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Covid rules allow postponed Greytown Piano and Violin Concert

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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

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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

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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


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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


Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

Our 1st XI team came so close to victory in their final of the A-grade competition against rivals, MIS Falcons.  Martinborough scored an early goal in the first half of the game and held their defence until MIS scored a late goal in the final 3 minutes to draw 1-1 …

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

Kahutara School managed to enter a total of three teams in various Wairarapa Hockey Association junior grades played at Clareville Hockey Stadium this season, a mean feat for a school of our size.  The Kahutara Blue team played Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did …

Junior Rugby

Our 2019 JAB season has come to an end, we have had an another amazing season with some awesome results. 2019 saw MRFC have around 75 registered players each year our numbers continue to grow and we have some huge things in the pipeline for 2020. Congratulations to all players …

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