24 days ago

Martinborough water treatment plant

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

WELLINGTON WATER UPDATE

Repairs at the treatment plant have been successful, and we are currently working to bring the plant back online.

Thanks again to the residents of Martinborough for their conservation efforts so far. We continue to ask residents to keep their conservation efforts up through the weekend until Monday to assist with reservoir recovery.

Showering and washing clothes is okay, however please keep your showers short and only run full loads of washing.

More messages from your neighbours
4 days ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

Image
Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 75.5% Yes
    75.5% Complete
  • 24.5% No
    24.5% Complete
779 votes
1 hour ago

Monday Sport Blast From The Past

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Gordon Llewellyn is a name you have probably never heard off but he played a pivotal role in the birth of the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
In 1983, he and three other Hutt athletes – Colin Bailey, Peter Spijkerman and Brent Busy – made history when they attended the Summer Special Olympics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The trip was organised by Grant Quinn, who later said Gordon Llewellyn proved the perfect poster boy for the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
Llewellyn was a larger than life character with a bold personality and a fascination with the TV character Magnum PI.
Years later Quinn recalled the flight over and an announcement that came over the intercom.
"This is your captain speaking … I have a very special passenger with me in the cockpit. His name is Gordon Llewellyn from New Zealand."
Llewellyn quickly took over the microphone and proceeded to entertain the whole plane.
"Next minute Gordon was asking, or should I say demanding, that everybody on board give the team a rousing three cheers to wish the team a successful time in Baton Rouge," recalled Quinn.
The team performed well at the Olympics and athletes returned home heroes, proudly wearing their medals for weeks to make sure nobody missed their success.
Llewellyn died in August 2014 and Quinn gave the eulogy. He told mourners that Llewellyn and the other three Hutt swimmers had changed the public's perception of the intellectually disabled.
They had helped win mainstream acceptance and played a key role in promoting an organisation that now had more than 7000 active members.

Image
27 minutes ago

WINGS OVER WAIRARAPA 2021 tickets on sale TUESDAY 27th

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival is being held on 26-28 February 2021 at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton – limited Early Bird tickets are on sale from 9am Tues 27th October - UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER OR UNTIL SOLD OUT.
Come and get yours at either the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITEs.

Wings is an extravaganza of aerial action over three days. You will see over 70 aircraft including vintage, military, jets, helicopters, aerobatic displays, skydiving and much more!
In addition to the spectacular flying programme there are fantastic ground displays and activities for small and big kids alike.
Check out www.wings.org.nz... for more info.

Image