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‘YOU WILL NEVER reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks’ – Winston Churchill

THE RECORD for the longest tenure of the Ranfurly Shield is held by Southland who held it for six years from 1938. However it was not competed for during the second World War. 

YOUR MIND is like a parachute – if it doesn’t open it doesn’t work’ –Buzz Aldrin.

THE LENGTH OF The metre was first defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the north pole. Then it was replaced by a platinum bar held in Paris. Now it defined as the length travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458th of a second.

AS AN ADVERTISING promotion an Alabama Ford dealer offered a free King James Bible, a U.S. flag  and a shotgun with every Ute sold. The shotgun was dependent on the purchaser producing a gun licence.

THE POPE DRIVES around Rome in a thirty year old car. Can you imagine keeping a thirty year old car on the road? There’s your miracle. 

THE 2019 GLOBAL Food and Land Use Report. Showed that a million dollars a minute is paid in global farm subsidies. Only 1% goes to farmers improving the environment. Much promotes  forest destruction and  over use of fertilizer. 

‘DEMOCRACY is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least’ – Robert Byrne 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY researchers have found neural information to confirm that brain structures differ between dog breeds. For example herding is in the brain structure of collies. Over generations various working breeds brains have become adept at learning in specific areas because man has pre- wired them over that time.

RELEASED CENSUS DATA  shows there’s a lot more of us and that we are a  diverse bunch. 27.4% of New Zealand residents were born overseas, 275,000 in Great Britain, 141,000 in China  and 120,000 in India. And fifteen were born at sea. 

‘EDUCATION is what remains after one has forgotten what they learnt at school’ – Albert Einstein

INFORMATION is transmitted  in human speech at thirty nine bits per second no matter the language.

THE COURTIER, diplomat, civil servant and poet Geoffrey Chaucer  died  at his home in the gardens of Westminster Abbey on 25th October 1400. He was working on a poem about a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas á Beckett at the time. 

The deadline for the November issue is 4pm Wednesday October 30th. 

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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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