Residents say it’s time for a change

Residents say it’s time for a change

Parking on Perry St. PHOTO/ LAURA KVIGSTAD Masterton’s coin parking is either a little piece of history, or stuck in the past, depending on your perspective. SHEA TURNER and LAURA KVIGSTAD asked the people of Masterton what they thought. Masterton shoppers may have...

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Geo-kids: Learning rocks

Geo-kids: Learning rocks

Pupils participate in geological investigations during a two-week GeoCamp. PHOTOS/DR KYLE BLAND A unique learning experience has opened up a new world of science for Wairarapa pupils. Research institute GNS Science and education centre REAP Wairarapa have partnered to...

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Speedy response to blaze

Speedy response to blaze

Fire in outbuildings at Castlepoint on Friday night. PHOTOS/LIZ EBREY SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz Prompt action by rural volunteer firefighters stopped a fire in outbuildings getting out of control at Castlepoint over the weekend. Five fire trucks were called to...

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Jab numbers near target

Jab numbers near target

The region’s first community-based covid-19 vaccination clinic set to be open today in the Departmental Building on Chapel St. PHOTOS/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI Wairarapa is only 14 covid-19 vaccines behind the Ministry of Health’s schedule, and the region’s first...

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A music class of their own

A music class of their own

Dragonfly performs at last Saturday’s regional Smokefree Rockquest final. PHOTO/SUPPLIED TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz The region’s best high school bands battled it out for a place in the next round of the Smokefree Rockquest at the competition’s combined regional...

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Inspector welcomed back home

Inspector welcomed back home

Inspector Rob Rutene laughs during a speech at his powhiri on Thursday. PHOTOS/TOM TAYLOR Inspector feels right at home TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz It was a homecoming for Inspector Rob Rutene as he walked on to Te Rangimarie Marae on Thursday. Rangitane o...

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Service ceases suddenly

Service ceases suddenly

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES Orthopaedic services cut All orthopaedic acute surgery patients to be sent out of region Wairarapa Hospital has closed its acute orthopaedic service after a failure to recruit specialist surgeons to the region. Residents presenting with acute...

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Egg and Spoon in race for award

Egg and Spoon in race for award

Greytown illustrator Giselle Clarkson with Egg and Spoon: An Illustrated Cookbook, shortlisted this morning for a book award. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR A cookbook with a local flavour is in the running for a national book award. From a pool of 166 entries, 28 finalists for the...

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Real ice for cool Carterton festival

Real ice for cool Carterton festival

CDC sales and marketing co-ordinator Jenni Hall, WBS business development manager Sharon Pearce, WBS chief executive officer Paul Bywater, Mayor Greg Lang and event manager Jenny Gasson launching the Heart of Winter Festival. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Carterton’s annual...

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Meter rollout in catch-up

Meter rollout in catch-up

Water meter being installed in Masterton. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Masterton’s water meter rollout is nine months behind schedule, and council staff have discovered water leaks at up to 15 per cent of households where meters had been installed....

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‘Underpaid and understaffed’

‘Underpaid and understaffed’

Nurses marched through Masterton on Wednesday stopping outside the Wairarapa Times-Age. PHOTO/GRACE PRIOR Nurses on strike SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz “If we’re out here, there’s something wrong in there.” That was the sentiment shared by one of the hundreds of...

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Travel to another time

Travel to another time

The exterior view of the historic homestead. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED A coastal venture has weathered the storms of a covid-hit tourism sector better than most, SHEA TURNER writes. At the end of Ica Rd, as you drive through a tunnel of trees to Ica Homestead, you could be...

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MDC opens up land at Panama

MDC opens up land at Panama

Panama Village, Ngaumutawa Rd, Masterton. PHOTO/FILE Masterton District Council has voted to make vacant land at Panama Village available for more public housing, but get someone else to do the building. Council will work with the government through Kainga Ora,...

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Housing the homeless

Housing the homeless

Elizabeth St in Masterton. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO But residents fear the worst A project welcomed by many as part of a solution to Masterton’s homelessness crisis is causing anxiety for some residents. People in Elizabeth St are worried the new house for homeless will...

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