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MARK your calendar May 20th for the Great Tuturumuri Bake Off. Try home grown produce, paua fritters, wild game, seafood and locally farmed meat dishes plus Deserts

LIFE FLIGHT answers an emergency call on average of every six hours.

SINCE 2012 police have spent 12.6 million dollars on repairs to the 5,384 police cars involved in crashes.

THE OXFORD dictionary has added two new words: Clicktivism – a pejorative word on social media for armchair activists. Haterade – excessive negativity, criticism or resentment.

‘TWO SITTING Green MPs confirmed that they would not be standing at the next election’ Wairarapa Midweek.

“IF PEOPLE Knew as much about art as I do they would never buy my pictures”-artist Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

THERE ARE 2,200 newspapers in China printing a total of 107 million copies every day. There are also 500 million bicycles in China, 10 million of which are in Shanghai

A TEN YEAR old tree releases enough oxygen to support two human beings.

FACEBOOK has cornered a fifth of New Zealand advertising sucking thirty million dollars a year from the New Zealand economy. However paying little in tax. Facebook has seventeen thousand employees of which only approximately one hundred are employed in New Zealand.

“I BELIEVE that there is something out there watching over us. Unfortunately it’s the government”. Woody Allen

TIM SHADBOLT is new Zealand’s longest serving mayor having spent thirty years in office.

THE LATEST quarterly survey showed that over the preceding three months renewable energy accounted for 88% of electricity production. The highest renewable energy production in the twenty years that figures been recorded.

TWO AND A HALF million New Zealanders take part in some kind of sport or recreation every weekend.

NEVER DOUBT that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has

ENZYMES are fundamental to the process and functions of biological cells. They are able to carry out 1,000 task per second.

‘IN POLITICS if you want anything said ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman” Margaret Thatcher

THE RED BARON, Baron Manfred von Ritchofen, the most feared fighter pilot of WW1 was shot down and died on April 21st 1918. He had shot down eighty, mostly British, aircraft.

SEA WATER contains seventy times more salt than the human body can metabolise.

The deadline for the May issue is 4.30 on Wednesday April 26th.

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MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

The 2019 is well underway for our Senior teams, we are enjoying some good rugby and look forward to the rest of the season.  With our Premiers and Reserves often playing at different places we often have at least one of them playing at home. Congratulations to Nikora Ewe,Tristan Flutey, Tipi Haira, James Pakoti and Christopher …

Martinborough Junior Squash Tournament

Sunday the 8th April saw 40 enthusiastic junior squash players descend on Martinborough Squash Club to play the Martinborough leg of the Under 900 series. The players came from Wellington in the South to Manawatu and Pahiatua in the North with ages ranging from 8 to 17. We witnessed some …

MARTINBOROUGH GOLF REPORT

The Weather hasn’t been to kind to our  Womens Captain in the month of April, Elaine has rescheduled more fixtures than the rest of us had to for the entire year due to the inclement weather on a Wednesday. Finally though mid month the sun shone  and there was very …

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Waihinga Centre

A Very Generous Gift The Martinborough Lions have always been very active supporters of our …

Wharekaka News

Our beautiful oak trees have begun to turn into the most stunning orange and golden …

Regional Council notes

Mother nature delivered us another warning recently by way of a storm that hammered Auckland …

News from First Church

Weep for the waste of all that might have been Weep for the cost that …

Maree’s musings

MEASURE for MEASURE How far? How long? Us mortals love to calculate distances so we …

Library News

Well the pressure is really on now.  The deadline for this article came forward because …

Know your town

Deer stalking around Martinborough New Zealand is indebted to Prince Albert for donating some of …

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