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“Marty Job Share”

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What’s this you might be thinking!

Martinborough business owners are being  confronted with the problem of not being able to hire staff for their vacancies.

Recently no fewer than five businesses reported this as a major problem. You would not be criticized for thinking that with NZs growing number of people on job seeker support or looking for work that this would be a problem.

The nature of Martinborough workforce is one that is underpinned by casual and part time work with few permanent 40 hour a week jobs. The environment is also exacerbated by its location resulting in work transport being a problem. To attract out of town labour accommodation can be added to the problem list. … Continue Reading

News from Martinborough Mens Shed

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After the lockdown it is great to be back in the Shed with many projects underway. These include:

  • With the spring growth there is much demand for our tool and knife sharpening
  • Construction of a ‘wheel of fortune’ for the recent Pink Ribbon breakfast. From all accounts the wheel and the breakfast were a great success. Susan Stephen generously sponsored the cost of materials. An added bonus is that the wheel will be available for other community groups’ fundraising events.
  • Carving a sign from a slab of macrocapa for the entrance to the Pain Estate farm.

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Know your town 

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Reflections

Let us face the end of the year with reflections on the past: 

     It’s 180 years ago that the first settlers arrived in Wellington and began to explore the Wairarapa Valley. There they found that there were long standing Māori settlements and gardens along the Ruamahanga river .

It will be 150 years since the first sections of Daniel Baird’s plan for Waihinga went on sale. The start of Martinborough.

For my reflection I plan to sit and look over the  Soldier’s Memorial Park in Martin Square and think what the past means for me:  … Continue Reading

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa 

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We had a beautiful Changeover Afternoon Tea on 25 July at the Carterton Court House. As you can see from the photos below, it was a gracious and very pleasant afternoon. A number of members searched through their collections of fine linen that they had inherited from their mothers and grandmothers, with the added benefit of sharing family stories at the same time before the tables were set.  Alma’s daughter, Helen and Kathleen’s granddaughter, Zoe did the honours as kitchen and waiting “staff”, carrying out their duties with aplomb.  

Alma Parr, Ali Rankin and Rosemary Newton  … Continue Reading

Sports

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 …

Regular Features

Under Martinborough Stars

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I …

South Wairarapa Rotary News

Di Banks, Leader of Learning Support and Vocational Pathways at Kuranui College spoke to Rotary …

SOUTH WAIRARAPA REBUS CLUB

At our September meeting the Guest Speaker, Sarah Wright from Digital Seniors, asked us why …

Regional Council notes

The recent election has delivered a very different political landscape for New Zealand.  With a …

November Recycling days

Wednesday 4th Wheelie Bin Wednesday  11th Glass Wednesday 18th wheelie bin Wednesday 18th Glass Wednesday …

News from First Church

Now Labour Weekend is behind us and summer days are ahead, here’s hoping we can …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole …

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