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DIGITAL SENIORS holds a free weekly coaching session for those over 65 every Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30  at St Andrews Church.  Bring your phone, lap top or any device that is  causing frustration and we will help answer your questions.  No query is too small.

MARTINBOROUGH RED CROSS would like to thank the large number of people who turned up at the meeting to discuss the branch’s future. The show of strong interest has ensured the branch will continue to serve the district. See item in this Star.  

PROTESTS ERUPTED in Iran, hours after it was announced the price of petrol would rise to 15,000 rials a litre (12 US cents) from 10,000 for the first 60 litres and to 30,000 rials for any extra fuel bought after that each month.

CELLPHONE PHOTOS are not always up to scratch. A check by Avast Security of over three billion photos held on Avast Security user’s phones found that 22% were either blurry, poorly lit or oversaturated. NZ was lumped in with Australia for the survey, here the incidence of sub standard Photos was 28%. 

I HAVE NOTICED even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing about it, look before they cross the road’ –Phyisicist Stephen Hawkins 

WITH FALLING vaccination rates globally measles has risen 300% with over seven million cases reported with over 100,000 resulting deaths. Measles eliminates  up to 73% of a child’s protective antibodies leaving the child open to other infections. 

BELGUIM HAS passed a law completely banning all imports of petrol and diesel powered vehicles from 2035. 

CRYPTO CURRENCY is the new energy hungry industry. World wide Bitcom uses an estimated  seventy terawatt hours  electricity a year – equalling around  half of NZ’s  annual electricity consumption.  

‘NEVER GET into a well with an American rope’ –New Kurdish saying

LAST YEAR drug companies spent $5.5 million advertising prescription only medicines in New Zealand . However this was dwarfed by the $42.2 million spent advertising over-the-counter pharmacy only medicines and $30. 3 million advertising ‘natural’ health products 

‘I HAVE OFTEN had to eat my words and I must confess it a wholesome diet’

Winston Churchill

‘GO OUT AND face the world secure in the knowledge that everybody else thinks that they are better looking than they are to – Sir Terry Wogan 

There is no Star in January. The deadline for the February Star is 4 pm Wednesday January 29th 

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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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