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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  Exciting Klezmer Music with The Kugels

May 9, 2022 May 2022 No Comments

Take 3 former NZSO players, an Arts Laureate composer, a bass player of reknown, and a charismatic singer, and you have The Kugels! The ensemble has been together for 10 years now, has completed nationwide tours for Arts on Tour NZ and Chamber Music NZ, and has performed as guest artists at several NZ festivals.

With passion and sensitivity, the Kugels play traditional Klezmer music and original works by their in-house composer/accordionist Ross Harris. Klezmer music is the folk music of Jewish people from Eastern and Central Europe, and speaks eloquently for the plight of oppressed minorities everywhere. “The music is wild,  passionate and haunting, and makes you want to dance!” says Ross. … Continue Reading

 Blue and Yellow Cupcakes for Ukraine.

May 9, 2022 May 2022 No Comments

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 Nelson the school principal who gave permission. It was to be a gold coin donation day with sausages and cupcakes selling for $2.00 each.

Then began the preparation. Blue and Yellow the colours of the Ukrainian flag were chosen as the theme. Posters were designed and put up around town. Everyone was to come dressed in blue and yellow for the day. Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes were made and iced in blue and yellow.  … Continue Reading

Don’t miss the bus!

May 9, 2022 May 2022 No Comments

If you’re young and looking for work, get on the Careers Bus!

A two-day Employment Expo is coming to Featherston, Martinborough and Greytown in late May and it will be full of great experiences.

Not sure what job pathway you should head towards? Jump on our interactive bus which will have special stands that give you lots of ideas depending on the interests you select.

Then move out of the Bus and into the tent, which local employers will be able to give you advice, tell you about job opportunities and answer your questions on your career interests. … Continue Reading

Country Dog – City Dog

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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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