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Cooking corner.

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Tomatoes, potato and salmon salad. 


500gr small potatoes

300gr small green beans  

½ cup peas 

500gr tomatoes

1 small  head of lettuce … Continue Reading

Councillor comment

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Kia ora tatou, and another scorching month has gone by!

It was great to see that the free swimming in the local pools has proven very popular in all 3 towns once again, with the Martinborough pool shades looking great and providing much needed shade.

February saw our first full Council meeting for 2020, with water being a large part of the conversation. Drinking water and wastewater continue to be huge issues, not just for the South Wairarapa, but for every Council around New Zealand. … Continue Reading

Did you know

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THE PEA BAN IS LIFTED, freshly picked  garden peas will be back on the menu!

BACK IN AUGUST 2018 the Auckland cycle and pedestrian bridge known as SkyPath was costed at $67 million for the three km cycleway. In January 2020 the estimated cost was $360 million. An increase  of 440% in 18 months? A cycleway (even one over a harbour) cost $120 million per km?

THE ELECTION DATE, September 19th, is also the anniversary of the first hot air balloon flight. The French Montigolifier  brother’s  wool and damp straw fueled balloon rose carrying a rooster, duck and lamb as passengers.

‘THE GREATEST threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will fix it’

 explorer Robert Swan  

NZ STATISTICS population records clock a birth every nine minutes, a death every fourteen minutes and a net migration gain every twelve minutes.  … Continue Reading

Does Exercise Improve Memory?

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Haven’t we all been there?

We know exercise is good for us – the trouble is, it means stopping what you are doing, getting out of that comfy chair and putting one foot in front of the other!

And we all know of some fitness freak who died at a frighteningly early age. Look where exercise got him! … 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

Catering for a vegetarian this Christmas? Here’s the Vegan Society’s Nut Roast recipe Ingredients  1 …

Councillor comment

Here we are the last Star for the year and what a year it has …

Did you know

I’M DREAMING of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out I’ll drink the …

Recyling calendar

December Wednesday 2nd glass Wednesday 9th wheelie bin Wednesday 16th glass Saturday 26th wheelie bin …

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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