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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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November came and went pretty much without rain, finally the Course has dried out and that little dimpled ball is back running down the fairway, bringing a cheer to many who thought that the rain might never stop. The highlight of the month was the Women winning the Teams Stableford …

Martinborough Netball Club

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Walking is a man’s best medicine. (Hippocrates)

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From the Mayor

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Waihinga Centre

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Dear Dr Jane

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