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Covid rules allow postponed Greytown Piano and Violin Concert

October 15, 2020 October 2020 Comments Off on Covid rules allow postponed Greytown Piano and Violin Concert

Originally scheduled for August, the Auckland coronavirus outbreak meant that Aucklanders were unable to leave the area due to covid level 3 restrictions, and the concert by pianist Sarah Watkins and violinist Andrew Beer had to be postponed.

The concert organisers, Greytown Music Group, and the performers, are all hoping that no new outbreak will arise preventing the concert in Greytown on 24th October, and a further concert the next day in Palmerston North. … Continue Reading

Did you know

October 15, 2020 October 2020 Comments Off on Did you know

BURNING COAL creates 40% of the world’s climate gas emissions. After many years of increasing coal production 2019 was the first year when production actually fell. It is expected to fall by another 8% in 2020. TRADE 

“YOUR MANUSCRIPT is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good” Samuel Johnson

WITH Taiwan has now exceeded that with the Unites Kingdom to make Taiwan NZ’s sixth largest trading partner.

CREATIVE NZ funds some pretty odd art projects: AWARDED: $34,900 … Continue Reading

Featherston gentlemen singers

October 15, 2020 October 2020 Comments Off on Featherston gentlemen singers

It’s been a rather different year for the Featherston Gentlemen Singers. Covid and social distancing have meant that the choir has not had as much singing time together as usual. Sadly their biennial concert with Japanese Chor Farmer in September was put on hold, perhaps until late 2021.

However, keen to sing in public again, a slightly truncated choir will join the Songbirds, an all female group of nine years standing, in two concerts, one in the Kiwi Hall, Featherston and the other at Rosewood Chapel, Masterton. … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020 October 2020 Comments Off on FIRE BRIGADE NEWS 

With Daylight Saving just started (hasn’t the year gone by?) Fire and Emergency remind everyone to check their smoke alarms are working correctly. If you have any problems or are unable to check them yourself then contact us and we can sent someone out in uniform to check them for you. Only uniformed members of FENZ should do this and we never want your bank account details.. … 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, …

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