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Feathy drive-thru debated

Feathy drive-thru debated

Looking north from the junction of State Highway 2 and Revans St [SH53, right]. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A proposal to close the main route to Martinborough to boost traffic past Featherston shops has left the town’s community...

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No warning for ‘shocked’ shop owners

No warning for ‘shocked’ shop owners

Tenants of Empire Lodge must vacate by September 22. PHOTO/FILE Big Save arrival leaves tenants scrambling for new accommodation BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Business owners in the buildings set to be demolished to make way for a new furniture chain store in...

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Valuable feedback pays off for a mum in need

Valuable feedback pays off for a mum in need

Nine-month-old River Ellison is delighted with the laptop presented to mum Lucy Darroch by Spark. PHOTO/SUPPLIED You know when organisations ask you for feedback about their service? And you struggle to be bothered to respond? Well, sometimes it pays to make the...

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Fond memories of launching the dollar

Fond memories of launching the dollar

Royce Doyle. PHOTO/SUPPLIED A former Masterton man who helped launch the New Zealand dollar has died. He was 88. Royce Doyle was born in 1930 and after leaving Wairarapa College, joined the Bank of New Zealand in 1948. He worked for the bank in Masterton until 1951,...

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Shearer thanks saviours

Shearer thanks saviours

Eric Barber, left, Mii ‘Mic’ Nooroa, and Kelvin O’Reilly, celebrating Nooroa’s birthday at the Wool Shed on Monday. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz The former two-times Golden Shears woolhandling champion who collapsed on stage in March...

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Chain store coming to town

Chain store coming to town

The Empire Hotel building on Queen St. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON Classic Queen St buildings to make way for development   Region’s long-term growth ‘exciting’ BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A Kiwi furniture giant plans to demolish two Queen St buildings to make way...

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Wai-Bush set to tackle soldiers

Wai-Bush set to tackle soldiers

Nick Mason on the attack for Wairarapa-Bush against Horowhenua-Kapiti in May. PHOTO/FILE RUGBY JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz It is hoped one of the oldest international rugby trophies of all time will be on display when the New Zealand Army rugby team visits...

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Fabulously furry fun

Fabulously furry fun

Juliet Johnston (left) with her sister, Kat Gatewood, wearing Johnston’s fursona, Sparky. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER She may not be famous in Wairarapa, but Carterton’s Juliet Johnston has 62,000 followers on YouTube and customers all around the globe in bidding wars for her...

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Jazz musician indulging in inspiration

Jazz musician indulging in inspiration

Jhan Lindsay. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz The hills, the birds, the rain, the sea and all the things that make Wairarapa Wairarapa, feature in a suite of work singer-songwriter Jhan Lindsay is putting together in the quiet seclusion of the New...

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‘We lost everything’

‘We lost everything’

A devastating fire in rural Carterton destroyed everything Eilleen and Mark Lambourn owned and killed their pet dog Jake. PHOTOS/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Couple lose beloved pet as fire wrecks home HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A Carterton couple are devastated...

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Cross completes St James set

Cross completes St James set

Sharon Richards with the cross she made for St James Union church, Rev Paul Rogers, and wife Colleen. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Steve Rendle Steve.rendle@age.co.nz St James’ Union Church in Masterton now has a full complement of crosses, thanks to the efforts of parishioner...

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