NCEA results positive

NCEA results positive

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Several of Wairarapa’s secondary schools have performed above the national averages in the recently released 2016 NCEA results. St Matthew’s Collegiate, Rathkeale College, Kuranui College, Tararua College, Makoura College, Solway...

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Amalgamation debated

Amalgamation debated

The debate panel, with Wairarapa Voice representative Ron Shaw speaking at the podium. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] The debate on the possible amalgamation of the three Wairarapa councils has heated up, as nine of the region’s...

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$73,000 upgrade mooted

$73,000 upgrade mooted

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] A Pirinoa resident, whose home was without water for two days over the Easter break, was told nothing could be done until the tanks refilled. Meanwhile, she didn’t have clean water for drinking, showering, or even to flush the...

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‘Bomber’ will be missed

By Emily Norman [email protected] Taratahi students lost a best friend last week when Bomber, the 10-year-old campus dog died of a heart attack. The black Labrador mixed with “a bit of something else” was an integral cog in campus activities and “a well-known...

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Reisima on brink of landmark 200

Reisima on brink of landmark 200

Graeme Reisima, right, keeping a close eye on the action. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Gary Caffell Graeme Reisima is closing in fast on refereeing 200 premier division matches in Wairarapa-Bush club rugby. It will be number 199 when he controls the Pioneer-East Coast fixture at...

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Athletics dominates finalists

Athletics dominates finalists

Jorge Sandoval, right, with Wairarapa Times-Age publisher and owner Andrew Denholm after being named 2016 supreme champion. PHOTO/FILE The athletics fraternity has plenty to celebrate in the naming of the finalists for the 2017 Wairarapa Times-Age sports awards. Major...

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Snapshot of our young people

Snapshot of our young people

Survey shows drinking, drug use and underage sex common among Wairarapa youth   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Drug use, driving while unlicensed, bullying, binge drinking, and underage sex are some of the issues facing the region’s young people,...

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Out in the cold

Out in the cold

Depleting housing stocks sparks scramble for rentals   By Emily Norman [email protected] There is a dark side to the buoyant housing market in Wairarapa. With rentals in high demand, and Trust House homes at full capacity, many people are scrambling to put a...

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Medication errors addressed

Medication errors addressed

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Administering the wrong medication to a patient with Parkinson's disease was one of 28 medication errors recorded by Wairarapa District Health Board in 2016. According to data obtained from an Official Information Act request,...

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Kuranui shines at Shakespeare regionals

Kuranui shines at Shakespeare regionals

From left: Grace Voice, Alexander Southey, Florence Cater and Keziah Stonnell performing in Pericles. PHOTO/LUCIA ZANMONTI By Jake Beleski [email protected] Kuranui College's drama students are hoping last year's experience will hold them in good stead heading...

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Cashing in on tourism

Cashing in on tourism

Wairarapa is riding a tourist dollar wave, but one district is missing out   By Hayley Gastmeier and Emily Norman Wairarapa is raking in the tourist bucks, with the region bringing in $163 million from visitors over the last year alone. But while Masterton and...

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United win in the wet

United win in the wet

Wairarapa United striker Seule Soromon winds up for a shot past Rovers' goalkeeper Joshua Hill. PHOTO/DUNCAN BROWN By Jake Beleski [email protected] Wairarapa United overcame a "terrible" first half and torrential rain to beat Napier City Rovers 4-3 in a...

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Anzac concerts cross Tasman

Anzac concerts cross Tasman

Two special Trans-Tasman concerts commemorating World War I are being performed in Masterton just before Anzac Day this year. This initiative from NZ Pacific Studio (NZPS) and Friends of Anzac Bridge, with support from Trust House, has resulted in two koha...

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Wings payout cleared

Wings payout cleared

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Two months after one of the region’s biggest and most spectacular events was washed out, confirmation of an insurance payout was announced on Thursday. The payout will bring a sense of relief to organisers of the biennial Wings...

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Beyer’s transplant success

Beyer’s transplant success

Former Carterton mayor and Wairarapa MP on road to recovery   By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Former Wairarapa MP and Carterton mayor Georgina Beyer has had her kidney transplant and is determined to go home as soon as possible. The world’s first openly...

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