Double blaze

Double blaze

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] A Mauriceville family thought they were doing a good deed offering shelter to the owner of a house destroyed by fire on Wednesday night. But now they have lost everything after their own home was razed just hours later. A...

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Intense forward battle looms

Intense forward battle looms

In-form No 8 Tavita Isaac on the charge for Greytown. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell The battle for forward supremacy will take centre stage when unbeaten teams Gladstone and Greytown lock horns in a Wairarapa-Bush Tui Cup premier division rugby match at Gladstone...

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Practice makes perfect for Ifill

Practice makes perfect for Ifill

Paul Ifill, third from left, is congratulated by teammate Daniel Allan after his long range goal. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell Wairarapa United striker Paul Ifill had the last laugh when he hammered home a spectacular goal from almost halfway in his team's 4-1...

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Closure looms

Closure looms

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] A Greytown rest home is facing closure, with the fate of 22 residents left hanging. Dwindling occupancy at Ultimate Care Greytown means the facility is no longer financially viable. A proposal to close the centre has been...

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Historic moment for Maori

Historic moment for Maori

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] The building of a new Maori community is underway on one of rural Wairarapa’s most prominent maraes. The six-house social housing papakainga development will be offered to descendants of the ancestors of Hurunui o Rangi Marae,...

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Kaltak ready for United action

Kaltak ready for United action

Brian Kaltak in action for Vanuatu in an age group international against New Zealand. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES By Gary Caffell Vanuatu international Brian Kaltak will be available for table-toppers Wairarapa United when they meet Wellington United in a Central League men’s...

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Referees to stand out

Referees to stand out

Referee Alistair Payne, left, Farmlands Greytown business manager Tim Williams, Farmlands Masterton business manager Kelvin O'Reilly, and referee Shay O'Gorman with the new Wairarapa referees' kit. By Jake Beleski [email protected] Wairarapa's rugby referees will...

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Dancing back in time

Dancing back in time

Organisers Gary and Karen Shaw are bringing The Time Travellers’ Ball to Featherston. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] If you dream of dancing with Mr Darcy, a regency style ball coming to Featherston could be just the ticket for you. The Time...

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Missing cats spark concern

Missing cats spark concern

Masterton's Lara Hooper would would love to reunited with her missing cats Zhivy, left, and Sage. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Lara Hooper has been desperately searching for her missing cats since mid-April, and she’s not the only Bentley St...

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Unlucky break for fisherman

Unlucky break for fisherman

By Emily Norman [email protected] The saying “break a leg” took a very literal turn for the worse during a fishing competition between Pukemanu and Riversdale over the weekend. Barry Whitney, 72, of Greytown, was flown to hospital after slipping and snapping his...

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Unbeaten sides set to clash

Unbeaten sides set to clash

Marist prop Ryan Hargood crashes over for a try against Greytown last Saturday. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell There will be some intriguing match ups when games in the Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union's premier competition continue on Saturday. The feature clash will...

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Battling dad’s baby surprise

Battling dad’s baby surprise

Nick Perkins, 34, in Singapore earlier this month after he had finished the first 'bag' of chemotherapy. PHOTO/SUPPLIED   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected]   News of a baby girl on the way is helping a Carterton father face challenging medical...

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Coroner: Helmet may have saved teen’s life

Coroner: Helmet may have saved teen’s life

By Emily Norman [email protected] The death of a teenager in an off-road quad bike crash has prompted a coroner to recommend a law change requiring the wearing of a helmet when operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), including quad bikes. But the New Zealand...

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Treatment injuries taken seriously

Treatment injuries taken seriously

By Emily Norman [email protected] More than 80 patients were injured during treatment at Wairarapa Hospital for the 2015/16 year, the latest ACC data has revealed. During that time, there were 86 accepted ACC claims for patients who were injured while being...

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‘I believe it’s art’

‘I believe it’s art’

By Emily Norman [email protected] One man’s discarded art is another man’s treasure. This is the case for a new exhibition at Carterton’s Heart of Arts titled Found in the Wairarapa and I believe it’s Art. The volunteer-run arts hub went on a Wairarapa-wide...

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