Hospital heat labelled a ‘risk’

Hospital heat labelled a ‘risk’

A lack of air-conditioning at Wairarapa Hospital buildings has been noted as a ‘static risk’ to health and well-being over summer. PHOTO/FILE Wairarapa Hospital staff and patients at risk of heat-related incidents can expect no breath of fresh air, as ventilation...

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Wairarapa who?

Wairarapa who?

GRAPHIC/WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE Government’s ‘deliberate, place-based approach’ for new public housing plan excludes Wairarapa MP: Wairarapa’s need for housing is ‘desperate’ GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Wairarapa is out in the cold after the government’s...

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Large-scale busts to continue

Large-scale busts to continue

Cannabis and firearms seized during Operation Piano in Wairarapa last year. PHOTOS/FILE JOHN LAZO-RON john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen has faith in police to keep illegal cannabis growth under control but will be observing how things unfold in...

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‘Holy sh**, I just about died’

‘Holy sh**, I just about died’

A car crashed into the bedroom of a Masterton flat early on Tuesday morning. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Masterton man walks away from car v bed crash ‘He should not have been driving’ The occupants of a Masterton house say they are lucky to be alive after a person drove over a...

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Fire crew to the rescue

Fire crew to the rescue

Tinui Rural Fire Force crew Sam Johnston, Piki Paku, Donna Schofield, Nick Balfour, and Richard Laing. PHOTO/EVIE MURRAY JOHN LAZO-RON and EVIE MURRAY john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz It was 2.07pm on a hot Thursday afternoon in Tinui. Resident and Tinui Rural Fire Force rural...

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Wairarapa near migration route

Wairarapa near migration route

Wairarapa coast at Tora. PHOTO/GRACE PRIOR The biggest animal to ever roam the earth has been discovered using Wairarapa as part of its migration route. A study led by a University of Auckland scientist found New Zealand waters provided an important migratory route...

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House prices soar over past decade

House prices soar over past decade

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Population increase driving demand GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz House prices across Wairarapa have increased significantly in the past 10 years, according to a Realestate.co.nz report. Carterton house price houses jumped the most with an 82...

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Search extends to Palliser Bay

Search extends to Palliser Bay

A kayak was found at Tarakena Bay, Wellington, at about 3.30pm on Sunday, with some freshly-caught fish in it. PHOTO/NZ POLICE Missing 22-year-old kayaker named, rescue effort under way TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz A kayak found floating in the water on Sunday...

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Hot spot declared, restrictions begin

Hot spot declared, restrictions begin

Fire level warning signs in Masterton. PHOTO/EVIE MURRAY JOHN LAZO-RON john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz As of 8am yesterday, Wairarapa would be in a restricted fire season. A restricted fire season meant a fire permit would be needed if someone wanted to light an outdoor fire...

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Tiny house, big bucks

Tiny house, big bucks

Home sells for more than twice RV Masterton’s old courthouse, which is located in Carterton, sold for $554,000 at auction. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO SUE TEODORO news@age.co.nz A piece of Wairarapa history turned stunning tiny home has sold at auction for well over twice its...

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To South Wairarapa and beyond

To South Wairarapa and beyond

Space Trail project lead Charlotte Harding uses the new space game-based app with son Finn Harding. PHOTO/JOHN LAZO-RON JOHN LAZO-RON john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz A Wairarapa astronomy tour company has added another wing to its stargazing experience with an aim to teach...

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Beached stingers

Beached stingers

One of many jellyfish beached this summer. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Hundreds of bluebottle jellyfish lined Castlepoint Beach on New Year’s Day and are still arriving. Not considered ‘deadly’, a bluebottle sting can be dangerous to...

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Pregnant mother loses baby in crash

Pregnant mother loses baby in crash

Corey Thompson and Kendra Smith were seriously injured in a crash near Levin last week. PHOTO/GIVEALITTLE A pregnant mother, formerly the president of the Featherston Rugby Club, has lost her baby after a motorcycle crash with a truck near Levin last week. Her partner...

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Kids get small break from cancer

Kids get small break from cancer

Camp Quality is a five-day camp for children living with cancer. PHOTOS/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI A five-day camp for children living with cancer was in full swing around Masterton last week. Camp Quality has been running for more than 30 years. This was the second...

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Goodwin demands restructure

Goodwin demands restructure

Masterton Community Trust board member Brent Goodwin. PHOTO/FILE GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Masterton Community Trust board member Brent Goodwin has called for a restructure of Trust House’s board after he says he was “left in the dark” regarding the sale of...

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