Gun club fights for survival

Gun club fights for survival

'Shot up road signs will become a common sight' For 20 years the club ran the Kids Shoot programme alongside the police and defence force to foster community relationships and teach firearms safety at an early age. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE...

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‘Sister act’ down south

‘Sister act’ down south

Martinborough voters seeing double Pip Maynard, left, and Mel Maynard were both successful local body elections. PHOTO/ELI HILL MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz It was a great weekend for the Maynard family in Martinborough. Pip Maynard was elected to council as...

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Lobby group behind march to Beehive

Lobby group behind march to Beehive

GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz It’s not quite driving a tractor up the steps of Parliament but farming lobby group, 50 Shades of Green, intend to have their concerns heard – they’ve organised a march on Parliament. Chair Andy Scott called the...

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Star Field perfect site for stargazers

Star Field perfect site for stargazers

'Astro-tourism has huge potential' for region Star Field Martinborough promises stargazers a premium dark sky experience when it opens on Friday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Wairarapa’s sparkling night skies will come sharply into focus with the opening of the Star Field...

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Keeping mistruths from reaching top

Keeping mistruths from reaching top

KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The majority of newly elected Wairarapa district health board members have clinical experience and most at a senior level. Of the seven people elected six members are new. Leanne Southey was re-elected for a fourth term on the...

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Massive majority for Collis

Massive majority for Collis

Eketahuna's Tracey Collis has been returned as Mayor of Tararua District. PHOTO/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz A whopping ninety percent of Tararua district voters wanted Tracey Collis back as their mayor for a second term. “This gives me a clear mandate...

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Staples says GRWC has to up its game

Staples says GRWC has to up its game

Adrienne Staples was re-elected as Wairarapa representative on Greater Wellington Regional Council. PHOTO/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Adrienne Staples said she got the message that Greater Wellington Regional Council [GWRC] needs to “up our game” after...

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Patterson mayor for third term

Patterson mayor for third term

Mayor Lyn Patterson with granddaughters Dara [left] and Nina White. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Lyn Patterson is mayor once more and she’s anticipating a busy three years ahead. Now on her third term, Patterson received 4814 votes [progress results],...

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Lang takes the wheel

Lang takes the wheel

Carterton's new mayor Greg Lang and his wife Ali Lang attended the Gladstone Family Hunting Competition over the weekend. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Greg Lang’s third term will see him return to the Carterton District Council as its...

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First-time candidate ousts veteran politician

First-time candidate ousts veteran politician

New South Wairarapa mayor Alex Beijen. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz South Wairarapa has a new mayor in first-time candidate Alex Beijen. Beijen, 52, of Martinborough, earned a sizeable victory over Viv Napier, the incumbent, in the...

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Avenue’s closure frustrates

Avenue’s closure frustrates

Norman Ave closed on Monday. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Waingawa business owners are frustrated by the recent closure of Norman Ave and want the New Zealand Transport Agency to take action. Access via Norman Ave was...

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Cowley sides with ‘fine bishop’

Cowley sides with ‘fine bishop’

Joy Cowley says the Catholic Church is displaying a "suicidal resistance" to married priests. PHOTO/NZME A prolific children's author says she is sorry for women who had sexual relations with a Catholic Bishop, but that she has seen young women flirt with priests. "Do...

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Booth’s new mayoral race

Booth’s new mayoral race

John Booth will be competing in Top Town for Petrol Heads later this month. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN John Booth left local body politics in the rear vision mirror this week, but as far as the future is concerned it’s pedal to the metal. Times-Age reporter ELI HILL took a...

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Hill road closure sensible option, union says

Hill road closure sensible option, union says

Closures for roadworks are essential to help safety for all drivers, a union delegate said yesterday. PHOTO/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Health and safety must always come first and remains the primary factor for road improvements and closures, says a...

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No waste policy earns Nelly grant

No waste policy earns Nelly grant

Carterton Kindergarten teacher Nelly Kendall-Carpenter in front of the recycled bottle lid mural the kindergarten built at the end of last year. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz A kindergarten teacher with a passion for turning waste into wonders has...

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