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What is Neighbourhood Support?

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Neighbourhood Support is the hub of a network of local groups, partners and sponsors.  Our common purpose is to create safe and caring neighbourhoods and communities, reducing the incidences and effects of criminal offending, building community resilience and strengthening community networks to improve the quality of life and enhance well being.  

Working closely with the Police and many other organisations in your community, we promote and support the development of Neighbourhood Support groups throughout New Zealand.

Why join a Neighbourhood Support group?

There’s strength in numbers.  A Neighbourhood Support group brings local people together to share information, ideas and connectedness.  Together, you can assist one another to:

Solve local problems

  • Reduce crime
  • Minimise anti-social behaviour
  • Support victims of crime
  • Learn to prepare and cope with civil defence emergencies
  • Engage Police, other emergency services or support agencies
  • Liaise and co-operate with other like-minded community groups

One example is a group in a small cul-de-sac that consists of 4 homes – 3 retired elderly residents and one young working family with 3 children.  The kids from the family each have a designated home which they take out the recycling and rubbish and in turn the elderly residents bake stuff for the kid’s lunchboxes!  This is a great example of how Neighbourhood Support has morphed from the old “Neighbourhood Watch” to a more holistic approach of bringing people together.   … Continue Reading

MARTINBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB

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Our JAB teams have begun their season, full of energy and enthusiasm.  A huge thanks as always to all the parents, grandparents and caregivers  that give up a chunk of their weekends to transport our kids around.

Our Senior teams are just over half way through their competition, both our Premier and Reserve team are currently sitting in the Top 4, the second half of the competition will be very exciting as both teams strive to make their respective Finals on the 27 July.

Our Club Day is to be held on the 15 June with both Senior teams at home against Greytown.  We have continuous JAB games from 9.30am as well as off field activities such as a bouncy castle.  Our lunch for our Past Players/Members will be at 12.30pm, if you would like to join us for that please let Rachael know benview@xtra.co.nz.

Off the field a bit has been happening.  Thanks to Mitre 10 Martinborough for our new score board, we plan on using our old one on the No2 field.  No doubt the rain will come and we will have to move over there at some stage and its great to see score updates from the warmth of the Clubrooms.  Our Clubrooms is looking very smart with its new roof and spouting – no more leaking roof!  Thanks to Shane Hartnell and his team of helpers – Brad Hartnell, Clayton Hartnell, Richard Mills and James Pakoti.

Our JAB have had two very successful fundraisers recently, the Trail Ride and a Quiz Night, we appreciate the work that goes into these events and also the many people that support them.  Its a busy time of year for everyone involved with the Club so all support however large or small is much appreciated.

Wanting to have a drink in our Clubrooms?  Please make sure you have your membership card with you at all times.  Not a member not a problem! To be a financial member of MRFC it is only $20.  At every home game we have a members draw for a nights accommodation at Waimahea Camping Village or a sports umbrella from Susan Stephen.  Talk to one of the girls behind the bar about signing up at our next home game!

You can always keep up to date or contact us by visiting www.martinboroughrugbyclub.co.nz or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Martinborough Golf Round-Up for May

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Goodbye autumn, hello winter.  We’ve been lucky this May compared with last year which was a lot wetter…and on the bright side, it’s only a couple of weeks until the shortest day…. then…slowly but surely the days will get longer!!  The course is still looking and playing brilliantly – ongoing thanks to the merry group of men who have been volunteering their time with woodwork around the course – the landscape has certainly changed with the various stands of trees gone.  There’s still cords available if you need it.  

Grumpies will kick us off as usual; winners this month have included Captain Morison, Roger Smeaton, Lachie McLeod, Bill Gordon, Frank Colton, Kris Chamberlain and Rick Hargreaves.  

9-holer winners have included Jane Fanselow-Price, Tingay Davidson and Jenny Tucker.

Ladies winners have involved Sue Dinnison, Alison Tipler, Marion McKenzie, & Julie Weber twice.  Towards the end of May they hosted the Rew & McCracken – a Wairarapa comp. with 6 players per team, our girls used their course knowledge and won the day!

Thursday club continues to pull in the big crowds – winners have been Derek Stephens, Ed Elworthy, George Kirk, Bob Tosswill and man-of-the-match-Millsy.  The inaugural ‘Friendship Tournament’ was held mid-May, a random draw to meet/make new (and old) mates – it was generously supported with donations from Gumboot (great lamb packs made up by Scotty), Jimmy at Cool Change & the Pukemanu; expertly run by Dougie and Sandra.   Bindy McLeod & Mariana McDermott jointly took out 1st place and several of the minor prizes – nice work ladies!! … Continue Reading

Community Garden News, June

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We are feeling very excited, as this month  we have received a grant from  Project Gro (this is an initiative of the Soil and Health Association of NZ) and we are one of only six projects nationwide to receive one of these grants. Many thanks to Project Gro , and to the wonderful women at Thunderpants for nominating our garden. Mauruuru nui koe.

This has enabled us to purchase four new garden beds. We are now looking to fill these with our usual recipe of layered paper, seaweed, horse or alpaca pooh (or any animal manure), compost and top soil. This is our standard recipe, which has led to some great results. Try it if you are keen to have a go with your own gardening. Once we have loaded up the new beds, we will leave them to settle for a few weeks before planting.

Apart from the vegies that are currently maturing, we will look to a crop of garlic being one of the first plants into the new beds. There seems to be an ever-growing debate as to when to plant garlic…the shortest day?? while the soil is still warm? at full moon before the shortest day? before the rain sets in? There is, as always, some validity in all these ideas, we have however, opted to stay with the tradition of planting on the shortest day, with a view to harvesting on the longest day.  … Continue Reading