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Fish eyes

March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Fish eyes

Working with hoki fish eyes, a waste by-product from the fishing industry, Dr Laura Domigan extracts sufficient quantities of nanoscale crystallin proteins to look at using these to repair or replace corneal tissue in human eyes, and to make transparent biomaterials – namely thin films, gels and adhesives. … Continue Reading

Digital Seniors Helps Seniors to  Enjoy Technology

March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Digital Seniors Helps Seniors to  Enjoy Technology

Technology is moving fast, how do we help seniors keep up and benefit from this change?

Many seniors haven’t had the opportunity to learn new technology and need some help to experience the wonderful benefits it can offer . Digital Seniors is a Charitable Trust here in the Wairarapa  aiming to help seniors experience the wonderful benefits technology can offer.  

We have a team of skilled volunteer coaches who help with a multitude of topics such as online shopping, internet banking, paying bills, using health apps, online form filling, using the internet as an encyclopaedia, smart homes, calendars & diaries, managing the electronics on that new car, maps, camera’s, using a smartphone to its full potential…. the list is endless! … Continue Reading

Councillor Comment

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It has been a lovely warm February and I personally am looking forward to this continuing into March. Water restrictions are in place in Martinborough and residents can only used hand-held hoses or watering cans to water their gardens.  This is in addition to the all year-round watering on alternate days.  

` The higher restrictions are necessary to ensure there is enough water for everyone throughout the summer months.  These restrictions also apply to Featherston & Greytown.  Updates on the water restrictions and tips on how to conserve water can be found on the Council website www.swdc.govt.nz. … Continue Reading

Community Garden News 

March 10, 2021 March 2021 Comments Off on Community Garden News 

Pea straw, glorious pea straw!

So wonderful to be able to use this mighty mulch again.

Many, many thanks to the generous soul(s) who dropped off 10 bales of this wonderous delicacy at the Community Garden. May you be well rewarded for your generosity! Thanks also to our regular “horse pooh” donors, who quietly drop off bags of this powerful elixir, that brings joy to brassicas, which have just been planted. … 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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