EVERYONE’S INVITED TO CELEBRATE TOAST’S 25th ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, premium wine festival Toast Martinborough is inviting everyone to join in with special wine-themed activities on the day before Toast.“No Toast ticket needed,” says General Manager Anna Nielson. “We want Saturday 19 November to be about sharing Toast’s silver anniversary with the whole region, and …

New Pharmacy opens

Wairarapa District Health Board Chief Executive Officer Adri Isbister cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the new Medical Centre pharmacy. Welcoming the guests Ruamahunga Trust Chairman , Ro Griffith, said “we have been planning for ten years to have a pharmacy as part of an integrated health …

Know your town

Manufacturing enterprises Did you know that Waihinga/Martinborough had four abattoirs or slaughterhouses? The first was established before 1890 situated in George Harris’s barn in Weld Street and is now part of Victoria Read’s house. Others included one operate in Waihinga by butchers Lawrence and Thomas Tulloch. A second by Tom …

Thanks Adrienne

Twelve years ago popular mayor John Read decided to stand down and with out any obvious successor the field was wide open. Four quite well known people put their hand up for the position resulting in a closely contested election from which Adrienne came out the winner. Adrienne, as Featherston …

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Maree’s musings

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It’s PUNCTUATION PERIL: CONFUSING COMMAS, and the APOSTROPHE’S PLACE.

A question to mark: do you have fond memories of learning the confusing convolutions of English punctuation? You may recall prepositions, (a)’postrophes (sorry, couldn’t resist!), and propositions for placing punctuation marks in proper positions. ‘It’s in its proper place, isn’t it?’ you probably pondered.

Consider the comma. Or when it’s in its promoted position, the apostrophe. Positioning these little (pen)pricks pose premonitions of possible peril.
A familiar three-word sentence illustrates this. “Lets eat Grandma.” It’s got a problem or two. But positioning a comma (and an apostrophe) prevents any probable confusing conclusion (and saves Granny’s bacon!) When it – the comma, that is – is in its proper position, it’s an easy one. Here it is in all its correctness: “Let’s eat, Grandma.” Much better for everyone concerned.
Here’s another example. It’s probably much more of a poser, in that it needs plenty of commas, a couple of full stops and two or three capital letters. … Continue Reading

Mens Shed

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October 2016
As you may already know know, the auction was a huge success raising over $3800 before expenses of about $200. We had a perfect day, wedged in between rain on the Friday and Sunday and a good crowd of bidders who left only a few unwanted lots. These have been transferred to the Carterton Auction House so a bit more $$ should add to the total. Many thanks to all who contributed time and items for the auction to make it happen.
Courthouse Progress
Eastern and Central Community Trust have given us a grant to complete the refurbishment of the courthouse which will allow the team to finish the electrical work, install security lighting and locks, tackle the hole in the back hall, purchase a security system and other interior work. Painting of the outside which is funded by Council will begin soon. … Continue Reading

New Pharmacy opens

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new-pharmacy-opensWairarapa District Health Board Chief Executive Officer Adri Isbister cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the new Medical Centre pharmacy. Welcoming the guests Ruamahunga Trust Chairman , Ro Griffith, said “we have been planning for ten years to have a pharmacy as part of an integrated health centre”. He emphasised how the medical centre is owned by the people of Martinborough and surrounding district “a community facility managed by the Ruamahunga trust”. … Continue Reading

Perfectionist’s Lament

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BY JOHN ANSELL
 
A high achieving man is one
Who goes to extra lengths
To keep his many weaknesses
Outnumbered by his strengths.
 
But! Win in moderation  
For the perfect life is frowned on
He who succeeds excessively
The Deity will round on.
 
The Bible has this lesson
For the man who does no wrong:
He who plays the goodie-too-shoes
Won’t be playing for too long. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Rugby Club News

A.G.M Our Annual General Meeting will be held at the Clubrooms on Tuesday 15 November, 6.30pm. All club members and supporters are welcome to attend. This is a chance to get involved in the future of our Club. Congratulations to the following people who received awards at our end of …

Martinborough Golf Club Champions Found for 2016

Congratulations to all the Martinborough Golf Club Champions for 2016. A number of the matches went the full distance and all were played in very good spirits. It was great to see the largest number of entries in the Women’s divisions in a number of years. Special mention must go …

Martinborough Junior Hockey Club

The hockey season is drawing to a close with 6-aside games completed and only the business end of the 11-aside games left to play. Finals day is 17 September with our club prize-giving and break-up the following week. Our Marty Magic team made it to the Gold B Grade 6-aside …

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David Borman to Project Manage the Waihinga Centre

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Wharekaka News

This month has been quite hectic with the on going  renovations at Wharekaka. Four new …

Celebrations at First Church Martinborough

Past and present, with our dreaming, join to make us what we are: Ancient wisdom, …

Martinborough Community Board

We are rapidly approaching the end of the triennium and I would like to thank …

Library news

It is definitely the time to go on holiday to somewhere nice and warm, with …

From the Mayor

The local body elections are nearing and so is the time for me to hang …

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