Paddlers celebrate medal haul

New Zealand under-18 women’s player Jessica Forbes (No 1 in grey) blocks a throw against the New Zealand under-21 women’s B team. By Jake Beleski [email protected] There were medals galore for Wairarapa College students at the Oceania Canoe Polo... read more
House fire in Mauriceville. PHOTO/NICKY VEGAR

Double blaze

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] A Mauriceville family thought they were doing a good deed offering shelter to the owner of a house destroyed by fire on Wednesday night. But now they have lost everything after their own home was razed just hours later. A... read more
Ultimate Care Greytown is under threat of closing. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Closure looms

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] A Greytown rest home is facing closure, with the fate of 22 residents left hanging. Dwindling occupancy at Ultimate Care Greytown means the facility is no longer financially viable. A proposal to close the centre has been... read more
Last Tuesday members of the marae and community met to bless the land ahead of the construction PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Historic moment for Maori

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] The building of a new Maori community is underway on one of rural Wairarapa’s most prominent maraes. The six-house social housing papakainga development will be offered to descendants of the ancestors of Hurunui o Rangi Marae,... read more
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