New job plan for our young

New job plan for our young

Former Makoura College principal Tom Hullena is the chair of The Youth Education, Training & Employment Community Partnership. PHOTO/FILE By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz College students will be given a leg-up into employment with a new initiative aimed at...

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Bringing home the Bacon

Bringing home the Bacon

The Bell family’s basic home at their ‘Pacific paradise’ on the Kermadec Islands. PHOTO/WAIRARAPA ARCHIVE This month celebrates Family History. Gareth Winter from the Wairarapa Archives delves into the fascinating life of Alfred Bacon, a Masterton-raised boy who had a...

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Guildford a starter for Wai-Bush

Guildford a starter for Wai-Bush

By Gary Caffell Former All Black Zac Guildford will be in the starting line-up for Wairarapa-Bush when they open their 2016 Heartland championship rugby campaign with a match against King Country at Memorial Park, Masterton, on Saturday. It will be Guildford’s...

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Stand-in boss gone fishin’

Stand-in boss gone fishin’

Wairarapa College acting principal Peter Gould heads back to retirement this week after playing a key role in reshaping the school, which now has more than 1000 students on its roll. By Geoff Vause geoff.vause@age.co.nz Peter Gould may have felt he needed his waders...

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Quick response leads to second chance

Quick response leads to second chance

Wellington Free Ambulance intensive care paramedics Cheryl Watson (left) and Jess Vanderberg (far right) with Nicola Thompson, 37, who suffered a cardiac arrest, and husband Garth. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Nicola Thompson doesn’t remember what happened three weeks ago....

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Supermarket development plan halted

Supermarket development plan halted

By Hayley Gastmeier hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz The owner of FreshChoice in Greytown wants the development of a new entranceway to go ahead, despite the resource consent being pulled. The project for the supermarket, which is within the historical precinct of the town,...

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Grand old home for sale

Grand old home for sale

One of the oldest and most prestigious homes in Wairarapa is on the market. Carrington House at the northern end of Carterton, owned by Shirley and John Cameron but historically known as the Booth Homestead, is being marketed by Clark & Co Realty with no asking...

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Illegal dumpers beware

Illegal dumpers beware

By Emily Norman Emily.norman@age.co.nz The days are numbered for people using laybys to dump their household rubbish, with one vigilant councillor taking it upon herself to monitor the mess. Eketahuna councillor and Tararua mayoral candidate Tracey Collis is the first...

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No explanation for rates hike

No explanation for rates hike

By Geoff Vause geoff.vause@age.co.nz Diane McMahon built a new home at Carterton four years ago to enjoy her retirement. Retirement is not in sight. Diane, 72, is still working as a carer, and her latest rates hike makes it likely she will work for some time yet. Her...

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Top equestrian coach farewelled

Top equestrian coach farewelled

By Hayley Gastmeier hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A man revered as a top equestrian coach of all ages and abilities will be farewelled today at the Tauherenikau Racecourse. Stephen Field of Carterton died suddenly on August 13, aged 51. Speaking from Mr Field’s home on...

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Rathkeale teacher investigated

Rathkeale teacher investigated

By Geoff Vause geoff.vause@age.co.nz The conduct of a teacher at Rathkeale College is under investigation by the Education Council. The allegations being investigated, which have aroused “community speculation”, also involve St Matthew’s Collegiate. But while the...

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Empty CYF house to be sold

Empty CYF house to be sold

By Emily Norman emily.norman@age.co.nz The gate on number 8 Greenlane Rd is locked shut, and has stayed shut for the past decade. Now, after sinking an estimated $50,000 in rates and maintenance over the past 10 years to keep the empty Child Youth and Family house,...

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Challenge to name our best

Challenge to name our best

Former All Black captain Richie McCaw was crowned New Zealander of the Year for 2016. PHOTO/NZME The three Wairarapa Mayors are challenging Wairarapa people to nominate a local to be the 2017 New Zealander of the Year. The annual New Zealander of the Year Awards are...

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