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Waihinga Centre

August 8, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Waihinga Centre

Old technology and New - Wheelbarrows still prove useful.

Old technology and New – Wheelbarrows still prove useful.

Open to Change

If you are just walking or driving past the Town Hall it is obvious change is the order of the day.
The supper room to the Town Hall may be open to the elements at one end, where the chimney and kitchen have been removed, but beside it robust foundations are gathering strength. Large exposed trenches house a network of reinforcing steel. Trusty old wheelbarrows stand to the side ready for the hard yards. The door from the supper room to the town hall hangs in limbo awaiting the new floor to come up to the right level. No longer will it be necessary to carefully negotiate the tricky steps which used to descend to the lower level.

An arched doorway, where the old toilets used to be, has been exposed but will eventually disappear again when the outside wall is resurfaced. The new ceiling bracing for the hall has been completed and strong steel supports are bracing the exterior walls during the renovation process. Excavation for all the internal foundations is well under way. … Continue Reading

News from First Church

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on News from First Church

We are pleased we decided to hold our weekly meetings during July and August in our hall instead of the church, and we are enjoying the cosier relaxed setting which has encouraged interesting and open discussion – re-examining what we find important about our faith, looking at the long history and development of Christianity and sharing how we can understand its place and its meaning for us today. We have been thinking about interaction of history and truth, looking to find a truth in the old Bible “stories” which makes sense for us now. We are discovering how important it is to us to be able to think and analyse, and share our thoughts and discoveries with others. And there is laughter too! … Continue Reading

Wharekaka News

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Wharekaka News

Everyone enjoyed the mid year party.

Everyone enjoyed the mid year party.

Hello from Wharekaka,

Now with the shortest day behind us. We look forward to the weather improving.

Thanks to all those in the community who came by to see everything was as it should be during the recent flooding.

Grants and fundraising have assisted Wharekaka to purchase our additional van which has a wheelchair hoist and should be more accessible for the residents to use. You will however still see the old van around town as this will continue to be used with delivering of meals on wheels to Featherston.

Thanks to all the volunteer drivers who help make this possible. … Continue Reading

COMMUNITY BOARD UPDATE

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on COMMUNITY BOARD UPDATE

Our Community Board, which is YOUR Community Board, has been busy as usual. Here is an update on a couple of our recent projects.

To do our job well, we continue to emphasise and encourage COMMUNICATION. Whether you, the readers are ratepayers, residents or visitors, we love to hear from you! Over the past few months, we have been developing some plans to make this easier.

So as you browse through other pages of this excellent publication, look out for our ‘ENGAGEMENT SURVEY’… and send us your answers. You can use the copy in the STAR or complete a simple online version. In this survey we are looking for feedback on ‘town beautification’; a rather old-fashioned term meaning ways to make Martinborough a lovely place. The Board has some ideas and some funds, but of course wants to do things that you would like. … Continue Reading

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Sports

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF

Two down and one to go, we are on the home straight with the season of Winter and for the first time in many years the dams and tanks are fill and the water tables have well and truly reached above the ground. you guessed, we’re ready for Spring! The …

Junior sport

The Martinborough Micros and Magic  hockey teams.

We hope you all enjoyed a well-earned break over the school holidays as we head into the second half of the hockey season with all the flooding and snow hopefully behind us. The new Tuesday 6-aside format seems to be working well, with a huge number of teams from all …

Golf Club news

The wet weather has been a godsend even though there has been a lapse in actually playing the game. The greens have benefited the most by far and the recovery process is ahead of schedule. The bonus too that no one has had to lose sleep over the water allocation consent. There …

Regular Features

Waihinga Centre

Open to Change If you are just walking or driving past the Town Hall it …

News from First Church

We are pleased we decided to hold our weekly meetings during July and August in …

Wharekaka News

Hello from Wharekaka, Now with the shortest day behind us. We look forward to the …

COMMUNITY BOARD UPDATE

Our Community Board, which is YOUR Community Board, has been busy as usual. Here is …

Know your town

The John Martin Family John Martin arrived at Wellington along with nineteen family members on …

Book review – Breaking ranks

Breaking Ranks is James McNeish’s final book, the manuscript being completed shortly before he died. …

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