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Marine heatwave is looking likely

Marine heatwave is looking likely

Popular holiday spot Castlepoint, on the Wairarapa east coast. PHOTO/FILE Coastal sea temperatures have already risen far above average, signalling another year with a marine heatwave. National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research [Niwa] meteorologist Ben Noll...

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Greytown goes alfresco

Greytown goes alfresco

Adam Blackwell at Truckstop on opening night. PHOTOS/SUE TEODORO Greytown’s latest offering produced strong summer vibes as people flocked to a new family-friendly, casual, outdoor eating and entertainment venue on its opening weekend. More than 450 people attended...

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Help at hand for vaccine pass problems

Help at hand for vaccine pass problems

Kelvin Miller had a hard time securing his My Vaccine Pass. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz Many businesses and organisations now require visitors to prove that they are double-vaccinated, with the new traffic light system coming into effect on...

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Pack the Bus wraps up another successful drive

Pack the Bus wraps up another successful drive

More FM’s Tom Sexton and Tranzit’s Vaea Peterson on one of their final runs for Pack the Bus. PHOTO/GRACE PRIOR GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz The Pack the Bus Christmas appeal wrapped up on Friday. More FM promotions manager Tom Sexton said the bus had been making...

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Unvaccinated unable to take driving test

Unvaccinated unable to take driving test

GRAPHIC/TIMES-AGE MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz All learner drivers sitting their practical driving tests now need to be fully vaccinated. VTNZ and Waka Kotahi confirmed in a joint statement on Friday that vaccine passports for driving tests would be mandatory under...

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Inquiry on the cards

Inquiry on the cards

PHOTO/GRACE PRIOR DHB investigates staff’s big night out in town Wairarapa DHB are making inquiries after an allegation that a large group of DHB vaccination workers used prezzy cards to pay for a big night out at a popular Masterton eatery last weekend. The inquiry...

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DHB defends the incentives to vax

DHB defends the incentives to vax

Pop-up testing and vaccination at Masterton Medical. PHOTO/FILE Wairarapa DHB officials this week defended the use of vaccine incentives like prezzie cards, claiming the significant uptake in vaccinations across the region was partly due to the controversial scheme....

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Counselling at just the right time for schools

Counselling at just the right time for schools

Three Wairarapa schools will share a counsellor as part of a government initiative. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Principals at three Wairarapa schools say counselling support services could not be coming at a better time, with many students battling anxiety during the...

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