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Fire Brigade

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There were 12 emergency callouts since the last report.  One was an oven fire causing serious burns to the hands of the home occupant who had tried to control the fire with water, a dangerous approach to a fat or oil fire.  Homeowners should consider having a dry powder extinguisher close to hand in the kitchen which is the best and safest suppression in these fires.
Another callout was to a fire caused by an iron left unattended which resulted in fire and smoke damage to walls and contents in one room.  … Continue Reading

Did you know

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THE GLOBAL PEACE INDEX has listed NZ as the third most peaceful country (after Iceland and Denmark) . Australia comes in at sixteenth. Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria are the bottom three.

ENGLAND WON the World Football Cup by defeating Germany 4 – 2 on July 30th 1966

A SMILE is a curve which sets everything straight.

TESTING BY CONSUMER showed that the saving in fitting a $6.50 CFL light bulb paid for itself in four months – and the bulb lasts several times as long a standard bulb.

THE MILKY WAY has a circumference of 250,000 – 300,000 light years and contains 200 – 400 billion stars. … Continue Reading

Cooking corner

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Sausage and potato frittata
6 Scotty’s sausages
1 onion, diced
5 -6 (500gr) potatoes cooked and sliced
6 eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup cheddar cheese grated
1 can tomatoes drained and chopped
Handful of basil leaves
Dash of oil

Method … Continue Reading

Community Board Conference

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on Community Board Conference

WOW!  That’s what I felt the whole time at this years national community board conference. Meeting lots of lovely people who are doing wonderful things for their communities, devoting their time and energy. Sure we get paid but it barely pays for our petrol, one lady from Auckland reckons she wouldn’t do it for what we get paid. I said “who does it for the money?”

The main topics this year was “YOUTH” but it wasn’t
supposed to be, it evolved. Sam Johnson, the Christchurch Earthquake Student army shovel boy spoke first. He talked about being on his community board for the last three years and how he puts a totally different aspect on things through his eyes. … Continue Reading


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, …

Football Club’s season ends with a shield

Martinborough Football Clubs senior season concluded in style on 19th September with a 3-2 win against Douglas Villa in Masterton.  The team were delighted to have won theWairarapa Knockout Shield which is now proudly displayed at its Club rooms at Cool Change Bar & Eatery. Spokesperson Lucy Douglas said, “It’s been my …

Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

Our 1st XI team came so close to victory in their final of the A-grade competition against rivals, MIS Falcons.  Martinborough scored an early goal in the first half of the game and held their defence until MIS scored a late goal in the final 3 minutes to draw 1-1 …

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Under Martinborough Stars

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I …

South Wairarapa Rotary News

Di Banks, Leader of Learning Support and Vocational Pathways at Kuranui College spoke to Rotary …


At our September meeting the Guest Speaker, Sarah Wright from Digital Seniors, asked us why …

Regional Council notes

The recent election has delivered a very different political landscape for New Zealand.  With a …

November Recycling days

Wednesday 4th Wheelie Bin Wednesday  11th Glass Wednesday 18th wheelie bin Wednesday 18th Glass Wednesday …

News from First Church

Now Labour Weekend is behind us and summer days are ahead, here’s hoping we can …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole …

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