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Cancer battler’s last flight

Cancer battler’s last flight

Lesley and Ralph Wardle hold a picture of their son Stuart who died of cancer in June. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN   EMILY NORMAN [email protected] Within half an hour of winning a helicopter ride, a Wairarapa family’s world came crashing down when their son was...

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Search for future United stars

Search for future United stars

Young footballers from St Mary's School with Wairarapa United players Daniel Allan (left), Coey Turipa, Sam Mason-Smith and Cameron Lindsay. PHOTO/JAKE BELESKI JAKE BELESKI [email protected] The hunt for the next generation of Wairarapa United footballers...

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Fleetwood leaves it all in the ring

Fleetwood leaves it all in the ring

Jade Fleetwood (left), landing a kick on Waimatao Tai in last weekend's fight. PHOTO/CAMPBELL FORLONG JAKE BELESKI [email protected] It wasn't the result she was after, but Masterton's Jade Fleetwood left it all in the ring in her Muay Thai bout in Hamilton last...

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Water tax proposal: Farmers bite back

Water tax proposal: Farmers bite back

BECKIE WILSON [email protected] Wairarapa farmers have reacted strongly against a Labour Party proposal to charge them royalties for irrigation to finance the cleaning up New Zealand’s waterways – one said he did not understand the thinking behind it and another...

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Lack of special needs support ‘frustrating’

Lack of special needs support ‘frustrating’

Labour's spokesperson for education, Chris Hipkins. PHOTO/SUPPLIED JAKE BELESKI [email protected] Regional strategies could be an answer to Wairarapa parents' concerns about a lack of support for young children with special needs. Wairarapa's Labour candidate,...

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Endurance put to the test

Endurance put to the test

Ana Whitehead has been selected to compete in the trans-Tasman competition in Imbil, Queensland. PHOTO/SUPPLIED JAKE BELESKI [email protected] Most of us have never ridden the distance between Masterton and Wellington on horseback, but that is exactly what...

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Hot times ahead for region – NIWA

Hot times ahead for region – NIWA

BECKIE WILSON [email protected] Wairarapa temperatures are set to soar and scorch the region by 2090. This is the latest prediction in a climate change report prepared by NIWA scientists and commissioned by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Wairarapa will go...

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Mental health a growing problem

Mental health a growing problem

Ron Mark addressing students while Kieran McAnulty (left), Alastair Scott, Marama Fox and John Hart listen. PHOTO/CATHERINE ROSSITER-STEAD By Jake Beleski [email protected] It is becoming clear that whoever wins the Wairarapa electorate vote this year will have...

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United beaten but not disgraced

United beaten but not disgraced

Bryan Kaltak, player of the match performance for Wairarapa United. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV GARY CAFFELL There will be no inquests into Wairarapa United's 2-0 loss to Central United in their Chatham Cup men's football quarter-final match at Kiwitea Park, Auckland on...

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Students’ African mission

Students’ African mission

Liadan Jaquiery enjoying interacting with people at Missionvale Care Centre. PHOTO/SUPPLIED JAKE BELESKI [email protected] Visiting Cape Town's Table Mountain, helping a poverty-stricken region, and getting a close-up view of the 'big five' game animals are...

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Daughter aids burglars

Daughter aids burglars

Under the influence of her then boyfriend – described as a ‘seasoned criminal’ – a Carterton teenager helped break into her parents’ home to steal a hunting rifle and other items. Judge Barbara Morris told Eleanor Mary Healy on Friday that it was because of her...

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Police drop charge against serial drink-driver

Police drop charge against serial drink-driver

The aftermath of the crash on July 8, 2016. PHOTO/FILE HAYLEY GASTMEIER and SEAMUS BOYER A drink-driving charge has been dropped against a serial offender whose car ploughed into a power pole, because the arresting officer was not available to give evidence. Instead,...

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Tasteful Martinborough home wows judges

Tasteful Martinborough home wows judges

The winning Martinborough home. PHOTO/SUPPLIED   BECKIE WILSON [email protected] A Martinborough home designed for a retired farming couple has taken out a regional architectural design award. Michael Holmes, of Holmes Architecture in Wellington, won the...

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Equine clinic under way

Equine clinic under way

The trio that turned the first sod Tinks Pottinger, John Booth and Mike Allen. PHOTO/DAVE LINOTT DON FARMER [email protected] The sod was turned on a $1.5 million development in Carterton on Friday which will see a purpose-built veterinary clinic specialising in...

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Hansen targets World Cup glory

Hansen targets World Cup glory

Melissa Hansen batting against Australia in the 2016 trans-Tasman indoor cricket series. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Jake Beleski [email protected] It may not be cricket season just yet, but Wairarapa Korus representative Melissa Hansen is still preparing for a cricket World...

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