Old soldier turns 100

Old soldier turns 100

A man who has rendered outstanding service to his country in war and in peace celebrated his 100th birthday in Masterton on Monday, writes Don Farmer. [email protected] Highly decorated soldier Haddon Donald is the highest ranking New Zealand army officer of World...

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‘Cut your dam losses’

‘Cut your dam losses’

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] A critic of a proposed Wairarapa irrigation scheme has urged Greater Wellington Regional councillors to ditch the project before more money is spent on it, labelling it a “white elephant”. But those backing the project, which...

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Pro wrestling coming to MIS

Pro wrestling coming to MIS

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Visit Masterton Intermediate School hall this weekend and you will see plenty of suplexes, choke slams and piledrivers. No, it's not a fight between students that got out of hand, but rather an organised fundraiser to help the...

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Foodies chase burrito dream

Foodies chase burrito dream

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] For a young Wellingtonian couple, Martinborough proved to be the perfect place to launch their business. With two young children in tow, they left the windy capital as a pragmatic business decision to cut down on overhead costs...

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Snap to remember

Snap to remember

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] It was a last-minute dash to capture the winning picture for the Martinborough Village Summer Pix competition, which judges praised for being an image that summarised summers at the lake, with beautiful composition. The...

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Goalie Morris eyes World Cup

Goalie Morris eyes World Cup

By Jake Beleski [email protected] A medical issue forced Scott Morris to become a goalkeeper when he was an aspiring young footballer, and now he has moved one step closer to reaching his long-term goals. The 16-year-old Rathkeale College student suffered from...

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Teaching under pressure

Teaching under pressure

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Teachers and support staff are being asked to do more with less. It’s a sentiment being voiced by many working within the education sectors even though the Ministry of Education has said its targeted funding programme increased...

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Black Sticks go down in Clareville thriller

Black Sticks go down in Clareville thriller

By Jake Beleski [email protected] New Zealand 1 Pakistan 2 Pakistan head into tonight's fifth and final hockey test match with the Black Sticks knowing a win or draw will be enough to secure the series. A first-half double by captain Abdul Haseem Khan was enough...

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Wairarapa athletes claim medals

Wairarapa athletes claim medals

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Some of Wairarapa's top athletes enjoyed successful outings at two different events last weekend. Nine athletes competed at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Hamilton, picking up two silver medals and a bronze. The...

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Rates hike proposed for CDC

Rates hike proposed for CDC

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Carterton homeowners could face a rates hike of up to 10.5 per cent. And while some rural ratepayers could end up getting a decrease, all residential ratepayers across the board are facing increases – between 7.7 per cent and...

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Crunchtime at Clareville

Crunchtime at Clareville

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Both sides have everything to play for when the Black Sticks Men meet Pakistan in Clareville tonight, before the series wraps up at the same venue tomorrow. Pakistan's 4-2 win in game three in Wellington on Monday night locked...

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Gladstonebury: Back to grassroots

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...

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Giants through to two finals

Giants through to two finals

By Gary Caffell Kuripuni Sports Bar Giants had to come from behind for the first time this season when they beat Dodgers 9-5 in their Hutt Valley President's grade semi-final men's softball match at South Park, Masterton on Saturday. After scoring three runs at their...

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No help for woman hit by car

No help for woman hit by car

By Emily Norman [email protected] A heavily disabled woman, who was hit by a car in a Masterton car park, was left to pull herself back onto her scooter to get help. Her son is now pleading for the driver responsible to come forward. Don Mailman’s mother, 54,...

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Hurricanes back on track

Hurricanes back on track

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Hurricanes 41 Highlanders 15 Nine of the last 10 matches between the Hurricanes and Highlanders had been won by seven points or less, but the Hurricanes bucked that trend in emphatic style on Saturday night. The Hurricanes ran in...

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