Title dream in tatters

Title dream in tatters

Wairarapa United goalkeeper Coey Turipa in action against Napier City Rovers. He will miss Saturday's match with Lower Hutt. By Gary Caffell Wairarapa United's dream of a first-ever Central League title in 2017 is in tatters. While their shock 4-2 loss to Taranaki in...

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Schdroski steals the show

Schdroski steals the show

Kody Kingi models one of Emma Schdroski's designs at the Oversew Fashion Awards on Saturday night. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] St Matthew's Collegiate student Emma Schdroski is making quite a name for herself in the fashion industry. The Year...

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Hard work rewards young winemaker

Hard work rewards young winemaker

The Bayer Wairarapa Young Viticulturist of the Year winner Ben McNab-Jones from Urlar. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Top young viticulturist Ben McNab-Jones is in non doubt when it comes to naming his favourite wine style - pinot noir. “It’s...

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Pets killed in house fire

Pets killed in house fire

The interior of the house on Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd was extensively damaged. PHOTO/JAKE BELESKI By Jake Beleski [email protected] A Masterton father and daughter who wanted a "fresh start" have lost their home -- and four cats -- after a house fire on Friday...

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Dalefield continue dominance

Dalefield continue dominance

Katherine van Woerkom wins possession for Dalefield. She scored a hat-trick in their 8-2 win. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell Dalefield finished preliminary round play in the Wellington premier division women's hockey competition with a decisive 7pt advantage on...

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Late penalty sends Canes to Africa

Late penalty sends Canes to Africa

Hurricanes' winger Wes Goosen diving over for the second of his two tries on Friday. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES By Jake Beleski [email protected] The Hurricanes were two minutes away from hosting a Super Rugby semi-final next weekend before a stunning 55m penalty from...

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Greytown dominance ended

Greytown dominance ended

Martinborough advanced after a hard-fought win over Greytown. PHOTO/CATHERINE ROSSITER-STEAD By Gary Caffell Martinborough will be aiming to break a long drought when they meet Gladstone in the final of the Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union’s Tui Cup premier division...

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Masterton police seek assault witnesses

Masterton police seek assault witnesses

A young Masterton man is still in hospital a week after an assault outside a Masterton bar. Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which took place outside the Jackson Street Bar in Masterton during the early hours of Sunday, July 16. The 19-year-old man...

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DOC hut shuts its doors

DOC hut shuts its doors

Jumbo Hut in the Tararua Forest Park was closed after an engineer’s report deemed it unsafe. PHOTO/JOE HANSEN By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] The popular Jumbo Hut shut its doors on Thursday at 4pm, after 36 years of sheltering trampers on the Mt...

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Home within range

Home within range

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Living next to a golf driving range you could expect to find the odd golf ball on the front lawn, but Vic Gadsby has picked up nearly 1000 over the past two decades. Smashed lounge windows, damage to vehicles, broken spouting...

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Business wheely rolling along

Business wheely rolling along

CAPTION: Greg and Ali Lang owners of The Wheelwright Shop in Gladstone. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON By Beckie Wilson [email protected] To some the skill of wheelwright may be a dying art, but Greg and Ali Lang have built their family, life and business around the...

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110-year-old beachfront trees felled

110-year-old beachfront trees felled

Safety concerns make 'one-tree beach' of holiday spot By Beckie Wilson [email protected] They stood for 110 years, welcoming visitors to Riversdale Beach, but now a well-known stand of pines is no more. The trees that lined the beach front were deemed unsafe by...

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Fashion show booming

Fashion show booming

CAPTION: Organiser Robyn Cherry-Campbell and creative director Kate Williams on a break at the Oversew Fashion Awards rehearsals on Thursday PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON By Beckie Wilson [email protected] The standard of entries for the Oversew Fashion Awards continues...

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Plastic less than fantastic

Plastic less than fantastic

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] It might finally be time to ditch plastic bags. The three Wairarapa mayors are among a large number of voices supporting Wellington Mayor Justin Lester’s open letter to the government asking for the introduction of a levy on...

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Canes chasing redemption

Canes chasing redemption

Hurricanes players, dejected after last year’s humiliation in Canberra. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES By Jake Beleski [email protected] Hurricanes flanker Brad Shields hasn’t forgotten the criticism levelled at his team after last year’s embarrassing 52-10 first round loss...

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