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Martinborough Maths Craft Day

Maths Craft New Zealand is coming to Martinborough! Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at Martinborough’s first Maths Craft Day, Sunday May 26 in The Town Hall at The Waihinga Centre.

April 23, 2019

SWDC advised to get out of water work

South Wairarapa District Council is to meet today to decide whether to follow the advice of council officers and become a shareholder in Wellington Water, as Martinborough faces its second E.coli outbreak in as many months

April 17, 2019

Organic Extravaganza – Organic Week NZ

Calling all lovers of organic goodness! New Zealand’s National Organic Week is fast approaching, the largest annual celebration of all things organic.

April 16, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

– Steve Jobs

April 15, 2019

Farmers outraged at forest conversions

A groundswell of anger over the conversion of Wairarapa sheep and beef properties to plantation forests is brewing, and farmers will be knocking on the Government’s door to say rural towns will die if the Government keeps up its love affair with trees.

April 12, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

– Julia Child

April 9, 2019

Waikanae Easter Market 2019

Welcome to another vibrant, colourful Waikanae Easter Market on 20 April between 9.00am and 2.00pm!

April 8, 2019

Quote of the Day

“The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.”

– Alfred Whitney Griswold

April 4, 2019

Rainfall less than half of average

Rainfall for the first three months of the year has been half what can normally can be expected, Metservice says.

April 1, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.”

– Herodotus

March 29, 2019

New medical centre for south

Work is set to start on a new medical centre for Featherston that will allow better access to health services for the South Wairarapa community.

March 27, 2019

Wairarapa Balloon Festival – Trust House Night Glow

The Trust House Night Glow is a magical evening for the whole family. Be WOWED by tethered hot air balloons lighting up the night sky in a dazzling display, set to choreographed music.

March 25, 2019

When fleeing the law can lead to devastating consequences

The devastating effects of pursuits of fleeing drivers is keenly felt by Wairarapa police.

March 22, 2019

The Wellington Underground Market

The Underground Market offers shoppers a perfect little slice of creative Wellington on the waterfront and the chance to enjoy ethical retail therapy as they buy direct from the artists themselves.

March 21, 2019

Farming for the Future

Farming for the Future is an inspiring, one-day seminar held in the Wairarapa, created by the South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group and the Mangaterere Restoration Society.

March 21, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

– James Baldwin

March 19, 2019

Quote of the Day

“One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli

March 13, 2019

All Plants

All Plants is a wholesale/retailer nursery open to public, conveniently located between Carterton and Greytown, 8 km away from each town.

March 11, 2019

Quote of the Day

“No one can figure out your worth but you.”

– Pearl Bailey

March 7, 2019

Carterton School Gala

Carterton Schools annual fundraising gala. Enjoy a fun-filled evening in their beautiful tree-lined village green.

March 7, 2019

Region shows its ruff side

94 dog attacks – zero prosecutions Kids at risk if left alone with dogs.

March 4, 2019

Golden Shears 2019

The world’s premier shearing and wool handling championship. Up to 400 competitors, National & International, will converge on Masterton for the three days of competition.

March 1, 2019

SH53 a short but important stretch

At just 17.8 kilometres long, State Highway 53 in South Wairarapa may appear as a relatively unimportant stretch of road.

February 26, 2019

Quote of the Day

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

– Bertrand Russell

February 25, 2019

Quote of the Day

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

– Lao Tzu

February 21, 2019

Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival 2019

In 2019 Wings celebrates 20 years of organising air shows. A mix of civil, modern military, jets, vintage, helicopters – and everything in between!

February 19, 2019

Crack down on footpath parking

Masterton District Council is cracking down on people who park cars on footpaths.

February 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.”

– Leo Buscaglia

February 11, 2019

Pedal for Parkinsons

These days Brian finds it more difficult to ride as he suffers from Parkinson’s. This event acknowledges Brian’s incredible contribution to Wairarapa cycling, and in turn raises money for Parkinson’s patients in Wairarapa.

February 7, 2019

Quote of the Day

“What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.”

– Jawaharlal Nehru

February 6, 2019

Welcome to where?

Everyone knows how to get to Masterton, but does anyone know where the official entrance is?

February 5, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

February 2, 2019

Eighty residents oppose developer

Masterton District Council has a fight on its hands with the residents of William Donald Dr who oppose a reserve at the end of their cul-de-sac becoming a route into a new development.

January 29, 2019

Waifest 2019

Waifest 2019 will be showcasing live entertainment, arts, food stalls, storytelling and history, with this year marking the 179th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty.

January 28, 2019

No application yet for Miro St lifestyle village

Residents want to know more about a lifestyle village planned for the Miro St extension but there’s been no application to Masterton District Council yet for it.

January 25, 2019

The Hot Waffle

Te Kairanga Wines Cellar Door welcomes the Hot Waffle to their pocket of Martinborough for the day!

January 23, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 22, 2019

Fundraising page established for Taratahi staff

Things may be looking up for Wairarapa-based Taratahi Institute of Agriculture staff after a fundraising page was set up to provide financial support.

January 18, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Love dies only when growth stops.”

– Pearl S. Buck

January 16, 2019

Rotary Martinborough Fair 2019

The Rotary Martinborough Fair is held in the picturesque Martinborough Square. This iconic fair, reportedly the largest in Australasia, comprises over 480 stalls selling artwork, crafts, clothing, food and other quality products.

January 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

“To live happily is an inward power of the soul.”

– Marcus Aurelius

January 11, 2019

All Plants & Petting Animals

All Plants is a wholesale/retailer nursery open to public, conveniently located between Carterton and Greytown, 8 km away from each town.

January 10, 2019

Shock as train derails

A passenger train derailed in Masterton on Sunday afternoon as it headed to the station to collect passengers.

January 8, 2019

Martinborough Star Gazing and Pick Your Own Lavender

Bring your telescope and a torch is a must.

January 5, 2019

Drive to get drunks off the road

In 2017, alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor in 123 fatal crashes, and 448 serious injury crashes, transport agency statistics show.

January 3, 2019

Quote of the Day

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

January 2, 2019

Work on danger spot to go ahead

A bid by Masterton district councillors to change a rejig of lanes on State Highway 2 from the northern roundabout in Masterton to Te Ore Ore Road has failed.

December 18, 2018

Quote of the Day

“People fall forward to success.”

– Mary Kay Ash

December 17, 2018

Hot debate over $1 land sale for Carterton hotel

Residents of Carterton and its councillors had serious questions over a suggestion to sell council’s 5500m2 plot of land for $1 despite its $200,000 value, to entice a hotel developer.

December 15, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.”

– Sophocles

December 13, 2018