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March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on SOUTH WAIRARAPA REBUS CLUB

Those who were present at our January meeting were privileged to have local resident Heather Atkinson as our guest speaker. In 1988 Heather, together with her late husband Ian, decided to convert their Pirinoa family farm, Wharerata, into a resilient, organic unit, obtaining certification from BioGroNZ  in 1990. The 244 ha farm has 8.5 ha in native regeneration under a QE2 covenant and 13.5 ha planted in eucalyptus. There are 6 km of native-planted shelter belts established by surrounding each tree with a square of carpet to suppress weed growth, retain water and provide mulch. … Continue Reading

Recycling days 

March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Recycling days 

Wednesday March 10 th. Glass

Wednesday         17 th. Wheelie Bin 

Wednesday         24th. Glass

Wednesday         31st.  Wheelie Bin 

Round the Vines is 25 years! 

March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Round the Vines is 25 years! 

This year Round the Vines will be celebrating the 25th year of the iconic 10 & 21km walking and running event, on Saturday 20th March 2021. 

The event is organised each year as an annual fundraiser for Martinborough School, attracting over 1200 punters from across the country, eager to walk or run the picturesque 10km or 21km course.  Participants of all ages, walk or run through vineyards and along country roads, stopping at drink stations to enjoy live music, and taste wine (or water).  … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Letters

Déjà Vu

I feel I must express my disquiet on reading your short, unattributed article in the February edition of the Star, titled “Deja Vu”. I am especially concerned with the last sentence, “researchers say that it is a good sign indicating that your facilities (sic) are in good working order.”

Deja vu is a common early sign, and in some people the ONLY symptom of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. It can, in some cases, lead on to the tonic/clonic seizures typical of epilepsy. It is classed as an ‘aura’ by some neurologists, and as a seizure in itself by others.

A diagnosis of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy means taking long term medication, and loss of your driver’s licence until you have been symptom – free for 12 months.

I urge anyone suffering from deja vu more than a couple of times to seek a medical opinion.

I have recently been diagnosed with TLE and face having to take medication for the rest of my life and the instruction that I must not drive for 12 months. I live rurally outside of Martinborough and this is going to be a major disruption to my life. My only symptom was deja vu, there was no loss of awareness, or absence, or “fit.”

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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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