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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THE U.S.A. gross domestic debt is 134 % in relation to its GDP. France comes in with 115% and the UK with 95%. By comparison Australia’s is a modest 42% and New Zealand even better at 32% (All 2021 numbers) 

“WE DID NOT realise that Putin had spun himself into a historical mythology and was thinking in categories of a 1,000 year empire. You cannot deter someone like that with sanctions” German senior diplomat Thomas Bagger … Continue Reading

100 PRESENTERS AND 50 EVENTS AT THE FEATHERSTON BOOKTOWN KARUKATEA 2022 FESTIVAL

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With a line-up of more than one hundred presenters and fifty events, Featherston, New Zealand’s only Booktown, is getting ready to welcome over 7,000 visitors to the Wairarapa for another outstanding literary weekend over 8-12 June.

The seventh Featherston Booktown Karukatea 2022 Festival kicks off on Friday 10 June with the now famous Fish’n’Chip supper – with guest speaker the acclaimed writer, Witi Ihimaera. The rest of the weekend will be filled with stellar writers and literary entertainment, starting with Late Nite Lit’s singing sensation Moana Leota and her band putting poetry to music.  … Continue Reading

Community Garden Newsletter

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After several years of trying to produce respectable kumaras we have finally succeeded!

Well, perhaps the “we” is a bit of an exaggeration  …we have been most ably assisted by Roberta, The Kumara Queen. The secret is definitely in the build up of the plot, and freshly grown  kumara tipu: these are the shoots grown from a ‘mother’ kumara that has been placed in a box of sawdust  and fine topsoil and kept warm and damp to encourage shooting, through the winter months. The shoots then planted in a well-prepared plot and nurtured with warmth and water.(Aided with the excitement and encouragement that only gardeners can provide).  … Continue Reading

A Community led project

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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 Waiohine flood hazard first began. 

 It is however, not its long gestation period that makes it special nor is it the format, designed to be read on-line with links to other relevant documents and easy to update as the Plan evolves.  What makes this plan unique is how it was written and how this might apply to other community projects. … 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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