Dismal batting haunts Wairarapa

Dismal batting haunts Wairarapa

By Gary Caffell A six wicket bag to paceman Stefan Hook-Sporry was something to savour but Wairarapa was still on the end of an innings and 60 run defeat by Taranaki in their Hawkes Cup qualifying round cricket match which finished before midday on Sunday. A dismal...

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Country fair fun

Country fair fun

By Beckie Wilson beckie.wilson@age.co.nz The 19th annual Mauriceville Country fair was blessed with fine fair weather on Sunday. The Clarke Memorial Domain was packed with people out to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. And the combination of good music, great stalls and...

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Buying the rural dream

Buying the rural dream

By Beckie Wilson beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Wairarapa lifestyle blocks are flying out the door, with the region’s rural setting proving a huge drawcard for out-of-town buyers. The number of lifestyle blocks sold in the region for the year ending October 2016 was 420,...

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Bringing a face back to SPCA

Bringing a face back to SPCA

By Jake Beleski Jake.beleski@age.co.nz An eclectic group of  residents have been chosen to represent Wairarapa in the newly appointed Wairarapa Advisory Group for the SPCA. They include a lawyer, veterinary surgeon, business consultant and a marketer, and they met for...

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Gang meth ring raided

Gang meth ring raided

By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz A Wairarapa meth distribution ring involving Head Hunters gang members has been raided by police. Two men, aged 25 and 29 were arrested on Thursday, amid a heavy police presence in Featherston. A third man, also linked to the...

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Man dragged by car

Man dragged by car

By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz A man was dragged along a road by a car on Friday following a heated argument in Lansdowne, Masterton.. Police Senior Sergeant Gordon Crawley said there had been a dispute between “a couple of gentlemen” before midday yesterday...

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Blade runner coming to town

Blade runner coming to town

By Jake Beleski jake.beleski@age.co.nz If you watched any of this year’s Paralympic Games in Rio, there was probably one face that stood out more than most. New Zealand’s blade runner, Liam Malone, inspired millions around the world with his incredible sprinting feats...

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Lending a hand in Kaikoura

Lending a hand in Kaikoura

By Hayley Gastmeier hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz It was the “emotional damage” the earthquake caused in Kaikoura which “shook” Wairarapa volunteers most. Four Red Cross Wairarapa members returned from the South Island town last week, after spending five days there...

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Art is a living thing

Art is a living thing

By Emily Norman Emily.norman@age.co.nz An all-encapsulating art exhibition, featuring media from film to textiles and sculpture, has opened at Aratoi Museum of Art and History. The works, featured in the exhibition Art is a Living Thing, were created by 100 artists...

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Woman died after foot wedged in tree

Woman died after foot wedged in tree

By Jake Beleski jake.beleski@age.co.nz A Carterton woman’s death was the result of getting her foot stuck in a tree while trying to rescue her cat, a coroner has found. Gaylene Dunn died on December 21, 2014 – aged 54 – due to rhabdomyolysis complicating a soft tissue...

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Where have all the openers gone?

Where have all the openers gone?

By Gary Caffell It's the question which all too often is the main talking point when Wairarapa senior men's cricket teams are the topic of conversation. Who will open the batting? Specialist openers capable of doing a good job on the representative scene have been as...

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Versatile Krivan

Versatile Krivan

By Gary Caffell Curtis Krivan showcased his versatility as the  Apache Jacks Giants under-17s beat Demons 19-15 in their Hutt Valley competition softball match at Fraser Park on Wednesday night. Krivan usually plays at catcher but with the Giants team being somewhat...

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Bomb scare a hoax

Bomb scare a hoax

Masterton Primary School is among many schools in New Zealand receiving bomb threats. Prevention manager Senior Sergeant Gordon Crawley said Wairarapa police “believe very much that it was just a hoax”. Police attended the South Rd school in Kuripuni just after...

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Another crash at Highway blackspot

Another crash at Highway blackspot

By Don Farmer and Hayley Gastmeier don.farmer@age.co.nz A call is being made for urgent attention to be given to re-designing a section of State Highway 2 just south of Masterton after yet another serious car crash at an intersection. On Tuesday a south-bound car,...

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