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THE ROSE AND FLOWER show is on this Saturday at the Town Hall. Come along and be amazed at the beautiful blooms – and delight in the scents.  

IN THE FIRST six months of this year Life Flight flew rescue flights helping a total of 765 people. There will be a Wairarapa rural horse trek fundraiser for Life Flight over the 29 th November and 1 st December. For details contact Joe Brown Chejoe@xtraco.nz  06 377 7429 or 027 758 1711. 

THE AVERAGE City/District Council personal cost is $1, 364 per household. Westland council has the dubious honour of being New Zealand’s most expensive at $3, 643 per household. While at only  $724 South Wairarapa is in New Zealand’s lowest five.  A pat on the back for SWDC. 

‘A BOOKSHOP is one of the only pieces of evidence  we have that people are still thinking’ –Jerry Seinfield

COMBINED USA and China create 43% of the world’s greenhouse emissions. However China has spent the equivalent a trillion US dollars on air, water and soil clean-ups. Shuttered coal mines and capped coal consumption and spending more than any other country on renewable energy projects. 

DONALD TRUMP  has now gone through more Security Advisors than wives. 

ON collection day there are now three different coloured wheelie bins lining the streets as two commercial companies are competing to pick up our rubbish while it is still collected by the Council as part of its service. Three rubbish trucks trundling around instead of one, So much for getting our emissions down. 

KIM JONG UN’s Mercedes Maybach Pullman weighs in at five tonne. It is fully armoured and can with stand machine gun fire or bomb blasts. It’s doors are so heavy that they have to have electric motors to open and close them.   

STREAMING high density images is driving the amount of carbon being pumped out by the IT industry. This now accounts for  4-5% of global emissions.

‘MOST FOOTBALL PLAYERS are temperamental – That’s  90% temper and 10% mental ‘ NFL coach Doug Plank 

A CRUISE SHIP at Wellington produces greater emissions than all the cars coming into the city on that day 

The deadline for the December Issue is 4pm Wednesday November 27 th 


Sun, hail, marching fronts:

El Nino and La Nina

dancing the Tango.   Maree Roy

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

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‘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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