Paul and Joe Vermeer. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Cleaning up our coast

…one plastic bag at a time.   By Emily Norman [email protected] Plastic bags and rubbish are the last thing people should find along the scenic Castlepoint coastline, but for residents it’s a sad reality. So, in a bid to leave footprints instead of... read more
A snapshot of the view from the glide which began and ended in Greytown and spanned between Hawkes Bay and the Cook Strait.

There and back again – an epic 1000km glide

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] An epic 1000km gliding round trip that began from Greytown Soaring Centre has left Keith Essex on a high. On Sunday he took up a challenge to be the first person to clock up 1000km from the Papawai club, after the idea... read more
Police checkpoint. PHOTO/FILE

Wairarapa “hopeful” of getting more police

By Jake Beleski [email protected] A Masterton-based incident that grabbed headlines nationwide may have been avoided if there were more police staff on the job. That was the view of New Zealand Police Association president Chris Cahill before the government... read more
Jelena Algie with the pet rat that turned up at Mawley Holiday Park. PHOTO/JAKE BELESKI

Newbie at ‘ark’

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Mawley Holiday Park owner Jelena Algie is affectionately being referred to as ‘the ark’ after many animals turned up at the park without reservations in recent times. The latest in the procession is a white rat, and Mrs Algie is... read more
Phoebe Wylie and Lily Allan shaved their heads to raise awareness for bowel cancer sufferers. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Heads shaved for a good cause

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Lily Allan and Phoebe Wylie may be short on hair but they’re not short on donations for the Wairarapa Cancer Society. The 10-year-olds, both at Opaki School, had their heads shaved on Sunday to raise awareness for bowel cancer... read more
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