Cable duct no secret, says Chorus

Cable duct no secret, says Chorus

The land in Featherston, owned by South Wairarapa District Council, that features an easement over a cable duct vital to Chorus’ telecommunications infrastructure network. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Chorus says it’s doing all it...

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Tent theft devastates owner

Tent theft devastates owner

The stolen marquee. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Owner hoping for public assistance BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A former Masterton man is gutted about the theft of a $12,000 marquee in his home town but hopes the community will help get it returned. Christchurch-based...

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Aviation centre cleared for takeoff

Aviation centre cleared for takeoff

Vintage Aviator Ltd, which is planned to feature as part of the aviation centre. PHOTO/FILE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A multi-million-dollar vintage aviation centre and museum is at the heart of plans to boost tourism in the region. The development of a...

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Pen pals united at school

Pen pals united at school

Ian Hodge, right, showing Cody Purnell and Tane Jenkinson his medals. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz There may be an eight-decade age difference between some of the Opaki School students and their respective pen pals, but that did nothing to...

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Standing up for Featherston

Standing up for Featherston

The gifting of the Featherston Camp Sculpture on Saturday. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A new sculpture in Featherston held a strong significance on this year’s Armistice Day as it became a powerful reminder of the town’s role in World War...

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They will not be forgotten

They will not be forgotten

Members of the public about to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE Region pays tribute to wartime sacrifices BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz One hundred years ago, the guns of World War I fell silent at the announcement of peace – it was at the 11th...

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Masterton’s answer to SIX60 takes top award

Masterton’s answer to SIX60 takes top award

The Island crew [back row] Junior Mila, Paselio Manesa, Eti Lio, Augustine Mila, Tane Walker; [front row] Courtney Naera [music teacher], Milarn Naera, Janet Aeto. PHOTO/ERENA McCANN ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Seven Wairarapa students are aiming to become the next...

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Lake Ferry’s classy clean up

Lake Ferry’s classy clean up

Martinborough School year seven and eight students with their catch of fish from Lake Ferry after cleaning up the lake’s shores last week. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Lake Ferry’s shoreline is clean and ready for summer thanks to the efforts of...

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A love for the ages

A love for the ages

Murray and June Doyle in 1948. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Doyles celebrate platinum anniversary 19 great-grandchildren are couple’s ‘icing on the cake’ Take your mind back seven decades. Post-war New Zealand is having to handle a polio epidemic, which closes some schools,...

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Female worker dies at Kiwi Lumber

Female worker dies at Kiwi Lumber

Police guarding the closed gate at Kiwi Lumber on Friday after a female worker died. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER Region’s eighth workplace death since 2010 ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Staff at Masterton mill Kiwi Lumber are “absolutely devastated” after a female...

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Hospital ‘overwhelmed’ by donations

Hospital ‘overwhelmed’ by donations

Wairarapa Hospital and More FM Wairarapa staff with the 1300 donated DVDs – from back left, Jenny Burt, Saphron Yaxley, Craig Rohloff, Brent Gare, Hanna Hamilton, Kathryn Wadsworth, front left, Anna Coleman, and Sam Kjestrup. PHOTO/ ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER...

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Classroom structure wins

Classroom structure wins

The award-winning innovative learning spaces at Douglas Park School. PHOTO/MURRAY ROBERTSON ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz A classroom redesign project that began as “a few holes in the wall” has gone on to win Douglas Park School an award for innovative...

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Wild winds force hill road closure

Wild winds force hill road closure

Ryan Teahan takes a laid-back approach to the wait. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM STAFF REPORTERS Winds gusting 150kmh closed the Remutaka Hill for four hours on Thursday afternoon, frustrating those whose travel plans were disrupted. The road was closed from 12.45pm until 4.45pm....

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Alleged arsonist granted bail

Alleged arsonist granted bail

Firefighters work to dampen down the Mangatarere Valley Rd makeshift house which was destroyed by fire on Wednesday. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Second arson attack in Masterton HAYLEY GASTMEIER and BECKIE WILSON The tenant of a makeshift house in rural Carterton has been...

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Crosses display for Armistice Day

Crosses display for Armistice Day

312 crosses representing Wairarapa soldiers who died in WWI were placed in the town square on Wednesday. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM Pam Graham pam.graham@age.co.nz Crosses have been placed on the lawn outside the old Masterton Town Hall in Chapel Street ahead of the Armistice...

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