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Spare Ling Missed Aches

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Wen eye sea bay sick spare ling missed aches

Aye mink-lined too we pan sheikh,

Sew inn cay sigh imp load

(Witch wood beak white rued)

Ice elf inn tock sick Kate.



When I see numerous spelling mistakes

I’m inclined to weep and shake.

So in case I impload

(which would be quite rude)

I self-intoxicate.

The compensations of old age 

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‘It occurred to me that the greatest compensation  of old age is it’s freedom of spirit. I suppose that is accompanied by a certain indifference to many of the things that man thinks are of prime importance.

Another compensation  is that it liberates you from envy, hatred and malice I do not  believe that I envy anyone. I have made the most that I could of such gifts as nature has provided me with. I do not envy the greater gifts of others. I have had a great deal of success. I do not envy the success of others … I no longer mind what people think of me. They can take me or envy me’

  – Somerset Maugham   

Green light for outdoor lighting rules

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South Wairarapa District Council has given the green light for work on a plan change to the outdoor lighting rules of the Wairarapa area, a change which will support the proposed Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve. The change to the current lighting ordinances is needed to ensure minimal evening light pollution from outside lighting to protect the region’s high quality night sky environment.

This work on lighting controls began in late 2018 when street lights throughout the Wairarapa’s five main towns were changed, bringing them into compliance with International Dark Sky Association (IDA) regulations which limit public light pollution. 

That project won Martinborough a “3K City” award from the IDA for street lighting meeting its 3,000 Kelvin lighting maximum _ required for a location to be certified as a dark sky reserve. The reward was the first granted to a Southern Hemisphere town. … Continue Reading

The Factory Act

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The British Factory Act of 1802 stipulated that children could not work before  6 am in the morning or after 9 pm at night. However as there were no records of births many factory owners (or desperate parents) lied about  children’s ages.  In any case there was no system of  factory inspection so the law was largely ignored.


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 …

Regular Features


Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog …

Cooking corner – Potato rendang

INGREDIENTS 8 small potatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 185 …

Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

Originally the Square was called Martin Square and the North – South and East – …

 Community Garden News

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret …

News from Wharekaka

The AGM was held on 19 September.  Attendees heard that Wharekaka is in good heart …

Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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