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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Wings festival grounded

Wings festival grounded

By Beckie Wilson beckie.wilson@age.co.nz After two years in the making, with pilots and punters travelling from afar, the big Wings Over Wairarapa weekend was washed away. It was the first air show in New Zealand to be completely cancelled, according to the festival...

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A&P show success despite rain

A&P show success despite rain

By Beckie Wilson beckie.wilson@age.co.nz In between the heavy downpours that dominated Saturday, keen punters braved the conditions to make the most of Masterton’s 130th A&P Show. The show’s organiser Grant Poulton said it was a great success despite the rain. “A...

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What summer should look like

What summer should look like

By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz If you’ve forgotten what summer looks like, don’t stress – a new video showing off summer bliss in Greytown will be a good reminder. The video, is to be launched today by the Country Village Heaven Marketing Group, features an...

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Biosecurity breached

Biosecurity breached

Judge hands down $11,000 fine over secret moth stash. An insect expert has paid a hefty price for possessing illegally obtained exotic moth eggs, hatching them and redistributing eggs to three other people around the country. Entomologist, Zachary Paul Warren, was...

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Music-loving kids set for Gizzy Day show

Music-loving kids set for Gizzy Day show

By Jessica Morris and Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz Two Masterton children will sing their hearts out in Australia next month, after being selected to perform at the Gizzy Day festival in Brisbane. Jerome Lopa, 14, and sister Lynnal, 8, have always had an...

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Easter decision a week away

Easter decision a week away

By Don Farmer don.farmer@age.co.nz Masterton residents will have to wait at least another week before they know whether the curtain has been lifted on Easter Sunday trading. At a specially convened hearing in Masterton yesterday Masterton District councillors heard...

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Cleaning up our coast

Cleaning up our coast

...one plastic bag at a time.   By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz Plastic bags and rubbish are the last thing people should find along the scenic Castlepoint coastline, but for residents it’s a sad reality. So, in a bid to leave footprints instead of rubbish...

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Pilots eager for fireworks to begin

Pilots eager for fireworks to begin

Times-Age reporter Beckie Wilson got a taste of the action British aerobatic glider pilots, Guy Westgate and Tim Dews are capable of, soaring and swooping more than 500ft into the sky over Wairarapa yesterday. AeroSPARX pilots Mr Westgate and Mr Dews are promising,...

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Pommy voice at heart of air show

Pommy voice at heart of air show

By Beckie Wilson beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Dubbed ‘The Token Pom’ by his Kiwi friends, Trev Graham is no rookie to air show commentating with more the 2000 shows of experience up his sleeve. Mr Graham, from Winchester, flew over from Britain in the weekend to commentate...

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Epic Alps win spurs Lyttle to South Africa

Epic Alps win spurs Lyttle to South Africa

By Jake Beleski jake.beleski@age.co.nz Scott Lyttle's return to competitive cycling looks set to carry on a little longer than expected. Lyttle, son of Steve and Sue Lyttle of Carterton, came out of retirement to compete in the seven-day Pioneer mountain bike race in...

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Theft ruins grand tour

Theft ruins grand tour

By Chelsea Boyle chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz A retired Kiwi expatriate had his nationwide cycle tour cut short when his bike was pinched in Masterton. Greg Day, 68, had journeyed from Ireland to New Zealand to cycle 3000kms from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Mr Day was inspired...

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Pea weevil ban to 2018 holds fast

Pea weevil ban to 2018 holds fast

By Chelsea Boyle chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz Wairarapa farmers will be keeping their fingers crossed that the pea weevil ban is paving the way back to fields of green peas. However, they will need the help of home gardeners to get there. A sprout of peas in the back...

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