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‘STAND UP for what you believe in. Get off Facebook. Work hard. Make scones. Be kind’ – Dame Jools Topp

GERMANY  has launched the world’s first passenger trains that run on hydrogen. Unlike here in Wairarapa where the trains  run on occasions.

IN NEW ZEALAND  sixty five utes are being sold for every electric car being purchased

“ WHEN YOU are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity’ –Albert Einstein 

A REPORT show that half the people called for jury service get off. Last year 126 got off because they were dead. The report confirmed that ‘it was usually relatives of the deceased who notified the court why the jury service  would be missed’. 

GOING ON a Cruise is like being in prison, with the added danger of drowning. 

THE CALIFORNIAN city of Lancaster has become the first  zero carbon  city in the world with its solar farm producing more electricity that it can use. The Australian city of Lismore is following suit planning to be electricity self sufficient by the year 2023. 

JAPAN has the most powerful passports, this based on the number of countries which will allow a holder Visa free entry. Japanese holders are allowed into 190 countries unhindered. Singapore comes second with 189 and Germany, South Korea and French holders third being able to access 188 countries without visa.

“ CEATIVITY IS allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”- Scott Adams

IN THE 1800s every New Zealand settlement worth its name had its own hand set and printed newspaper.  By 1864 there were already eighty seven titled papers in production.

THERE ARE over ninety cities with free public transport. Fifty seven in Europe, two in Russia, and nine in Brazil. Public transport has  been free since 1997 in the Belgium city of Hasselt. 

‘OPPORTUNITY is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work’ Thomas Edison

A DESKTOP computer running at peak capacity draws 175 watts of energy. A standard compact light bulb draws 15 Watts. 

ATLANTA’S Hartfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport processing 275,000 passengers every day. The airport employs a staff of 63,000 people

The deadline for the Christmas issue of the Star is 4pm Wednesday November 28th It is always helpful to receive both  advertising and editorial copy well before the deadline.

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