Woman shot in Masterton

Woman shot in Masterton

Masterton Police are appealing for information following a shooting incident yesterday morning. A 35-year-old Masterton woman was shot while walking on Clyde Street at about 2.50am, Sunday, February 17 . The woman was driven to Masterton hospital by a local resident,...

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Ruamahanga trout bounce back

Ruamahanga trout bounce back

Fish & Game dive team counting trout in the Ruamahanga River. PHOTO/SUPPLIED There’s been a major resurgence in the Ruamahanga River’s trout population and, after several lean years of fishing, recreational anglers are understandably ecstatic. Wellington Fish & Game...

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Olive oil lubricates EU trade visit

Olive oil lubricates EU trade visit

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, at Leafyridge Olives in Gladstone. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz In supermarkets across Europe you’ll find New Zealand grown beef and lamb, kiwi...

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300 chemo treatments in one year

300 chemo treatments in one year

Wairarapa Hospital’s chemotherapy outreach service celebrated its first anniversary last week. In attendance were [from left to right] Julia Murphy, Wuss Harvie, Glenys Sandoval, Lorraine Ross, Kellie Warren-Pollard and Hayley Morum. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Wairarapa...

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Pedal for Parkinson’s

Pedal for Parkinson’s

Participants can expect spectacular views in this year’s Pedal for Parkinson’s ride. PHOTO/CATHERINE ROSSITER-STEAD ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz A record-setting cyclist and champion wool presser from Masterton is embarking on a charity ride like no other...

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Another extension keeps Martinborough on the boil

Another extension keeps Martinborough on the boil

A resident takes water from a bladder borrowed from Wellington Water. PHOTO/SUPPLIED HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Yesterday marked two weeks since Martinborough’s water was deemed undrinkable, with the boil water notice set to remain in place until next...

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Fire season hits

Fire season hits

A helicopter with a monsoon bucket in action fighting a grass fire at Opaki on Thursday. PHOTO/ELIZA VORSTER Three blazes in two hours test firefighters Threatened water race saves the day STAFF REPORTERS Three fires broke out in Masterton within two hours on Thursday...

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Preparing for an Auckland invasion

Preparing for an Auckland invasion

Cars at the last club meet, ‘Dragstalgia’, in January. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz It’s going to be another loud weekend at Masterton Motorplex’s drag strip as the club gears up for a trifecta of action in its Auckland Invasion event....

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Scooter club gearing up

Scooter club gearing up

Mobility scooter user June Tainsh [seated] and Margaret Bulmer are starting a club for mobility scooter riders. PHOTO/SAM TATTERSFIELD SAM TATTERSFIELD sam.tattersfield@age.co.nz Two mobility scooter advocates are preparing to launch a club for “friendship, skills,...

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Slice of golf course to be subdivided

Slice of golf course to be subdivided

Masterton Golf Club. PHOTO/FILE PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Masterton Golf Club has got the go-ahead from Masterton District Council to subdivide two residential-sized sections off part of its property. Board chairman Rob Blackett said the land was at the back of...

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New hub for east side

New hub for east side

Plans for the proposed build at McJorrow Park. GRAPHIC/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz It was a rugby ball coming through the window of a meeting room five years ago which prompted the committee of Te Awhina Cameron Community House to first...

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Wings’ giant surprise

Wings’ giant surprise

PHOTO/SUPPLIED B-52 bomber on the way SAM TATTERSFIELD sam.tattersfield@age.co.nz A rumble like no other is coming to Wings over Wairarapa. A United States Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber will fly in New Zealand airspace for the first time to officially...

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Dung beetles start work at Palliser Ridge

Dung beetles start work at Palliser Ridge

A first encounter with dung beetles for Palliser Ridge’s Kurt Portas, right, with Greater Wellington Regional Council expert Kolija Schaller. PHOTOS/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Pirinoa’s iconic Palliser Ridge is home to a busy sheep and beef...

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Another pool closure ahead

Another pool closure ahead

Trust House Recreation Centre. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM The Trust House Recreation Centre indoor pool will be closed for two to three weeks this winter while the bracing of the air handling system above the pool is strengthened. The outdoor lido and paddlers pool at the...

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Crack down on footpath parking

Crack down on footpath parking

A vehicle and trailer parked on a footpath and on the wrong side of the road. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM Masterton District Council is cracking down on people who park cars on footpaths. An agenda for the strategic planning and policy committee meeting yesterday said council...

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