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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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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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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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