Battling dad’s baby surprise

Nick Perkins, 34, in Singapore earlier this month after he had finished the first ‘bag’ of chemotherapy. PHOTO/SUPPLIED   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected]   News of a baby girl on the way is helping a Carterton father face... read more
Martinborough firefighters Melinda Coleman, left, and Rob Brown are competing in the Sky Tower Challenge. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Firefighters face towering challenge

Martinborough firefighters Melinda Coleman, left, and Rob Brown are competing in the Sky Tower Challenge. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Imagine climbing the Auckland Sky Tower dressed in 25 kilogrammes of gear. Well, that... read more

Narrow escape as car ignites

A firefighter works to put out a blaze in a car which suddenly caught fire yesterday.  PHOTO/SUPPLIED   By Emily Norman [email protected]   A pregnant woman and her partner narrowly escaped their smoking car before it burst into flames yesterday... read more
wta080317hgmark01.jpg Senior Constable Mark Brown is leading a new initiative focussed on reducing youth offending. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

New programme to steer youths on right path

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Wairarapa Police have launched a new initiative designed to steer youth away from a life in the criminal justice system. Spearheading the programme is Masterton’s Senior Constable Mark Brown, who has been working... read more
The South Wairarapa District Council, Martinborough. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Tears shed over Easter trading vote

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected]   Tears were shed by conflicted councillors yesterday as the South Wairarapa District Council voted in support of Easter Sunday trading. Masterton and Carterton councils recently passed the policy, meaning shops... read more
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