Traditional rivals collide

Traditional rivals collide

Wanganui Collegiate No 8 Finau Nimatasu scoring his team's third try. PHOTO/JAKE BELESKI By Jake Beleski [email protected] A stirring fightback wasn't quite enough for Rathkeale College to overhaul Wanganui Collegiate in yesterday's first XV traditional rugby...

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Zac’s back on track

Zac’s back on track

Zac Guildford flipping a pass during a Heartland Championship match between Wairarapa-Bush and Wanganui last year. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES Former All Black Zac Guildford's move north has paid off with the 28-year-old named yesterday in the Waikato squad for the upcoming...

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Bring it to Colombo project all go

Bring it to Colombo project all go

By Jake Beleski [email protected] A $500,000 Lotteries Commission grant means work on rebuilding Masterton’s Colombo Rd netball facilities will get underway very soon. Bring it to Colombo Trust chairman, Luther Toloa, said the first sod would be turned with the...

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New hope for SPCA centre

New hope for SPCA centre

Wairarapa SPCA shelter on Ngaumutawa Rd, Masterton. PHOTO/FILE By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] It is possible that Wairarapa's SPCA centre will be reopened, if its members vote to join a new national body. That's according to Wairarapa SPCA...

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Boy’s special bond with Stickman

Boy’s special bond with Stickman

CAPTION: Joshua White, 5, and his mother Natasha Mason, with Joshua’s closest friend, Stickman PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Most young children have a favourite teddy bear or cuddly blanket, but a young rural Masterton boy’s best buddy...

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Kuranui football continues to grow

Kuranui football continues to grow

Lincoln Williams in action for Kuranui College. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] The number of Kuranui College students playing football has grown so rapidly in recent years that the school has had to put in an additional football pitch. The boys'...

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Dalefield’s double challenge

Dalefield’s double challenge

Dalefield’s Nick Finlayson (left) taking on a Harbour City opponent in a Wellington premier division match at Clareville last weekend. Dalefield won 3-2. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV. By Gary Caffell As double headers go it couldn’t be much more difficult. The Farriers...

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CrossFit powers into Masterton

CrossFit powers into Masterton

Ngapera Parata, co-owner of Crossfit Manaia in Masterton. PHOTO/CINDY MCMURTRIE By Jake Beleski [email protected] The CrossFit exercise regimen has been growing on a global scale in recent years, and now one of New Zealand's premier events is coming to Masterton....

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New bosses, new approach

New bosses, new approach

CAPTION: New to the role: Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, regional manager Grant Bennett with Masterton site manager Miriama Henderson PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON Restructure for Wairarapa children's services under way By Beckie Wilson...

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Work of generations paying off

Work of generations paying off

CAPTION: Mark McKenzie showing a hereford bull at the Maungahina Stud's 72nd sale last week PHOTO/COUNTRY CALENDAR By Beckie Wilson [email protected] “It’s in the blood, it’s our passion,” says the men of the McKenzie family who run the oldest hereford stud in...

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Shot in the dark

Shot in the dark

Father of murdered Featherston man fired shotgun above policeman's head  By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] A shot fired in the dark over the head of a police officer in Featherston was a mistake motivated by a tragic past incident. David John Jones, 69, farmer,...

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$30k for Bring it to Colombo

$30k for Bring it to Colombo

Masterton mayor and deputy chair of the Bring it to Colombo Trust (BTCT) Lyn Patterson (left), BTCT trustees Geordie McCallum, Annelise Scott, Julie Browne, Rotary president Rob Cameron, incoming Rotary president Warren Carter, directors Marilyn Bouzaid and Stephen...

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Clash of giants

Clash of giants

Sam Mason-Smith scoring from a penalty in last weekend's win over Wellington Olympic. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Jake Beleski [email protected] Sunday's top-of-the-table clash with Western Suburbs could well be a season-defining moment for Wairarapa United, with only...

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Choir wins first Big Sing trophy

Choir wins first Big Sing trophy

The Rathkeale St Matthew's Senior College choir at the Big Sing regional competition in Wellington. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] Months of practise were rewarded last week as the Rathkeale St Matthew's Senior College choir won their first ever...

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