Tinui’s Anzac rematch  a budding tradition

Tinui’s Anzac rematch a budding tradition

Army batsman Brigadier Michael Shapland taking a swing. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Cal Roberts cal.roberts@age.co.nz The New Zealand Army and Tinui residents exchanged overs of friendly fire on Friday morning in an Anzac cricket rematch. It was the second cricket match played...

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Home – at last – for Grace

Home – at last – for Grace

Sisters Brooklyn and Izzy Bowman, during the ceremony to install Grace, laying candles on Sunday for their dad, Ben, who died last year. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND EMILY IRELAND emily.ireland@age.co.nz Light from the afternoon sun danced through dreamcatchers while incense...

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PROPOSED NEW RATES: GWRC taken  to task

PROPOSED NEW RATES: GWRC taken to task

Waiohine River. PHOTO/FILE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz The Greater Wellington Regional Council has been slammed by the region’s councils and groups for its lack of Wairarapa perspective in its latest proposed rates increase. The regional council is proposing...

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Council plan a second-hand idea

Council plan a second-hand idea

Wairarapa Resource Centre manager Trudie Jones. PHOTO/FILE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A proposal to set up a recycling and recovery centre at Masterton’s dump has been rubbished by some businesses already running operations to do the same job. But others...

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Ringing it up for mental health

Ringing it up for mental health

Carterton’s Mike Dawes, organiser of the charity fight night ‘IT Heavy Hitters’. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz A Carterton man who lost his mentor to suicide has inspired chief executives and IT geeks to face off in a charity boxing match to...

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Final show for Anzac art

Final show for Anzac art

Artist Pat White creating a large-scale piece for his collection. PHOTO/SUPPLIED CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Wairarapa’s Jack Dunn was part of the Wellington Infantry Battalion during World War I. Sick and exhausted, one night the private fell asleep at his post...

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It’s finally over . . .

It’s finally over . . .

Long road to solution for arsenic-contaminated land Community pitches in to create happy ending BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A Carterton family whose rural dream was shattered after discovering the land they were living on was riddled with arsenic have seen...

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Lemon land sours deal

Lemon land sours deal

The council-owned section in Featherston where development has fallen through. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND ‘Shingle pit’ needs ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars to fix HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A piece of commercial land in Featherston obtained by South...

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Commuters force-fed chips with everything

Commuters force-fed chips with everything

The queue on State Highway 2 at Clareville caused by the repairs to the failed chip seal. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Infuriated commuters between Carterton and Masterton found themselves at a standstill for up to 15 minutes on Thursday,...

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Brightening lives through cycling

Brightening lives through cycling

Far North Flash are brightening the streets of Masterton in preparation for the Vantage Age Group Road National Championships. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A Kaitaia teacher passionate about equal opportunities for children from all...

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Debate on fate of town hall heating up

Debate on fate of town hall heating up

BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz With the future of Masterton Town Hall up for debate, a ‘save the town hall’ campaign is in its early stages. Former Masterton deputy mayor Roddy McKenzie is looking to gain public support to launch the campaign. Mr McKenzie said...

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Some like it old . . .

Some like it old . . .

Masterton District councillors from back left: Brent Goodwin, Frazer Mailman, John Dalziell, Jonathan Hooker, Simon O’Donoghue, Chris Peterson. From front left: Bex Johnson, Gary Caffell, Mayor Lyn Patterson, Graham McClymont and Deborah Davidson. PHOTO/SUPPLIED The...

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Stage Challenge return delights

Stage Challenge return delights

A team from Wairarapa College won last year’s regional Stage Challenge. PHOTO/ FILE CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Schools will be back on stage this year to celebrate the resurrection of Stage Challenge. The annual event was cancelled in November after last year’s...

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Bus stop move on hold

Bus stop move on hold

The current bus stop on the left, and the proposed new site next to a car park [background]. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Moving a school bus stop only metres from its present site could reduce vandalism, increase car parks and provide...

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