Moore Wilson’s will catch the sun

Moore Wilson’s will catch the sun

Three stage build to take up to 18 months Athfield Architect’s impression of the new Moore Wilson building. PHOTO/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Demolition starts at Masterton Moore Wilson’s this week to make way for a new, modern building designed...

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DHB work all hours to fill roles

DHB work all hours to fill roles

The Wairarapa District Health Board is currently recruiting for nine positions. PHOTO/FILE ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Wairarapa District Health Board is working nights and weekends to fill staff vacancies. Executive leader of operations, Kieran McCann, said he was...

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Trust’s building issues resurface

Trust’s building issues resurface

The trust is seeking to recover the costs involved with remediating structural shortcomings of two of its buildings that have been found not to meet the seismic design standard for new buildings. PHOTO/PEXELS MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz The fallout from the...

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Silver wieners

Silver wieners

Steve Bailey and Sharon Harper two silver medals, beef flavoured sausage and continental fresh Moroccan lamb and raisins sausage. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz One of New Zealand’s oldest butcheries has been recognised once...

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Tranzit under fire

Tranzit under fire

Judge sides with school bus driver Tranzit school bus driver dropping children off after school at the Queen St stop. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Masterton’s Tranzit Coachlines is under fire in the employment court after what has been...

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Church must make marriage option for priests

Church must make marriage option for priests

Author Joy Cowley remains resolute in her support of former bishop Charles Drennan. PHOTO/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Wairarapa author Joy Cowley wants the Catholic Church to make marriage an option for priests because “most priests don’t cope with...

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Thirst for innovation

Thirst for innovation

Sheep waiting to be milked at Fernglen Farm. PHOTO/CELIA JASPERS GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz After 20 years on the farm, most people are thinking about slowing down as they head towards retirement, but that’s not the case for the Ravenwood family...

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Trusts and council must collaborate

Trusts and council must collaborate

Housing crisis Masterton Community Trust member Jock Kershaw at the new Kuripuni social housing flats. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Highest polling Masterton district councillor and third-highest polling candidate in the Masterton...

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Gun club fights for survival

Gun club fights for survival

'Shot up road signs will become a common sight' For 20 years the club ran the Kids Shoot programme alongside the police and defence force to foster community relationships and teach firearms safety at an early age. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE...

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‘Sister act’ down south

‘Sister act’ down south

Martinborough voters seeing double Pip Maynard, left, and Mel Maynard were both successful local body elections. PHOTO/ELI HILL MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz It was a great weekend for the Maynard family in Martinborough. Pip Maynard was elected to council as...

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Lobby group behind march to Beehive

Lobby group behind march to Beehive

GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz It’s not quite driving a tractor up the steps of Parliament but farming lobby group, 50 Shades of Green, intend to have their concerns heard – they’ve organised a march on Parliament. Chair Andy Scott called the...

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Star Field perfect site for stargazers

Star Field perfect site for stargazers

'Astro-tourism has huge potential' for region Star Field Martinborough promises stargazers a premium dark sky experience when it opens on Friday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Wairarapa’s sparkling night skies will come sharply into focus with the opening of the Star Field...

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Keeping mistruths from reaching top

Keeping mistruths from reaching top

KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The majority of newly elected Wairarapa district health board members have clinical experience and most at a senior level. Of the seven people elected six members are new. Leanne Southey was re-elected for a fourth term on the...

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Massive majority for Collis

Massive majority for Collis

Eketahuna's Tracey Collis has been returned as Mayor of Tararua District. PHOTO/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz A whopping ninety percent of Tararua district voters wanted Tracey Collis back as their mayor for a second term. “This gives me a clear mandate...

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Staples says GRWC has to up its game

Staples says GRWC has to up its game

Adrienne Staples was re-elected as Wairarapa representative on Greater Wellington Regional Council. PHOTO/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Adrienne Staples said she got the message that Greater Wellington Regional Council [GWRC] needs to “up our game” after...

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