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June 18, 2015 June 2015 Comments Off on Letter

This poem stands out as one of the most evocative pieces I have read about the ANZAC experience. I could feel the abject misery of the soldiers; the anguish of the wives and children left behind and much more. Ava Rickey’s poem shows she has deep empathy with the people and circumstances of this dreadful war. This is even more remarkable because Ava is only 9. I look forward to your next poem Ava.
Winifred Bull            

From the Mayor

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Regular Features Comments Off on From the Mayor

Time has ticked on since the first arguments around the pros and cons of local government reorganisation.  Quite a lot of time actually as the proposal for a super city including Wairarapa was lodged in May 2013.  Since then submissions have been called for, hearings held and we have waited for an outcome…..and waited….and waited. 
Well, it looks like the waiting may be over with the tom toms telling us to expect an announcement in early to mid-June. … Continue Reading

Did you know

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Regular Features Comments Off on Did you know

BOOK FAIR time again. June 19th, 20th and 21st. Guest speaker on the Friday evening is Alice Arndell the author of the book Alice in Bakeland. Tickets $15 from Sherryl Howie 3069 978, Mary Smith 3069 594, Pam Colenso 3069 503, Carol Hawkins 3069 112

“A LIE gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”- Winston Churchill.

ONE in five of the world’s murders are committed in Brazil, Columbia or Venezuela despite these three countries having less that 4% of the world’s population. … Continue Reading

Cooking corner

June 18, 2015 June 2015, Regular Features Comments Off on Cooking corner

Mussel pasta

1 ½ cups shell pasta
12 mussels
2 onions finely chopped
1 can tomato puree
½ cup wine
1 tsp basil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 bay leaf … 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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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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