Kura Kaupapa O Wairarapa 25th Jubilee celebrations, Johnstone Street Masterton, Saturday. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD

TKKM o Wairarapa celebrates

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Parents, teachers, pupils and former pupils gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Wairarapa school in Masterton last Saturday. Principal Hohepa Campbell said it was special family-oriented... read more
Rathkeale College Christmas Fete, Saturday, the cream tea venue proves a popular resting place. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD

Rain can’t dampen Christmas fun

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] The littlest visitors at the Rathkeale College Christmas Fete enjoyed mini truck rides around the campus on Saturday. A two-carriage truck was driven by arguably the most knowledgeable tour guides – the Rathkeale College... read more
Wairarapa Garden Tour, Greytown, Saturday, umbrellas were a "must".... PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD

Garden tour a soggy success

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] The weekend’s sold-out Wairarapa garden tour has been labelled a huge success, generating profits in excess of $35,000. Pukaha Mount Bruce executive officer and garden tour co-coordinator John Gilberthorpe said they had “sold... read more
Reg Boorman when he was Wairarapa MP. PHOTO/FILE

Former Wairarapa MP dies

By Don Farmer [email protected] The death of a former Wairarapa MP has rekindled memories of the most bizarre election battle in the region’s history. Reg Boorman, 80, who was Labour MP for Wairarapa from 1984-88, and a veteran of the Malaya conflict in the late... read more
John Chesmar funeral October 4 2016. Friends and family of Masterton's John Chesmar say farewell. PHOTO/EMILY NORMAN

Farewell to “a champion”

By Emily Norman [email protected] Wairarapa will be a quieter place without John Chesmar – the man who had the “most infectious laugh” in Masterton. He was farewelled by more than 400 people yesterday at The Village Chapel in Kuripuni. Known for his love of... read more
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