Eurosmash hits Carterton

Eurosmash hits Carterton

Reporter Chelsea Boyle catches up with the stars of ‘Die Roten Punkte’ before their first performance in Carterton. Through thick and thin, Otto and Astrid have stuck together since they were orphaned as children in a tragic accident which may have involved a lion or...

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Protecting our heritage

Protecting our heritage

Former deputy Prime Minister and Wairarapa MP Wyatt Creech speaking at Sunday's ceremony. PHOTO/LYNDA FERINGA JAKE BELESKI [email protected] The important history and places of Wairarapa will have an extra layer of protection after the formation of Heritage...

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New principal welcomed

New principal welcomed

Wainuioru School principal Gene Bartlett, left, and Board of Trustees Chair Paul Oliver outside the Wainuioru Hall. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE CHELSEA BOYLE [email protected] In another life Gene Bartlett may have been a policeman, but on Monday he was welcomed as the...

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Harwood: Buck stops with me

Harwood: Buck stops with me

Wairarapa-Bush's Epeli Rayaqayaqa stopped in his tracks by West Coast players in Saturday's Heartland Championship match. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV GARY CAFFELL Joe Harwood is a realist. In his debut season as Wairarapa-Bush head coach he readily accepts a good portion of...

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Mother’s dying wish

Mother’s dying wish

Terri-Lee Governor-Wiremu and her husband Joe Wiremu married 10 days before she died after a six-year battle of cancer. PHOTOS/KIRI RIWAI-COUCH PHOTOGRAPHY Friends, family put on dream wedding for terminally-ill woman BECKIE WILSON [email protected] Terri-Lee...

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‘Everything happens at the pub’

‘Everything happens at the pub’

Dave Hastie and Debs Thom from the Whakataki Hotel near Castlepoint. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON Once the backbone of a rural community, Wairarapa pubs have seen a shift in attitude that has changed the traditional pub scene, writes Beckie Wilson. They are the place you go to...

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Trail plans take shape

Trail plans take shape

Turakirae Head is the southernmost point of the Rimutaka Trail. PHOTO/FILE JAKE BELESKI [email protected] An ambitious plan to combine the Wellington region's off-road tracks and trails under a single framework could bring recreational and economic benefits to...

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Cranston returns in midfield role

Cranston returns in midfield role

Eddie Cranston (front) will be in the midfield for Wairarapa-Bush this weekend. PHOTO/FILE GARY CAFFELL Former skipper Eddie Cranston will return to the Wairarapa-Bush starting line-up for their Heartland Championship rugby match with West Coast at Memorial Park,...

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