Home » December 2021 » Recent Articles:

Hidden planets

December 9, 2021 December 2021 Comments Off on Hidden planets

Scientists using the world’s most powerful radio antenna have found stars unexpectedly blasting out radio waves. Planets in our solar system emit powerful radio waves as their magnetic fields interact with the solar wind.

However radio signals from outside our solar system had not been previously detected. This breakthrough in radio astronomy  could lead to  the discovery of more planets in our galaxy. 


December 9, 2021 December 2021, Regular Features Comments Off on FIRE BRIGADE REPORT 

It has been a very busy couple of weeks for the Brigade, it has started to dry out and it is not taking much to start a vegetation fire or when the wind gets up reignite old burn piles. Please be super vigilant as these fires can spread very quickly. The up side is our new recruits are experiencing firefighting first hand and adding to their learnings and knowledge in preparation for recruit courses.

You can check the current fire season status and whether you can light outdoor fires at www.checkitsalright.nz, and don’t forget to check the forecast too !

Our team of Medical First Responders have just successfully completed their NZCEC program and are recognised as First Responders by our response partner Wellington Free Ambulance. You may have specially trained firefighters turning up to medical emergencies, in addition to our current medical responses to critical incidents. … Continue Reading

Esther Bunning’s first solo exhibition opens at Aratoi  

December 9, 2021 December 2021 Comments Off on Esther Bunning’s first solo exhibition opens at Aratoi  

PHOSPHENE 1: a portrait of a landscape.*

The exhibition is an exploration and organic unravelling of an abstract landscape, from origination through to images being printed on silk and linen, and textile stitching on images.

Greytown’s Bunning describes how the images came about. She packed a picnic lunch despite the wintery conditions and traipsed over the hill to the Kaitoke Regional Park: “…We came across a lake area that had an overhanging tree with the remains of autumn leaves, and the water was dotted with these. What happened next was truly extraordinary – and I still have to pinch myself when I recall this. In front of my eyes and camera lens, the scene continuously morphed and changed as the breeze flurried across the water and then became still. I stood there transfixed, unable to believe what I was capturing as the patterns continuously changed and re-arranged themselves into abstracts, geometrics and mosaics while I ‘clicked’ the camera. Hence the title ‘Phosphenes’. It sums up the experience succinctly.

I’d never seen anything like this before, ever – and perhaps won’t witness again – and while I consider I was in the right place at the right time, the resulting images are extraordinary. Unlike anything I’ve ever done. The collection is created with no photoshop, they’re as shot in camera…” … Continue Reading


December 9, 2021 December 2021 Comments Off on ESSENTIAL WOODWORKING SKILLS

A course designed and sponsored by  Martinborough Mens Shed and Mitre 10

This ‘hands-on’ course is designed to help you master the basic hand skills for safe wood- working. Experienced supervisors will demonstrate techniques to guide your learning and supervise health and safety issues. You may have a specific project in mind. You can work on it throughout all the sessions – this is strongly encouraged, but we will ensure your basic skills are up to scratch and you are safe!

The Venue is the  The Martinborough Mens Shed, Cork St, Martinborough (behind the Town Hall)

Registration:  The course is open to both men and women. You can register your interest directly by text 021  0433128, or at cynthiaandtim@gmail.com<mailto:cynthiaandtim@gmail.com>.

What is the cost of the course?:There is a session charge of $25 per person.

Sessions: Two hour sessions each Thursday, from 4 – 6 pm.  You can attend as many Thursday sessions as you like. … Continue Reading


Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

Regular Features

Under The Martinborough Stars

Some people see a face, a man, while others a woman holding a tree. I …

Regional Council notes

It’s hard not to reflect on the year just gone through Covid tinted lenses.  While …

Recycling days

Wednesday 8 th  Dec Wheelie bin Wednesday 15 th Dec Glass Wednesday 22th Dec. Wheelie …

News from First Church

As another unusual and eventful year for us all draws to a close we can …

Maree’s musings

PEAR SHAPED With some sense of relief 2021 is coming to an end. It hasn’t …

Library notes

Let the library start your summer with fascinating life stories This spring, as we idly dream …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

At our October monthly meeting at the Offering, Debbie Lattey the District Chairman was our …

Recent Comments