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

Poaching a ‘serious’ problem

By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected] Poaching is “more serious” now than it ever has been before, an expert Wairarapa hunter has claimed. Police say poaching is so common on some properties that land owners are not even reporting the crimes. And... read more

Pea weevil found in March, documents show

Documents show that four months passed before detection of pea weevil in Wairarapa was translated into a growing ban. PHOTO/FILE By Emily Norman [email protected] One month has passed since news of the pea weevil crisis in Wairarapa broke to the public. But... read more
Former Otorohanga mayor Dale Williams told the Economic Development Conference at Carterton there is no lack of jobs if communities audit themselves properly.

Lack of jobs a ‘rural myth’

By Geoff Vause [email protected] A stocktake of any community will show there are more jobs than people to fill them, and the Wairarapa is no different, according to former Otorohanga mayor Dale Williams. Mr Williams had amazing success reducing unemployment when... read more
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