Wairarapa Emergency Department. PHOTO/FILE

Our 17,000 emergencies

By Emily Norman [email protected] Whether you’ve come down with a nasty stomach bug, broken your arm, or have managed to injure yourself with a chainsaw, Wairarapa Hospital’s emergency staff have seen it all. There were almost 17,000 admissions to Wairarapa’s... read more
Wellington band Lost Bird. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Gladstonebury: Back to grassroots

By Emily Norman [email protected] Remember watching a famous band up close and personal before they hit the big time? Wairarapa musician Nikki King remembers, and she hopes to revive that grassroots excitement in Wairarapa with a music and arts festival at the... read more
Don Mailman’s mother was hit by a car at the Countdown car park in Masterton. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

No help for woman hit by car

By Emily Norman [email protected] A heavily disabled woman, who was hit by a car in a Masterton car park, was left to pull herself back onto her scooter to get help. Her son is now pleading for the driver responsible to come forward. Don Mailman’s mother, 54,... read more
Featherston's Supervalue supermarket, part of the 'Featherston Gateway' complex built by Trust House. PHOTO/FILE

Supermarket sells for $4.2m

By Don Farmer [email protected] Trust House has sold its Super Value supermarket and the associated businesses that make up Featherston Gateway, to Greytown business couple Chris and Lindsey Ward. The sale, worth around $4.2m, became unconditional on Friday, with... read more
Ajay Bhati and his wife Jen who is a cancer survivor. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Family’s cancer battle

By Emily Norman [email protected] It’s been a rough 18 months for cancer battler Jen Bhati. The young Featherston mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year, the latest in a string of cancer diagnoses in her family. She will be representing... read more
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