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Fire Brigade is not only for fires

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The Brigade has had a steady month with both vegetation and a Shed fire along with our usual calls and the fire risk is running between very high and extreme. A quick response can save our Brigade volunteers hours of time so – REMEMBER THERE IS A TOTAL FIRE BAN IN PLACE IF YOU SEE ANY SMOKE OR FIRE CALL 111 IMMEDIATELY.

Not all our work is Fire fighting, a large amount of our time is devoted to Road Traffic Crashes and Medical Calls, with every Firefighter receiving comprehensive Medical Training.  … Continue Reading

Here’s the good news from neuroscientists.

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Small intakes of alcohol will protect you against dementia.

How do they know?

Scientists in the UK analysed data from 23 studies looking for any relationship between cognitive decline and memory loss in older adults.

Their surprise finding? ‘Low to moderate alcohol use is associated with a 38% reduced risk of dementia, and a 32% reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. [1]

Of course, common sense rules! … Continue Reading

Inner Wheel Club of South Wairarapa

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As happens every year, we start with a hiss and a roar. There is nothing like catering for the Rotarians at the Martinborough Fair for Inner Wheelers to be re-acquainted with the fact that fundraising for charities takes a lot of volunteers, work, dedication and energy. Thanks to all our members who helped one way or another on the day.

Sadly we farewelled one of our valued foundation members, Helen Morison, who passed away on 27 January 2020. She was at home and surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral was very well attended and Robyn Draper, Rosemary Newton and Ali Rankin, as Foundation, Past and Present Presidents during Helen’s time in Inner Wheel spoke very fondly of her. She will be sadly missed.

The Shared Pantry is working well and serving our community as intended. Please continue to donate food as you are able, or take what you need. Fresh Choice along with other community group and individual donors continue to supply regular products which is really appreciated. So well done Greytown.

We are all thinking about our Australian friends over the ditch who have suffered from the terrible fires. As well as making a monetary donation, Inner Wheel New Zealand is sending over hand-knitted blankets by June. So we are getting our knitting needles out.

It’s in the bag

March 12, 2020 March 2020 Comments Off on It’s in the bag

It’s no bad thing that buying or binning plastic is becoming the new smoking or drink driving , but too much plastic zealotry could be counter productive. Yes, single use plastic bags  have become an environmental menace and the reuse of plastic items is urgently to be championed but it essential to consider the counterfactuals. 

Even the detested flimsy supermarket bag may do less environmental damage than the seemingly virtuous cotton tote bag. Britain’s Environmental Agency calculated that a cotton bag would have to be used  at least 131 times  before its contribution to global warming fell below that of a single supermarket bag*. … Continue Reading


Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

Regular Features

From the mayor

Merry Christmas! We now have a new electorate MP, Keiran McAnulty and I look forward …

Cooking corner

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Councillor comment

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Recyling calendar

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Regional Council notes

Time to start thinking Older residents in our region may well remember the massive flooding …

News from First Church

May these be the gifts your Christmas brings – Peace, Gladness, Good Health   and …

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