McAnulty’s Taratahi war cry

McAnulty’s Taratahi war cry

PHOTO/FILE PAM GRAHAM Pam.graham@age.co.nz The government is committing to setting up a “powerhouse of primary sector vocational education”, and Labour List MP for Wairarapa Kieran McAnulty is determined it will be at the site of the collapsed Taratahi Institute of...

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Main St … just beautiful

Main St … just beautiful

PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE Marcus Anselm marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Greytown’s Main St is on the highway to honours at this year’s Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards. The town’s iconic Main St is a finalist in the competition’s Best Street category. The road, which includes the...

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Cyber attack hits medical centres

Cyber attack hits medical centres

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Server’s security paramount ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz A global cyber security attack has forced the websites of four Wairarapa medical practices to be taken down after a Tu Ora Compass Health server fell victim to a hacker. Tu Ora Compass...

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Visitors running for it

Visitors running for it

Parkrun participants setting off. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz More 7660 kilometres have been completed along the Greytown Woodside Rail Trail since the first parkrun event, on November 3 last year. Parkruns are free, weekly, timed runs and the...

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Numbers crunched as schools battle

Numbers crunched as schools battle

The Rathkeale Mathkealeans, from left, Peter Peng, Edward Rice, and Liam Gale deep in concentration during the year nine Matharapa contest. PHOTOS/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Some of Wairarapa’s most mathematical young minds battled it out at Matharapa 2019...

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Whitebait season under way

Whitebait season under way

PHOTO/FILE Community takes dim view of bad practice Whitebaiters will be dipping their nets into rivers and lakes across Wairarapa today as the new season gets under way, reports ELI HILL. Whitebaiting started in Wairarapa yesterday and will continue until November 30...

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Booth drops retirement bombshell

Booth drops retirement bombshell

Carterton Mayor John Booth. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE Grandchildren to come first STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz Family has come first for Carterton Mayor John Booth who on Wednesday dropped an election bombshell by announcing his retirement. Booth, who was unopposed in...

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Courthouse changes hands

Courthouse changes hands

Carterton Mayor John Booth, front right, signs the memorandum of understanding with Joseph Gillard, watched by, from left, Peter McNeur, Barbara Durbin, Carrie McKenzie, Ra Smith and Angela Reynolds. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Carterton District Council has officially taken over...

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Industry celebrates unsung heroes

Industry celebrates unsung heroes

Masterton carpentry apprentice Paris Ternent-James. PHOTO/SUPPLIED EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Wairarapa Master Builders is calling all women in and around trades to join them for an evening of celebration and motivation at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park,...

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Logging truck loses load

Logging truck loses load

A logging truck’s trailer tipped over along Masterton Stronvar Rd on Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz A logging truck driver’s day come to a sudden halt on Tuesday afternoon when part of the load he was hauling fell off at...

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Drink driver’s seventh conviction

Drink driver’s seventh conviction

George Carrington in court on Tuesday. PHOTO/STAFF REPORTER Judge opts not to jail Five times over limit A 42-year-old Carterton farmer escaped imprisonment for his seventh drink driving charge when he appeared for sentencing in the Masterton District Court on...

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Ranger scores big at nationals

Ranger scores big at nationals

The Wairarapa team who competed in the national junior and youth darts championships. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED DARTS CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz Wairarapa’s Reinga Ranger is the number one junior girl in New Zealand after her junior girls’ singles’ victory at the...

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SPCA disturbed by leg-hold traps

SPCA disturbed by leg-hold traps

Leg trap found near Greytown. PHOTO/SUPPLIED PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Two dangerous leg-hold traps have been found in a public recreation area at the end of Kuratawhiti St in Greytown, prompting a warning from the SPCA to pet owners to take care. The two traps...

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Trust signals rising grants

Trust signals rising grants

Waiata House. PHOTO/SUPPLIED PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Masterton Trust Lands Trust is signalling it wants to more than double the amount of money it grants to the community by 2025. The community-owned commercial property investor reported a $5.3 million surplus...

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