Settlement approach ‘slap in the face’

Settlement approach ‘slap in the face’

Ngati Kahungunu’s settlement bill’s first reading reading at Parliament on May 11, 2022. PHOTO/FILE GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Wairarapa Moana has called the Crown’s approach to the WAI85 settlement a “slap in the face to natural justice” after Friday’s Maori...

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Belgium honours consul Staples

Belgium honours consul Staples

Don Staples with wife Adrienne Staples after receiving the honour of Knight in the Order of the Crown for Belgium. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Featherston man Don Staples has received Belgium’s second highest honour, the honour of Knight in the...

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Sharma labels McAnulty a bully

Sharma labels McAnulty a bully

Gaurav Sharma. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz Labour Party MP Gaurav Sharma has come out swinging in a scathing social media post labelling Kieran McAnulty a bully and accusing the Wairarapa MP of gaslighting and derogatory behaviour. The 2600-word...

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Wai-Bush win wraps up preseason

Wai-Bush win wraps up preseason

Ryan Knell, right, scored on fulltime to secure victory for Wai-Bush. PHOTOS/FILE RUGBY CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz Wellington Samoans 14 Wairarapa-Bush 22 Farriers Wairarapa-Bush wrapped up their preparation for the Heartland Championship with a hard fought...

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Dalefield denied in last second

Dalefield denied in last second

Dalefield player-co-coach Benedict van Woerkom. PHOTOS/FILE HOCKEY CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz Indians 4 Dalefield 3 An Indians’ goal in the dying seconds ended Farriers Dalefield’s late charge in a controversial sudden death playoff for a place in the...

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Prices drop, but don’t be alarmed

Prices drop, but don’t be alarmed

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM PROPERTY MARKET MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz For the first time in a decade, annual median house prices in New Zealand have tumbled. For some, it will be the first time in living memory that the inexorable price rise has halted. While one...

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Top four teams in premier championship all but sorted

Top four teams in premier championship all but sorted

Gladstone Gladiators, black and gold, need to win both games to have a chance of making the semifinals. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV NETBALL CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz There is little to play for in the final two rounds before the semifinals in the Wairarapa premier...

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Do or die for Dalefield

Do or die for Dalefield

Dylan Price [7] and Zac Caldwell hot on attack against Hutt United last Saturday. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV HOCKEY CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz Black Stick Dane Lett’s return can’t come at a better time for Farriers Dalefield as they push for a place in the final...

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Roadworks come to a sudden stop

Roadworks come to a sudden stop

The seventh crash near roadworks on SH2, taking the total to 15 cars wrecked in a week and a half. PHOTO/MARY ARGUE HELEN HOLT helen.holt@age.co.nz Waka Kotahi NZTA is halting roadworks on State Highway 2 after yet another crash in the area. Emergency services...

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