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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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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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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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