You’ve decided to make the leap and here you are: Martinborough’s going to be home.

Planning to start a business? Join us! A Martinborough Business Association membership is a great way to meet the community, network, and get some business support. The diversity of expertise and hub opportunities you’ll find in the village are huge – whatever your business is, you’ll find like-minded people to meet and collaborate with. Let’s do good business – together.

Martinborough communities work together, and play together. Get a feel for the community vibe in the activities section. Community groups are well supported by local businesses and get to feature here for free, because let’s face it – supporting each other means we all get to thrive.

Why Martinborough

In Martinborough you’ll get to enjoy country living with an urban twist. Whether you come to raise a family, work, or open a business, we have the room and the range to help you fit in. Build business connections and enjoy community friendships right outside your front door.

Village of Entrepreneurs

Join a melting pot of serious talent and spark or reinvent your work-life. Many of us made the move to Martinborough to shed our city lifestyles and we’ll never look back. Now Martinborough is a wealth of professional experience and inspiration just waiting for your new ideas.

Family Friendly

A few years ago, New Zealand was voted the best place in the world to raise family. Word got around and Martinborough’s now a growing, family-friendly village, ideal for raising healthy, outdoorsy kids. A growing village and region means your family and business opportunities are considerable.

Close to Wellington

Martinborough is gloriously rural, but public transport here is great so commuting to Wellington is easy. Catch a bus to the Featherston train station and you’ll find yourself in Wellington without using a car at all.


We cherish our safe, rural community and work together to protect it. The Martinborough Business Association recently installed CCTV cameras in the centre of town, so you can feel confident that we look after our families and businesses.

Local Education

Martinborough School

Martinborough School is a full primary school, of about 270 students, It is located centrally within the wine growing area of the South Wairarapa. The positive school tone and culture make for a productive teaching and learning environment. Our focus is on the future with the way in which learning occurs and in the development of the skills our children will need to be successful in life. Our ability to access relevant exciting learning opportunities outside of the classroom is a feature of our region. Staff and children alike are heavily involved in learning new skills making learning engaging, motivating and challenging.

Visit the Martinborough School website

Martinborough Kindergarten

Our kindergarten in the Martinborough School grounds is surrounded by farmland and vineyards. We are part of the school community and our close relationship helps children transition to school easily.

We value the bicultural heritage of New Zealand and reflect this in our teaching. We use Te Reo Maori and tikanga Maori in our daily routines and ‘mat time’ to support values of l respect and unity (kotahitanga)

We encourage sustainability and respect for the natural environment and resources. We have our own vegetable gardens and worm farm.

We work in partnership with children and families/whānau, school and community to create a shared, welcoming environment.

Visit the Martinborough Kindergarten website

Dot Kids Martinborough

Dot kids provides quality care and education for children aged 0-5year. We offer a large outdoor play area, flexible hours for parents, 20 hours ECE and competitive rates, We are proudly NZ owned and locally operated. Our friendly team welcomes children from birth to school age to enjoy our beautiful environment and passion for art at the centre.

Visit the Dot Kids website

Bell St Martinborough

At Bell St Early Learning Centre Ltd – Martinborough the curriculum is child centred and play based. Children are able to choose from a range of activities.

Call Bell St Martinborough on 06 306 8990

Local Property

Often referred to as Wellington’s Playground, Martinborough is not just a great place for food, wine and leisure – it is also a great place to live and invest in property. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and farm land, the Martinborough property market provides a range of options to those wishing to buy in the area.

Many of the character homes in Martinborough have been relocated and restored to their former glory whilst the Kiwi DIY gene has also resulted in many of the original homes being refurbished and modernised.

From the 1/4-acre dream to the lifestyle blocks on the fringe of the Village, Martinborough also provides an easy commute to Masterton or Wellington for work.