M.bovis puts tradition on hold

M.bovis puts tradition on hold

Cattle at the Wairarapa A&P Show last year. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Patting a cow at the Wairarapa A&P Show will not be an option this year after organisers decided against including a cattle section as the risk of spreading the...

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New editor to helm the Times-Age

New editor to helm the Times-Age

Grant Harding. PHOTO/SUPPLIED The Times-Age has appointed Grant Harding as its new editor. Harding will replace Seamus Boyer, who is leaving the company after two years as editor. Currently based in Hawke’s Bay, Harding has extensive chief reporter, deputy editor and...

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Happy ending  to Henley Lake vacation

Happy ending to Henley Lake vacation

The family’s campervan ended up in Henley Lake last Tuesday night. PHOTO/ JADE CVETKOV An Australian family’s holiday plans were temporarily derailed last week when their campervan took an unfortunate dip in Henley Lake on Tuesday night, but local hospitality managed...

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Red hot property

Red hot property

Featherston PHOTO/FILE Three towns make national top 10 for growth It’s official, South Wairapapa is a hot property market nationally, containing three of New Zealand’s top 10 growth areas in the past year. Featherston was second in the country, with 22.1 per cent...

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Cash tracking ramps up

Cash tracking ramps up

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz The days of trotting into a law firm you’ve never dealt with to put an offer in on a property the same day may be over. And, even if you’ve been a customer for decades, they may ask you where your money came from. The...

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Young farmers do Tinui proud

Young farmers do Tinui proud

The Tinui Whips – Patrick Wellbrock, left, Max Williams and Jock Johnson. PHOTO/ SUPPLED CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Tinui is home to some of the country’s best future farmers. The AgriKidsNZ competition promotes the fun parts of agriculture while allowing...

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First bids for slice of $1b fund

First bids for slice of $1b fund

Tom Hullena. PHOTO/FILE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz The first regional attempts at grabbing a slice of the government’s $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund are under way. Three applications from the region have been put forward, while the three Wairarapa...

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‘Here because we care’ – nurses on strike

‘Here because we care’ – nurses on strike

The nurses picket line outside Wairarapa Hospital on Thursday morning. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz About 100 Wairarapa nurses and supporters braved cold and wet conditions on Thursday in a bid for better and safer healthcare in New Zealand. A...

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A place to lock up your whisky

A place to lock up your whisky

Sunny Grewal with his whiskey lockers. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz A new kind of storage locker in town – for whisky – is selling fast. Koi, a new restaurant that held an opening party in Kuripuni on Tuesday, has a whisky lounge where you can...

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Steam-powered barrel of a time

Steam-powered barrel of a time

Geoff Smith, director of Steamtech Systems, steam cleaning some barrels. PHOTO/SUPPLIED PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Steam is making a comeback and this time it’s not to drive trains but to clean barrels at wineries and breweries in the region. The barrels at...

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Vickery scores landslide win

Vickery scores landslide win

Ross Vickery. PHOTO/FILE HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz In the end, it was a landslide win for Ross Vickery, Featherston’s newest district councillor. The lawyer and former air force navigator was elected to the South Wairarapa District Council in a...

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Making a holiday splash

Making a holiday splash

PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV Campervan rolls into Henley Lake HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz It took a few seconds on Tuesday night to ruin an Aussie family’s visit to Masterton, but most of Wednesday to retrieve their sodden campervan from the middle of Henley...

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Supermarket to celebrate new look

Supermarket to celebrate new look

Section heads outside the refurbished Countdown in Masterton. PHOTO/CAL ROBERTS After more than a year under wraps, Masterton’s Countdown supermarket is looking refreshed. Construction and refurbishment of the building began in March 2017 and 16 months later, the...

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Talks begin on new village

Talks begin on new village

Murphy’s Orchard which will be developed into a retirement village. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Community consultation has begun on a proposed retirement village for Greytown. Developer Craig Percy said the first step would be...

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Closure for victims of hit-and-run

Closure for victims of hit-and-run

HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A year after Masterton woman Stacey Kyle was severely injured in a hit-and-run, a judge has finally delivered a measure of relief to the family. On June 20 last year, the mother-of-two was crossing Te Ore Ore Rd in Masterton...

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