1. BALLAD OF BACK­BONE JOE

Wairarapa News - - FRONT PAGE -

With the fi­nal tally in place we have an­other Wairarapa-based MP in Par­lia­ment - Labour’s Kieran McAnulty.

Not to take any­thing away from in­cum­bent Alas­tair Scott, who won the Wairarapa elec­torate fair and square and de­serves to hold on to his po­si­tion, but McAnulty has im­pressed a lot of peo­ple and seems to have quite a fu­ture.

He makes no bones about the fact that he will be gun­ning for the seat in 2020, and along with NZ First’s Ron Mark, I think hav­ing a vig­or­ous com­pe­ti­tion will be good for the elec­torate.

It will keep Scott on his toes and we will have an­other voice in Par­lia­ment try­ing to get some ac­tion for our area. Wairarapa is of­ten ig­nored in na­tional and regional govern­ment’s cal­cu­la­tions be­cause we don’t have the traffic or pop­u­la­tion. We are lumped in with Welling­ton, but our needs are not the same.

This is not good enough. Our MPs needs to be ham­mer­ing on the desks of the peo­ple that can pull strings for us and I don’t care who that is, McAnulty, Mark or Scott. - Piers Fuller A hi­lar­i­ously daft and grue­some tale of amur­der, set in a small coun­try town per­formed by in­ter­na­tion­ally lauded act­ing and mu­si­cal trio. Tinui Memo­rial Hall this Satur­day.

2. HEMIWALKER

Live Mu­sic Night at Ten O’Clock Cookie Bak­ery Cafe on Satur­day, HemiWalker is a tal­ented and unique mu­si­cian.

3. DANCE LEGACY

The New Zealand School of Dance re­turns to Koko­mai Creative Festival on Satur­day at Carter­ton Events Cen­tre.

4. SUP­PORT­ING FAM­I­LIES

En­joy a fun-filled morn­ing with a hangi fundraiser pro­vid­ing food plus a garage sale, sausage siz­zle, mu­sic, sto­ry­telling and a raf­fle. Satur­day 9am 323 Queen St (op­po­site Tranzit)

5. ITCHYCOO PARK

Welling­ton’s top clas­sic rock and blues band. Ev­ery­one wel­come. Fri­day at ClubWairarapa.

Con­tact us

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