Carterton pose threat to Gladstone

Carterton pose threat to Gladstone

Andrew McLean scoring a try for Gladstone against Pioneer in May. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV By Gary Caffell Pacesetters Gladstone are likely to find Carterton a handful in their Wairarapa-Bush Tui Cup premier division rugby match at Carterton tomorrow. Gladstone lead the...

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A Cinderella story

A Cinderella story

Chanel College students Tayla-Cade Gerrard (left), Lucy Britland and Odette Bayliss with some of the dresses donated for their fellow students to wear. PHOTO/JAKE BELESKI By Jake Beleski [email protected] Three Chanel College students have spent the last three...

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Mahoney takes supreme award

Mahoney takes supreme award

Supreme champion Rebecca Mahoney in refereeing mode. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES By Gary Caffell Her rugby refereeing exploits led to Rebecca Mahoney being a popular winner of the supreme champion trophy at last night’s 2017 Wairarapa Times-Age sports awards held at Copthorne...

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Drag racing in the blood

Drag racing in the blood

Flashback to 2010 . . . Bob Wilton with a mock-up of what the now internationally-acclaimed drag strip was expected to look like. PHOTO/FILE By Gary Caffell Bob Wilton has had almost two decades at the helm of Masterton Motorplex Drag Racing Club and he's as mad keen...

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Lessons to tap into

Lessons to tap into

The bore heads are above ground, sealed and surrounded by a fence to prevent stock entering the site. PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Carterton is trying to learn from mistakes that led to the water contamination in Havelock North last year....

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Crash mars wedding

Crash mars wedding

By Emily Norman [email protected] A Masterton wedding ceremony took a turn for the worst on Saturday when the bride’s 19-year-old brother was seriously injured in a car crash on SH2. Three of the bride’s brothers had been in a vehicle leaving Soulway Church when...

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Call to widen Hughes Line

Call to widen Hughes Line

Carterton residents would like to see Hughes Line widened. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Carterton residents are keen to see a narrow country lane widened after witnessing too many close calls, particularly when all traffic is diverted...

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Farming passion rewarded

Farming passion rewarded

CAPTION: Callum Woodhouse at the recent 2017 Beef and Lamb Future Beef NZ Hoof and Hook competition PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Hailing from an Eketahuna sheep and beef farm, Callum Woodhouse has always had a passion for the land. Now,...

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Early goal stings Wai-Utd

Early goal stings Wai-Utd

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Stung by an early goal, Wairarapa United got their game together to sail into the third round of the Chatham Cup knockout competition on the back of a 4-2 away win over Island Bay United yesterday. Player-coach Paul Ifill, who...

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‘An amazing jaw-dropping surprise’

‘An amazing jaw-dropping surprise’

CAPTION: Mark Hadlow with wife Jane at their Martinborough home PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Veteran actor among locals honored   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] For a man who has spent most of his life in the spotlight, Mark Hadlow much prefers to talk...

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Celebrating a century

Celebrating a century

Jean Glasspole celebrates her 100th birthday with children Stephen Glasspole (left), Miriam Broad, and Donald Glasspole. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Carterton-born Jean Glasspole is a mother to three, grandmother to nine,...

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Bone of Contention

Bone of Contention

CAPTION: Some say the Featherston dog pound, situated at the Johnston St transfer station, is inadequate in today's standards PHOTO/FILE Rural ratepayers could be stung for third of new dog pound costs   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Farmers say...

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Father regrets going to service

Father regrets going to service

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] A South Wairarapa man who repeatedly asked the Ministry for Vulnerable Children for help with his daughter, regrets ever going to the service after she was taken out of his custody four weeks ago. The man, not named to protect...

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Decade in the red

Decade in the red

By Emily Norman [email protected] Wairarapa District Health Board will soon see red on its financials for the 10th year running. But a $5million government funding boost may help the DHB get closer to breaking even next financial year. The DHB has been running at...

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Peony sale pays off

Peony sale pays off

CAPTION: Back row: Will Isaacs, left, Property Brokers agent Benn Milne, developer Murray Searle, Greytown School board of trustees chair Alistair Plimmer; middle row: Luca Dempsey, left, Spencer Telford, Archie Schrader, Claudia Hopkins, Ariella Perry; front row:...

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