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I’M DREAMING of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out I’ll drink the red.

AMERICANS HAVE purchased over seventeen million guns this year. By August it had exceeded the previous year’s total. The previous highest yearly total was 2016 when 16.6 million guns were sold following Hillary Clinton’s endorsement of a stronger gun control platform.

‘THREE O’CLOCK is always either too late or too early for anything you want to do’ Jean-Paul Sartre

A STUDY BY the University of Canberra has found that pathogens carried by cats cost the Australian economy six million dollars a year.

‘WHEN YOU stop being a minister  , you get in the back of the car  and it doesn’t go anywhere’ Malcolm Rifkind

AMERICAN POLITICAL analysis site reports that during President Trump’s 1,316 days in presidency up until the current reporting time he had  made 22,247 fake or misleading claims. An average of 16.9 a day.  … Continue Reading


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 The Martinborough Foodbank want to say a huge “THANK YOU” to the Martinborough community for the fantastic response to the November Foodbank Appeal organised by Rotary and the Fire Brigade.

A big “THANK YOU” also to Rotary and the Fire Brigade for organising the event. The weather wasn’t the best but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the volunteers . There was lots of banter and laughs all over the place. The response was the best yet and the Foodbank shelves are overflowing with cans and packets! It really is amazing and will make a huge difference for the next few months.

It’s been a big year for the Foodbank that was only established in January and this support from the community is really appreciated to ensure there is food on the table for everyone.

What a great community we live in. Thank you Martinborough!

The Martinborough Foodbank can be contacted on (021)657560

May Croft For the Martinborough Foodbank Team.

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Tonganui Corridores

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Clive Paton Aorangi Trust Chair, Trevor Thompson QE11 National Trust and Aaron Donges Aorangi Trust operations Manager.

An impressive project

Imagine this. You’re walking through the forest in the lower Ruamāhanga valley, somewhere near Wairarapa Moana. It’s 1821. Your ears are tuned to the calls of kōkako, kākāriki, kererū and whio. Kākā, kiwi, kārearea, and tīeke thrive here too.. The water in the river is teeming with life and the forest ecosystem is thriving, from its tiniest fungi to its dense canopy.

Now imagine this – that 100 years from now, your descendants can have exactly this same experience.

The Aorangi Restoration Trust, with the support of Project Crimson, is working to bring this vision to life. With buy-in from landowners and iwi, they have already begun establishing native forest corridors across Tonganui, the Big South. In the long term, they aim to have functioning native forest, alongside farmland, stretching from the Aorangi forest park behind Cape Palliser, across the valley floor to the Wairarapa Moana and the foothills of the Remutaka Ranges.

“The plan is to just do a bit at a time,” says Bob Burgess, Project Manager at Aorangi Trust. “To piece together a corridor, our task is to connect with as many landowners as possible, work with them to achieve their plans as well as our aim for forest corridors, provide them with whatever’s needed to make this happen, and then get in there to clear, fence, plant, and monitor.” … 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

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Did you know

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Regional Council notes

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