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December 19, 2018 December 2019, Regular Features Comments Off on Know your town

The Anglican Church

On the  J D Bair 1870 plan of Waihinga four section were set aside for churches section 18 Catholic, 28 Scottish, 37 English and 40 Wesleyan. However only the Presbyterians  took up the offer. The Anglican opted for a section in the new town of Martinborough, as did the Catholics, the Wesleyans did not come in numbers but did build a church in Featherston.

At first the Anglicans gathered for worship at Mr Bright’s Weld Street forge  shed. When the new school was opened in 1875 they used this for their monthly, then fortnightly, Service. It is recorded that in 1881 the Minister asked permission to ring the school bell a quarter of an hour before the 3.30pm Service to remind his parishioner to hurry along.

To begin with Martinborough was a part of the Greytown parish and it was through this that in 1882 the Bishop made a grant of thirty pounds ( 2018 = $5,312 ) towards  building a church in Martinborough. A building committee comprising the Rev H White, J Badland and  T F Evans was formed and tenders called. The tenders were opened at Mr Evans’ shop with the W Benton’s tender of  one hundred and eighty five pounds ( 2018 = $32,415) being accepted. The church was completed in 1883 ad officially consecrated in 1885, although still as an outpost of Greytown. … Continue Reading

Kuranui Girl’s Football’s great season

December 19, 2018 December 2019, Sports Comments Off on Kuranui Girl’s Football’s great season

The Kuranui Girl’s First Eleven football team has enjoyed a very successful season winning their competition for the second year in a row and also completing the season undefeated. The team was also named as the Kuranui Team of the Year at the College’s Awards Evening . 

A highlight was competing at the New Zealand Secondary Schools football competition for the Grant Jarvis Trophy which was held held over four days at Whanganui.  This competition attracts the best teams from colleges all over New Zealand with a total of twenty four teams taking part. Kuranui reached the semi finals to come in fourth place.  Given that Kuranui team is from a small college compared with most of the other competing teams this was a very meritorious placing.

Coach Chris James commented that in his considerable coaching experience he had never come across a friendlier or more dedicated group. 

The team is really grateful to have such an experienced coach as Chris whose training expertise was certainly a factor in their success.  Also a big thanks to their manager Wendy Turton  who looked after the organisational side of things to ensure that everything ran smoothly.

Learning to live without a car. 

December 19, 2018 December 2019 Comments Off on Learning to live without a car. 

Events can occur in our lives that change our lifestyle : Losing access to a car through whatever reason is one . It often comes upon us suddenly but we can be prepared . . . . .   thinking about some of the options available now,  gives us more power to make decisions when/if it does happen. 

These are some of the community options available : your first consideration may be Public Transport, such as buses by Tranzit or trains by Metlink. You can now buy a SNAPPER card from TRANZIT which makes bus fare paying so much easier for all local buses. Remember, Super Gold Card holders can travel for FREE –  9am to 3pm weekdays and during weekends on all buses and trains.

For medical visits within Wairarapa :

St John Wairarapa Health Shuttle pick up and deliver you home , Monday to Friday but you must make a booking at least 24 hours ahead. This is free but donation’s appreciated.   Red Cross Wairarapa also provide medical transport assistance within Wairarapa (and the wider province).  Whaiora Whanui, a whanau centred service can provide transport vouchers for their clients.  … Continue Reading

Gym News

December 19, 2018 December 2019, Sports Comments Off on Gym News

Thank you to all those that helped at the working bee! Amazing effort from everyone and the gym is looking

nice and fresh for Summer!

Our summer sessions are in full swing and numbers are growing rapidly!

Saturday Mornings Mish is running her ‘Moving with Mish’ class which attracts great numbers so if you are

around on a Saturdya pop down to join in!

Damon is continuing to offer his 6 week challenege to current and new members, he also has a weekly

bootcamp running which has a few spots left on a Tuesday night! If any local families or businesses

are wanting to start their own boot camp with him pop down and have a chat! … Continue Reading