Students craft new world, win national contest

Students craft new world, win national contest

Year 9 Wairarapa College students Mackenzie Tait and Stella Smurthwaite are this year’s ‘Build a Better Future’ winners in the national Minecraft competition. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz From complete newbies to the game, two...

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Construction skills shortage

Construction skills shortage

BCITO training adviser Peter Van der Veen and carpenter Jamie McAnulty, who completed his apprenticeship with Dawes Construction in Masterton. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ‘Huge push’ for new workers Better school-industry link needed ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz It’s...

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Target not met for breast screening

Target not met for breast screening

Masterton’s Jaqueline Lumsden is a breast cancer survivor from Wairarapa. PHOTO/FILE Screening on decline, statistics show ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz The number of Wairarapa women aged 50-69 screened for breast cancer has not reached Ministry of Health...

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Travelling gargoyles stolen

Travelling gargoyles stolen

One of the gargoyles that was taken by thieves. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Masterton resident Daniel Nel said he was left “shocked and in a state of disbelief” at the theft of two large stone gargoyles from his Lansdowne property on Saturday...

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Adamsons claim spotlight in awards

Adamsons claim spotlight in awards

Brian and Lily Adamson, owners of Adamsons Service Station in Featherston. PHOTOS/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Owners Lily and Brian Adamson are delighted that Adamsons Service Station in Featherston took the second spot in a large national...

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Mum in shock, baby unhurt

Mum in shock, baby unhurt

Grandmother Fiona Robertson holding baby Mika with parents Stacey Swift and Scott Robertson. PHOTOS/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Scott Robertson was preparing to turn into his Carterton High St driveway on Wednesday at 10am when a driver smashed...

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Colombo Rd smash

Colombo Rd smash

The damaged car on Colombo Rd. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV ‘Huge bang’ then the lights went out Power cut to 830 properties KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz A woman is in Wairarapa Hospital’s high dependency unit after she crashed into a power pole, destroying it and the...

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Treading the boards with class

Treading the boards with class

Kuranui’s Head of Performing Arts Juanita McLellan and drama students Ashley Taylor and Florence Cater, who have been selected to attend the National Shakespeare Schools Programme week. PHOTO/CATHERINE ROSSITER-STEAD GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz...

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Police back by demand

Police back by demand

An open day was held on Tuesday for the Greytown Police Hub. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Six years after the town’s police station closed, Greytown is getting a cop shop. The Kuratawhiti St Greytown Police Hub opens for the first time...

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Carterton staple closes

Carterton staple closes

Megan and Olivier Rochery of Cafe Mirabelle. PHOTO/FACEBOOK ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Wairarapa’s celebrated French restaurant Cafe Mirabelle announced it would be closing its doors permanently, which has prompted an outpouring of support and nostalgia...

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Mega suspension bridge on way for cycle trail

Mega suspension bridge on way for cycle trail

An artist’s impression of the suspension bridge over the Tauherenikau River. GRAPHIC/GERAD TAYLOR GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz A Wairarapa cycleway connecting its five towns will include one of the longest suspension bridges in New Zealand after a...

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For love of community and land

For love of community and land

National Party candidate for Wairarapa, Mike Butterick. PHOTO/FILE Each week, the Wairarapa Midweek will profile one of Wairarapa’s political candidates. This week, LISA URBANI talks with Mike Butterick. Lisa Urbani Mike Butterick, National Party candidate for...

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Top teams open with big wins

Top teams open with big wins

Caitlyn Little gets away her pass for Gladstone Heat. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV NETBALL CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz Big winning margins highlighted the opening round of matches in the premier one championship at the Trust House Colombo Road Netball Centre on...

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New life for Arbor House property

New life for Arbor House property

Arbor House off the market. PHOTO/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Much to the relief of its owners, Arbor House finally has a tenant and another one set to sign up. Arbor Holdings Ltd had the Greytown property listed with Sotheby’s Realty last November and...

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Book fair raises more than $5000

Book fair raises more than $5000

The Carterton book fair was in full swing over the weekend. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz More than $5000 was raised at the Carterton Rotary Annual Monster Book Fair which took place on Saturday and Sunday. Bibliophiles in their hundreds...

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