‘Just another day’ for Helen

‘Just another day’ for Helen

Helen Flett cuts the birthday cake at the Wairarapa Services and Citizens Club on Wednesday. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz For Masterton woman Helen Flett who turned 100 yesterday, it’s “just another day”. Flett had an early...

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Wind causes mayhem

Wind causes mayhem

A tree crashed on to a house in Churchill Cres, Featherston. PHOTO/RITCHIE WARDS Power outages and train driver injured A night full of ‘stupendous gusts’ KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Gusts of 130kmh caused damage all over Featherston and Greytown early...

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Medication caused cardiac arrest

Medication caused cardiac arrest

PHOTO/FILE DHB guilty of systemic failure Cardiologist lacked information ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz The Wairarapa District Health Board has been found to be in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failures relating to the care...

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Wairarapa’s a house of science

Wairarapa’s a house of science

PHOTOS/SUPPLIED HAYDEN MASKELL What do skeletons, bouncy balls and red cabbages have in common? They’re all part of the new House of Science blue boxes making their way into schools across Wairarapa. The House of Science Wairarapa – Te Whare Putaiao o Wairarapa, a...

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Through the lens

Through the lens

Makoura College student Seni-Isaia Iasona. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Young filmmaker takes on mental health Documentary to shed light on youth mental health concerns Erin Kavanagh-Hall It’s never an easy topic to broach – but, whether it’s over the airwaves or behind a video...

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Suspected arson at Henley Lake

Suspected arson at Henley Lake

A shed was destroyed in a suspicious fire at Henley Lake. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN Crews faced difficulties with fire’s location EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz A shed at Henley Lake burned to the ground in the early hours of Monday morning. Fire crews were called to the shed...

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MDC stresses security after rise in dog deaths

MDC stresses security after rise in dog deaths

Dogs must be kept behind fences and gates. PHOTO/FILE Dog owners in Masterton have been urged to keep an even closer eye on their pets after a sharp increase in deaths over the past year. Masterton District Council said its Animal Services staff were concerned by the...

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Ram-raid thieves target brands

Ram-raid thieves target brands

Jemma Puhara and Quentin Henderson next to empty shelves at Stirling Sports Masterton, on Monday. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN Shelves cleaned out at Stirling Sports Second raid in a week KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz In the small hours of Monday morning Stirling...

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Youth crime on the decline

Youth crime on the decline

Wairarapa Whanau Trust youth group made a big impact at the Easter Camp in Feilding earlier this year, winning the team spirit award for the Top Town Competition. PHOTO/SUPPLIED From widespread crime in South Wairarapa five years ago to only minor misdemeanours today,...

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Where to meet your candidate

Where to meet your candidate

GRAPHIC/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The Wairarapa Youth Council is calling on the region’s youth to get involved in this year’s local body elections. To help increase youth participation and civic education it has organised a meet the...

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Doing it for Mexico

Doing it for Mexico

Group from Soulway Church looking forward to going to Mexico soon to build a house for a family in need. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN Trio spend night hungry and cold EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz With only a makeshift hut and a tarp for coverage, three students spent a night...

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Cook book, not cookbook

Cook book, not cookbook

Tessa Duder, author of First Map, How James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand. PHOTO/SUPPLIED MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz The author of a new history of James Cook’s circumnavigation of New Zealand called on personal experience for the book. First Map author...

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Tranzit Vibrant Award

Tranzit Vibrant Award

The second Wairarapa Awards, celebrating business excellence in the region, will be held on Thursday, October 3. We profile the nominees in the third of the five categories, the Tranzit Vibrant Award, which showcases businesses who are leaders in Wairarapa’s...

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Garry, the cat who came back

Garry, the cat who came back

Lisa Pedersen, left, with Callum James, holding Garry the Cat. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN From South Island to Wellington to Masterton – in five years EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Driving a Lamborghini, becoming prime minister, and taking a trip to America were among the...

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Aviator guilty of fraud

Aviator guilty of fraud

Eugene John DeMarco. PHOTO/FILE After three weeks, the man at the centre of the fraud trial relating to Sir Peter Jackson’s company, The Vintage Aviator Ltd, has been found guilty on all counts. Former manager Eugene John DeMarco, 57, was convicted on two charges of...

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