Police seek man after Masterton incident

Police seek man after Masterton incident

Wairarapa police are looking for 35-year-old Trevor Callis following an incident at a Kuripuni address on July 3. Two arrest warrants are out for Callis, relating to assault and drug charges and a breach of supervision conditions. Callis is described as Maori, 175cm...

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Sculpture up by Christmas

Sculpture up by Christmas

By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz Masterton’s northern roundabout sculpture may be up by Christmas. No official date has been set for the Neil Dawson sculpture’s ascension, but after a successful art auction fundraiser on Friday night, Aratoi Foundation chairman...

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Handling errors lead to loss

Handling errors lead to loss

By Gary Caffell Execution was the key word when Wairarapa-Bush went down 18-16 to King Country in their opening match of the 2016 Heartland championship rugby season at Memorial Park, Masterton on Saturday. In a game played in persistent rain and on a damp all-weather...

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Brides take the prize

Brides take the prize

By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz Before Friday’s Bride of the Year, Alastair Scott had never judged an event. Well, except for a pet lamb day – “but other than that I had never judged anything in my life”, the Wairarapa MP said. Nineteen Wairarapa brides...

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Deserved win to Wairarapa

Deserved win to Wairarapa

By Gary Caffell The Wairarapa-Bush development squad rugby team scored a gutsy 29-15 win over their more favoured Wanganui counterparts at Memorial Park, Masterton, on Saturday. The home team called the tune through most of the first half and led comfortably 21-5 at...

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Masterton celebrates Krishna

Masterton celebrates Krishna

By Hayley Gastmeier hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz People gathered at the Hare Krishna Centre in Masterton on Thursday night to celebrate Janamashtmi, the appearance day of Lord Krishna. Hare Krishnas believe it has been 5,243 years since the god came to earth, appearing...

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Stock shock for mum

Stock shock for mum

By Hayley Gastmeier hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A raft of recent Wairarapa crashes involving cows has brought back vivid memories for Masterton mother Carrie Ford. There have been four incidents since May – including three in August – where vehicles have struck...

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New chopper for search and rescues

New chopper for search and rescues

By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz A state of the art former Alabama police helicopter will boost Wairarapa’s search and rescue capability next month. Amalgamated Helicopters, Carterton, have been working on the acquisition for almost a year, with the...

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MDC’s $1.4m land deal at Homebush

MDC’s $1.4m land deal at Homebush

By Don Farmer don.farmer@age.co.nz Nearly 40ha of flat farm land on Lees Pakaraka Road is to be bought by Masterton District Council for $1.4 million to mothball in case it is needed in future to add to the Homebush Sewage Treatment Scheme. The land, belonging to...

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$5 million for Carrington House?

$5 million for Carrington House?

Billiard room inside the elaborate home. PHOTO/CLARK &CO REALTY By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz It’s hard to put a price on a piece of Wairarapa history, but for the freshly marketed Carrington House, valuers say it would cost just under $4m to...

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Pea weevil found in March, documents show

Pea weevil found in March, documents show

Documents show that four months passed before detection of pea weevil in Wairarapa was translated into a growing ban. PHOTO/FILE By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz One month has passed since news of the pea weevil crisis in Wairarapa broke to the public. But...

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Pioneering retailer remembered

Pioneering retailer remembered

Wairarapa’s Alex McLeod Snr died on August 23. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz A man, whose name was synonymous with retailing clothing in Wairarapa, has died at the age of 97. Alex McLeod Snr, founder of Alex McLeod clothing shop in...

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Retail hub on the market

Retail hub on the market

Greytown development The Hub is up for sale. PHOTO/SUPPLIED One of Greytown’s newest developments is on the market and expected to sell for about $5 million. The Hub, developed by Westwood Commercial Limited and sitting on the site of the former Greytown Four...

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Rail blackspot gets warning signs

Rail blackspot gets warning signs

KiwiRail level crossings project engineer Eddie Cook at the Western Lake Rd rail crossing where additional warning signs have been installed to remind drivers to check for trains. PHOTOS/HAYLEY GASTMEIER By Hayley Gastmeier hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A rail blackspot...

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Armed robbery accused not guilty plea

Armed robbery accused not guilty plea

Two men accused of armed robbery look set to enter not guilty pleas and head for trial. Lawyer Jock Blathwayt told Masterton District Court on Thursday that his client Floyd James Gatfield, 25, of Carterton would enter a not guilty plea, with Christopher Noel...

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