Student’s drive helps others

Student’s drive helps others

James Graham with nominator Holly Hullena. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz GOOD SORTS A family tragedy motivated a Chanel College student to get involved in educating students about safe driving. Now he has won an award for his efforts. Attracted...

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Anzac art captures bond

Anzac art captures bond

Anzac flags going up in central Greytown. From left: Tony from Greytown Menz Shed, RSA president Bryce Gurney, Greytown Community Board chairwoman Ann Rainford, NZ Pacific Studio 2020/21 Anzac Bridge Fellow Esther Bunning, and Tom from Greytown Menz Shed. PHOTO/TERRY...

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Swingbridge closes for upgrade

Swingbridge closes for upgrade

Masterton District Council temporarily closes swingbridge over the Waipoua River. PHOTO/FILE The swingbridge across the Waipoua River will be closed from today as Masterton District Council begins work to replace its deck. The work is estimated to finish next month...

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Connecting rural Wairarapa

Connecting rural Wairarapa

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Rural broadband customers could be reducing costs by $71 a month with Spark’s expansion of its ‘urban priced’ Unplan wireless plan into parts of rural New Zealand. The change would make 30,000 rural addresses across the country, including parts...

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Rural school campers take notes from leaders

Rural school campers take notes from leaders

Kieran McAnulty speaking to rural Masterton pupils from Parliament using Zoom. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Pupils from three rural Masterton schools banded together at Riversdale Beach last week to hone their leadership skills. Eleven pupils from Opaki School, 10 from Wainuioru...

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Provincial production continues to concern

Provincial production continues to concern

Urban environments pushing into productive land are continuing to cause concern for government and Federated Farmers alike. PHOTOS/FILE Lifestyle blocks eat away at farmland Urban environments pushing into productive land are continuing to cause concern for government...

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Emergency return gets under way

Emergency return gets under way

Joe and Jodie Clark. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Emergency evacuation from Shanghai Masterton family homeward-bound All the puzzle pieces have finally fallen into place for one Masterton family hoping to bring their son home from China. Phil Clark told the Times-Age an emergency...

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Dog registrations set to climb

Dog registrations set to climb

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Dog registration fees in Masterton are proposed to increase an average of 26 per cent. It is one of several changes to fees and charges in Masterton District Council’s draft long-term plan. The increases to the dog registration fees reflect...

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Community rallies around Carterton family

Community rallies around Carterton family

The Carterton community is rallying to support the family of a crash victim. PHOTO/FILE SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI soumya.bhamidipati@age.co.nz The Carterton community is rallying around a Carterton family whose child died in a vehicle accident last week. Elaine Leggott, who...

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Raj to the rescue

Raj to the rescue

Hospital Foodmarket owner Raj Patel. PHOTOS/TOM TAYLOR Dairy owner’s quick thinking stops scammer Anti-scam squad TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz A Masterton dairy owner helped to foil scammers aggressively targeting an elderly man and his friend. Hospital Foodmarket...

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Initiative fuels new futures

Initiative fuels new futures

Driving instructor Neil Hickmott with former student Zachary Koedijk. PHOTO/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI Offenders and ex-prisoners are getting on the road and into work, thanks to the success of a driving programme. Driving instructor Neil Hickmott has been with the New...

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Fundraiser for health centre set to be a ball

Fundraiser for health centre set to be a ball

Eketahuna ball committee member Callum Skeet says the Eketahuna community benefits greatly from its health centre. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR Tonight, Eketahuna residents will party in their best preloved garments at the Great Eketahuna Ball. Profits from the ball would provide...

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What an Avershame

What an Avershame

Aversham House on Cole St. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV 21-bed resthome to close within the next month Closure of Aversham House a ‘financial decision’ Residents of an established Masterton rest home could be relocated to Carterton or Greytown after facility owners announced...

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Bowlers and kids win big

Bowlers and kids win big

Martinborough Kindergarten children with teacher Allie Hiemstra. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Martinborough Kindergarten and the Martinborough Bowling Club were among the big winners when council grant recipients were decided. The South Wairarapa District Council grant subcommittee...

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Carterton candidates: The report

Carterton candidates: The report

Carterton by-election candidates Grant Pittams, Mike Osborne, and Dale Williams at Tuesday night’s debate. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz At Tuesday night’s Times-Age debate, Carterton District Council candidates Dale Williams, Mike Osborne, and...

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