Housing demand never higher

Housing demand never higher

Trust House chief executive Allan Pollard says his organisation has plenty of land on which to build, but needs government investment. PHOTO/FILE SEAMUS BOYER editor@age.co.nz In 15 years working at Trust House, Allan Pollard says demand for social housing in...

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Mixed fortunes at fight night

Mixed fortunes at fight night

Jade Fleetwood landing a kick in her bout with Melissa Dyke. PHOTO/LIONESS PHOTOGRAPHY JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz Effective striking was the key to Masterton's Jade Fleetwood winning her Muay Thai bout on a split decision at Night of Assassins II on Saturday....

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Precious heirlooms stolen

Precious heirlooms stolen

Sue Bradley arrived home last Thursday to find that burglars had broken into her home. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Sue Bradley is wishing she had installed an alarm system in her house -- maybe it would have deterred the burglars who...

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Backpacks filled with kindness

Backpacks filled with kindness

About 50 Masterton Warehouse staff at the handover of the backpacks to Foster Hope on Thursday afternoon. PHOTO/SUPPLIED BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A seed of an idea can grow to something great -- the staff of The Warehouse in Masterton have proved that....

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Hospice burglary heartbreak

Hospice burglary heartbreak

Hospice Wairarapa general manager Suzie Adamson is gutted by the theft. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A nasty theft has shocked the community and set back a charity that provides palliative care. Hospice Wairarapa, in Masterton,...

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Bacon business gets $10m boost

Bacon business gets $10m boost

An aerial view of the factory on Moreton Rd. PHOTO/SUPPLIED CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz A Carterton business which produces a third of the country's bacon could bring more jobs to the region after it undergoes a development worth more than $10 million. The...

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Youngster off to Taupo’s big race

Youngster off to Taupo’s big race

 Ethan Hayes gets training alongside Clive Peters. PHOTO/SUPPLIED CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz Fernridge School’s Ethan Hayes will once again tackle the Cycle Lake Taupo Challenge after deciding to throw his hat in the ring late in the piece. It will be the...

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Zen and the art of dog training

Zen and the art of dog training

Animal expert Mark Vette, right, with his dog Reggie, Paper Plus owner Warwick Delmonte, and fans John Murphy and Possum, a nine-week-old Jack Russell. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Mark Vette has proved that you can in fact teach...

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Calling all bad artwork

Calling all bad artwork

Sam Dew's 'bad art' creation, Featherston's superhero Feathy Man. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Art is subjective. But Featherston's Sam Dew says if the creator of the artwork thinks it is hideous, then that puts the piece into the "bad...

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Bring Eli Home trail ride

Bring Eli Home trail ride

Eli Honeysett with his twin brother Isaac. PHOTO/SUPPLIED CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz A community trail ride is hoping to help a South Wairarapa boy who was paralysed by a rare condition get home. Eli Honeysett was diagnosed with infectious myelitis in 2016....

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Major fix done to indoor pool

Major fix done to indoor pool

Materials have been removed from the ceiling of Carterton's only indoor swimming after it was revealed they could fall. PHOTO/FILE CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz An engineer’s report has revealed there was a significant risk that materials could fall from the...

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Carpark being used as toilet

Carpark being used as toilet

Donna Laing said it was upsetting to see people urinating in public. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz People urinating in a Masterton carpark situated between a preschool and a church is upsetting those working in the area. Staff working near...

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Family seeks justice for beloved pet

Family seeks justice for beloved pet

Beloved family pet Nala was shot over the weekend. PHOTO/SUPPLIED CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz A Masterton family is devastated by the loss of their pet dog who was shot over the weekend and want to see justice. The pet staffy, named Nala, was shot early on...

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Big-hearted boy’s fundraiser

Big-hearted boy’s fundraiser

Phoenix Graham will be chopping off his waist-length hair in a bid to raise funds for Camp Quality New Zealand. PHOTO/CHELSEA BOYLE CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz Phoenix Graham’s waist long hair is a familiar sight at Carterton School. He has been growing it...

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Events centre not money maker

Events centre not money maker

Revenue made by the Carterton Events Centre is growing, but so to are the operating and building maintenance costs. PHOTO/FILE CHELSEA BOYLE chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz Recent reports have praised the leap forwards the Carterton Events Centre has made earning more...

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