Blueprint for our future

Blueprint for our future

By Don Farmer [email protected] A long-awaited blueprint for the future governance of Wairarapa has been released by the Local Government Commission (LGC) which would see the formation of a single Wairarapa District Council along with the retention of Greater...

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Double double beckons Dalefield

Double double beckons Dalefield

By Gary Caffell No question who will be the most sought after scalp when the 2017 Capital premier division men's and women's hockey competitions get underway on April 1. Dalefield guaranteed themselves that distinction when they took out the double last season, the...

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Health underfunding protest

Health underfunding protest

By Emily Norman [email protected] Underfunding of the health system is resulting in less time and quality care for patients. That’s according to a health administrative staff who work in Wairarapa. Two hundred life-sized cut-outs of health professionals were...

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Former Tinui Hotel sold

Former Tinui Hotel sold

The old Tinui Hotel was moved to Greytown in 2008 and given a new lease on life, becoming an elegant multi-bedroom home on a grand scale. Now it has found new owners. By Emily Norman [email protected] The old Tinui Hotel, which was moved to Greytown in 2008 has...

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Nana’s upset after ‘wee car’ stolen

Nana’s upset after ‘wee car’ stolen

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Two elderly Masterton women were left feeling unsafe in their homes after thieves struck on two consecutive nights, breaking into their cars, and stealing one. Dot Hutton awoke early on Saturday morning at her Newland Place...

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Campbell not fazed by errant shot

Campbell not fazed by errant shot

By Gary Caffell Ben Campbell isn't about to dwell on the tee shot which might have cost him the major spoils in the 2017 New Zealand Golf Open. The 25-year-old from Masterton saw his hopes evaporate when his ball entered the water which surrounds the 18th green at...

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Big drags meet at Masterton

Big drags meet at Masterton

By Gary Caffell It will be literally be full steam ahead for those contesting an event to be hosted by the Masterton Motorplex Drag Racing Club this coming weekend. The 49th NZDRA national championships will come to conclusion after preliminary round events here as...

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Casualty list grows for NZ sides

Casualty list grows for NZ sides

By Jake Beleski [email protected] The 2017 Super Rugby competition is only three weeks old, but mounting injury tolls are already threatening to derail campaigns. The Highlanders are arguably going to be affected most, with Lima Sopoaga, Waisake Naholo and Tevita...

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Moves afoot to revive hood

Moves afoot to revive hood

By Emily Norman [email protected] Work is underway to bring a commercial airline back to Wairarapa. Discussions have been ongoing between Masterton District Council and leading New Zealand airlines, with a registration of interest to go out in the next few weeks....

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Recycling campaign contagious

Recycling campaign contagious

By Emily Norman [email protected] More than 36,000 plastic milk bottles are dumped by Wairarapa Hospital each year. But all that is changing, with a wave of conscientious hospital staff taking it upon themselves to recycle anything and everything they can. From...

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Wai-Bush Maori women do it again

Wai-Bush Maori women do it again

By Gary Caffell The Wairarapa-Bush Maori women's rugby team were in esteemed company after their surprisingly comfortable 25-5 win over Manawatu at the Te Tini a Maui Central Maori rugby tournament at Memorial Park, Masterton over the weekend. Victory meant...

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Campbell beaten in playoff

Campbell beaten in playoff

Brave but just beaten, Masterton's Ben Campbell should hold his head high. The 26-year-old did nearly everything right in his quest for a maiden New Zealand Open title, falling just short in a thrilling three-way playoff at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort course. And if...

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Ill-discipline haunts Canes

Ill-discipline haunts Canes

By Jake Beleski [email protected] CHIEFS 26 HURRICANES 18 Poor discipline and an inability to adapt to the pressure put on them by a physical Chiefs side consigned the Hurricanes to their first defeat of 2017 on Friday. The torrential rain played its part, but...

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Serious crash on Ngaumutawa Rd

Serious crash on Ngaumutawa Rd

One person has sustained serious injuries after a three-vehicle crash on Ngaumutawa Rd, Masterton. The collision occurred at 9.50am today. All three drivers were transported to Wairarapa Hospital with various injuries ranging from serious to minor. Ngaumutawa Rd is...

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Family’s cancer battle

Family’s cancer battle

By Emily Norman [email protected] It’s been a rough 18 months for cancer battler Jen Bhati. The young Featherston mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year, the latest in a string of cancer diagnoses in her family. She will be representing...

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