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The smell of success

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Researchers at Freiberg, Germany have found that burning rose scented  incense while learning and studying  has improved memory by 30%.

An English vocabulary class had incense sticks burning on their class and study desks. A control class had exactly the same lessons . The incense class scored 30% better in later tests on the subject. 

Well done

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The people how respected that distancing was necessary to get to where we are no but especially for the AWESOME staff at both Pain and Kershaw and Harry’s diary in Jellicoe.  The house, smiles (behind the masks) and devotion to keeping things moving just cant be understated.  You have the communities respect and love  Well done

Greg & Louie Childs



June 8, 2020 June 2020 Comments Off on THE MAN OUT THE FRONT

Manning the frontest of the front lines  has been Mat Shackleton who has been the person at the entrance to the Medical Centre checking each and every person who wishes to enter for signs of Conv19.

Hundreds of time each day he has to go through the mantra “ Have you got a temperature? Sore throat? Cough? etc.” then “have you stayed in your bubble? The followed by again by “does anyone in your bubble have a temperature….etc. ?” Having been endlessly repeating this day after day for several weeks would be enough to make most of us a bit jaded, but clearly not Mat.

He was kept busy, as well as dealing with the stream of patients turning up to see doctors or nurses he was also handing out the prescriptions a they were made up to the considerable group of others waiting for  their scripts.  

I visited the Centre on a mid afternoon when there was a cold southerly whipping through. As I waited to be processed I watched Matt in action and he was impressive. Despite the weather and the fact that he had been working there in the cold there for some time he was, well,  chirpy. Really friendly with a big smile, having a word and laugh with everybody and, as I was about to find out, he was very quick witted. 

My turn came around, we went through the  routine then having asked my name he studied his clipboard. “He frowned; Hmmm” they told me to watch out for you, said that you was a bit of a scrapper”. He had noted that my face was a bit of a mess. I assured him “You’re quite safe , it’s Tuesday and my religion forbids fighting on Tuesdays” With a laugh he raised the barrier to allow me to enter.

I had occasion to visit the Centre a couple of weeks later to find that he was going through the process with the same good humour as previously. “Ah, I know you” he said.

Well done Mat, you have doubtless cheered many people who were not feeling the best right at that time. As they say ‘laughter is the best medicine’.


Thank you

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Thankyou. Thankyou   Thank you   to Connor and his wonderful staff at Pain snd Kershaws. As an 86 year old and not allowed out ,  how  would I have survived without their friendly help when ordering my shopping and then,like a miracle, it appeared on my doorstep. Such kind kind people.
Robin. Lockie


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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