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.

Business Networks

Around one hundred and ten local businesses are members. Our members span accommodation , restaurants, bars and breweries, retail food, fashion and homeware, primary producers, adventures, local trades, conferences, professional service.

As you would expect these business owners bring a vast range of experiences and expertise to the Association and its members. We facilitate social networking opportunities for members to get together and help one another when needed. We also organise marketing and business development opportunities by providing subject matter specialist to speak to members and collaborate with the likes of Destination Wairarapa, Business Wairarapa and WellingtonNZ (regional development team) to leverage support for our members.

Become a Member

Membership fees are reasonable – less than a flat white each week !

The membership fees include a standard listing on this site, which for an additional fee can be upgraded to a platinum listing giving you more photographs, illustrations and content space. Platinum will also have self service for adding your business activities to the events calendar.

To join MBA click here

Member Benefits

The Association exists for its members and provides a process to support and enable the growth of member businesses.

Member benefits are realised through a new website platform that has been designed to integrate all the features of our community – Live, work, stay and play. This brings together the link between business and community. You will also have your business page and self service capability to enable you to change easily your promotions, products and services.

Other benefits include the Association representing and advocating your views and business perspective on a broad range of issues to Council ranging from potable water supply to long term spatial planning for the area.

The commissioning of the CCTV coverage in the business area and Memorial Square was a direct response to peace of mind concerns members had about the protection of their business and a safer community.

In times of crisis like Covid-19 we present on your behalf a business perspective to the conversations that take place and local and regional levels.

We collaborate at regional and Wellington levels to gets access to and leverage support from products and services that support our members. We get these at discounted rates or even free.

Members get to know one another and can draw on them for ideas, help and support.

Other benefits to members are the coordination and collaboration with organisers of local events and attractions ensuring that your business interests are maximised. Examples of this ate the Martinborough Fair, Toast Martinborough, Around the Vines and Jazz Festival …

About Martinborough Business Association

The Martinborough Business Association represents a collective of more than 105 businesses in Martinborough and the surrounding area.

Its aim is to support and grow local businesses – simple as that.

The Association provides – a platform to promote and support local business growth and development, aligns and collaborates with Martinborough tourist/visitor promotion organisations, and advocates for the business community with Council and other service organisations.

The Association has a business plan to guide and stear the Committee’s focus and activities. Communications with the membership are frequent via Facebook, internet and email along with monthly contributions to the “Martinborough Star” for the wider business and local community information and the Wairarapa Times Age for specific events and issues.

We link with broader regional groups like Destination Wairarapa, Business Wairarapa and the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy to ensure that we have visibility of the big picture when we act local !

The wide membership base provides diversity and opportunity for discovery of ideas and innovations through the Associations networking workshops across the year. We aim to have a minimum of four each year. Additionally working with broader Wairarapa groups enhances these opportunities.

Jobs in Martinborough – Work Local

The Martinborough Business Association represents a collective of more than 105 businesses in Martinborough. As you would expect there are often job positions available. We use our platforms to promote these jobs to the market.

A unique factor for many of the jobs is the casual and part time nature of them.  They will often be suitable for people already in casual or part time work wanting to increase their hours in addition to parents wanting to earn extra income when the kids are at school or whatever. It may be too that there are some seniors wanting to keep active, agile and want to contribute to the towns success.

We post these and fulltime jobs to our facebook page. We ask employers to bring these jobs to the notice of their staff and collaborate with the advertising employers to share staff. This process helps ensure a pool of work ready labour to meet the demands of our hospo, retail and cellar door operations.