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Going, going……

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SONY DSCAs the sea inexorably eats away the cliff another Ning Nong Bay property is gradually disappearing. The shed recently toppled over the cliff and the house is nearing the brink. The property has recently advertised as a mortgagee sale. Photo courtesy Gordon Wyeth.

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It’s Annual Plan time again. The time when the District Council invites residents to present suggestions in regard to the coming financial year. In most cases these turn out to be wish list of things which would be nice to have or do.

The problem is that the Draft Annual Plan already proposes a series of rate increases considerably in advance of the rate of inflation. A two or three percent rise does not look much on the face of it. However on the proposed rises a current average a average $2,250 annual rate will rise to $2,570 over five years, an increase of $320. … Continue Reading

An interesting survey

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Local Government NZ have had Colmar Brunton do a large survey of NZ residents and businesses on local government. The initial results aren’t complimentary but it is a smart move by LGNZ to do such research, because it provides a benchmark to try and improve against for their member governments. … Continue Reading

A Martinborough Men’s Shed?

June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on A Martinborough Men’s Shed?

On ANZAC Day those crosses on the square were such an important part of the memorial service. These were made at the Henley Mens Shed in Masterton for the RSA here and in the other Wairarapa towns.

This and many other community projects have been produced in that shed in the past 6 years which encouraged Greytown and Featherston to organised their own sheds recently. Annual membership fees are generally about $30 per year. … Continue Reading

Sports

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 …

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