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A shake up in risk profile

A shake up in risk profile

A large slip along Te Parae Rd, near Masterton, closing the road in September 2018. PHOTO/FILE New research has emerged detailing the risk of a massive earthquake at the southern end of the Hikurangi Subduction Zone, which runs through Wairarapa, as residents prepare...

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Lucky Logan strikes gold

Lucky Logan strikes gold

Logan Black found a rare coin while on a family holiday at Castlepoint. PHOTO/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI One lucky boy struck gold on the Castlepoint coast this week. Now, his coveted coin is exciting enthusiasts both here and across the ditch. On Monday, at about lunchtime,...

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Covid clinic for Eketahuna

Covid clinic for Eketahuna

A covid clinic will be held in Eketahuna tomorrow. PHOTO/FILE The first rural outreach covid-19 vaccination clinic in the MidCentral area will be held in Eketahuna this weekend. Eketahuna residents and those in the surrounding area aged 16 and over were encouraged to...

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Getting the seal of approval

Getting the seal of approval

Cape Pallliser Coast, New Zealand. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Cape Palliser seal pups have been living in luxury for a week while the Department of Conservation and Auckland Zoo ran a shelter trial. Environment reporter GRACE PRIOR took a trip down the glistening coast. An...

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Folic future gets what it kneads

Folic future gets what it kneads

Workers at Breadcraft’s Masterton factory. PHOTOS/FILE The Government’s announcement that folic acid will be added to most bread has been met with support from bakers nationwide, including Wairarapa’s Breadcraft. This month, the Government announced its decision to...

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New doctors ease workforce ailment

New doctors ease workforce ailment

Masterton Medical. PHOTO/FILE The pressure on Wairarapa’s primary care sector is set to ease as five new doctors have been recruited in the region. At the latest Community and Public Health Advisory Committee meeting, Wairarapa District Health Board planning and...

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Motorcyclist dies in hill crash

Motorcyclist dies in hill crash

Remutaka Hill was closed on Tuesday while the Serious Crash Unit examined the scene of the accident. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM A motorcyclist died in a crash on the Remutaka Hill on Tuesday. The road was closed from just after midday, when the crash happened. A police...

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River plan up for critique

River plan up for critique

Waiohine River. PHOTO/FILE Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging Wairarapa residents to have their say on the future of one of the valley’s most significant rivers. Consultation for a new Waiohine River Plan will close on July 30 at 5pm. According to the...

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Is covid vax on track?

Is covid vax on track?

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Ministry of Health figures questioned Wairarapa’s covid-19 vaccination rollout is about 2000 doses behind schedule, but a member of a district health authority said the plan is not a good marker to measure against. Justine Thorpe, speaking at a...

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We do like you, Helen Dew

We do like you, Helen Dew

Aroha Castro Recio and Jonah Neubauer with their poems. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO Wairarapa children are putting on their planet-saving hats and dreaming up plans to help the earth, after the example set by noted Carterton environmental campaigner and champion Helen Dew. Dew...

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Big weekend storm batters Wairarapa

Big weekend storm batters Wairarapa

Flooding in the Waiohine River. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Heavy rain across the region caused high river flows, flooding, and a limit water use notice for South Wairarapa. Metservice issued heavy rain warnings and strong wind warnings for...

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Bathroom bungle leaves woman without showers

Bathroom bungle leaves woman without showers

Warren and Zena Mikoz. PHOTOS/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI Wait for shower continues A Masterton woman has been forced to sponge-bathe for almost a year, with delays in making her bathroom more wheelchair-accessible have no end in sight. Zena and Warren Mikoz have lived in...

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Event chefs are lovin’ the oven

Event chefs are lovin’ the oven

Rose and Smith will run two events as part of this year’s Wellington On A Plate. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI soumya.bhampidipati@age.co.nz The team behind Rose and Smith are no novices when it comes to putting on the perfect event, with three busy wedding...

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Farmers fight for flocks

Farmers fight for flocks

PHOTO/PETE NIKOLAISON Farmers assembled en masse in Masterton on Friday to protest government regulations, causing the biggest traffic jam Masterton has seen in years. About 300 people with 50 tractors and 100 utes attended the “Howl of a Protest” in Masterton as...

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Playground pair now in Friends’ care

Playground pair now in Friends’ care

Masterton’s infamous bulldozer and tractor have been delivered into the care of Friends of the Park. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Masterton’s most controversial playground equipment has now been transferred to the custody of Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park. The park’s bulldozer and...

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