New duck crossing sign ruffles feathers

New duck crossing sign ruffles feathers

The recently erected sign along Udy St in Greytown. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE Gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz A new sign signalling there are ducks in the area has one Greytown resident quacking mad after it was put up this week Steve Lillyston and his wife Anne...

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Protection for historic urupa under flood plan

Protection for historic urupa under flood plan

A new flood management plan seeks to arrest flooding at Te Uru o Tane urupa. PHOTO/FILE Good progress has been made on developing a plan for flood management on the Waiohine River, with the Greytown community endorsing the work carried out so far by the Project Team...

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Carterton builder reported missing

Carterton builder reported missing

Carterton man Finn Yeats has been missing since Tuesday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Tracy Thomas is pleading for her missing son to make contact and come home. Finn Yeats has been missing from his Carterton home since Tuesday and family...

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Greytown development starts

Greytown development starts

The removal of pine trees on Wednesday was the first sign that The Orchards at Greytown development was under way. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz A row of Greytown pine trees, estimated to be more than 100 years old, will be felled over the...

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Loose bricks sink hips

Loose bricks sink hips

One of the courtesy crossings on Queen St featuring loose bricks. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Several Masterton retailers have raised concerns about loose bricks along the Queen St courtesy crossings, after multiple elderly...

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Fatal crash in Carterton

Fatal crash in Carterton

The damaged vehicle being towed from the scene. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER Boss makes tragic discovery Elisa Vorster elisa.vorster@age.co.nz A man who died after being thrown from his crashed vehicle on Wednesday was discovered by his boss after failing to make a work...

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Castlepoint fishing competition’s record catch

Castlepoint fishing competition’s record catch

Adam Clement took first prize in the skate/ray category with his 51.4kg catch. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Although there were no monster prizes awarded for the heaviest kahawai and snapper, a record number of fish were caught at the...

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Fundraising page established for Taratahi staff

Fundraising page established for Taratahi staff

PHOTO/FILE Things may be looking up for Wairarapa-based Taratahi Institute of Agriculture staff after a fundraising page was set up to provide financial support. The givealittle page was set up by Labour list MP Kieran McAnulty on Tuesday in conjunction with the three...

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Affordability key

Affordability key

A bird’s eye of Masterton. PHOTO/FILE Continued growth in regional towns PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Reports of the property market in the regions, including Wairarapa, outstripping the main centres are reinforced by the latest QV House Price Index. Across...

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Mauriceville has new principal

Mauriceville has new principal

ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Mauriceville School is gearing up for the new school year which brings with it a new head at the helm. Kim Lupo will be joining the school as the new principal, bringing 20 years of teaching experience with her. She is no stranger...

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Guilty of $86,000 benefit fraud

Guilty of $86,000 benefit fraud

PHOTO/FILE A 39-year-old Masterton beneficiary and mother of four pleaded guilty to six charges of benefit fraud totalling more than $86,000 at the Masterton District Court on Monday Represented by defence counsel Ian Hard, Tereza Rose Hardgrave appeared before Judge...

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Parklet to close early

Parklet to close early

The sign in this photo is no longer correct, as the parklet in Park St is closing early. PHOTO/FILE Council: Town centre rejuvenation project has $3.6m budget PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Masterton District Council has backed down and will close the Park St parklet...

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One dead in Carterton crash

One dead in Carterton crash

The road has been closed off at the Ponatahi Rd intersection. PHOTO/JASON IRELAND   A person has died in a serious crash on Millars Road, Longbush, Carterton. Emergency services are at the scene, and Millars Rd has been closed off at both the Ponatahi and Longbush Rd...

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Meeting for future needs

Meeting for future needs

PHOTOS/FILE PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Emails are running hot on the topic of how to fill the void left by the collapse of Taratahi Institute of Agriculture and it looks like there’s going to be an invitation-only “targeted conversation” in Carterton on January...

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