Young parents celebrate

Young parents celebrate

Wairarapa TPU students and teachers sing a waiata. PHOTOS/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI soumya.bhamidipati@age.co.nz Resilience was what led to the success of young parents and students this year, which was acknowledged at Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit’s annual...

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The little digger that couldn’t

The little digger that couldn’t

Workers repairing damaged power poles on State Highway 2 on Wednesday afternoon. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR Delays: Student late to exam TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz A digger on a trailer flipped into a power pole just south of Greytown on Wednesday, forcing State Highway 2...

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Battle over 25m2 home

Battle over 25m2 home

Crowds at the auction at 2 Daniel St, Martinborough on Wednesday. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN One-bedroom home, $595k KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz A ‘glammed-up’ shed on a modest piece of central Martinborough land sold at auction for just under $600,000 on...

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Tuia graduate backs search for 2021 candidates

Tuia graduate backs search for 2021 candidates

Local Democracy Reporting MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Cooperation and communication are the key skills young people can nurture through the Tuia programme, recent graduate Laura Bradley says. Applications for the 2021 Tuia programme close on Friday December...

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Student nails artwork

Student nails artwork

Te Rouhine Horiana Greening displaying her award-winning nails. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz A Ucol Wairarapa student took out the top prize in this year’s NAILX Nail Art Challenge. Te Rouhine Horiana Greening won the challenge with her nail designs...

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Retailers confront alleged serial shoplifter

Retailers confront alleged serial shoplifter

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Masterton shop owners who were targeted by an alleged serial shoplifter have confronted the woman, asking for their goods back. A woman went on an alleged shoplifting spree in three Queen St stores last...

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‘Rapa Valley’ name offensive

‘Rapa Valley’ name offensive

Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa general manager Taiawhio Gemmell. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN   KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The ‘Rapa Valley’ is pitched as exclusive Martinborough lifestyle blocks, and most are sold, but some Maori are offended at the slang use of...

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Construction begins on The Old Winery

Construction begins on The Old Winery

An artist’s impression of The Old Winery development. IMAGE/SUPPLIED TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz Construction has begun on The Old Winery development in Martinborough, employing more than 150 people. Once completed, the development will house three of Foley Wines’...

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Masterton Primary raises $500 for bird sanctuary

Masterton Primary raises $500 for bird sanctuary

Masterton Primary Room 9 pupils holding up their certificates and the cheque they presented to Pukaha’s Marie Weston. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR “Birds can’t talk, but if they could, they’d want to say thank you so much,” Marie Weston said to the pupils of Masterton Primary’s...

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Fernridge School gets Green-Gold standard

Fernridge School gets Green-Gold standard

Mila Waitere, eight, Vivian Maguire, nine, Arlo Andrewartha, nine, and Logan Mackenzie, 10, selling their produce. PHOTOS/TOM TAYLOR Masterton’s Fernridge School became the region’s sixth Green-Gold Enviroschool last Friday. The new status was an improvement on the...

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Trust gives back more than ever

Trust gives back more than ever

GRAPHIC/TIMES-AGE Trust ‘cautiously optimistic’ KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Trust House Limited reported a record trading profit and increased its community grants by $100,000 in the past financial year but is anticipating lower returns from its hospitality...

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Farmer heeds reprint call

Farmer heeds reprint call

Author Don Farmer with a proof of his book Walking Back to Happiness – A Wairarapa boy’s story. PHOTO/FILE GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Wairarapa readers will have a second chance at getting their hands on former Wairarapa Times-Age chief reporter Don Farmer’s...

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