Lakeview principal moving on

Lakeview principal moving on

By Don Farmer [email protected] The man who has been at the helm of Lakeview School for 11 years is moving on, but not moving away. Ed Hodgkinson broke the news to staff and pupils on Wednesday that he is relinquishing his job as school principal at the end of this...

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Kuripuni security camera being fixed

Kuripuni security camera being fixed

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] It may have taken nine years, but relief is in sight for Kuripuni businesses affected by a stream of burglaries over the past seven months. A simple fix is all that is needed for a poorly-positioned council funded security...

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School rallies to save pool

School rallies to save pool

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Dalefield School has swum against the national trend and managed to save its pool following the incredible fundraising efforts of the local community. It goes against the grain of worrying statistics showing that schools around...

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Stags call-up for Hook-Sporry

Stags call-up for Hook-Sporry

By Gary Caffell Wairarapa pace bowler Stefan Hook-Sporry is poised to make his debut in the highest class of domestic cricket following a call-up into the Central Stags cricket squad for their Plunket Shield match with Auckland Aces, starting in Auckland tomorrow. If...

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Courthouse refresh nears completion

Courthouse refresh nears completion

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] The Carterton Courthouse refurbishment is on course to be wrapped up by mid-April, and community groups are eagerly awaiting its completion. When it is finally unveiled, the courthouse will act as a hub for community groups....

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Sisters selling top cafe

Sisters selling top cafe

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected]   The “2 Short Whites” are calling it a day. Sisters Sue Wright and Nicky Brindle have put their central Greytown cafe on the market. Located on Main St in The Hub complex, 2 Short Whites launched in July 2015. The...

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Schaef in esteemed company

Schaef in esteemed company

By Gary Caffell Former Athletics Carterton and St Matthews Collegiate old girl Ellen Schaef literally rubbed shoulders with the biggest name in world athletics while competing for New Zealand at the Coles Nitro Athletics track and field three-day meet in Melbourne...

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$2350 fine for cat trap death

$2350 fine for cat trap death

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] A “dearly loved cat” desperately tried to free itself from a possum trap set on a residential Masterton fence. Eli, a 4-year-old female tabby, was found dead, hanging from the fence with a dislocated left front forelimb...

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New look for Waicol students

New look for Waicol students

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Wairarapa College’s smart new school shirts for boys is just a taster of what is in the pipeline as the school is set to get blazers for all students. Deputy principal Pam Redpath said that in the past blazers had always been...

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Cracking a bigger market

Cracking a bigger market

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] He took a run-down caged chicken farm and turned it into a thriving cage-free national egg business, now Graeme Napier says it’s time for him to step back. Mr Napier will be staying on as a director, and welcoming Michael...

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Electric carts for posties

Electric carts for posties

By Don Farmer [email protected] Posties on bicycles may soon become a rare sight on the streets of Masterton as they make way for little red, electric vehicles. Masterton District Council is today expected to give the all clear to New Zealand Post to introduce...

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New docs for hospital

New docs for hospital

Emily Norman [email protected] Patients can expect to see new faces at the Wairarapa Hospital, with five new doctors hired after longstanding vacancies. For several months, the Wairarapa District Health Board has been on the lookout “far and wide” for specialist...

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Carterton okays Easter Sunday trading

Carterton okays Easter Sunday trading

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Carterton District Council have lifted the prohibition on Easter Sunday Trading, swimming with the tide of public submissions that were all in favour of the plan. The policy gives retailers the choice to open, so long as...

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Train fares ‘too expensive’

Train fares ‘too expensive’

By Emily Norman [email protected] University students travelling from Wairarapa to Wellington are having to fork out more than a hundred dollars each week in travel expenses, with at least one student resorting to hitch-hiking to get to class from Wairarapa. The...

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Hangi kit concept intrigues

Hangi kit concept intrigues

By Emily Norman [email protected] Ever wanted to cook a hangi, but didn’t have the gear to make it with? A hangi starter kit, created by a Carterton family may be the answer. Narida Hooper has taken her Hangi Kete concept to market, a ‘DIY hangi kit’ comprising a...

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