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Library book club

July 23, 2019 July2019 Comments Off on Library book club

A lively session with lots of discussion and the books presented were quite varied

‘Becoming’ by  Michelle Obama was found to be inspiring and a good read – the story of how a black woman from the wrong side of the tracks became the first lady in the US. And I have put it on my list of books to read

And any age can belong to this book club! ‘The Whale Book’ was young May’s choice, and she talked about owls but I must admit I ‘m not sure of the connection

The book ‘9 Pints’ filled in a lot of gaps in some of our member’s knowledge Like did you know blood is made in the bone marrow? Or about the man who invented sanitary pads? Or the connection between blood donors and mad cow disease? Most of our club have now read this book and recommend it wholeheartedly. … Continue Reading

Greytown Little Theatre coming to Martinborough

July 23, 2019 July2019 Comments Off on Greytown Little Theatre coming to Martinborough

I am pleased to announce that our end of year production will be the much loved ʼAllo’ Allo. So polish up those French or German accents and prepare for a hilarious romp in Café René!
 Greytown Little Theatre will be presenting a five performance season of the ever popular ʼAllo’ Allo at the Waihinga Centre – Martinborough Town Hall from Wednesday 27 November to Sunday 1 December 2019. … Continue Reading

Feeling low Up high 

July 23, 2019 July2019 Comments Off on Feeling low Up high 

The high altitude lodges of Mt Everest have become potent breeding grounds for influenza during the last climbing season. Alarm bells started ringing  as forty climbers returned unwell to Kathmandu and almost half had H1N1,also known as swine flue. Prativa Pandey, medical director of Ciwec Hospital  in Kathmandu  says that the outbreak was unprecedented as it came outside the usual flu season . She believed the popularity of the treks has made the lodges congested, allowing the virus to easily spread. s

Book review

July 23, 2019 July2019 Comments Off on Book review

Loving all of it

My eyesight is fine. I chose this book from the Library’s online catalogue without realising that it was large print. However  I am very pleased that I did, this book is far too interesting to be considered to be only for the poor sighted.

Loving all of it  is a series of essays by New Zealand senior citizens edited by Gordon MacLauchlan who also included one of his as well. There are twenty essays in all, some are quite short while others are longer and detailed. All are interesting. … Continue Reading


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 …

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

Kahutara School managed to enter a total of three teams in various Wairarapa Hockey Association junior grades played at Clareville Hockey Stadium this season, a mean feat for a school of our size.  The Kahutara Blue team played Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did …

Junior Rugby

Our 2019 JAB season has come to an end, we have had an another amazing season with some awesome results. 2019 saw MRFC have around 75 registered players each year our numbers continue to grow and we have some huge things in the pipeline for 2020. Congratulations to all players …

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Cooking corner – Potato rendang

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Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

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 Community Garden News

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News from Wharekaka

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Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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