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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

June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on An interesting survey

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

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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Letters

Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog …

Cooking corner – Potato rendang

INGREDIENTS 8 small potatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 185 …

Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

Originally the Square was called Martin Square and the North – South and East – …

 Community Garden News

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret …

News from Wharekaka

The AGM was held on 19 September.  Attendees heard that Wharekaka is in good heart …

Under The Martinborough Stars

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

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