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Corlette Doherty leaving Wharekaka 

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Recently we at thwe Wahrekaka Turst Board were very sorry to receive Corlette Doherty’s resignation from her position as General Manager.   Corlette has held a number of positions at Wharekaka over nearly 14 years, culminating in her appointment as General Manager a few years ago.   The trust board is very grateful to Corlette for her years of unstinting service, leadership, wise advice and good humour.   Managing an aged care facility is never easy, and small facilities like Wharekaka face the most challenges.  Corlette has brought us through some challenging times with strength and grace.  

During the time Corlette has been with us, Wharekaka has grown from a being simply a small rest-home for older people into a fully equipped hospital level care facility, plus 10 adjacent villas.   The range of services offered has expended to include respite and palliative care, and Meals on Wheels to the wider South Wairarapa elderly communities.  Corlette’s contribution to this growth and its success has been enormous.   … Continue Reading

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THE REMUTAKA hill road will be closed overnights 9pm to 5am between Sunday 3rd March and  Friday 29th. An average 6650 vehicles a day use the road and 350 a night .

A LETTER posted at Featherston on January 22 nd eventually arrived in Martinborough on  the 30 th

TONGA owes China  $160 million which is roughly one third of its total GDP

“THE SUPREME quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it no real success is possible whether on a section gang, a football field, in army or I office” –Dwight D Eisenhower. 

WELLINGTON City Council collects over  $21 million  in parking fees and parking fines. Makes you pleased that you live in South Wairarapa.  

“IT AIN’T what you don’t know that gets you in trouble. It’s what you know for sure which just ain’t so”. –Mark Twain

IN 1969 EVELYN BEEZIN created the world’s first word processor which was marketed as The Data Secretary. The unit was about a metre high with an attached IBM Selectic typewriter as a keyboard.  Around 10,000 were sold at $133,500 each.   … Continue Reading