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Burnside celebrates

June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on Burnside celebrates

Burnside celebrates_webTHE wet weather did not dampen spirits at the Burnside Church 140th birthday celebration last month.
 
People came from as far as Wairoa for the special day and members of the Burnside Church committee were thrilled with the turnout.  About 70 people came to the community event – held at the Pirinoa Hall due to rain – from 12.30pm to 3pm on Sunday May 17. … Continue Reading

RightWay to success

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Local Businesses Comments Off on RightWay to success

RightWay founders (from left) D.J. Shaw, Hamish Edwards, Greg Sheehan and Edwin Read and  board member Debbie Haddon

RightWay founders (from left) D.J. Shaw, Hamish Edwards, Greg Sheehan and Edwin Read and board member Debbie Haddon

Fresh approach to accounting has local company growing like wildfire

What started out as a handful of people working from flatpack desks in a small Greytown office is fast becoming the accountancy firm of choice for small business owners wanting more than just a number cruncher.
 
Accounting and advisory firm RightWay was founded by Wairarapa locals Greg Sheehan, Hamish Edwards, Edwin Read and David ‘DJ’ Shaw with Wellington’s Debbie Haddon (now a director) hired as the first key employee nearly four years ago. Since then it’s doubled revenue and head count every year and recently won ‘National Practice of the Year’ at the inaugural Xero NZ Partner Awards. … Continue Reading

Hello Potential Blood Donors

June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on Hello Potential Blood Donors

If you can possibly come and give blood on Thursday 11th June at the Martinborough Town Hall, you would be most welcome. Blood is always needed and even if you can’t give blood perhaps you can tell someone who can. It is a great community day, come and enjoy the usual reward of a free espresso coffee and home baking too! 

Please contact David Kershaw by email to david@pandk.co.nz. You can also text him on 021625327 and he will be happy to arrange a time that suits to speed things up. Otherwise you can just turn up between 8am and 2pm.

Golf Club News

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Sports Comments Off on Golf Club News

Shirley Rattray celebrating her Hole in One

Shirley Rattray celebrating her Hole in One

The newly appointed green keeper, Richard Whisker, is making his mark on the course, with a number of projects underway before the wet winter weather sets in. Work includes the annual hollow coring and top dressing on our greens, a complete rebuild of the 16th Tee, and scarifying of tees. … Continue Reading

Sports

Martinborough Golf Club Report

Life is relatively normal out on the Golf Course with usual weekly competitions being played along with a couple of tournaments.  The course is looking amazing at the moment with lots of visitors commenting on how good it is playing. Thursday Club has been getting good turnouts with recent winners …

Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

On Saturday 12 June, Wairarapa’s Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate (OGKWI) club competed against karate clubs from across the lower North Island to win the overall Kāpiti Karate Academy Championships.    13 karate students from South Wairarapa travelled to Kāpiti to compete against students from 12 other karate clubs in kata (technique), …

Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

At the recent Club Day of MRFC Bruce Henderson was awarded Life Membership to the Club, a well deserving recipient. Bruce started playing rugby in the JAB grade and played right through to a Senior, where he played 3 seasons (this was cut short as his son Nigel was very …

Regular Features

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Attilio Bergamaschi With a slightly different background from our usual residents, Attilio comes from Lodi …

From the Mayor

Spring is nearly summer now, and the town looks amazing – the Town Square in …

Cooking corner

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Did You Know

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FIRE BRIGADE REPORT 

Congratulations to Sophie Shipperbottom, our latest Firefighter to complete the Recruits Course (actually she topped …

Community Garden News

Great spring harvests over the last couple of weeks as the artichokes seem to have …

BOOK REVIEW

Prisoners of Geography This book is sub titled; ‘Ten maps which tell you everything you …

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