Home » May 2017 »Regular Features » Currently Reading:

Did you know

May 9, 2017 May 2017, Regular Features No Comments

LIFE FLIGHT’S Westpac Rescue Helicopter has flown to the Wairarapa eight times this month (between 1 Apr and 25 Apr). Six of the responses were for urgent medical reasons, including the urgent transfer of a newborn baby in an incubator. The other two were accident responses – a car accident and a quad bike accident.  

STATISTICS gathered by Stats NZ showed that the Fire Brigade is the most trusted organisations in New Zealand. Followed by Maritime NZ and DOC. The criteria included social responsibility, reliability and believability.

RESEARCHES at Carnegie University studying world wide between Instagram use between January and June 2016 found that during that period seventy three people had fatal accidents while trying to take selfies.

OVER THE last decade fewer than 100 American have been killed by Jihadists, whereas in the period more than 130,000 have died in run-of-the-mill gun violence.

FOUR MODEST Auckland homes had, between them been sold twenty five times in six years. One investor made $60,000 in flipping the house on in the same day as he had purchased it.

THE FIRST person to be killed by a car was Bridget Driscoll who stepped out in front of Arthur Edsall’s speeding Roger-Benz in 1896. Edsall was doing a reckless 6.4 kilometres and hour.

THE SCIENTIFIC community is still trying to clone sheep. Great. Just what we need sheep that look more alike.

THE BRITISH LIONS rugby players will each be paid seventy thousand pounds ($125,000) for the tour plus a ten thousand pound ($17,864) bonus if they win the series. Total cost of the 37 player tour is $4,626,700 or $5,287,000 if a series win.

THE NZ MET SERVICE has sixty five metrologists working out the weather forecasts

THE CHINESE City of Guangzhou, which is slightly bigger than London, has 84,100 brightly coloured ‘share bikes’ available. Dubbed Uber bikes, these are now a feature of many cities with almost 350,000 now available in China.

‘SOME CAUSE happiness where ever they go. Others whenever they go’. –Oscar Wilde.

LAST YEAR ACC paid out four hundred and eighty million dollars in compensation for injuries sustained while undergoing treatment in New Zealand hospitals.

‘I FEAR for the day when technology surpasses our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots ‘ Albert Einstein.

The deadline for the June edition is 4pm Wednesday 31st May

Comment on this Article:

Follow us on:

Latest Tweets

  • All your latest news is now online
    4 years ago
  • Remember advertising is due this Friday for the September issue of the Star
    4 years ago
  • August issue off the press and in my hot little hands, and online now for your reading pleasure.
    4 years ago

Sports

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 …

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

Our Senior players have been training hard, and with a couple of pre seasons games played, they are ready to start the 2017 season. The Premier competition starts this Saturday 8 April against Greytown, over in Greytown so show your support and get to see the new playing strip being …

Great win for Martinborough

Wairarapa 1st Prize goes south Martinborough Tennis Club lifted the coveted Gawith Shield last week at the Masterton Tennis Centre, beating Carterton 4 matches to 2 in the finals of the summer competition.           In spite of the best the renowned Spooner brothers could muster, the …

Regular Features

Country Dog City Dog

Maree’s musings

HEARTH and HOME and … ZOO! Most of us share our home with animals … …

News from First Church

O, Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? From Shelley’s Ode to the …

Not from the Mayor

Some readers missed the Mayor’s earlier message and have enquired why the regular Mayoral column …

Library News

This is possibly the very best time of year in the library.  You may wonder …

Letters

POETRY  As a long time, happy Martinborough resident I look forward to the Star each …

Did you know

TEN THOUSAND New Zealand grandparents are bring up seventeen thousand of their grandchildren whose parents …

Recent Comments