Clean-up a team effort

Clean-up a team effort

Workers clearing debris from the fence line on Pete Smith's Martinborough farm. PHOTO/JAKE BELESKI By Jake Beleski [email protected] Some of the Wairarapa United squad swapped football boots for gumboots yesterday to help clean up debris from a Martinborough...

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Coles returns for crunch clash

Coles returns for crunch clash

Dane Coles has been named on the bench for the Hurricanes. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES By Jake Beleski [email protected] It took four long months, but Hurricanes captain Dane Coles is set for a return to action in Friday night's quarter-final against the Brumbies, in...

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Dalefield teams earn two lives

Dalefield teams earn two lives

FLASHBACK TO 2016: The Dalefield men's hockey team faces the camera after completing a historic Wellington premier division double last year. PHOTO/FILE By Gary Caffell Dalefield teams could have two bites of the cherry as they aim to repeat their successes of last...

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Mayors united in poll wish

Mayors united in poll wish

Smiles all round, Lyn Patterson (left), Viv Napier and Russell Keys after meeting the LGC in Carterton yesterday. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE By Don Farmer [email protected] The three district mayors are as one when it comes to what should happen next in the journey toward...

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Wahine relic languishes

Wahine relic languishes

Geoff Gawler with the lifeboat believed to be from the ill-fated Wahine. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] On the corner of Geoff Gawler’s Tauherenikau property sits a piece of New Zealand’s maritime history -- a lifeboat believed...

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Region’s future in our hands

Region’s future in our hands

Single council best way forward, says commission By Don Farmer [email protected] The long awaited final proposal for the future of local government in Wairarapa is out, recommending the merger of the three district councils into one to be called the Wairarapa...

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Route 52 badly damaged

Route 52 badly damaged

A major washout on Route 52 between Alfredton and Tiraumea. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Last week’s wild weather badly damaged Route 52 in two places closing the road over the weekend and directly affecting about 50 households. A culvert...

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Floods add to baptism of fire

Floods add to baptism of fire

Nigel Watson is the new Wairarapa manager of the Wellington Free Ambulance service. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] It has been a busy first 10 days on the job for Nigel Watson, the new Wairarapa manager of the Wellington Free Ambulance...

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Great defence to the fore

Great defence to the fore

Amy Rossiter-Stead making a save in the penalty shoot-out. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] A stunning performance from goalkeeper Amy Rossiter-Stead in last week's national under-18 hockey tournament at Clareville epitomised the defensive...

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Gorge alternatives ‘not viable’

Gorge alternatives ‘not viable’

An aerial view of the Manawatu Gorge slip near Woodville. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] New Zealand First deputy leader Ron Mark has launched a scathing attack on the government's handling of the Manawatu Gorge closure. The closure has forced...

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Budding designer’s success

Budding designer’s success

Susan Colton standing alongside her design “Susie Q”. PHOTO/CRAIG RAY By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Former Wairarapa College pupil Susan Colton will be jetting off to NZ Fashion Week for the first time in late August to showcase her design “Susie Q”. The...

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Carterton clinch semi-final spot

Carterton clinch semi-final spot

A Marist player is unceremoniously dumped by Carterton’s Utah Walker. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell Carterton took full advantage of their last throw of the dice to clinch the only vacancy left in the Wairarapa-Bush Tui Cup premier division rugby semi-finals next...

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Thumping win to Dalefield

Thumping win to Dalefield

Benedict van Woerkom, five goals for Dalefield. PHOTO/FILE By Gary Caffell Farriers Dalefield coach Willie Schaefer gave his team a "bit of a spray" when they came out of the first quarter of their Wellington premier division men's hockey match with Naenae at the...

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United advance to quarter-finals

United advance to quarter-finals

Wairarapa United's Alex Ridsdale rounds Miramar Rangers keeper Phil Imray on his way to scoring his team's first goal. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell Wairarapa United are through to the quarter-finals of the national Chatham Cup football competition. In an...

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Gin trap claims cat’s leg

Gin trap claims cat’s leg

Ruby Fisher's cat Jeffrey after having his leg amputated. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] Clareville woman Ruby Fisher describes finding her injured cat in an illegal gin trap as the "worst thing I've ever seen". Ruby's cat, Jeffrey, had been...

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