Blue whale washes ashore

Blue whale washes ashore

John McFadzean -- owner of Glenburn Station -- taking a look at the 21m blue whale. PHOTO/KAREN FITZGERALD JAKE BELESKI [email protected] What do you do when the largest animal in the world washes up on your property? A 21m blue whale was found washed ashore in...

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Looking toward another term

Looking toward another term

For a man who loves to ‘plod along’ while out jogging, National candidate and Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott is anything but a plodder when it comes to his work, life and outlook, writes SEAMUS BOYER.      The word ‘opportunity’ pops up a lot in Alastair...

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Bench players rewarded for impact

Bench players rewarded for impact

Sam Gammie, seen here in action for Eketahuna, will be part of the Wairarapa-Bush starting lineup on Saturday. PHOTO/FILE GARY CAFFELL Caution has been thrown to the wind in the naming of the Wairarapa-Bush team for their Heartland Championship match with Buller in...

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Homegrown, eager to serve

Homegrown, eager to serve

You can’t argue Labour’s candidate Kieran McAnulty doesn't know the region he is aspiring to represent. The thirty-two-year-old is a seventh generation Wairarapa resident whose ancestral roots go back to the pioneers, including Featherston’s first settler Henry...

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Ron Mark – many roles, one hat

Ron Mark – many roles, one hat

Wairarapa list MP Ron Mark has packed a lot into life, and he’s far from done yet. The colourful deputy leader of New Zealand First wants to become this region’s electorate MP so his seat in parliament can be said to be a seat truly earned by having secured the trust...

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SPCA centre could reopen

SPCA centre could reopen

DON FARMER [email protected] The SPCA centre in Masterton’s Ngaumutawa Road could be re-opened and back in business before Christmas if things go to plan. On September 20, Masterton District Council is expected to decide whether it will support a move to get the...

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Bouncers – slick, funny and thought-provoking

Bouncers – slick, funny and thought-provoking

Ethan Roseman, left, Nathan Roseman, Greg Webb and John Mabey in rehearsal for ‘Bouncers’. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Review: Limelight Theatre’s production of ‘Bouncers 90s remix’ written by John Godber. Director: Margaret Jesson Venue: Carterton Events Centre GRAEME BURNARD I...

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Property boom hitting Masterton

Property boom hitting Masterton

The median house price in Masterton rose by 12 per cent in August. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES JAKE BELESKI and CHELSEA BOYLE One month was all it took for the median house price in Masterton to rise by 12 per cent, but the same could not be said for Carterton or South...

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A ‘boot in both camps’

A ‘boot in both camps’

For Green Party candidate John Hart, soil and clover on his 50-acre farm are the main workers that result in an efficient farm. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON It may well be a long way to Tipperary but for Wairarapa’s Green Party candidate his long journey was from the corporate...

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Nine-try thumping for Wai-Bush

Nine-try thumping for Wai-Bush

An all too familiar sight . . .Wairarapa-Bush’s Tavita Isaac and Inia Katia struggle to halt the progress of Mid-Canterbury’s former All Black Regan King, scorer of two tries in the 60-24 romp. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV GARY CAFFFELL The woefulness of the Wairarapa-Bush...

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