Westpac Rescue Helicopter named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity – 2018

Westpac Rescue Helicopter is New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity of 2018 according to the annual Reader’s Digest public poll. Westpac Rescue Helicopters service the four main New Zealand centres: Wellington, Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch; and from these bases cover the majority of New Zealand. These services are operated by the …

The bags have landed

In 2017 two motivated local women, Carolyn Irwin and Amanda Ritchie, introduced the Boomerang Bag model to Martinborough.  The community embraced the concept, donating fabric and countless sewing hours to create a wonderful array of over 1700 colourful bags for locals and visitors to use as an alternative to single …

Thank you Martinborough

Day two of DIY Marae. What an amazing community we have. Our whānau do us proud. I have never seen our trustees smile so much. The mahi continues, with returning and new whānau each becoming part of our marae and making their mark. If your local in Marty take a …

Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

The South Wairarapa Pony Club has completed a very successful season in which they provided four of the five riders in the Wairarapa- Wellington Team which won the NZPCA Mounted Games Teams National Title. This was capped by the team captain Jeremy Thurston being selected for a national team to …

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Cooking corner

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Vegetarian lentil Bolognese

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil 

½  onion, finely diced 

½  carrot, finely diced 

¾ cup dried brown lentils 

1½ cups mushroom, sliced 

400g  tomatoes, chopped 

1 tbsp tomato paste, reduced-salt  … Continue Reading

Did you know

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THE NEW Airbus A350 XWB is capable of flying non stop from Singapore to New York. It’s huge fuel tank, required to make such a flight, holds 24,000 litres of fuel.

THE FIRST South Wairarapa Airbnb was registered in 2015. There are now 152 registered in South Wairarapa.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY is on track to having 100% renewable energy by 2020. This from a starting point of being 80% non renewable in 2015. Major works have included  erecting thirty large wind turbines and making grants for  5,000 roof solar systems  plus storage batteries. 

AS ATRIBUTED to the philosopher, Pythagoras:

“Listen and you will be wise; the beginning of wisdom is silence.”

SOON AFTER the German wasp invaded NZ in the 1940s, the government offered  a reward of  three pence ( 2018 = $1.50) for every hibernating queen sent into the Dept. of Agriculture. Some 118,000 queens were sent in . But it wasn’t enough to stop the spread. 

FACEBOOK’S 2.1 billion users spend an average of  fifty minutes each day on site. … Continue Reading

Councillor Comment

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This month I would like to start with congratulations to the committee and members of Hau Ariki Marae, in their foresight to bring the DIY Marae project team and film crew to Martinborough.

The amount they have achieved through their DIY Marae project is nothing less than outstanding and is a credit to their and the communities hard work over the weekend of 18th May.  The marae is a wonderful asset to our community and is unique because people from all ethnic groups feel welcome and they are encompassing of the wider community as well.

This year First Church Martinborough are holding their Monster Mid-winter book fair at the Marae over the weekend of the 22nd to 24th June – please come along and support both the Marae and First church in their joint effort to showcase the marae and support the wider work of the church.

I know that I keep talking about the Long Term Plan, but this is such an important document, which guides council in its spending for the next three years.  This year we received our largest number of submissions (182 in total) and to councillors, this is great as it shows the interest people have in what Council is spending and the areas these funds are going to, we thank you for this.  This will be signed off at the Council meeting on the 27th June. … Continue Reading

Doctors urge locals to stay well this winter 

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With the winter now underway, local doctors are urging Martinborough residents to take steps to stay well and help avoid the usual rounds of seasonal colds and illness. 

“There’s still time to get a flu vaccination,” said Wairarapa GP Annie Lincoln. “A flu vaccination is one of the best ways to stay well during winter and avoid the spread of flu in the wider community.” 

A recent study found that around 25 percent of the population get the flu virus each year with about 4 out of 5 people (80 percent) showing no symptoms.

“This means you could be spreading the flu virus without knowing it or being unwell,” Dr Lincoln said. “Having a flu vaccination not only helps to protect you from this highly contagious disease – it also helps to keep your family, friends and co-workers well too.”

This year’s vaccine provides protection against the strain that caused the severe illness in the northern hemisphere during the recent winter there.

“This year could be particularly bad for winter illnesses,” said Dr Lincoln.  … Continue Reading

Sports

Pony Club enjoys a successful season.

The South Wairarapa Pony Club has completed a very successful season in which they provided four of the five riders in the Wairarapa- Wellington Team which won the NZPCA Mounted Games Teams National Title. This was capped by the team captain Jeremy Thurston being selected for a national team to …

WBS MARTINBOROUGH FC – UPDATE

It has been a while since I last wrote about the club and we have had a few changes – mainly with a newly formed committee to oversee both the Junior and Senior teams and ensure that moving forward we continue to grow as a Community based club. We have …

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 …

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