Serious quad bike crash

Serious quad bike crash

A man is lucky to be alive after a Saturday night fishing trip went wrong   By Beckie Wilson [email protected] A quad bike passenger was left with suspected spinal and shoulder injuries after his friend misjudged the road. Two men, believed to be in their...

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Carterton entrepreneurs flourish

Carterton entrepreneurs flourish

Owner Kylie Mole pulls a pint at her new restaurant and bar in Carterton. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Carterton’s newest restaurant and bar has proven to be a hit, drawing in people from across Wairarapa with not a spare seat in sight...

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Car ploughs into kitchen

Car ploughs into kitchen

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] A Carterton resident had a rude awakening on Saturday night when a car ploughed into the side of his house, exposing his kitchen from the outside. Ian Bayliss was asleep in bed just after 9pm, when a boarder staying with him...

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New residential consents soar

New residential consents soar

By Emily Norman [email protected] When it comes to building new houses, every town in Wairarapa is “pumping”. But South Wairarapa is the biggest winner, with the most new residential building consents issued last year (79) since before 1990 when online records...

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Kapene Cup hangs in balance

Kapene Cup hangs in balance

Gladstone lock Andrew Smith crashes over for one of his team's seven tries in their 41-0 win over Marist. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell The fate of one of Wairarapa-Bush rugby's most coveted trophies, the Moose Kapene Cup, hangs in the balance for the 2017...

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No surprises in premier one netball

No surprises in premier one netball

Charlotte Beetham of Wainuioru School gets her pass away during grading round action at the Colombo Rd courts. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Results went as expected when matches in Netball Wairarapa's premier one competition got underway at the Trust House Recreation Centre...

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Principal moves schools

Principal moves schools

Principal Clare Crawford will be leaving Kahutara School at the end of term two. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Kahutara School principal Clare Crawford will be running a school slightly closer to home next term. Born and bred in...

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Masterton man missing

Masterton man missing

UPDATE: CHRISTOPHER HAS BEEN FOUND:   Wairarapa Police are calling for sightings of 45-year-old Christopher Hope of Masterton. He was last seen at 10.30 on Thursday morning in the Masterton area. It's unlikely he has access to a vehicle and it's believed he may...

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Hard day’s ride

Hard day’s ride

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Delayed arrivals, crammed carriages and having to stand for most of the trip is a reality for most Wairarapa train commuters. And while solutions to most of these issues have been promised, consistently reliable trains may...

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Champion woodchopper lives on in record books

Champion woodchopper lives on in record books

Jock Bentley. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] A champion Wairarapa woodchopper who died recently will remain etched in the record books forever. John Alexander Bentley (Jock), died peacefully in Greytown on May 3, at the age of 83. Mr Bentley...

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Targeted funding ‘a mystery’

Targeted funding ‘a mystery’

South Wairarapa Principals Cluster president Craig Nelson. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] As the school year rolls on, Wairarapa schools are trying to make the most of a tight operations grant while most of the mysterious targeted...

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Students help zoo animals

Students help zoo animals

Rathkeale College students Liam Gerritsen (centre), Ben Kinvig and Mitchell Woodhouse help feed the giraffes at Wellington Zoo. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Jake Beleski [email protected] Ever fancied getting up close and personal with the tallest land animal in the world?...

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Club form takes priority for Wai-Bush

Club form takes priority for Wai-Bush

Kingi Kaiwai, strong contender for Hawke's Bay match. PHOTO/FILE By Gary Caffell Surprises are in store when the Wairarapa-Bush rugby squad to play Hawke's Bay in a non-championship fixture in Napier on Queen's Birthday Monday is announced today. That's the word from...

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Battle for Kapene Cup

Battle for Kapene Cup

Michael Te Whare in action for Greytown against Pioneer last weekend. PHOTO/KYLIE ALEXANDER The battle is on in earnest for the Moose Kapene Cup, the trophy which goes to the leading team at the end of one full round of matches in the Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union's...

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Stats don’t tell the whole story

Stats don’t tell the whole story

Georgia Atkinson, making a positive impression in limited appearances. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell Wairarapa United women's football coach Kim Nye looks beyond bare statistics when she reflects on the performance of her team after one full round of matches in...

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