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CONGRATULATION  to Bracken Ridge on their twenty years providing a wonderful facility for both local people and visitors. 

‘I LIKED IT MORE when Prince Harry moving to Canada was the biggest existential crisis  we faced as a nation.’ Gaby Hinscliff in the Guardian

IN 1752 in ORDER TO line it’s calendar up with that of Europe Britain deleted a week and a half from the calendar with September the 2 nd being followed by the 14 th.  Greece kept with the old calendar until 1923. 

 96% IS THE SIMILARITY  between the Coronavirus and the Sars virus identified in bats in China in 2013.

‘ AS DONALD TRUMP and Boris Johnson has proven, voters can cheerfully elect a badly behaved candidate , even with considerable ratbaggery  priced in. But prefer to know what kind of ratbag they are dealing with’ – Jane Clifton

‘JUST AS WE are asking our frail , vulnerable, easily confused old people to stay indoors, America is being asked to put them in the White House’ –Matt Chorley UK Times

CURRENTLY there are one hundred and seventeen New Zealand offshore island cleared of predators. 2019 was the most successful ever breeding year for Kākāpõ 

‘WHEN I WAS A BOY of 14 my father was so ignorant that I could hardly stand to have the old guy around. But when I go to 21 I was astonish at  how much he had learned in that seven years’ – Mark Twain

THERE ARE eighty eight companies licensed to bottle water in New Zealand taking 23 billion litres a year. The Otakiri plant at Whakatane, which is licensed for 25 years,  uses 3.7 million plastic bottles a day – 1.33 billion a year.

‘THE DIFFERENCE between successful people and others is how long they spend feeling sorry for themselves’ – Babara Cocoran 

ELETRIC CURRENT the ampere is defined in terms of the current required to generate a certain force between two wires set a metre apart. Two other units are included in the list: the amount of a substance in a given sample is measured in moles and luminous intensity is measured in candelas

24,767 PEOPLE tried to vote at the last election only to find that they had not enrolled. 7.6% of New Zealanders who are eligible to vote have not bothered to enrol.

BUILDING AUSTRALIA’S new French designed submarines, with a total cost of $200 billion and rising,  is costing more that all of the country’s welfare and social security benefits combined.  

The deadline for the May Star is 4pm Wednesday April 29th 

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At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

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