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Cooking corner

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Traditional Irish stew


I kg thick lamb neck or shoulder chops.

3 onions diced

12 baby carrots  

2 tbsp pearl barley

500 ml lamb or chicken stock … Continue Reading

Councillor comment

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Council meeting

At our Extraordinary Council meeting on the 19th August, councillors debated the issue of signing or not signing the Memorandum of Understanding and Funding Agreement with the Crown to participate in a review of three waters service delivery. Councillors have voted to sign the MOU and delegated this to the Mayor.  The signed MOU needed to be with the Government by the 31st August.   … Continue Reading

Did you know

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SUMMER’S Australian bushfires covered an area 80% of the size of England. 6,000 buildings were destroyed, 34 people died. Also killed were 90% of the wildlife; 3 billion Koala, Kangaroos, birds frogs and reptiles. 

AUCKLAND IS now the fourth least affordable housing market in the world. In 1990 a house cost 4 times the median wage. It is now 9.7 times. Last year the average Auckland house value rose $83,000. Auckland’s average wage is $46,880. 

“ LISTEN HONEY, you’re soliciting yourself either way – one’s just for votes the other’s for money. One advertises on billboards the other in the back pages of the Dominion Post” Georgina Byer explaining to a fellow MP. … Continue Reading

Exciting plans for cycling trail 

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Recreational cycling is BIG these days.  A drive around Martinborough any day of the week makes that obvious, with bikes of all shapes and sizes and riders of varying ability out enjoying the fresh country air.  Now there is a plan to take it to a whole new level by creating riding trails to link the five towns in our region.

The Martinborough Business Association invited Greg Lang, the Mayor of Carterton and Chair of the Wairarapa Trails Action Group to speak at their AGM last month.  Greg’s a passionate advocate for the concept and it’s also enthusiastically backed by the other councils and Greater Wellington.   … Continue Reading


Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

On Saturday 12 June, Wairarapa’s Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate (OGKWI) club competed against karate clubs from across the lower North Island to win the overall Kāpiti Karate Academy Championships.    13 karate students from South Wairarapa travelled to Kāpiti to compete against students from 12 other karate clubs in kata (technique), …

Bruce Henderson – LIFE MEMBER

At the recent Club Day of MRFC Bruce Henderson was awarded Life Membership to the Club, a well deserving recipient. Bruce started playing rugby in the JAB grade and played right through to a Senior, where he played 3 seasons (this was cut short as his son Nigel was very …

Junior Football

Martinborough Junior Football Club is halfway through the 2021 season, so it is a good opportunity to provide an update. The Club is made up of two parts – Juniors (4 to 13 year olds) and Seniors. All of our teams play in competitions run by Capital Football. Capital Football …

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Regional Council notes

“Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink”.  This well-known line from ‘The Rime …

Recycling collections

Wednesday 11th August Glass  Wednesday 18th August Wheelie bins Wednesday 25th  August Glass 

News from First Church

Through winter cold, through bitter wind and biting frost the silent seeds of spring wll …

Maree’s musings

FROM OUT THERE … Space travel’s been in the news lately. Of course, it’s nothing …

Letters – Community Boards

Recently my husband and I took up the invite from the Mayor, June edition of …

Letters – Secretive decisions

2019 election Mayor Beijen stated: “I am standing for South Wairarapa Mayor to bring back …

How well do we know people in our community

Rex Mc Intosh  Click Suite, Magician and Technical Wizard Rex is one of the cofounders …

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