Georgina Beyer before her successful kidney transplant. PHOTO/NZ HERALD

Beyer’s transplant success

Former Carterton mayor and Wairarapa MP on road to recovery   By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Former Wairarapa MP and Carterton mayor Georgina Beyer has had her kidney transplant and is determined to go home as soon as possible. The world’s first openly... read more
Along the highest wall of the museum stands the entire front of a wharenui carved by Te Nahu Haeata, which was previously at the Te Ore Marae site. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Exhibition to promote enduring peace

By Emily Norman [email protected] An exhibition featuring hundreds of Ngati Kahungunu artefacts is hoped to create a platform of “deep enduring peace” between the iwi and the Crown. Te Marae o Rongotaketake — Redressing our Kahungunu History opened at dawn... read more
Powershop. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Inspiring innovation

By Emily Norman [email protected] Sometimes there’s more than one right answer, and no one knows this better than innovation consultant Matt Hart. Mr Hart, originally from New Zealand, but living in the UK, paid a visit to Masterton yesterday to launch the global... 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
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
Eketahuna Camping Ground. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Eketahuna draws in tourists

By Emily Norman [email protected] Eketahuna is quickly gaining traction as a rural hospitality hotspot among overseas visitors. A “phenomenal” 750 guest nights were recorded at the Eketahuna Camping Ground in January, with more than 400 of these being stays from... read more
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