Classy Vink joins North Island series

Classy Vink joins North Island series

Michael Vink raising a fist in triumph after winning the 2014 New Zealand Cycling Classic. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GARY CAFFELL A strong field which was already set to contest Sunday's second race of the Trust House North Island Cycling Series (NICS) in Wairarapa has become...

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Rib injury ousts Weepu

Rib injury ousts Weepu

Piri Weepu . . . out of action with a rib injury. PHOTO/FILE GARY CAFFELL Former All Black Piri Weepu will be a non-starter in Wairarapa-Bush's Heartland Championship rugby match against West Coast at Memorial Park, Masterton on Saturday. Weepu was forced from the...

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Channelling the Bard

Channelling the Bard

Students involved in the National Shakespeare Schools Production performing the haka Tika Tonu. PHOTO/SUPPLIED JAKE BELESKI [email protected] Two Wairarapa secondary school students have taken a big step towards a possible opportunity to perform at London's Globe...

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Ranking improved at nationals

Ranking improved at nationals

The Wairarapa-Bush under-15s front the camera. Back row, from left: Abby Crawley, Hannah Maunsell, Meg Southey, Claire McFetridge, Ana Whitehead, Maddie Taylor. Middle row: Amy Bunny, Ruby Bermingham, Molly Donald, Amy Wood, Charlotte Diederich, Imogen Bird. Front:...

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The Black Seeds are returning

The Black Seeds are returning

The Black Seeds have been booked as the headline act for a summer concert. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Top Kiwi reggae-soul band, The Black Seeds, has been booked to return to Wairarapa next year to headline a summer concert. Described by Clash Magazine as "one of the best live...

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Booktown’s new programme director

Booktown’s new programme director

Featherston Booktown's newly-appointed programme director Vanessa-Jayne Hunt. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Featherston’s celebration for book lovers has drawn more Wairarapa expertise to its festival. Wairarapa-based Vanessa-Jayne Hunt has been appointed as the new programme...

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