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BURNING COAL creates 40% of the world’s climate gas emissions. After many years of increasing coal production 2019 was the first year when production actually fell. It is expected to fall by another 8% in 2020. TRADE 

“YOUR MANUSCRIPT is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good” Samuel Johnson

WITH Taiwan has now exceeded that with the Unites Kingdom to make Taiwan NZ’s sixth largest trading partner.

CREATIVE NZ funds some pretty odd art projects: AWARDED: $34,900

To support the personnel costs and post-production editing for an art documentary based on Papua New Guinea tattoo practice and revival. AWARDED: $24,600 Towards writing poetry that explores indigeneity and love in the time of climate change. AWARDED: $49,999 Towards development of a movement technique that guides and empowers the participants in becoming specialists in their own body. AWARDED: $4,53

Towards 3 x hour-long live-streamed electronic music performances with live visual animations, from a kitchen in Paekakariki.

THE US share market boom has resulted in it becoming extraordinarily bloated relative to the size of the economy. In 1990 it was equal to 60% of the country’s economy. The figure is now 200%. The NZ share market is equal to 55% of it’s economy.

‘THE HUMAN BRAIN is a wonderful thing, it starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public’ George Jessel

THE CONTROVERSAL Simons Pass Dairy farm expects to eventually be milking 5,500 cows making it New Zealand’s biggest dairy unit.  Fairy NZ figures for the 2018/19 season show that the average NZ  farm had 435 with  one hundred and twenty three  units with over 1,500 cows  cows.

THERE ARE eight thousand centenarians in Japan eighty six percent of whom are women. This imbalance probably due to the high number of that generation’s men being killed on the war – plus the high rates of smoking among Japanese men. 

‘MY GRANDFATHER invented social media. Well, when I say social media, he invented the concept of telling everyone  what he was doing whether they wanted to know or bot’ John Bishop 

The deadline for the November issue is 4pm Wednesday  28 th.

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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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