Quake-prone library to get quick fix

Quake-prone library to get quick fix

The mezzanine in Masterton library that requires earthquake strengthening. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE No higher risk than in 1982 STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz Urgent bracing work will be carried out on Masterton’s public library after the mezzanine floor was found to...

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Leading the charge

Leading the charge

Batman leads the charge for electric cars in Masterton’s town square on Wednesday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED. Major advances in EV charging infrastructure EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Electric vehicles took over Masterton town square on Wednesday as Better NZ Trust brought...

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Wairarapa’s farmers leading way

Wairarapa’s farmers leading way

Climate change speech attendees with Dr Alex Pezza, front left, with climate strike leader Carys Marulli de Barletta and Masterton district councillor Chris Peterson. PHOTOS/SAM TATTERSFIELD There is little point blaming the usual bogeymen for climate change. SAM...

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Balloon festival ready for take-off

Balloon festival ready for take-off

Mike Pero Real Estate’s flying house balloon. PHOTO/FILE SAM TATTERSFIELD sam.tattersfield@gmail.com Presuming the wind shows up, but not with too much vigour, the Wairarapa Balloon festival is set to send a bunch of baskets skywards today. Among the balloons will be...

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Epic fundraiser complete

Epic fundraiser complete

The Jog Your Memory fundraising running crew in action on Tuesday on the way to Lake Ferry, after starting in Napier on Sunday. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN Tired faces and sore muscles showed the effort that was put in to a 300-kilometre run to raise funds for Alzheimer’s...

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Southerner’s crash landing

Southerner’s crash landing

Department of Conservation Wairarapa biodiversity supervisor Briggs Pilkington and ranger Faith Dornan recover a juvenile mollymawk that crash-landed west of Greytown. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Mollymawk on the mend It wasn’t quite an ancient mariner, but an unexpected visitor...

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Granddad’s link to sticky jar jam solution

Granddad’s link to sticky jar jam solution

Ray Roydhouse and his granddaughter Ruby Mainwaring with the Getagrip tool for making opening jars easy. PHOTO/SUPPLIED STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz A simple but ingenious route to easier jam on toast had a couple of Masterton grandparents glued to the TV last...

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New Powell Hut almost ready

New Powell Hut almost ready

The refurbished Powell Hut, with Tararua foothills and Wairarapa valley  in the background. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Deck extended to maximise viewing opportunities SAM TATTERSFIELD Sam.tattersfield@age.co.nz After weather delays, work on the exterior of the new 32-bunk Powell...

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SWDC advised to get out of water work

SWDC advised to get out of water work

The boil water notice remains in place in Martinborough. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz South Wairarapa District Council is to meet today to decide whether to follow the advice of council officers and become a shareholder in Wellington...

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United by cycling

United by cycling

Carbon Neutral NZ Trust Secretary Lindsay Jeffs, chairwoman Lynda Jeffs, treasurer Inge Bremer, and vice-chairman Rolf Mueller-Glodde. PHOTOS/SAM TATTERSFIELD SAM TATTERSFIELD sam.tattersfield@age.co.nz A common goal and determination to cycle the North Island saw an...

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GWRC flood plan gets challenged

GWRC flood plan gets challenged

Andrew Donald is challenging the GWRC flood protection plan. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz A group believes big spending on flood protection in Masterton is a possibility that needs to be knocked back and the problem can be fixed with a targeted...

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Burning Man to Mount Bruce

Burning Man to Mount Bruce

PHOTO/TARA SWAN Weta sculpture a good fit for pukaha Sam Tattersfield Sam.tattersfield@age.co.nz A giant weta has found a new home in the lush green of Pukaha National Wildfire Centre – a stark contrast to the Nevada desert where it featured in the annual Burning Man...

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Park trees have a rich history

Park trees have a rich history

This giant macrocarpa, probably planted in the early 1880s, takes pride of place at the northern end of the oval in Queen Elizabeth Park. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Exotic trees have been growing in Queen Elizabeth Park for 140 years. GARETH WINTER from the Wairarapa Archive...

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End of 52-year term for Dr Claire

End of 52-year term for Dr Claire

Dr Claire Hills stands between Chanel College head girl Mackenzie Batchelor, and head boy Nicolas Penman. PHOTO/ELI HILL. ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz On Wednesday, at 11.30am, school stopped at Chanel College. Pupils, family, staff, parents and members of education...

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Backflow may be to blame

Backflow may be to blame

Boil water notices have been placed around the Martinborough town square. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Backflow issues at private properties could be the cause of Martinborough’s second E.coli outbreak in months, which prompted a boil water notice to be put in place last...

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