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CONGRATULATION  to Bracken Ridge on their twenty years providing a wonderful facility for both local people and visitors. 

‘I LIKED IT MORE when Prince Harry moving to Canada was the biggest existential crisis  we faced as a nation.’ Gaby Hinscliff in the Guardian

IN 1752 in ORDER TO line it’s calendar up with that of Europe Britain deleted a week and a half from the calendar with September the 2 nd being followed by the 14 th.  Greece kept with the old calendar until 1923. 

 96% IS THE SIMILARITY  between the Coronavirus and the Sars virus identified in bats in China in 2013.

‘ AS DONALD TRUMP and Boris Johnson has proven, voters can cheerfully elect a badly behaved candidate , even with considerable ratbaggery  priced in. But prefer to know what kind of ratbag they are dealing with’ – Jane Clifton … Continue Reading

FIRE BRIGADE NEWS 

March 31, 2020 April 2020 Comments Off on FIRE BRIGADE NEWS 

We are in unprecedented times with a declaration of a National Emergency to combat the COVID 19 virus, uncharted territory since the Brigade started 115 years ago. 

What does it mean for our Community and what can you expect :

  • WE WILL STILL HAVE A CREW RESPONDING TO ALL CALLS INCLUDING MEDICAL CALLS
  • YOU WILL SEE FIRE FIGHTERS IN PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT LIKE MASKS AND GOOGLES or GLASSES ROUTINELY
  • YOU MAY SEE US IN WHITE PROTECTIVE SUITS TO MEDICAL CALLS
  • DO NOT TRY TO HIDE FROM MEDICAL RESPONDERS YOUR MEDICAL OR TRAVEL HISTORY
  • THE FIRE STATION IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND ONLY BRIGADE MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED ON SITE

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Free Digital Device Support for Seniors

March 31, 2020 April 2020 Comments Off on Free Digital Device Support for Seniors

Digital Seniors has made the decision to temporarily close the four Wairarapa hubs but we have moved to phone and video coaching. So we can still help you with your phones, iPads, chrome books etc.

We had a great vibe going at our hubs – thanks to the wonderful Seniors who came along each week, and it was great to see confidence build and grow. Some of the things we’ve helped with are:

  • Shopping for groceries, presents, and things we need without even going to the shops
  • Keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in the community, nationally and the world
  • Enjoying music, games, movies, virtual tours of museums etc
  • Seeing and talking with loved ones in any location as if they are beside you
  • ‘Manage my health’ and internet banking

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From the Mayor

March 31, 2020 April 2020 Comments Off on From the Mayor

Dear South Wairarapa

We all saw this coming, but it ended up descending on us quicker than expected.

Given the speed and severity of Covid-19, I fully support the Government’s measures for isolation, in attempt to halt the spread within our community. I had lobbied for us to have reacted even sooner.

The effectiveness of the measures is now down to you, the public.

I’m sure you by now have read and understand the measures and your responsibility to the community. Keep washing your hands, stay at home. Visit www.covid19.govt.nz often to get the latest. We also have a Wairarapa specific Facebook page – Covid-19 Wairarapa updates – for local information which is updated daily, and you may see on there occasionally. 

My heart goes out to our neighbours who are in essential services, and risk their health daily in keeping things running – police, medical staff, essential service staff – we owe you a debt of gratitude.

Council has passed emergency resolutions enacting an Emergency Committee to be able to react quickly to issues that may arise over the coming weeks. I will Chair this, and all Councillors are members.

Please keep well.We can get through this if we all act in the best interests of our community

Cheers Mayor Alex

Sports

Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

Regular Features

From the mayor

Merry Christmas! We now have a new electorate MP, Keiran McAnulty and I look forward …

Cooking corner

Catering for a vegetarian this Christmas? Here’s the Vegan Society’s Nut Roast recipe Ingredients  1 …

Councillor comment

Here we are the last Star for the year and what a year it has …

Did you know

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Recyling calendar

December Wednesday 2nd glass Wednesday 9th wheelie bin Wednesday 16th glass Saturday 26th wheelie bin …

Regional Council notes

Time to start thinking Older residents in our region may well remember the massive flooding …

News from First Church

May these be the gifts your Christmas brings – Peace, Gladness, Good Health   and …

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