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Library debuts Click-and-Collect service

Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? Try the new Click-and-Collect service from Martinborough Library! Our service is modeled on those many big retailers offer to speed up your shopping trip, but with two great options to best serve all our customers: 

  • You Choose: Reserve the items you want from our online catalogue and a pick-up time, and we’ll have a bag of your chosen books waiting for you at the front door. 
  • We Choose: Can’t access the online catalogue, or just tired of picking your books? Use the We Choose option and we’ll select the titles for you.

For more information, visit wls.org.nz/clickandcollect, give us a call, or drop by the library today.

Celebrate Waitangi Day with two new exciting nonfiction reads:

Kia Whakanuia te Whenua: People Place Landscape, ed. by Carolyn Hill. This Maori-led collection of visual essays, papers, poetry, and polemics aims to challenge the way we think about the environment in a changing world. With bold new approaches to land use, city planning, and the identity of landscape, this vital anthology aims to shake off our complacency and encourage us to truly listen to the land of Aotearoa. … Continue Reading

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

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Outward Bound Korowai Course 2021 Celebrations

South Wairarapa Inner Wheel Club donated $500 towards this course.

The outward bound Korowai course returnees celebration was held on 18th November, two of our members attended. The Korowai Course is specifically for Y12 students from Wairarapa Secondary schools, each school sends two students.

The students we spoke to said how the course helped to build their confidence, self-worth and how it gave them whole of life skills.

Two students spoke to the parents and sponsors. They spoke from the heart when saying they felt the Wairarapa group was a special group due to the closeness they had for each other and support the community in the Wairarapa. They felt that they had formed strong friendships and bonds for life.

One of their tasks was to run a half marathon, something none of them had done before, at the end of which they all agreed it was something they wouldn’t want to repeat. However after they had returned to the Wairarapa they contacted one another and decided to go for a run. They have now started training for the “Round the Bays” 2022 to fund raise for future Outward Bound Courses. This is impressive and rewarding to hear. … Continue Reading

From the Mayor

February 14, 2022 February 2022, Regular Features Comments Off on From the Mayor

Following a fantastic summer, with bouts of rain to keep things greener than normal, it is unfortunate to find ourselves in a ‘red traffic light’ situation. 

I suppose it had to happen, and we will have to learn to live with this virus in some form or another. I encourage you to visit the Covid-19 website to read about where to get vaccinated for your whole family, aged 5 years+, where to get tested, how to self-isolate safely, and locations of interest, to name a few.

I have had a lot of complaints about businesses not complying with the rules around face masks and Vaccine Pass checking. Breaches will be reported to WorkSafe and the police, so it is in the community’s interests to follow whatever rules are in place.

Following a bequest, members of the community working with artist Sam Ludden to commission a fantastic artwork for the Waihinga Centre, and we look forward to this in the coming months.

Berm mowing is improving around the town as residents get used to the new status quo. If you know of residents struggling to mow their berms, please contact the Council to see if we can assist finding someone to help. … Continue Reading

DID YOU KNOW

February 14, 2022 February 2022, Regular Features Comments Off on DID YOU KNOW

THE CAMBRIDDGESHIRE town of Huntingdon has recently received an Outstanding commendation from the Royal Horticultural Society. Amongst other projects is the recycling of heat generated by its electric crematorium to warm a glasshouse used to grow plants for the town’s flower beds.’

THERE IS NO charge to enjoy a swim at the town pool. Make use of the excellent facility.   

CHANCES ARE that if you buy a Telsa it would have been made in China. The California company, which makes the world’s bestselling electric car and was recently valued at $1tn. But behind this US success story is a tale of China’s manufacturing might. Tesla’s factory in Shanghai now produces more cars than its Fremont plant in California.

THE BEST explanation of the ‘Good old days” is a bad memory 

ONLY THE British could colonise the world and then leave the European Union because they don’t want to be around foreigners

OVER 32 MILLION Covid Vaccine jabs are being given a day world wide, about 9.5 billion doses so far. However more than 40% of global population, mostly in low income countries,  have yet to receive a first dose. … Continue Reading

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Library debuts Click-and-Collect service Need something to read, and can’t make it into a library? …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

Outward Bound Korowai Course 2021 Celebrations South Wairarapa Inner Wheel Club donated $500 towards this …

From the Mayor

Following a fantastic summer, with bouts of rain to keep things greener than normal, it …

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