Jean Glasspole celebrates her 100th birthday with children Stephen Glasspole (left), Miriam Broad, and Donald Glasspole. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Celebrating a century

Jean Glasspole celebrates her 100th birthday with children Stephen Glasspole (left), Miriam Broad, and Donald Glasspole. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Carterton-born Jean Glasspole is a mother to three, grandmother to nine,... 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
Monty Bevins. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

‘Homecoming’ for nomad

By Emily Norman [email protected] Singer songwriter Monty Bevins has been on the road for four and a half years. With no fixed abode, the nomadic folk musician travels in his people mover, which he has lovingly dubbed Toyota Sensible, playing gigs all over the... read more
Inside Heart of Arts Carterton. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

‘I believe it’s art’

By Emily Norman [email protected] One man’s discarded art is another man’s treasure. This is the case for a new exhibition at Carterton’s Heart of Arts titled Found in the Wairarapa and I believe it’s Art. The volunteer-run arts hub went on a Wairarapa-wide... read more
Alcohol. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

Snapshot of our young people

Survey shows drinking, drug use and underage sex common among Wairarapa youth   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Drug use, driving while unlicensed, bullying, binge drinking, and underage sex are some of the issues facing the region’s young people,... read more
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