865 Borrow & Bring Back bags boomeranging in our community

With the support of the Martinborough community and tireless efforts of our fantastic sewing groups and generous individuals Boomerang bags has enjoyed monthly sewing bees since Feb 2017. Thanks to often anonymous or otherwise unending generosity of too many individuals to mention (you all know who you are! A heartfelt …

The less you say the more you say

Father Don Morrison, our local Catholic Priest who has served the South Wairarapa for 32 years recently celebrated 60 years in the Priesthood. The combined community (Catholic and Non-Catholic) and local dignitaries honoured this occasion on Saturday, July 22nd with a Mass attended by His Eminence Cardinal John Dew and …

Junior sport

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 …

Locked in – again

Who takes responsibility for the roads which connect Martinborough to the outside world? Who will step up to solve one of Martinborough’s increasingly vexing issues – isolation by flooding that leaves a community dependent on farming and tourism virtually cut off from the outside on an increasingly regular basis? In …

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Letters

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Letters

The poem

Regarding a poem “I Slam”. Sorry but I missed the issue that caused the furore, I haven’t read the article, what I am irked by is the clamour to deny free-speech – “because I don’t like it”.
Censorship from any quarter is what our forefathers fought against, what our principles uphold today – free speech.

This clamour to stifle and deny is positive discrimination, one party sensibly countered this Islamophobia with a countering poem of anti-discrimination, the rest called for censorship – shame on you! 
What gives you the right to decide what can or can’t be printed – by all means exercise your hard-won right to free speech and COUNTER the sentiment.

The editor / paper should not apologise, stand up for yourself – you are not a politically motivated or oriented vehicle (as many are these days) you do right thing, publish (and be …..) and let common sense and humanity decide.

Peter Kennedy … Continue Reading

Did you know

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Did you know

IN THE LAST twelve months more than 6,600 children aged under 12 were hospitalised to have teeth pulled under general anaesthetic. At a cost to tax payers of over 14.7 million dollars.

IMAGINATION was given to man to compensate him for what he is not. A sense of humour to console him for what he is. Sir Francis Bacon

SONY IS TO restart its Tokyo vinyl record plant shut down in 1989. It will remake Sony owned titles plus new releases. Meanwhile Panasonic has re-launched its popular Technics SL 1200 turntables. … Continue Reading

Cooking corner – Stir fry chicken noodles

August 7, 2017 August 2017, Regular Features Comments Off on Cooking corner – Stir fry chicken noodles

Cooking corner
Ingredients

250g 
dried egg noodles
25ml 
vegetable oil
3 
eggs
400g 
chopped vegetables such as cabbage, carrot, bean sprout
150g 
grilled chicken breast, diced
15mg soy sauce

… Continue Reading

Admistration changes – service as usual

July 18, 2017 July 2017 Comments Off on Admistration changes – service as usual

Recently qualified as Senior Firefighters (from left) Wayne Thomas, Jamie Brock and Justin Hudepohl.

Recently qualified as Senior Firefighters (from left) Wayne Thomas, Jamie Brock and Justin Hudepohl.


As I write this months report a significant milestone in our history will take place in four days time. On the 1st July 2017, the New Zealand Fire Service along with 39 other Fire Authorities will amalgamate to become an entirely new organisation. This new organisation- Fire and Emergency New Zealand – will give our firefighters the support they need to protect and help prepare our communities now and into the future. … 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 …

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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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