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

‘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

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

Out in the cold

Depleting housing stocks sparks scramble for rentals   By Emily Norman [email protected] There is a dark side to the buoyant housing market in Wairarapa. With rentals in high demand, and Trust House homes at full capacity, many people are scrambling to put a... read more
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
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