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Shots fired in Masterton

By Emily Norman [email protected] Two gunshots were fired at different locations in Masterton on Saturday night. But each incident sparked just one call to emergency services, which a senior police officer says is concerning. Just before 9pm, a parked ute in a... read more
The South Wairarapa District Council, Martinborough. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Arsenic levels too high

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] A block of Greytown land has been found to have soil arsenic levels four times that of the national health standard. The section, on the corner of Mole St and Wood St, falls under an area of land earmarked for housing... read more
The kitten, which South Wairarapa Vets brought back to life, has gone missing from her Carterton home. PHOTO/FILE

Little Lazarus on the loose

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] The cat that made headlines last year for bouncing back from near death has gone missing. Lazarus the kitten was in a sorry state when she was dropped off at South Wairarapa Veterinary Services, Featherston, in December... read more
Riversdale Beach entrance. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE

Life’s a beach at Riversdale

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] On a good day, Riversdale Beach is as close to a slice of heaven one can get, and every man and his dog will be out on the golden sands, lapping up the sunshine. Among them will be the president of the Riversdale Beach... read more

Crash driver back in court

By Don Farmer [email protected] As he stood in court almost a year ago, a Featherston teenager heard how he would have to live with the “heart-breaking” effects of his actions which led to the deaths of two young friends in a high-speed crash. This... read more
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