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Newsletter – 8th April

Tui Cup 2015 – Who will it be?


  • WBRU AGM: 13th May 2015 7pm at Union Headquarters
  • Tui Cup Club Rugby Starts 11th April 2015
  • Burger King Senior Reserves Competition starts 11th April 2015
  • Memorial Park Opening Night 30th April 2015
    Hurricanes vs Chiefs Development Game 7pm
    (Gates open from 5.00pm)
  • Go to for further details and tickets can be purchased in advance at PGG Wrightson Masterton

“Our Rugby -Just brilliant”


Tui Club Rugby this Week 2.30pm
Marist vs. Pioneer
(Paul Thompson)
Eketahuna vs. East Coast
(Shay O’Gorman)
Carterton vs. Gladstone
(Chris Jefferies)
Greytown vs. Martinborough
(Andrew Payne)

deadballDead Ball Charlie’s Highlights of the week
Well Rory and I have had a great summer break in Sweden.The skiing was great and I think Rory fell in love with a Moose, a reindeer and ABBA.

But we are back and rearing to go – DBC can’t wait to see if Eketahuna can do the repeat. Lots of new players and I hear registrations are up on last year already and a new rep coach to boot.
Question of week: Answer on the last page
Name the 3 WBRU referees in the Whistle Blower’s Corner

Old Timers/Past Players Dates
To be advised

JAB rugby will commence again 9th May 2015

Club finals day is 1st August 2015 book this date in to join us at Trust House Memorial Park.

“Our Rugby -Just brilliant”


Burger King Senior Reserve (1pm)
Eketahuna vs. East Coast
(Mike Wakefield)
Marist vs. Pioneer
(Dean Goodin)
Carterton vs. Gladstone
(Mike Voice)
Greytown vs. Martinborough
(Gary Hall)
Masterton Red Star vs Tuhirangi
(Vaea Peterson)

Radio Eketahuna 106.5 FM – they are back this week’s game Eketahuna vs East Coast


The people of Eketahuna have rallied behind an attempt to save their radio station in the wake of the premises it has been based in for years being sold. At a public meeting this week, strong support for keeping the station on air resulted in a steering committee being set up to turn over every stone in an all-out effort to find a new building for the station to move into.

The passionate response shown by the townspeople, to the plight of the station, has delighted one of the station’s founding fathers, Ray Stringfellow, who is also acting president of the Eketahuna Radio Society. “It was an excellent meeting, very positive,” he said.

Mr Stringfellow was especially pleased with the “new faces” that had come along to the meeting to support the station and he hoped many of them would now get involved with such tasks as helping to gather advertising or news, or even having on-air roles.

Among comments from those at the meeting was a reference to Radio Eketahuna being one of the town’s taonga or treasures and the meeting was unanimous in its support for the station continuing to broadcast. Norma Dunn, of Mauriceville, said the radio station was vital for Mauriceville. “It’s the only radio station I can pick up and it’s a great little station.

“Joe Sweeny’s programme on a Thursday afternoon is absolutely unique. I love it and I wouldn’t miss it for anything,” she said.

Eketahuna’s representative on Tararua District Council, Warren Davidson, offered some hope to the meeting by suggesting the council might help the radio society with the task of finding a new home. He said the way for Eketahuna people to get the council’s attention on the radio station issue could be by injecting feedback on Radio Eketahuna into the draft long-term plan.

The station has until the end of June to move out of its rented building in Main St. The steering group will meet next week to discuss progress. – Wairarapa Times-Age

Memorial Park – The Ghost of Past

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