Upcoming Fundraising Events

Events have been an important contributor to the wider Waihinga Centre project and there are more in the pipeline which we will list here. If you have an idea for an event or wish to run an event to raise funds for the new playground please contact us, we would love to be involved.


The Colour Run

Saturday November 2nd 1pm

Tickets $10-$40

Its time to show your true colours!!!!

Run, walk and dance with COLOUR at our first ever Martinborough Colour fun run!

Raising funds for the Park Water Play!

More info on Facebook at at @martycolourrun

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4WD Family Fun Day Out


We would like to welcome all 4WD enthusiasts and amateurs to take part in a great day’s drive over some magnificent country, through privately owned sheep stations, with stunning views of farmland and the coast. 

You don’t have to be a hardcore off-roader to take part. 

Where:            Assemble at Martinborough Rugby Football Ground in Regent Street (between New York Street and Huangarua Road) at 9.30am.

The Route:       Vehicles will leave the Martinborough Rugby Club ground at 10.30am and travel in convoy along Pahaoa Road to Cannock road.  We then proceed ‘off road’ to Pukeatua Station and on to Lagoon Hills Station.  This will take about two hours.

We will stop for lunch at Tuturumuri School on White Rock Road where there is ample parking and toilets.

After lunch we drive along White Rock road, through Manahau Station and turn into Ben and Georgie Lutyens Riversdale Station.   This is a very spectacular section winding up through kanuka and manuka forest with spectacular views of the Tora coast.   We then go via Chris and Bert Tyers property to White Rock Station.  This will take approximately two hours.

When we reach White Rock Station we will have completed the exciting part and we return to Martinborough via the White rock road with an optional stop at the windmills.

Cost:                The cost of the trip is $80 per vehicle.

Registration:  Please register by the end of January.  This can be done by emailing Ro Griffiths at roandlyle@xtra.co.nz with your name, address, telephone number and vehicle registration.   At the same time please deposit the entry fee of $80 per vehicle to the Waihinga Trust bank account, number 01 0671 0391532 00, and include 4WD and surname as a reference.

Once the money has been received you will receive a receipt and a Disclaimer form which you need to sign and bring to the rally.

The 4WD adventure is being organised to help raise funds to buy some exciting playground equipment for the new landscaped family playground in front of the Waihinga Centre. 

For all enquiries call Dennis Mulligan on 06 379 7339 or Ro Griffiths on 06 306 8421 or 021 293 6136.

The Waihinga Trust would like to thank you most sincerely for joining in and for your contribution to the new park and playground.

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Waihinga Centre Treasure Trail


Meet at the Martinborough Playground on Texas Street at 2pm on the 29th October for this fun family event. The Great Treasure Trail will take place around the village.  The clues will test your knowledge of Martinborough, provide a pleasant walk (or run, if you are under a certain age), get the adrenaline working and perhaps even reward you with a prize.  All children need to bring their own adult! 


Entry by Koha.

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Past Events

2014 to 2016

Events were a key factor in the successful fundraising for Stage One of the Waihinga Centre project, including MADCAPS, the inaugural Tora Challenge, Jazz in Martinborough, Town Hall Centenary Ball, Contemporary Art Auction Martinborough and the Turf Turning Carnival.