and countless sewing hours to create a wonderful array of over 1700 colourful bags for locals and visitors to use as an alternative to single …

Thank you Martinborough

Day two of DIY Marae. What an amazing community we have. Our whānau do us proud. I have never seen our trustees smile so much. The mahi continues, with returning and new whānau each becoming part of our marae and making their mark. If your local in Marty take a …

Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

The South Wairarapa Pony Club has completed a very successful season in which they provided four of the five riders in the Wairarapa- Wellington Team which won the NZPCA Mounted Games Teams National Title. This was capped by the team captain Jeremy Thurston being selected for a national team to …

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WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

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It has been a while since I last wrote about the club and we have had a few changes – mainly with a newly formed committee to oversee both the Junior and Senior teams and ensure that moving forward we continue to grow as a Community based club.

We have 6 Junior teams entered in various grades this year and they kicked off their campaigns a few weeks ago and have performed exceptionally well to date – I have had the pleasure in watching most of them so far and each player has worn their shirt and represented Martinborough with pride.

The Junior Festival was held here on 26th May (with 2 more to follow) and we had a fantastic turn out and would also like to thank the team at Mitre 10 for the BBQ and the team at P & K for the food as it is always appreciated.

I would also like to give a special mention to Matt and his team at Burger Craft here in Martinborough as they are an additional sponsor of the Senior team and the club looks forward to supporting Matt and his team as much as he is looking forward to supporting us. … Continue Reading

Netball off to great start

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Southern Netball is off to an awesome start in 2018 with 6 teams competing from grade 1 to Future ferns. Martinborough Community Board and Mitre 10 have provided fabulous support to the club providing uniform and equipment while …… has supported us in training at the Martinborough Tennis Club. The club also kicked off the preseason with carparking at the Martinborough Fair and a very successful sausage sizzle on opening day.

The competition round started with wins to the Steel, Sting and Stars with the Storm loosing by just 3 goals.

Two of our players Tatiyana Hawkins and Maralyse Whiteman have been named in the Wairarapa Intermediate and Development teams respectively. Our coaches have had the opportunity to train with Irene van Dyke and it hasn’t stopped their we have also been named finalist in the 2017 Wairarapa Times Age Club of the Year and look forward to the result later in June.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the clubs positive start to the season.

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

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Organised by Susan and Nick from Medici Café and Susan Stephen, the event on Friday 25th May was an outstanding success raising $7737.50 for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

The event had sold out 12 days before the actual date so Bruce and Chris from the Village Café organised an event at the same time to coincide. At the completion of the breakfast at the Village Café, the group joined Medici Café and participated in the Auction.

Everybody brought out their pink attire with two lovely ladies, Anne and Jessica taking home the magnum of Schubert Rose and Dinner for Two at Peppers Parehua for the most fabulously dressed.

Accompanying the menu with a wonderful choice of 4 breakfasts was the newly released Palliser Rose Methods Traditionelle.

A highlight of the Auction saw a competitive bid for a countryside ride and coffee with Kevin and Dave on their Harley motorbikes. Wellington Wine Country provided fabulous wine for the auction, a Matt Guild print was keenly contested, Toast Martinborough tickets were snapped up as was a pink bird from the Chrystal Chain Gang. … Continue Reading

Library News

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Halfway through the year – how did that happen?  The book budget is coming to an end with the new one kicking in on 1 July.  Yes, I have spent it all – there is no chance that I won’t.  There are so many good books out there and unfortunately we are not the National Library and can’t possibly have every single one on our shelves.  Nevertheless I do try and squeeze in as many as possible.  

If you follow our Facebook page, it is easy to see some of the good books that end up shuffling round the library and if you spot any you like, it is easy to ask us to hold it for you.  Talking of books (which I do quite a lot), the First Church Book Fair is this month.  I am waiting on a confirmed date but according to tradition we are a collection point for books.  Just drop them off with us when we are open or drop them off at the church hall on a Monday morning.  

We are also collecting old mobile phones for recycling – the collection box is just inside the library door by the magazines.  Hanging above the magazines are handmade book bags for sale.  The sale proceeds go towards the new children’s library furnishings, as do the lavender bag sales (made by my own fair hand).  

There is always something going on here at the library.  On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 10am to 12, we have a solicitor from The Law Society on hand to help with any legal queries.  You can turn up or ring for an appointment – just ask a Librarian.  … Continue Reading

Sports

Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

The South Wairarapa Pony Club has completed a very successful season in which they provided four of the five riders in the Wairarapa- Wellington Team which won the NZPCA Mounted Games Teams National Title. This was capped by the team captain Jeremy Thurston being selected for a national team to …

WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

It has been a while since I last wrote about the club and we have had a few changes – mainly with a newly formed committee to oversee both the Junior and Senior teams and ensure that moving forward we continue to grow as a Community based club. We have …

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

The 2019 is well underway for our Senior teams, we are enjoying some good rugby and look forward to the rest of the season.  With our Premiers and Reserves often playing at different places we often have at least one of them playing at home. Congratulations to Nikora Ewe,Tristan Flutey, Tipi Haira, James Pakoti and Christopher …

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