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
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