Construction begins on The Old Winery

Construction begins on The Old Winery

An artist’s impression of The Old Winery development. IMAGE/SUPPLIED TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz Construction has begun on The Old Winery development in Martinborough, employing more than 150 people. Once completed, the development will house three of Foley Wines’...

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Masterton Primary raises $500 for bird sanctuary

Masterton Primary raises $500 for bird sanctuary

Masterton Primary Room 9 pupils holding up their certificates and the cheque they presented to Pukaha’s Marie Weston. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR “Birds can’t talk, but if they could, they’d want to say thank you so much,” Marie Weston said to the pupils of Masterton Primary’s...

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Fernridge School gets Green-Gold standard

Fernridge School gets Green-Gold standard

Mila Waitere, eight, Vivian Maguire, nine, Arlo Andrewartha, nine, and Logan Mackenzie, 10, selling their produce. PHOTOS/TOM TAYLOR Masterton’s Fernridge School became the region’s sixth Green-Gold Enviroschool last Friday. The new status was an improvement on the...

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Trust gives back more than ever

Trust gives back more than ever

GRAPHIC/TIMES-AGE Trust ‘cautiously optimistic’ KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Trust House Limited reported a record trading profit and increased its community grants by $100,000 in the past financial year but is anticipating lower returns from its hospitality...

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Farmer heeds reprint call

Farmer heeds reprint call

Author Don Farmer with a proof of his book Walking Back to Happiness – A Wairarapa boy’s story. PHOTO/FILE GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Wairarapa readers will have a second chance at getting their hands on former Wairarapa Times-Age chief reporter Don Farmer’s...

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Left bruised and battered

Left bruised and battered

Carterton woman Val Tapp, 91, at the spot where she fell last Thursday, tripping on cracks in the footpath. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Carterton woman Val Tapp’s face is black and blue and one of her eyes still bright red after she...

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NCEA exams move online

NCEA exams move online

Kuranui College principal Simon Fuller. PHOTO/FILE TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz High school students across the country headed into their second week of exams on Monday. Students had the opportunity to sit some of those exams online. Level 1 French and Level 2 Te...

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Shot in the arm for local businesses

Shot in the arm for local businesses

Outside Universal College of Learning in Masterton. PHOTO/GRACE PRIOR Scholarships boost for businesses GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz A move to introduce up to 200 fully-paid scholarships will be a shot in the arm for some businesses after the Universal College of...

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‘Zoom’ with a trolley

‘Zoom’ with a trolley

Trevor Martin, left, with Pak’n Save Masterton owner Andrew Summerville, and Jude Clark. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Whether it is possible to fill a trolley with $1000 of groceries in a minute and a half is something one person gets to...

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Internet comedian’s Masterton debut

Internet comedian’s Masterton debut

Tom Sainsbury. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz The famous social media comedian Tom Sainsbury visited Hedleys Bookshop in Masterton on Friday night as part of his book launch for New Zealanders: The Field Guide. Sainsbury rose to fame in 2017 after...

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Rent: All-time high

Rent: All-time high

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Masterton rent lagging KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Average rents have reached an all-time high in Carterton and South Wairarapa, at $440 and $433 a week respectively for October. Statistics NZ’s October rental price data for the...

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Car parks top of mind for Lansdowne shopping hub

Car parks top of mind for Lansdowne shopping hub

Keri Mignot, left, with councillor Brent Gare, Dionne Pugh, and Sang Say. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The future of the Masterton Town Hall and car parks are issues ratepayers are raising with Masterton councillors as they take their...

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Taking on Globe Theatre

Taking on Globe Theatre

Florence Cater, Charlie Butler, Ashley Taylor, and Grace Hancox are the four of the 24 students around the country heading to the Globe in London. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Four Wairarapa students will be heading to London next year, covid-19...

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