Local farmers duel for honours

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] There can only be one winner at the Young Farmers East Coast regional competition this weekend, but both Wairarapa contestants say they will just take the day as it comes. Richie Cameron and Henry Reynolds finished first and... read more

Buyers bid for quality cattle

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Going once, going twice, sold – top prices matched with quality offerings made for happy vendors and purchasers at yesterday’s weaner fair at the Masterton Saleyards. The annual Masterton and Martinborough weaner steer and bull... read more
Taratahi's top graduates show off their awards. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Taratahi grads take centre stage

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Karamu High School old boy Wesley Pearse has taken out the top spot for best student at Taratahi’s recent graduation in Wairarapa. Among seven accolades, Mr Pearse took home an award for dog handling skills, sheep and beef... read more
Emma Braddick, competes in the open woolhandling heats. PHOTO/FILE

Eketahuna woolhandler wins

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Eketahuna woolhandler Emaraina Braddick has added to her success in Dannevirke earlier this year by taking out the open finals of the Manawatu A & P show in Feilding. The former Tararua College student said she had been... read more
Farm gate. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

Suicide numbers down on the farm

By Emily Norman [email protected] Rural suicides are at a record-low in New Zealand. And although Wairarapa farmers are pleased by this result, they stand by the notion that one death is still one too many. Statistics released by the Department of Justice show... read more
The Wool Shed in Masterton. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Museum seeks more room

By Chelsea Boyle [email protected] Masterton’s  museum of sheep and shearing is expanding in a bid to show off more displays and artefacts than ever before. Over the past decade ‘The Wool Shed’ has collected more items than can be displayed, and organisers... read more
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