Midlife gin crisis pays off for duo

Midlife gin crisis pays off for duo

Husband and wife team Chris Barber and Bec Kay at the Greytown Country Market. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz A husband and wife team with a Wairarapa base went head to head against each other to discover the perfect ratio of juniper,...

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Space no longer deserted

Space no longer deserted

Priscila Alvarez will open Coco Dessert Bar in Queen Elizabeth Park on Thursday. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz One woman’s love for the park and desserts has inspired her to take over the cafe space in Queen Elizabeth Park. On Thursday Priscila...

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Local mum scoops prize from bottom of bucket

Local mum scoops prize from bottom of bucket

Nicola Harwood scooped golden ticket car prize. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Wairarapa mum Nicola Harwood got more than she bargained for with her Christmas cookies this year – a new car. Harwood, 38, of West Taratahi, won the star prize...

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Phone credited for survival

Phone credited for survival

Charmaine Scott praised Masterton emergency services for her rescue after she was involved in a crash on January 17. PHOTO/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz A Wairarapa crash victim has thanked smartphone technology and diligent work from emergency services...

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Water meters on way

Water meters on way

Blue cap with toby underneath, similar to what the Masterton meters will be. PHOTO/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The first shipment of about 9000 electric water meters are on their way to Masterton from Germany for installation starting next month. The...

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Crash victim a former councillor

Crash victim a former councillor

John Wardell. PHOTO/WAIRARAPA ARCHIVE. Farmer, politician, volunteer and 'great ftaher' EMILY IRELAND emily.ireland@age.co.nz Wairarapa lost “one of nature’s last gentlemen” in a fatal car crash last week. John Wardell, 74, died on Thursday when his car crashed into...

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Consent finalised but scars remain

Consent finalised but scars remain

Nathan and Kelly Sargent on the foundations of their new building at 386 High St South, Carterton. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Sargent Motorcycles can get on and build at their new site in Carterton after winning a building consent...

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High speed chase ends in crash

High speed chase ends in crash

A high-speed chase ended with a crash and two people in custody, but no injuries. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz A high-speed chase after a wanted couple ended with their car crashing into a police car and a ute outside a Masterton...

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Sprinkler ban in place

Sprinkler ban in place

Garden watering is limited to handheld hoses only in Masterton. PHOTO/ADOBE.STOCK.COM Ongoing dry conditions have forced a ban on sprinklers in Masterton, with garden watering limited to handheld hoses only until the level of the Waingawa River improves. The flows in...

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Caution advised as hot weather arrives

Caution advised as hot weather arrives

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM High risk rating for fires ‘not extreme’ MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Wairarapa summer records are not set to tumble, but this weekend is set to be a scorcher. The mercury should peak at 32 degrees Celsius today and a degree lower...

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Second fatality this year

Second fatality this year

A 74-year-old man died after his car collided with the concrete bridge barrier along Te Whiti Rd, near Te Kopi Rd on Thursday afternoon. PHOTOS/EMMA BROWN 74-year-old was sole occupant of car EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz A 74-year-old man died after his vehicle...

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Couple mix it up with caper crop

Couple mix it up with caper crop

Julie Winder says she gets her green thumbs from her mother. PHOTOS/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE On a five-hectare plot just south of Greytown, one couple is exploring new crop species suited to the Wairarapa climate. Julie and Richard Winder have been at the...

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Vaping driver smokes fences

Vaping driver smokes fences

The vehicle came to a stop half in one neighbour’s shed and on another’s garden. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz A ringing cell phone, vaping and speed led to a car ploughing into the back fence of two properties in Greytown. Less than 60 seconds...

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$15m town square vision

$15m town square vision

David Borman has big plans for Masterton’s town square space. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM Borman: Build a new 900-seat civic centre, keep the town hall facade Facade does not need to come down MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Wairarapa developer David Borman has a $15...

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One dead in crash

One dead in crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Te Whiti Rd and Te Kopi Rd, Carterton. Police were called about 1.35pm. One person, understood to be the sole occupant, has died following the crash. The road is closed, with...

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