New bosses, new approach

New bosses, new approach

CAPTION: New to the role: Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, regional manager Grant Bennett with Masterton site manager Miriama Henderson PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON Restructure for Wairarapa children's services under way By Beckie Wilson...

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Work of generations paying off

Work of generations paying off

CAPTION: Mark McKenzie showing a hereford bull at the Maungahina Stud's 72nd sale last week PHOTO/COUNTRY CALENDAR By Beckie Wilson [email protected] “It’s in the blood, it’s our passion,” says the men of the McKenzie family who run the oldest hereford stud in...

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Shot in the dark

Shot in the dark

Father of murdered Featherston man fired shotgun above policeman's head  By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] A shot fired in the dark over the head of a police officer in Featherston was a mistake motivated by a tragic past incident. David John Jones, 69, farmer,...

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$30k for Bring it to Colombo

$30k for Bring it to Colombo

Masterton mayor and deputy chair of the Bring it to Colombo Trust (BTCT) Lyn Patterson (left), BTCT trustees Geordie McCallum, Annelise Scott, Julie Browne, Rotary president Rob Cameron, incoming Rotary president Warren Carter, directors Marilyn Bouzaid and Stephen...

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Clash of giants

Clash of giants

Sam Mason-Smith scoring from a penalty in last weekend's win over Wellington Olympic. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Jake Beleski [email protected] Sunday's top-of-the-table clash with Western Suburbs could well be a season-defining moment for Wairarapa United, with only...

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Choir wins first Big Sing trophy

Choir wins first Big Sing trophy

The Rathkeale St Matthew's Senior College choir at the Big Sing regional competition in Wellington. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] Months of practise were rewarded last week as the Rathkeale St Matthew's Senior College choir won their first ever...

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Eco-car for community hub

Eco-car for community hub

CAPTION: Genesis Energy South Wairarapa local energy project community liaison Lydia Genet, left, with centre manager Siv Fjaerestad, board chair Emily Greenberg, and board members Rupert Watson and Jen Olson in their new electric vehicle PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER By...

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Bid to bring Warriors to Masterton

Bid to bring Warriors to Masterton

The Warriors and Storm in a round 3 match at Auckland in March. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES By Jake Beleski [email protected] Australia and Melbourne Storm rugby league greats Cameron Smith and Billy Slater have tormented New Zealand for years, and now you might get a...

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Eco-car for community hub

Eco-car for community hub

Genesis Energy South Wairarapa local energy project community liaison Lydia Genet, left, with centre manager Siv Fjaerestad, board chair Emily Greenberg, and board members Rupert Watson and Jen Olson in their new electric vehicle. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER   By...

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Poacher rolls getaway car

Poacher rolls getaway car

The illegal paua haul. PHOTO/SUPPLIED BY MPI   Paua poachers hoping to conceal an illegal paua haul had their escape come to an abrupt halt when they rolled the car they were in when fleeing a fisheries officer. Alex Edward Constable, 43, was sentenced in the...

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Masterton fast charger a boon for EV users

Masterton fast charger a boon for EV users

Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott and Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson officially opened the fast charger. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Masterton’s first fast charging station for electric cars is great news for Sonia Boyd, who has been driving...

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Rural fire fleet at full strength

Rural fire fleet at full strength

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] A ten-year project has finally paid off with the Wairarapa rural fire service now bosting a full complement of fire engines. The last of the eight trucks was added to the Wainuioru fire station this week, which comes only weeks...

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Dalefield dismantle Vic Uni

Dalefield dismantle Vic Uni

Benedict van Woerkom (left), key player for Dalefield. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Jake Beleski [email protected] Coach Willie Schaefer had called for improvements from his Dalefield men's premier hockey side after a "disappointing" win on Saturday, and he got exactly...

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Woman injured in crash on remote road

Woman injured in crash on remote road

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, which airlifted a woman, 17, to hospital after her ute flipped. PHOTO/FILE   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected]   It was by “pure chance” that a young woman whose vehicle flipped onto its roof near...

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Problem pipes set to drain wallets

Problem pipes set to drain wallets

Faulty pipes could ping homeowners with bills of up to $10,000   By Emily Norman [email protected] Masterton homeowners could be landed with a big bill to help fix the district’s storm water problems. A district-wide sewer lateral inspections programme is...

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