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The Mental Health professionals are telling us that Covid-19 has put a lot of stress on relationships in every form.

Bereavement, isolation, loss of income and fear are triggering mental health conditions or exacerbating existing ones. Many people may be facing increased levels of alcohol and drug use, insomnia, and anxiety.  Marriages that have been healthy in the past, and probably will be in the future, are now becoming a little shaky, with the extra problems and decision making brought about by the pandemic.

The stresses of having children away from school – but not from school responsibilities – and the financial tension caused by households suddenly losing some of their income can push couples over the brink. Added to all that is the fear of members of the family falling ill, disagreements about what constitutes social isolation and uncertainty about how long this strange new routine will last.  … Continue Reading

Recycling Days

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Thursday 8th April Glass

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South Wairarapa Rebus Club has held its AGM, electing a committee with members from all of our constituent SW towns. The President is Perry Cameron from Featherston, Secretary is Kay Paget from Greytown, Treasurer Ken Hyde is from Carterton, committee members come from Greytown, Carterton and Martinborough.

Our guest speaker in March was Mate Higginson, Martinborough’s historian, a fifth generation local, married for over 60 years to a third generation local, still living in the Cologne Street house they moved into as newlyweds. He gave us a rare feast of the early history of Martinborough and the South Wairarapa, so vivid it seemed he must have arrived here on foot round the coast in 1844 with Mr Bidwill himself, whose run was on the west side of the Ruamahanga, or Mr Weld and partners on the east side.  … Continue Reading


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What did NZ Red Cross Appeal mean to me? 

If you have not heard about it (or you cannot google it!), the NZ Red Cross Appeal is the biggest fundraiser of our year.  The appeal depends on people’s generosity in making financial donations to help others badly affected in times of disaster or for other things such as refugee re-settlement. 

Sadly, the funds that NZ Red Cross receives from the Government are not enough. They fund specific services … and that is why the Street Appeal is so vital whether people contribute  a little or a lot.   Giving money or time (which one more valuable, right?) are also vital for the Red Cross to achieve its goals.  Because we know a crisis can happen to anyone, at any time.  And helping each other is what community is all about.  … Continue Reading


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, …

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From the mayor

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

Cooking corner

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Councillor comment

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Regional Council notes

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