The perfect ‘cocktail’ for a fatal crash

The perfect ‘cocktail’ for a fatal crash

PHOTO/FILE In the last of a five-part series on Wairarapa’s road to zero fatal crashes, GIANINA SCHWANECKE looks at the dangers of drink-driving. While young drivers under the age of 20 seem to be increasingly aware of the dangers of drink-driving, there’s more work...

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And we’re back! Level 1 in Wairarapa

And we’re back! Level 1 in Wairarapa

PHOTO/FILE Cautious jubilance under Alert Level 1 ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Wairarapa is now back at Alert Level 1, after community transmission was discovered in Auckland on August 11, which plunged the whole country into Level 2. The risk assessment for...

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Iconic pub for sale

Iconic pub for sale

The building which was formerly Turkey Red. PHOTOS/FILE Company in receivership, owes bank after fire Greytown’s Turkey Red is on the market after the company which owns it went into receivership. The company, Richard McNaughton Developments Limited [RMD], is owned by...

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Dangers of not ‘making it click’

Dangers of not ‘making it click’

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM In the fourth of a five-part series on Wairarapa’s road to zero fatal crashes, GIANINA SCHWANECKE looks at the importance of buckling up. One of the more positive trends to emerge out of police data on driving offences was a decrease in the...

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‘Yarns in Barns’ literary spectacular returns

‘Yarns in Barns’ literary spectacular returns

Yarns in Barns event co-ordinator David Hedley. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Wairarapa’s 10th biennial ‘Yarns in Barns’, the region’s long-established Festival of Reading will run this year from October 8-18 with 18 events involving 24 authors. In 2020, ‘Yarns in Barns’ is...

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Pupils get hands dirty

Pupils get hands dirty

Pupils at Kahutara School in South Wairarapa have been busy restoring a wetland. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The next generation is helping improve biodiversity while learning more about te taiao [nature] at Kahutara School in South...

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Teens crash quad on coast

Teens crash quad on coast

The Life Flight Westpac rescue helicopter on a coastal mission. PHOTO/FILE Bike crash ‘could have been far worse’ ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz A teenager has received spinal injuries and several others are badly hurt after a quad bike crash at Riversdale...

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Slow down to prevent road tragedy

Slow down to prevent road tragedy

TIMES-AGE GRAPHIC In the third of a five-part series on Wairarapa’s road to zero fatal crashes, GIANINA SCHWANECKE explores creeping speedometers and the impact speed has on crashes. Drivers can be caught out for speeding in three main ways across Wairarapa. This...

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Repetition – the mother of learning te reo

Repetition – the mother of learning te reo

Every week is te reo week at King Street Artworks, says Jenny Katene-Morgan. PHOTO/ALEYNA MARTINEZ ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz “A safe space to make mistakes in front of others is important when it comes to learning te reo,” the Māori Arts and Craft...

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Fighting fires, battling barriers

Fighting fires, battling barriers

Wairarapa’s recently appointed Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer Renee Potae. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Wairarapa’s recently appointed Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer Renee Potae is one of few women to hold such a...

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Festival is toast

Festival is toast

Toast Martinborough is cancelled. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Wine festival latest covid-19 casualty Covid-19 puts a cork in toast event GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The iconic Toast Martinborough is the latest to fall victim to covid-19 event cancellations....

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Council gives Makoura eels a safe habitat

Council gives Makoura eels a safe habitat

Dave Hewitt, left, and Lance Buchanan, of Citycare, install gabion cages for eels in the Makoura Stream. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Masterton District Council has installed gabion cages to provide a safe habitat for eels in Masterton’s Makoura waterway. The council worked with...

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Switch off to drive safely

Switch off to drive safely

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM In the second of a five-part series on Wairarapa’s road to zero fatal crashes, GIANINA SCHWANECKE examines the dangers of distracted driving and using mobile phones in the car. It’s an issue which has only arisen in the past decade but one that...

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New medical centre opening

New medical centre opening

Donna Campbell, left, Trish Wilkinson, and Josie Savage of First Health and Wellness Centre. PHOTOS/ALEYNA MARTINEZ Centre aims to take pressure off ED ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz First Health and Wellness Centre is a new and permanent urgent care...

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Featherston residents say: Nope to dope ad

Featherston residents say: Nope to dope ad

Featherston’s Kia Ora Dairy in its present location. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES Owner of dairy left disappointed ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz The famous Kia Ora Dairy, a long-time Featherston landmark, has been used in an anti-cannabis advertisement without the...

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