Project seeks fast-track

Project seeks fast-track

The route from Masterton to Eketahuna reflects the drought Wairarapa farmers have faced on top of covid-19. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Yellowing grasslands and searing heat: a familiar fixture across Wairarapa this summer, during an...

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200 people working in shift bubble

200 people working in shift bubble

Beehive Premier Meats managing director in self-isolation. PHOTO/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Just under 200 Premier Beehive staff are working in shifts in Carterton to ensure people can continue to bring home the bacon. Premier Beehive managing...

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Substation blaze

Substation blaze

PHOTO/JASON IRELAND ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Equipment failure at a Carterton substation sparked a grass fire on Norfolk Rd on Sunday night. Power was cut to about 290 homes as firefighters worked to control the blaze which spanned 150m by 20m. Fire...

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Stock sales moving online

Stock sales moving online

Due to covid-19, sale yards around the country are closed. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz At a time when many drought-affected farmers are still trying to shift stock off their farms, the closure of sale yards around the country have pushed...

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Brewing the good stuff

Brewing the good stuff

Two thousand bottles of hand sanitiser are being made and bottled in Masterton. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Two thousand bottles of hand sanitiser will grace Wairarapa supermarket shelves this week thanks to Masterton’s Sup Brewery. Mark Harris, part-time brewer and full-time...

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Students in own bubble

Students in own bubble

St Matthew’s Collegiate School’s international students. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED LISA URBANI lisa.urbani@age.co.nz Rathkeale College’s director of international students Glen McIntosh says the “Rathkeale bubble is a nice place to be locked down in, and our boys are doing...

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Creative routine crucial for elderly

Creative routine crucial for elderly

Two friendly bobbies helping move the Abbeyfield House new oven on to the trailer. PHOTO/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz To inject some fun into the lockdown for staff and 40 Roseneath Lifecare and Village residents, the facility has held a wacky hair...

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Heroes keep the foodbank running

Heroes keep the foodbank running

Lyn Tankersley and Hayden McGrail at Masterton Foodbank. PHOTO/LISA URBANI LISA URBANI lisa.urbani@age.co.nz While many people are relaxing at home during the lockdown period, choosing what to watch on Netflix, spare a thought for Lyn Tankersley and her partner Hayden...

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Pharmacies shift online

Pharmacies shift online

Carterton Pharmacy workers Melissa Woodhouse and Emma Schdroski, wearing protective gear while outside their workplace on Thursday. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@protonmail.com Pharmacies across Wairarapa have launched online shopping to help...

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Vet stalwart moves on

Vet stalwart moves on

Stuart Bruere. PHOTO/FILE LISA URBANI lisa.urbani@age.co.nz In 1961, when John Kennedy was visiting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration centre in Houston, he came across the janitor, and asked him what he did at NASA. The janitor replied that he was...

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Flu jab rollout ramps up

Flu jab rollout ramps up

Some people are eligible for free flu vaccinations. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz The Ministry of Health has ramped up its campaign to combat influenza, in a bid to divert more resources to the covid-19 crisis. “While influenza...

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Treaty resumption order opens doors

Treaty resumption order opens doors

The resumption applications cover the return of the Maraetai power scheme land and forest land at Ngaumu in Wairarapa. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The Wairarapa Moana Incorporation’s push for land in Mangakino, north of Taupo, to be...

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Emergency ambulance housing

Emergency ambulance housing

Westwood Property Group’s Steve Pilbrow, and Wellington Free Ambulance intensive care paramedics Hank Bader and Adam Stevenson. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Builders repurpose old Homestead Bar in under two weeks KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Westwood Property Group’s...

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Triple marathon nailed

Triple marathon nailed

Simon Ellis after finishing the cycling leg of his triple marathon. PHOTO/SUPPLIED EMILY IRELAND emily.ireland@age.co.nz Masterton man Simon Ellis braved the elements on Monday, forging ahead with his triple marathon plans. He rowed 42.2km on a rowing machine at home,...

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Please ‘brie’ safe

Please ‘brie’ safe

South Wairarapa residents who received this parcel would ‘brie’ delighted. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz To the Coast with the Post delivery man Gordon Wyeth was given a special task this week by C’est Cheese owner Paul Broughton in...

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