Difficult Haurangi rescue

Joe Bannister and his friend Dave were in the Haurangi Forest Park. After a long day out in the bush, Joe was heading down a steep hill when the ground gave way and sent him sliding down a cliff face. He fell six metres, badly injuring his leg in the …

Waihinga Centre

Fundraising Success Fundraising efforts are go and so far it has been lots of fun! The Square of Gold kept on rolling until a total of 50 ½ metres had been snapped up, bringing us to a total of $2020. Quite mind blowing given this was only meant as a …

A Very Special Event

Most opera lovers’ commitment to the art form involves buying tickets to public performances.  Winifred Bull and her husband David decided to take their love of opera a whole lot further.  They designed a new home with enough space to stage concerts for more than 100 people.  They particularly wanted …

Under The Martinborough Stars

By Becky Bateman My house is north facing and I get people telling me all the time how good my tomatoes must be. On face value that seems a perfectly fine and normal comment but, thinking deeper, it shows how much the sky affects our lives. The more I thought …

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Farming centenary

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In 1919 the land adjacent to the Ruamahanga river at Pahautea was divided into dairy farms for soldiers returning for the First World War. Thirty farms were established on Pahautea Road and ten others on side roads, this was the biggest soldier’s land settlement development following the Great War.

There are still descendants of three of the original families still in the area, the Ness, Bargh and Bentley families. 

The information supplied by Declan Ness 

Family Works Central in Wairarapa

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Family Works Central provide support for people of all ages , throughout the Wairarapa  – kids, teens , adults –  through challenging times . They will empower you , your family / whanau , to flourish.

They are a group we at CAB can refer people to when help is needed with social work , counselling , parenting advice and family dispute resolution , as well as restorative justice and other community support . 

Where are they ?  The majority of their services are provided from their centre in Featherston .   Call in to Turret House , 42 Fox Street , Featherston ,or phone 06 308 8028 . You can email them on familyworks-wairarapa@psc.org.nz or see their website  www.familyworkscentral.org.nz

Family Works vision is “ for New Zealand and the Wairarapa TO BE THE BEST PLACE in the world to GROW UP “ 

In the very good pamphlet they have issued recently Family Works say “ Ask me what the most important thing in the world is , I will tell you    it is people , it is people , it is people  ! “     

Their services are Social Work providing support and advocacy , help by talking , Family Dispute Resolution , a Food Bank providing emergency provisions , a Wisdom & Wellbeing Group meeting weekly , Restorative Justice involving crime victims and offenders , the Out of Gate programme supporting women released from Arohata , Parenting Support & Education , Individual Support .

If you would like a copy of the pamphlet , please ask us at CAB , we’re here to help . 

Citizen’s Advice Bureau  43 Perry Street Masterton   Phone 06 377 00787

Did you know

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‘A WOMAN IS like a tea bag – you don’t know how strong she is until she gets in hot water’ – Eleanor Roosevelt 

WE CAN vaccinate against many illnesses. Unfortunately, there’s no vaccine for elective ignorance. Conspiracy theories, like viruses, mutate with alacrity to survive. Unfortunately, unlike flat-Earthers and moon-landing “truthers”, anti-vaxxers do actual harm – to themselves, their children and potentially everyone else on the planet.

‘CHILD PSYCHOLIGISTS generally do a good job, but I tend to find they’re a bit more helpful once they’re older’ – Matt Lucas

THE UNITED STATES has the world’s largest military budget followed by Russia and then China. India comes in at fourth then France, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom Turkey then Germany at tenth. New Zealand comes in at 88th – just ahead of Slovenia. 

‘YOU CRAM IT ALL in and do what you can because otherwise you’ll regret it when you’re ninety and drooling’ –Joanna Lumley

OVER TWO GIGAWATTS of consented wind and thermal generation are available for generation. However there have been no new renewable plants constructed since 2014. “ The government needs to focus less on 2050 and more on actually making a start” – Retiring NZ Chief executive Mike Fuge

 ‘TRUMP ALSO contributes to the health of other nations because laughter is the best medicine’ Joe Wong

A NEW DANISH study has found that the MMR vaccination does not trigger or increase the risk of autism in children. The survey looked at more than half a million children born between 1999 and 2010 and is the single largest study on this topic to date.

“NEVER DOUBT that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead  

THE LATEST  statistics from the Australian Taxation Office  list show that sixty nine of Australia’s millionaires paid no income tax in the 2017-18 tax year – and the number continues growing year on year . For rich Australians negative gearing remains a popular tax break.

THE FOUR most beautiful words in our common language “I told you so’ –Gore Vidal

THE RECENTLY held Indonesian election was the biggest one day election in the world with 810,000 polling booths in which 245,000 candidates vied for the votes of 193 Million voters

Deadline for the June issue is 4pm Wednesday May 29th. However is very helpful to us if copy can be in a bit before the deadline.

Country Dog City Dog

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