Blackface lambs sell well

Blackface lambs sell well

Lambs at the Masterton Saleyards. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Lamb prices were high but didn’t reach November’s record levels at Masterton Saleyards on Wednesday. PGG Wrightson Wairarapa area livestock manager Steve Wilkinson said the top price of $142...

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Gruelling pledge for men’s health

Gruelling pledge for men’s health

Participants completing their share of 3085 man makers on Saturday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Pledging to do a gruelling exercise for every dollar raised for Movember seemed to be a good idea at the start of the month for Matt Henderson and George...

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Traffic lights on wishlist

Traffic lights on wishlist

Solway School principal Mark Bridges at the Ngaumutawa Rd and SH2 intersection managed by give way signs and turning bays. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN ‘These intersections are dangerous’ KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Solway School principal Mark Bridges wants traffic...

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Students up the creek for project

Students up the creek for project

St Teresa’s School pupils Benjamin Eberlein, Willow Harcourt, Rose Barry and Cassidy Gawler at the Donald’s Creek restoration project. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Featherston pupils led their community in showcasing an environmental...

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Whitebait restricted

Whitebait restricted

Veteran whitebaiter Garry O’Dwyer at Lake Onoke. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz It’s been an average year for Wairarapa whitebaiters. That’s according to veteran whitebaiter Garry O’Dwyer of Featherston. The North Island season closed at the...

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School’s meeting place rejuvenated

School’s meeting place rejuvenated

Chanel College students, councillors, former staff, iwi, local figures, and those involved in the wharenui gathered to celebrate 25 years of Chanel College’s wharenui Hinerangi. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Work to rejuvenate Chanel College’s 25-year-old...

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Joint views not shared

Joint views not shared

People will vote in the Cannabis Referendum next year. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Cannabis is ‘not a winner’ KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Wairarapa MPs are split on whether the recreational use of cannabis should be legal. One admits to having smoked it twice, and...

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Summer stunner for December

Summer stunner for December

Forecasters have predicted December could be a good beach month for Wairarapa. PHOTO/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz It may be time to add a fan and a swimsuit to your Christmas list. It’s not quite a nailed-on heatwave for Wairarapa but temperatures should...

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Gone by lunchtime

Gone by lunchtime

Harley Kaipo, head arborist and trainer getting the tree ready for felling. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Arborists make quick work of big job KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz It took just three hours on Monday to get rid of what nature had taken more than 100 years to grow. An...

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Black Friday sales reach $5.9 million

Black Friday sales reach $5.9 million

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz The American shopping tradition – Black Friday – has grown Wairarapa roots. Retailers and shoppers alike are reaping the rewards with $5.9 million spent in Wairarapa over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That’s a 12.3 per...

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Emms calls for RMA changes

Emms calls for RMA changes

South Wairarapa deputy mayor Garrick Emms. PHOTO/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz South Wairarapa deputy mayor Garrick Emms will continue to call for changes to the Resource Management Act. Emms was elected to council in October. He was confirmed as deputy...

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Putting success for 40 years

Putting success for 40 years

Masterton South Rotary’s Robert Cameron, left, manager Catie Manson holding Jasper, and Masterton South Rotary president Paul Joblin. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN Masterton Mini Golf celebrated 40 years of fun on the weekend with a tournament. Opening in 1979, the idea for a...

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Tuturumuri’s last hurrah

Tuturumuri’s last hurrah

A Totara tree was planted by long-time resident Ian Hunter and Tuturumuri’s youngest pupil, five-year-old Nutrisse Bragger. PHOTOS/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Ninety-seven years of education came to an end on Sunday at the...

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Trust House property damaged in house fire

Trust House property damaged in house fire

One half of this two-dwelling home in Masterton was badly damaged in a fire. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz A house fire in an attached two-dwelling Trust House Ltd property in Lansdowne forced a Masterton family to find...

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Council disputes discount criticisms

Council disputes discount criticisms

An artist’s impression of the proposed retirement community, The Orchards, in Greytown. IMAGE/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Claims of a million-dollar discount being given to a Greytown development has been disputed by South Wairarapa District Council....

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