Masterton cat shot twice

Masterton cat shot twice

By Emily Norman [email protected] A Masterton cat had to drag itself home with two broken legs after it was shot. Missy, a 3-year-old Maine Coon from Upper Plain Rd, was shot twice this week -- shattering her front leg into 22 pieces and breaking the tibia and...

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Rec centre operator loses contract

Rec centre operator loses contract

By Don Farmer [email protected] The company which has run Masterton’s Genesis Recreation Centre since it opened 13 years ago has lost the contract to continue doing so. Community Leisure Management (CLM), a private company with its administrative base in Auckland,...

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Gone, not forgotten

Gone, not forgotten

By Jake Beleski [email protected] The controversial Warehouse pop-up store in Greytown has gone, but there is every chance it could be back in the future. The store opened to largely positive reactions on October 19, and closed as planned on January 2. Warehouse...

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Bird Park attraction coming to Carterton

Bird Park attraction coming to Carterton

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] A new neighbourhood park is coming to Carterton and public consultation is now open for design ideas. The park, named Bird Park, will be a new feather in the cap for Frederick St and Charles St. It’s a space Carterton District...

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Top order batting under microscope

Top order batting under microscope

By Gary Caffell It will be the same old story for Wairarapa in their Hawke Cup qualifying round and Furlong Cup zone two senior men's cricket match with Horowhenua-Kapiti at Queen Elizabeth Park oval in Masterton tomorrow and Sunday. The failure of their top order...

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Hymers targets juniors for camp

Hymers targets juniors for camp

By Gary Caffell Grace Hymers is on a mission. Sitting at number 16 in Squash New Zealand's ranks for the under-17 junior girls division, the Masterton 17-year-old is intent on developing the potential of Wairarapa's younger talent. And to that end she has organised a...

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Vandals ruin school cricket nets

Vandals ruin school cricket nets

By Jake Beleski [email protected] One weekend was all it took for vandals to ruin the exciting new addition to Wairarapa College's cricket facilities. Students had raised over $5000 through a fundraiser quiz and auction evening to put towards new cricket nets....

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Rossiter-Stead in hot spot seat

Rossiter-Stead in hot spot seat

Anna Rossiter-Stead is used to working in a pressure environment, and the eyes of the cricketing world will once again be on her handiwork at the Basin Reserve this week. The Black Caps take on Bangladesh in their opening test match of 2017, starting today in...

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Doctors on strike again

Doctors on strike again

By Emily Norman [email protected] A three-day junior doctors’ strike will begin next week, but the Wairarapa District Health Board is planning “business as usual” for most patients. It is the third strike declaration by the junior doctors’ union in a matter of...

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Springing into summer

Springing into summer

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] The Wairarapa spring had farmers smiling as pastures thrived for back up feed, but that may be a thing of the past as the slow-starting summer rolls in. The region is looking drier in terms of rainfall compared to this time...

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Wairarapa rock-hunting takes off

Wairarapa rock-hunting takes off

By Jake Beleski [email protected] A quirky new craze is set to take over Wairarapa, as rock-hunting takes hold around the country. Painting, hiding, and finding rocks may not be everybody's cup of tea, but if you are looking for an outdoor activity to keep the...

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Welcome back, twins

Welcome back, twins

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Bookings are flooding in for the second Wairarapa Country Music Festival to be held at Tauherenikau Racecourse starting on Friday and organisers say things are looking “fantastic.” With the Topp Twins to headline the event...

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Final hurdle after 50kg weight loss

Final hurdle after 50kg weight loss

By Emily Norman [email protected] A Masterton man who once weighed 147kg is calling on the government to subsidise the costs of post-weight-loss surgery in New Zealand. Jermaine Kerehi, who lost more than 50kg, says his journey to health would not really be...

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