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Twenty waste producing companies  

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Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals.

The Plastic Waste Makers index reveals for the first time the companies who produce the polymers that become throwaway plastic items, from face masks to plastic bags and bottles, which at the end of their short life pollute the oceans or are burned or thrown into landfill. … Continue Reading

Finnish Cellist to Join Martinborough Music Festival

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  September 17-19, 2021

“This Festival will definitely be the highlight of 2021. Performing with a live audience is not to be taken for granted anymore” Timo-Veikko Valve (Tipi). … Continue Reading

Wharekaka welcomes cars with a past!

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Recently Wharekaka residents were treated to a rare sight. A line up of very special cars on their front lawn. This wonderful event had been organised by the Wharekaka Auxiliary.

And if these cars could talk… they are part of our local history that the residents would identify with. … Continue Reading


June 9, 2021 June 2021 Comments Off on FIRE BRIGADE REPORT

The Brigade has been very steady with calls recently including our response to a tragic house fire, the Brigade extends our sympathies to the family at this difficult time.

We have started the Medical First Responder training for our Brigade members, and are still looking for more people :

  • MEDICAL RESPONDERS – If you have a Nursing, Emergency Medicine,  Paramedic or similar background (you may qualify for a short familiarisation course), and want to contribute to your community, we would love to hear from you . We anticipate you would only spend 2 – 3 days a month on call along with a single night a month training. 

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Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

On Saturday 12 June, Wairarapa’s Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate (OGKWI) club competed against karate clubs from across the lower North Island to win the overall Kāpiti Karate Academy Championships.    13 karate students from South Wairarapa travelled to Kāpiti to compete against students from 12 other karate clubs in kata (technique), …

Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

At the recent Club Day of MRFC Bruce Henderson was awarded Life Membership to the Club, a well deserving recipient. Bruce started playing rugby in the JAB grade and played right through to a Senior, where he played 3 seasons (this was cut short as his son Nigel was very …

Junior Football

Martinborough Junior Football Club is halfway through the 2021 season, so it is a good opportunity to provide an update. The Club is made up of two parts – Juniors (4 to 13 year olds) and Seniors. All of our teams play in competitions run by Capital Football. Capital Football …

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Regional Council notes

“Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink”.  This well-known line from ‘The Rime …

Recycling collections

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News from First Church

Through winter cold, through bitter wind and biting frost the silent seeds of spring wll …

Maree’s musings

FROM OUT THERE … Space travel’s been in the news lately. Of course, it’s nothing …

Letters – Community Boards

Recently my husband and I took up the invite from the Mayor, June edition of …

Letters – Secretive decisions

2019 election Mayor Beijen stated: “I am standing for South Wairarapa Mayor to bring back …

How well do we know people in our community

Rex Mc Intosh  Click Suite, Magician and Technical Wizard Rex is one of the cofounders …

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