Ardern supports school vax clinic

Ardern supports school vax clinic

The Prime Minister addresses Makoura College students, staff, and whanau. PHOTOS/TOM TAYLOR SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern provided a personal boost to Makoura College’s pop-up vaccination clinic and whanau day with an in-person visit...

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Leslye wants to say thanks

Leslye wants to say thanks

Featherston pensioner Leslye Thompson with her cat Tane. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz A Featherston pensioner struggling to make ends meet after South Wairarapa District Council’s [SWDC] rates hikes wants to thank her anonymous benefactor for...

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Let the music play

Let the music play

Co-artistic director and violinist Wilma Smith said one of her highlights of this year’s festival programme is the Amy Beach flute and string quartet. PHOTO/SUPPLIED TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz Among the many covid-19 event casualties, one festival is ploughing...

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One hundred years of memorial gates marked

One hundred years of memorial gates marked

Attendees of a small ceremony to recognise the centenary of Martinborough’s Soldiers’ Memorial Gates. PHOTO/SUPPLIED A small, socially-distanced ceremony on Saturday did not let the centenary of Martinborough’s Soldiers’ Memorial Gates go unnoticed. One hundred years...

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GWRC warns of toxic algae

GWRC warns of toxic algae

Signs on the banks of the Waipoua River in Masterton warning of toxic algae. PHOTOS/FILE As the countdown until river dips begins, people are asked to start scrubbing up on their knowledge of toxic algae. Greater Wellington Regional Council wanted to remind swimmers...

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More to be done for Maori vaccination

More to be done for Maori vaccination

The Eketahuna Community Health Centre hosted the town’s vaccination clinic on Super Saturday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED During Saturday’s televised vaxathon coverage, Nireaha-Eketahuna was named a “top town” regarding its Maori vaccination rate. The title indicated that by...

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2021 Bird of the Year takes flight

2021 Bird of the Year takes flight

Pukaha is backing the shore plover [tuturuatu] for Bird of the Year 2021. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Forest and Bird’s Bird of the Year competition is back and singing for the 16th year in a row. This year, Pukaha National Wildlife Centre was supporting the campaign for...

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Crushed: Freak gust tips bus, causes chaos

Crushed: Freak gust tips bus, causes chaos

A gust of wind flipped a house bus, injuring the occupants and crushing two vehicles. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Damaged bus, car, and bike were uninsured TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz A house bus parked at Lake Wairarapa has flipped in a freak gust of wind, injuring the...

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Free rides to vax

Free rides to vax

Metlink said it had been offering the free service since September 20 as part of a co-ordinated effort to boost attendance at vaccination centres and events. PHOTO/FILE Free public transport is being offered by Metlink for people getting their covid-19 vaccination....

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Driver dies on Remutakas

Driver dies on Remutakas

The driver of a truck that rolled down a bank on Remutaka Hill Rd on Saturday has died. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Police confirmed on Saturday that the driver of a truck that rolled down a bank on the Remutaka Hill Rd has died. Police said that...

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Vaccination rally gets a super result

Vaccination rally gets a super result

Over a thousand covid-19 vaccine doses were administered in Wairarapa for Super Saturday. PHOTO/GRACE PRIOR GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz More than a thousand covid-19 vaccine doses were administered in Wairarapa on Saturday as New Zealand rallied together for...

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DHB vax deadline nears

DHB vax deadline nears

PHOTO/FILE While at least 80 per cent of Wairarapa District Health Board staff have been fully vaccinated against covid-19, the organisation does not know how many of its workforce have had just the first dose – despite the first deadline for mandatory vaccination...

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Teens flown out of ranges

Teens flown out of ranges

A Life Flight crew searching for a tramper trapped in snow on the Tararua Ranges. PHOTOS/FILE GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Four teenagers were flown out of the Tararua Ranges lasts week, marking the third rescue in a month. Search and Rescue officers from the...

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Festival put on ice till January 2022

Festival put on ice till January 2022

PHOTO/FILE TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz Organisers have made the call to postpone Wairarapa’s longstanding wine and food festival, Toast Martinborough. Originally scheduled for Sunday, November 21, the event would now take place next year on Sunday, January 16. The...

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