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Gently does it 

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If you are trying to reduce waist circumference , the gentle Chinese practice of  tai chi  is as effective as  walking and strength exercises , say University of Hong Kong scientists.

Researchers randomly assigned more than 500 obese adults aged fifty plus to a one hour of tai chi three times a week or walking and strength exercise, or no exercise  over three months. 

The study revealed that both tai chi and conventional exercise equally reduced waist circumference compared with the ‘no exercise’ group   

From the Mayor

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Spring is nearly summer now, and the town looks amazing – the Town Square in particular looks well groomed and a credit to the town, and the Council for its hard work.

You may be aware urban berms are now to be mown by the property owners. If you are elderly or disabled and having trouble with this, please let the Council know and we will look into it.

We have noticed an increase in fly tipping of rubbish – if you see this occurring, again, please let us know.

Recently, we decided there are no fines on overdue items from our libraries – so pull out those books and drop them back, and keep using our fantastic library service. … Continue Reading

Councillor Comment

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Wellington Water:  As part of their customer service Wellington Water have introduced a text alert system. You can register for this by sending a free text HELLO to 8090 to subscribe.  It is possible to register three addresses to receive real time alerts about water incidents and outages happening in your area.

Assets & Services: At the Assets and Services meeting 27th October the proposed community funded Pump Track concept to be located in Considine Park was tabled.  The report outlined the high-level pump track concept and how it aligns with Centennial and Considine Park Management Plan.  It is proposed that the track can be used by bikes, skateboards and scooters and is aimed at young children through to adult age groups. The proposed area of the track is 70 m long by 26m wide covering an area of 0.182ha and potentially situated along the Princess Street side of Considine Park. Assets and Service supported the proposed concept. The next steps are, a) further development of the pump track concept, community funding, long term financial implications and consultation engagement plan. b) Report back to Assets and Services once additional work above in (a) has been completed, c) Report to Council seeking support of the initiative and d) Public consultation.  Further information is available on the Council website under Assets and Services. … Continue Reading

Cooking corner

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Asparagus lunch


One bunch asparagus

2 large eggs

Olive oil

Lettuce or rocket

Hard cheese

Salad dressing of your choice

Method … Continue Reading


Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

Regular Features

Under The Martinborough Stars

Some people see a face, a man, while others a woman holding a tree. I …

Regional Council notes

It’s hard not to reflect on the year just gone through Covid tinted lenses.  While …

Recycling days

Wednesday 8 th  Dec Wheelie bin Wednesday 15 th Dec Glass Wednesday 22th Dec. Wheelie …

News from First Church

As another unusual and eventful year for us all draws to a close we can …

Maree’s musings

PEAR SHAPED With some sense of relief 2021 is coming to an end. It hasn’t …

Library notes

Let the library start your summer with fascinating life stories This spring, as we idly dream …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

At our October monthly meeting at the Offering, Debbie Lattey the District Chairman was our …

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