Aerial photos over Masterton. PHOTO/FILE

Problem pipes set to drain wallets

Faulty pipes could ping homeowners with bills of up to $10,000   By Emily Norman [email protected] Masterton homeowners could be landed with a big bill to help fix the district’s storm water problems. A district-wide sewer lateral inspections programme is... read more
Soulway Church. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Crash mars wedding

By Emily Norman [email protected] A Masterton wedding ceremony took a turn for the worst on Saturday when the bride’s 19-year-old brother was seriously injured in a car crash on SH2. Three of the bride’s brothers had been in a vehicle leaving Soulway Church when... read more
Wendy Gilbert, with her grandson Akuira Gilbert-Richards, 6, Te Awhina Community House Coordinator Donna Gray (left), and good Samaritan Jim Birchall, who donated whiteware appliances. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Fire victims helped

Wendy Gilbert, with her grandson Akuira Gilbert-Richards, 6, Te Awhina Community House Coordinator Donna Gray (left), and good Samaritan Jim Birchall, who donated whiteware appliances. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] As... read more
Paper Plus Masterton's new owners Sarah and Warwick Delmonte, with Russell Carthew (centre), who is hanging up his hat after 59 years in book retail. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

New chapter for iconic bookstore

Paper Plus Masterton’s new owners Sarah and Warwick Delmonte, with Russell Carthew (centre), who is hanging up his hat after 59 years in book retail. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Sarah and Warwick Delmonte say they... read more
Pongaroa. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Pongaroa: An inside look

By Emily Norman [email protected] It was my first visit to Pongaroa, and my first ever drive on Route 52. “If I’m not back by 5pm, I might be lost,” I said to work colleagues before heading out of Masterton, toward Eketahuna, and out along Alfredton Rd. The sun... read more
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