Raising the bar on carbon

Raising the bar on carbon

Tui Brewery. PHOTO/FACEBOOK GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz It’s not just the government aiming to cut down carbon emissions. DB Breweries announced plans last week to halve its carbon emissions by 2030. The Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka makes up just...

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Zero policy backed

Zero policy backed

A lack of action to reduce crashes on State Highway 2 is beginning to frustrate mayors. PHOTO/FILE But frustrations grow over lack of action on State Highway 2 EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Wairarapa councils and mayors are weighing in on the government’s proposed...

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Council – what does it pay?

Council – what does it pay?

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Challenges await elected members ELI HILL and STEVE RENDLE With nominations for local body elections opening yesterday, we take a look at what remuneration the successful candidates can expect. The chairperson of the Greater Wellington Regional...

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Fostering the loving

Fostering the loving

AMI Masterton is collecting donations for children’s charity Foster Hope, including hand-knitted items. PHOTO/SUPPLIED AMI Masterton is calling on people to bring in donations of new pyjamas, bibs, underwear, socks and other children’s essentials in support of...

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Council bid runs in the family

Council bid runs in the family

Masterton District Council 2019 election candidate Isabella McClymont with her father, deputy mayor, Graham. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Isabella McClymont says she was on a bike ride with her father, deputy mayor, Graham McClymont when she...

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Gun buyback dates set

Gun buyback dates set

Guns handed over by the public at the police gun buyback event in Christchurch. PHOTO/ AMBER ALLOTT-NZME Farmers looking for efficient process ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Owners of newly-prohibited semi-automatic firearms will be able to hand their guns in at a series...

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Council farm in disarray

Council farm in disarray

Pain farm on Lake Ferry Rd. GRAPHIC/SUPPLIED Major repairs needed to Pain farmhouse, cottage ‘Constant, costly maintenance’ required to maintain buildings STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz The shabby state of a farm first bequeathed to South Wairarapa District...

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Fire brigade sets out to rock kids

Fire brigade sets out to rock kids

Samantha and James Fawcett found the first rock to be hidden. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Greytown Fire Brigade is using rocks and an artistic touch to create school holiday fun and teach children about fire safety. Over the past week members of the...

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Push for northern rail freight route

Push for northern rail freight route

Log carriages at Waingawa. PHOTO/FILE PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Wairarapa businesses want the option of railing goods north to Napier Port, if it is economic. The issue of “changing the direction of freight trains” came up at a Business Wairarapa lunch in...

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From Eketahuna to the deep blue sea

From Eketahuna to the deep blue sea

Sub-Lieutenant Charlotte Carew is posted to Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Canterbury, which is taking part in Exercise Talisman Sabre with the United States, Australian and other forces, near Rockhampton, Australia. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Eketahuna’s Charlotte Carew...

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$96m track upgrade forces timetable change

$96m track upgrade forces timetable change

The Wairarapa rail line is a gateway to the capital. PHOTO/FILE Long term benefits GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The start of $96 million of track renewal work on the rail link between Wellington and Wairarapa will mean an even earlier start for...

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Monster 6000 books sold

Monster 6000 books sold

Buyers digging through thousands of books. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV More than $4700 was raised thanks to the support of the community at the Rotary of Carterton Annual Monster Book Fair last weekend. Rotarian Deirdre O’Flynn said, “People were very generous and there were...

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Councils learn from mudfish mess

Councils learn from mudfish mess

The mudfish at Daleton Farm. PHOTO/FILE ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Authorities are looking to learn from earlier mishaps as they work to rehome the remaining Daleton Farm brown mudfish to a more suitable habitat that is being created. This comes after Fish and Game...

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Books now first for ex-MP

Books now first for ex-MP

Deborah Coddington at The Martinborough Bookshop. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Former ACT MP Deborah Coddington has started a small business at the age of 66 in a dying industry in a small town. Madness? Not really. The Martinborough Bookshop has...

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Mixed emotions after final lost by zero runs

Mixed emotions after final lost by zero runs

Ross Taylor with his children Mackenzie and Jonty soon after the Black Caps’ unlucky loss to England in the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s. Earlier, Taylor was on the wrong end of a bad LBW decision. PHOTO/INSTAGRAM Kiwi fans across the nation were feeling the...

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