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Martinborough Red Cross Group: Call for volunteers!

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It’s going to be another busy year for the Martinborough Red Cross Group–starting with the Annual Street Appeal to be held on 20th of March (Friday) followed by the laying of a wreath in the square on Anzac Day, the Cake Day in May and other events later in the year.

With all these upcoming activities, we are on the lookout for more volunteers to join us. If you’re keen, we’d love to hear from you! 

If you can spare an hour of your time on 20 March 2020 to support our Annual Street Appeal, we’d really appreciate it. Sign up at www.redcross.org.nz. 

The Red Cross is involved in several humanitarian activities here in New Zealand and abroad, and our fundraising efforts aim to support these. Some of the programmes that we support locally are the resettlement of former refugees, provision of winter warmer packs to families in need, and community transport service that help vulnerable individuals get to their medical appointments, among others. For more information about the Martinborough Red Cross Group and the work that we do, contact us through our local coordinators: Mike at 027 939 7373 and Margaret at 027 277 6393.  You can also reach us through e-mail at mrameh192@gmail.com.

The Martinborough Red Cross group will be meeting on the second Wednesday of April, June, August, October and December 2020, around 10:30 am at the Martinborough Fire Station.  You are welcome to join us to learn more how you can help.

Rights of Victims of Youth Crime  

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A victim of a crime committed by a young person, has the  right to attend a “youth justice Family Group Conference”.

It’s an opportunity to have your say on how the crime has affected you – and to help the young person face up to what they’ve done, take responsibility for their actions and turn their life around.

A FGC is a formal meeting for the victim or person affected by the crime , the young person and their whanau , a “youth justice coordinator “ (YJC)  , representatives from Oranga Tamariki and NZ Police and other professionals that may be involved in the young person’s life . … Continue Reading

Russian Pianist returns to Greytown

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Russian pianist Oleg Marshev will open the Greytown Music Group’s 2020 concert series, with a fascinating programme called “Dialogue: Chopin and Scriabin”. Oleg says “Chopin determined the development of romantic piano music, and had a huge influence on later composers for the piano. I was particularly attracted by the connection with the great Russian composer, Scriabin, who, in his earlier years, was much inspired by Chopin. He used the same forms that were typical of Chopin.” 

The programme will consist of Polonaises, Nocturnes, Valses, Mazurkas and Fantasias by both composers. … Continue Reading

South Wairarapa Rebus Club   

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The Guest Speaker at our February meeting, after our Annual General Meeting, was Dr Michael Woodhams, a phylogenist, late of the University of Tasmania, Hobart and one of a number of research workers around the world who were exposed to the power of phylogeny and trained to its subtleties at the Allan Wilson Centre at Massey University.

Phylogeny is the evolutionary history of species, or groups of species, with particular reference to the lines of descent and relationships among broad groups of organisms. A diagram of these relationships is often referred to as an “evolutionary tree”. The root is the shared ancestor and branches and twigs are descendant species exhibiting the genetic differences that led to their separation from neighbouring branches.  … 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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