Eastside go-slow takes off

Eastside go-slow takes off

Traffic calming measures are being installed in East Masterton. PHOTO/CAL ROBERTS CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz A collaborative project a year in the making is set to slow down traffic in East Masterton. Masterton District Council [MDC] has been working with the...

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Plantings to bear fruit

Plantings to bear fruit

Masterton district councillor Chris Peterson teaches the next generation how to plant. PHOTO/FILE PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Thousands of plants have been planted along the Lansdowne recreation trail in Masterton during winter, and some trees will literally bear...

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Quake-prone churches closed to worshippers

Quake-prone churches closed to worshippers

St Mary's Catholic Church in Carterton, which has been closed, along with Martinborough's St Anthony's. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Two Wairarapa Catholic churches have closed abruptly after being deemed earthquake-prone for some...

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Waingawa black spot strikes again

Waingawa black spot strikes again

A crash was extensively damaged in a crash at the intersection of Cornwall Rd and State Highway 2 on Monday. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Three people were injured at a crash-black spot in Waingawa, south of Masterton, yesterday...

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Kaye’s story

Kaye’s story

IMAGE/GETTY IMAGES   Grant Harding October is Breast Cancer Month. More than 3300 women (and around 25 men) will have been or will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Pink is the colour which accompanies fundraising for the 31 days, when the need for...

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Big, small community

Big, small community

The proposed tiny-house community in Featherston. PHOTO/SUPPLIED HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A proposal to build a tiny-house community to accommodate more than 100 families in Featherston is being put to locals. Nelson’s Ian McComb has purchased 4.4ha...

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The alternative tiny way of living

The alternative tiny way of living

BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz You don’t have to be a builder to build a tiny home, you just need passion, tiny home enthusiasts were told at a living expo on Saturday. From converted school buses and shipping containers, to yurts and pods, more than 200 people...

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Times-Age printing local

Times-Age printing local

Wairarapa Times-Age publisher Andrew Denholm (right), and editor Grant Harding (left) look over a print sample with Webstar operations manager Trevor Howard ahead of Monday's paper rolling off the presses. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz...

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Rance’s retirement leaves hole

Rance’s retirement leaves hole

Chris Rance with his workmates in the Carterton District Council parks and reserves team on his last day of work on Friday. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Chris Rance is hanging up his gardening gloves after almost three decades of helping...

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SWDC buys golf course

SWDC buys golf course

HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Featherston golf course has been sold to the South Wairarapa District Council [SWDC] which is understood to be planning to use the 32-hectare block for wastewater irrigation. Multiple offers were made on the Viles Rd...

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Judge dismisses assault charge

Judge dismisses assault charge

Punch was self-defence against “racially abusive” man   BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A judge has thrown out an assault charge, saying a near-fatal punch was justified self-defence against a “racially abusive” man who had threatened to kill him. Judge Peter...

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Another land headache arrives after 100 years

Another land headache arrives after 100 years

HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz South Wairarapa District Council is once again caught between a rock and a hard place after discovering important information was left off a title for land it owns. The council planned to sell a Greytown section off Pierce...

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‘Hours of racist comments,’ Court told

‘Hours of racist comments,’ Court told

Masterton District Court. PHOTO/FILE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Puruata Nootai was “scared” of what Paul Cadwallader would do to his brother’s family after hours of threats and racists comments, the Masterton District Court heard on Wednesday. On the second...

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Trust House reports profit

Trust House reports profit

PAM GRAHAM pamgraham@age.co.nz Trust House employs nearly 200 fewer staff than it did five years ago but it is trading strongly and talking about expanding. The owner of bars and cafes and 485 rental houses in the lower North Island says that reducing the number of...

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Baby Shark star one of our own

Baby Shark star one of our own

A YouTube video St Patrick's School student Elaine Kim Johnston starred in has been viewed 1.7 billion times. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz   The star at the centre of the ‘Baby Shark’ video with 1.7 billion views on You Tube has been...

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