Dust off those old books

Dust off those old books

Renowned book repairer Bill Tito wants to find the oldest book in Wairarapa. PHOTO/FILE EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Legendary book repairer Bill Tito is calling for help from book lovers, as he searches for Wairarapa’s oldest book. Tito will be part of...

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Kapyong deserves respect

Kapyong deserves respect

Korean War veteran Gordon McIntyre with a photobook from Japan he got on the way to the fighting in Korea. PHOTO/SAM TATTERSFIELD Freedoms we take for granted were at risk SAM TATTERSFIELD Sam.tattersfield@age.co.nz Korean War veteran Gordon McIntyre says it’s...

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Anzac by right, goes home

Anzac by right, goes home

The final resting place of Private Kenneth MacDonald in Kinlochewe, Scotland. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Families attached to crosses ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz One of the nearly 260 crosses that sat in the Masterton town square has found a final resting place in Kinlochewe, in...

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Featherston wrestles with the best

Featherston wrestles with the best

Dannii Sargent, left, and Warren Hart, right, after being presented with the Sports Award at the South Wairarapa District Council Civic Awards by Mayor Viv Napier. PHOTOS/PETE MONK It has produced Commonwealth medallists, Olympic qualifiers and New Zealand titles but...

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Kawakawa fight set to go on

Kawakawa fight set to go on

Kawakawa Station. PHOTO/FILE STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz The fight between the Hong Kong-based owner of Kawakawa Station, near Cape Palliser, and the Walkways Access Commission is not over, despite the High Court lifting a caveat preventing the station’s sale...

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Crash cuts power to 870

Crash cuts power to 870

Police officers at the scene of a crash in Masterton on Monday in which a car was destroyed after hitting a power pole in High St, cutting power to hundreds. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz A car hit a concrete power pole so hard on High St,...

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Electrocuted man dies in hospital

Electrocuted man dies in hospital

A machine was cordoned off at the HG Group Ltd premises in Masterton on Thursday. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN STAFF REPORTERS The man electrocuted in a workplace accident in Waingawa, south of Masterton, on Thursday has died of his injuries. Capital and Coast District Health...

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Painting up a storm

Painting up a storm

PHOTO/EMMA BROWN A handful of Makoura College staff and pupils used part of the first week of school holidays for a charity painting project, creating the mural for the new location for Masterton Foodbank. Teacher Vicky Pilling and her group of four pupil volunteers...

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Sequoiadendron Giganteum demystified

Sequoiadendron Giganteum demystified

Friends of the Park member Alan Fielding has led the project to name the trees in Queen Elizabeth Park. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Marvelling at the beautiful trees in Masterton’s Queen Elizabeth Park will soon come with the added bonus of knowing the exact species you are...

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Trucks rankle residents

Trucks rankle residents

A truck passes over the dip on Te Ore Ore Rd which has been creating “a heck of a racket” for residents. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN ELI HILL and EMMA BROWN It appears there is an end in sight for Te Ore Ore Rd residents tired of hearing trucks rattling outside their houses....

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Petition finally gets result

Petition finally gets result

Trust House Recreation Centre staff say the new mobile lifting hoist will make accessing the indoor pools much easier. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Hoist will allow more disabled people to swim Four years after a petition signed by more than 800 people called for a chair hoist at...

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The Interview: This Week Mark Childs

The Interview: This Week Mark Childs

PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV In the space of an hour Mark Childs shared many experiences with Grant Harding – professional, sporting and personal; highs and lows. Throughout the conversation the Ray White Leaders real estate agent showed a respect for those he’s come in contact...

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Life on the fast line

Life on the fast line

Christina Dahlberg with Hansells' more than 80-year history of food product packaging. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Christina Dahlberg is hanging up her apron and taking off her hairnet after more than 30 years of service at...

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