WORLD FIRST FOR A NEW ZEALAND OLIVE GROVE

What does a Martinborough olive grove have in common with Ferrari, Chanel, Tiffani & Co., Audemars Piguet, S. T. Dupont, The Ritz-Carlton, Hilton and some of the best products and services in the world?  They are all winners of the prestigious, annual Luxury Lifestyle Awards, based in New York.  The …

More Medals for Martinborough

A few years back Amanda and Lindsey Goodman bought two goats to provide milk for their children, who were lactose-intolerant.   Now that’s grown to a herd of 250 on their farm south of Martinborough, where they produce Drunken Nanny milk and cheese.  If you are a fan you won’t …

MATARIKI & ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY AT ARATOI

Dates: 4 July 2020 – 30 August 2020 Artists: Glen Butler, Sharisse Eberlein, Mark Gee, Rebecca Kempton, Pete Monk and John Whitby Wairarapa is on the verge of becoming a Dark Sky Reserve, a region dedicated to preserving the pristine night sky. Darkness is vital for human wellbeing, creatures’ life cycles, navigation …

Door to door from Wharekaka 

At the heart of the Meals on Wheels service in South Wairarapa is a busy kitchen at Martinborough’s Wharekaka Aged Care Community. Five days a week, chef Don and assistant chef Maddie will not only prepare the main meal of the day for Wharekaka residents, but also for clients in …

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Business Assn. supporting local businesses

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“A strong emphasis in any crisis is communication. The Martinborough Business Association has been regularly communicating with its members throughout the Covid-19 crisis  by  email, Facebook posts and ongoing meetings by Zoom with the Associations committee.

We have built and re-strengetned partnerships with WellingtonNZ formerly the regional development unit), Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy (WEDS), Destination Wairarapa and Business Wairarapa.

WellingtonNZ has been very active in providing support ( including financial packages) for business owners through online webinars. These webinars have been pitched at small businesses, and cover all the functions of a  business including resilience and wellbeing sessions for business owners. The webinars have been delivered by a range a high calibre specialists.

Our Chair is involved in the business sector of WEDS representing the Martinborough Associations views and actions and also collaborating across the towns in South Wairarapa. For readers who want to know more about WEDS plans they can go to https://www.growwairarapa.nz/

The Association has been active in promoting buy local and the offerings local business have (and have developed) The on line world id growing with may retailers in food and beverage offering this as sales opportunity to meet the lock down conditions

Allan Hogg  chair@martinboroughnz.com

Charlotte Harding  Secretary

Martinborough Business Association
PO Box 234, Martinborough 5741

email info@martinboroughnz.com

website www.martinboroughnz.com

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Caregiving Carries On 

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Every morning and every evening around the town there’s a group of essential workers visiting homes to help people with their daily routines.  It might be showering, dressing, putting to bed or giving medication. Obviously this service couldn’t stop just because there was a pandemic threatening.  

Yvonne Sutherland is one of the people who does this job.  “Part of our role is to create a pleasant atmosphere so clients are cheered up by our visit. This became even more important during lockdown when the restrictions meant we often became our clients’ only visitors”

“At first I think caregivers were a bit anxious about the virus but we always have to be very careful with hygiene in our work so it wasn’t so very different. 

We were just happy to be able to continue supporting people in their own homes.”

 

Cooking corner

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Autumn bake 

Ingredients 

3 medium potatoes

2 medium size kumara 

200gr pumpkin 

12 small radish

2 heads garlic – sliced in half horizontally

6 thyme sprogs

5 tbs olive oil

2 cups baby spinach leaves

 4 tbs pine nuts 

Salt and pepper. 

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Explore the Brain

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Here’s news about some exciting research going on.

Human Brain Simulator

Scientists have created this simulation that lets you see which parts of the brain are activated by differing activities. It’s amazing!

You can flip, rotate, and click around this online 3D model to learn about the different regions of the brain and their functions.

For example, here is an image of where the brain is activated during Working Memory

https://www.brainsimulation.org/atlasweb/

(It takes a short while to load and you will see why when you use it. It is well worth the wait.)

The Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project aims to put in place a cutting-edge research infrastructure that will allow scientific and industrial researchers to advance our knowledge in the fields of neuroscience, computing, and brain-related medicine.

The 10-year Project began in 2013 and directly employs some 500 scientists at more than 100 universities, teaching hospitals, and research centres across Europe

Sports

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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Letters

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

Did you know

‘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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