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Fundraiser for health centre set to be a ball

Fundraiser for health centre set to be a ball

Eketahuna ball committee member Callum Skeet says the Eketahuna community benefits greatly from its health centre. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR Tonight, Eketahuna residents will party in their best preloved garments at the Great Eketahuna Ball. Profits from the ball would provide...

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What an Avershame

What an Avershame

Aversham House on Cole St. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV 21-bed resthome to close within the next month Closure of Aversham House a ‘financial decision’ Residents of an established Masterton rest home could be relocated to Carterton or Greytown after facility owners announced...

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Bowlers and kids win big

Bowlers and kids win big

Martinborough Kindergarten children with teacher Allie Hiemstra. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Martinborough Kindergarten and the Martinborough Bowling Club were among the big winners when council grant recipients were decided. The South Wairarapa District Council grant subcommittee...

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Carterton candidates: The report

Carterton candidates: The report

Carterton by-election candidates Grant Pittams, Mike Osborne, and Dale Williams at Tuesday night’s debate. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz At Tuesday night’s Times-Age debate, Carterton District Council candidates Dale Williams, Mike Osborne, and...

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Child killed in collision

Child killed in collision

A child has died after being hit by a vehicle on Lincoln Rd. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Every parent’s worst nightmare Incident ‘horrendous’ A toddler has died after being hit by a reversing vehicle in Carterton on Wednesday. Emergency services attended the incident just...

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Flight legend aces award

Flight legend aces award

Aviator Robert Thurston at Wairarapa Aero Club. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO GOOD SORTS SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz Masterton flying legend Robert Thurston knew he wanted to be a pilot from the age of three. He fulfilled his ambition before the age of 20. Now, after more...

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All Blacks boss in town

All Blacks boss in town

All Blacks manager Gilbert Enoka gets presented a gift after his inspirational speech. PHOTOS/JOHN LAZO-RON JOHN LAZO-RON john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz Wairarapa was given a powerful lesson in success on Tuesday after internationally renowned All Black manager Gilbert Enoka...

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Carterton candidates vie for council role

Carterton candidates vie for council role

Carterton by-election candidates Grant Pittams, Mike Osborne, and Dale Williams at Tuesday night’s debate. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Budget management, climate change, and a potential rift within Carterton District Council were the hot topics raised at the Times-Age’s...

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Greytown wheels park gets traction

Greytown wheels park gets traction

Sid Kempton and his daughter Greta at the site of the proposed Greytown Wheels Park on Pierce St. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz The Greytown wheels park, which has been in the pipeline for more than 25 years, could finally become a reality –...

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The prince and I

The prince and I

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth came to Masterton in 1954. PHOTO/AUCKLAND LIBRARIES HERITAGE COLLECTIONS Prince was ‘very tall and handsome’ Masterton man sees photo with Prince Philip for the first time – 67 years after his magical moment SUE TEODORO...

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Trapped in ‘tidal wave of change’

Trapped in ‘tidal wave of change’

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Water switch risky and costly Despite Martinborough’s 2019 e coli scare, Carterton’s ongoing boil notice, and Wellington’s latest pipe burst earlier this week, the Greater Wellington Regional Council is sceptical about the implementation of Three...

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Fair success: Rain, rain goes away

Fair success: Rain, rain goes away

The streets were packed for Martinborough Fair on Saturday. PHOTOS/SUE TEODORO After a postponement in March because of covid and despite a looming threat of rain, the second annual Martinborough Fair was a bumper day on Saturday. While rain bucketed down early and a...

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A passion for people and the past

A passion for people and the past

Gareth Winter is retiring from the Wairarapa Archive. PHOTO/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI Wairarapa legend Gareth Winter has retired after more than three decades at the Wairarapa Archive, but the historian says he still has a passion project or two in the works. Multiple events...

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Landing a solution

Landing a solution

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM A lease-to-buy option is being proposed for South Wairarapa Mix of housing sizes needed A housing solution that could help ease the crisis in the region, and perhaps nationally, has been handed to the South Wairarapa District Council. First home...

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Heritage review in growth plans

Heritage review in growth plans

Martinborough Hotel is part of Martinborough’s special character. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO A comprehensive targeted review of heritage places, buildings, and notable trees will be an integral part of the region’s future growth plans. The Wairarapa Combined District Plan...

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