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Firefighter Simon Daly

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I really enjoy living in Martinborough, having moved here from Wellington about three years ago. It is such a great community here, and I wanted to contribute so I decided to join the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade.. 

Although I’ve had a long management career in criminal justice both here and in the UK, including dealing with incidents, this has been a really rewarding challenge. I’ve just finished my training at the National Training Centre gaining accreditation as a Firefighter, which really pushed me, but I got a lot out of it.

The Brigade is made up of a really diverse group of men and women and I’ve been really impressed by the welcome I’ve received, together with the training and support. I’ve also been surprised by the range of incidents we’ve been called out to. including vegetation fires, building fires, medical events and road traffic incidents. I may be one of the older apprentice Firefighters, but I’m hoping to contribute for a few years yet!

Did you know

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‘DO NOT  think that your single vote does not matter much. The rain which refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops’ – Kate Sheppard 

NEW ZEALAND will be hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) conference in Auckland in 2021. $300,000,000 has been budgeted for hosting the event. 

IT COSTS $US 122,311 an hour to fly an American B2 bomber and $US 122,311 an hour to fly an F22 fighter.

THE GREAT FIRE of London started  at a baker’s hop in Pudding Lane on 2nd September 1666. The fire burned for three days  destroying 13,200 houses, over 80 churches, 44 company halls and the original St Paul’s.  The official death toll was eight. 

CATS AND DOGS too. Before you light up indoors spare a thought for your pets. Studies have found that cats and dogs are  twice as likely to get cancer when exposed to cigarette smoke 

SINCE THE ADVENT  of television no bald men have been elected British Prime Minister. Defeated contenders include Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Neil Kinnock, William Hague, and Michael Howard.  … Continue Reading

Country Dog City Dog

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Council News

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New recycling service launches 9 September

We’re really looking forward to the new kerbside wheelie bin recycling service which is set to begin the week commencing Monday 9 September. If you’re eligible for the service you may have already received your recycling wheelie bin, with a bright yellow lid. If you haven’t received yours yet, it will be on its way very soon.

The wheelie bin is to be used for non-glass recyclables and the old green and maroon crates for glass-only recycling. The crates and the wheelie bins will be collected on alternating weeks.

Everyone in South Wairarapa puts their recycling wheelie bin out on Week 1, and their crates out on Week 2. While it’s a little bit confusing, the new recycling pick-up service actually begins on Week 2, according to the calendar included in the booklet that was delivered with your wheelie bin.

The calendar and all the information you need about the new service is also available at www.wairecycle.nz.

Community board meeting to discuss Pain Farm

There will be an extraordinary meeting of the Martinborough Community Board on Thursday 19 September to discuss matters relating to Pain Farm. The meeting will be held at 6pm in the Supper Room at the Waihinga Centre. … Continue Reading


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, …

Football Club’s season ends with a shield

Martinborough Football Clubs senior season concluded in style on 19th September with a 3-2 win against Douglas Villa in Masterton.  The team were delighted to have won theWairarapa Knockout Shield which is now proudly displayed at its Club rooms at Cool Change Bar & Eatery. Spokesperson Lucy Douglas said, “It’s been my …

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 …

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Martinborough Golf Report

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