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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 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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Letters

Plenty of issues Our current mayor seems to think the council had a hand in …

Did you know

‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog …

Cooking corner – Potato rendang

INGREDIENTS 8 small potatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 185 …

Know your town – Soldiers’ Memorial Park

Originally the Square was called Martin Square and the North – South and East – …

 Community Garden News

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret …

News from Wharekaka

The AGM was held on 19 September.  Attendees heard that Wharekaka is in good heart …

Under The Martinborough Stars

Take a look up tonight and you’ll see a sparkling silver band of stars dominating …

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