Mudfish relocation disastrous

Mudfish relocation disastrous

Mudfish relocated from the Daleton Farm site. PHOTO/FILE STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz The tale of Carterton’s endangered mudfish has taken a tragic turn. After spending an estimated $120,000 relocating more than 900 mudfish from the Daleton Farm area earmarked...

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Elderly patient says ED failed him

Elderly patient says ED failed him

PHOTO/FILE Seven hours of waiting, not seen, now hospitalised ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz An 83-year-old Masterton man has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia days after shambolic visits to the Emergency Department at Wairarapa Hospital. The man’s daughter, who...

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More life balance for departing WBS boss

More life balance for departing WBS boss

Kim McCabe. PHOTO/FILE Wairarapa Building Society chief executive Kim McCabe confirmed this week he had given his notice to the WBS Board with the intention of retiring. McCabe said that after almost 33 years with WBS, he was looking forward to adjusting his work-life...

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Carterton set to embrace Te Reo

Carterton set to embrace Te Reo

A te reo sign for the Carterton public toilets, which mysteriously popped up last year. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Those entering Carterton will soon be greeted in both English and Te Reo Maori after the Carterton District Council voted...

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Time comes to standstill

Time comes to standstill

Stop the clock: hands rest on 12 o’clock while earthquake strengthening is carried out on Carterton’s iconic clock tower. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Don’t panic if you don’t hear the regular chiming of Carterton’s iconic...

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Measles warning for holidays

Measles warning for holidays

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES Schools told to act now to prevent further spread ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Schools and pre-schools in Wairarapa have been told to act now to avoid a measles outbreak. While there have been no reported cases in Wairarapa for more than 20 years,...

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Martinborough favoured

Martinborough favoured

Marco de Groot is likely to lead the way for Martinborough. PHOTO/FILE TENNIS CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz Martinborough will start favourites to win today’s Regional One interclub tennis final against Opaki, despite missing their number one man. Chris...

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Boost for on-farm education

Boost for on-farm education

Wairarapa College pupils get hands-on experience at the school’s farm, on land adjacent to the college provided by the Masterton Trust Lands Trust. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED A new initiative between Masterton Trust Lands Trust and Wairarapa College will provide more farm...

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Mark gets slap on wrist

Mark gets slap on wrist

Ron Mark. PHOTO/FILE Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given Veterans Affairs Minister Ron Mark a mild dressing down for appearing to push veterans to support New Zealand First at an event he attended as a Minister. But she rejected a suggestion that Mark, a NZ First...

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Con-grad-ulations

Con-grad-ulations

The UCOL graduation procession heads down Carterton’s main street on Wednesday. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz It was a colourful affair as the procession of this year’s Universal College of Learning [UCOL] graduates made their way...

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End of road for taxi company

End of road for taxi company

David Lee of Rideshop Cabs. PHOTO/FILE ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz It just got a whole lot harder to hail a cab in Masterton. The sudden closure of one of Wairarapa’s biggest cab companies, Rideshop Cabs, on Sunday, has left five people out of work and clients looking...

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Brazilian nuts for sheep

Brazilian nuts for sheep

Dayanne Almeida and her working dog team. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz From the urban jungle of Sao Paulo to the back blocks near Masterton, Brazilian-born Dayanne Almeida is living her dream on a sheep stud out Bideford way. She’s...

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Record set straight

Record set straight

Tinui ANZAC Trust member Simon Stevens at the Tinui Cenotaph. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Almost a century after they were first immortalised in stone, the record has finally been set straight for the men whose names are on...

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Sudden closure puts stress on pre-school care

Sudden closure puts stress on pre-school care

Makoura Early Childhood Centre. PHOTO/FILE Impact on teen parent unit saddens GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Parents of more than 50 children at the Makoura Early Childhood Centre have been forced to find an alternative after being notified that the...

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Time now to hit one out of the park for the PGF

Time now to hit one out of the park for the PGF

Among projects in known PGF applications is a suspension bridge over the Tauherenikau River. GRAPHIC/GERAD TAYLOR WE SAY PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Like the business-end of a one-day cricket match there is a time to get runs on the board and it is that time for...

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