Sisters selling top cafe

Sisters selling top cafe

By Hayley Gastmeier hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz   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 hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz 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 chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz 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 chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz 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 don.farmer@age.co.nz 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 emily.norman@age.co.nz 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 chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz 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 emily.norman@age.co.nz 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 emily.norman@age.co.nz 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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New Library on the books

New Library on the books

By Don Farmer don.farmer@age.co.nz A new library for Masterton could be on the cards should Masterton District Council agrees at a meeting later today to join forces with Masterton Trust Lands Trust to establish a “collaborative project”. If it comes to pass, the...

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Cheese with tradition

Cheese with tradition

By Beckie Wilson beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A Canadian cheese maker went on a journey to discover the secrets of traditional cheese making after abandoning commercial methods of using packet cultures and unnatural additives. When David Asher opened-up a standard cheese...

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Council’s $1.4m wage hike

Council’s $1.4m wage hike

By Don Farmer Don.farmer@age.co.nz The wage bill for Masterton District Council staff is now $1.4m more a year than it was when chief executive Pim Borren took over in mid-2014. There has also been a hefty increase in staff numbers, but Mr Borren says he has...

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Stranded teen rescued in flash flooding

Stranded teen rescued in flash flooding

By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz An 18-year-old Carterton man was rescued by helicopter after flash flooding in Carterton swept his vehicle down a raging stream. The man, who asked not to be named, was out with some friends four wheel driving at Mount Dick near...

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Raging rivers in flood

Raging rivers in flood

By Emily Norman Emily.norman@age.co.nz Flash flooding washed out parts of rural Wairarapa this weekend. Roads were closed, and property was flooded out in Carterton after a torrential downpour which caused rivers to rise rapidly. Fire services and police were kept...

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