For the love of film and food

For the love of film and food

The Screening Room Cinema and Eatery in Kuripuni opens to the public on Thursday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Picture start. Five, four, three, two, one. The countdown is on for the opening of The Screening Room Cinema and Eatery, where...

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A toast to Toast

A toast to Toast

Dapper wine-lovers check out the vineyards in Martinborough. PHOTO/MIKE HEYDON   One of the biggest events on Martinborough’s calendar is set to go ahead tomorrow, drawing in wine tasters and gulpers from around the country, and even across the ditch.  ...

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Good house buys still on offer here

Good house buys still on offer here

Greytown's main street. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Wairarapa remains an obvious option for house hunters from over the hill wanting to get a good buy even though the market appears to be slowing. The price margin to buy in Wairarapa and...

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Fear of food: No help here

Fear of food: No help here

Lori Marevich, with 4-year-old Liam. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz The mother of a four-year-old with a fear of food says a lack of specialist services has forced her family to leave Wairarapa. Lori Marevich has quit her job and...

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Charity donations flood in

Charity donations flood in

Hospice Wairarapa general manager Suzie Adamson and Mitre 10 Mega Masterton general manager Brent Stewart with their "exceptional" staff. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz The Wairarapa community has gone all out to ensure Hospice...

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School swimming lessons halted

School swimming lessons halted

The state of Carterton's only indoor pool has stopped some children from attending lessons. PHOTO/FILE CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz The primary-aged kids at Ponatahi Christian School can usually expect 10 swimming lessons a year but the state of Carterton’s...

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Helping our babies

Helping our babies

Helen Haslett with her baby Naomi. PHOTO/SUPPLIED CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz One year on from a traumatic birth, a local optometrist is giving back to a charity that supports families with premature newborns. Specsavers Masterton co-owner Helen Haslett gave...

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Hopman returns for King in the Ring

Hopman returns for King in the Ring

Zane 'Hybrid' Hopman (right) in boxing mode -- he will be fighting under K-1 rules on Friday night. PHOTO/FILE JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz Masterton's Zane 'Hybrid' Hopman has acted as a trainer for other fighters in recent weeks, but on Friday night he will...

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Shock, excitement for new Hinds

Shock, excitement for new Hinds

Georgia Atkinson in action for the Wairarapa Korus. PHOTO/LISA SIMS JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz Excitement and shock were the two emotions experienced by Wairarapa's newest Central Hinds cricket representatives when the team for the first two rounds was named...

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Rail staff strike halts trains

Rail staff strike halts trains

BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz As a mechanical train engineer, Daniel Hughes does not want to strike on Thursday. But if that is what it will take to come to a fair agreement with the region’s train employers, then it has to be done, he says. On Thursday, all...

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Hair goes for good cause

Hair goes for good cause

Phoenix Graham and his sister Sapphire used to be mistaken for twins but that might not be the case now that Phoenix has shaved his head for Camp Quality. PHOTOS/CHELSEA BOYLE  CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz The energy in the Carterton School hall was...

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‘Thanks for saving our son’

‘Thanks for saving our son’

Masterton's public pool complex. PHOTO/FILE JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz The father of a two-year-old boy who was revived after being pulled from the water at the Masterton public pool says the work of some quick-thinking strangers kept his son alive. The boy...

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Highway halts hall upgrade

Highway halts hall upgrade

Work to reinforce Martinborough's historic town hall is well underway. PHOTO/WAIRARAPA AERIAL IMAGING HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A mega highway under construction in Wellington has inadvertently slowed progress on Martinborough's Waihinga Centre. The...

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Korus claim narrow win

Korus claim narrow win

Hattie Vincent bowling for the Wairarapa Korus. PHOTO/LISA SIMS JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz The Wairarapa Korus got their Shrimpton Trophy campaign off to a flying start on Sunday with a tense three-wicket win over Wanganui. The Korus lost the toss and had to...

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