Last-minute leap in rates

Last-minute leap in rates

ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Carterton’s proposed rates for next year have risen further overnight – with Carterton District Council yesterday signing off on its draft Long Term Plan (LTP) and consultation document with an average increase of 9.4 per cent....

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Remembering their great-grandfathers

Remembering their great-grandfathers

St Mary’s pupils Tessa Percy, 10, with brother Harrison,12, help the RSA put out Anzac crosses on the graves of returned soldiers at Riverside Cemetery, Masterton. They are pictured at the grave of one of their two great-grandfathers buried at cemetery. PHOTO/HAYLEY...

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Quiet achiever Mister Chip retires

Quiet achiever Mister Chip retires

Little Mister Chip, Ray Holdaway, and Colleen Constable prepare for Carterton’s Anzac Day procession. PHOTO/CAL ROBERTS CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz It wAS another smooth trip for veterans in Wednesday’s Anzac procession in Carterton, with Little Mister Chip’s...

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Old soldier bows out

Old soldier bows out

Kiwi battler Haddon Donald dies, aged 101 Haddon Donald on his 100th birthday last year. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Cal Roberts cal.roberts@age.co.nz Distinguished Wairarapa war veteran and former Member of Parliament, Haddon Donald, has died. The highly decorated soldier from...

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Canada awaits star powerlifter

Canada awaits star powerlifter

Wairarapa College's Katia Mackenzie is on the path to Canada. PHOTO/FILE JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz The final preparations are in full swing for Wairarapa College student Katia Mackenzie as she heads towards the 2018 IPF World Classic Powerlifting...

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Robertson: Budget aims to get the basics right

Robertson: Budget aims to get the basics right

Finance Minister Grant Robertson. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz New Zealand’s economy was “sound” but Finance Minister Grant Robertson acknowledged changes can be made for a more inclusive economy. “A big part of Budget 2018 is focusing on...

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No child’s play for king of the castle

No child’s play for king of the castle

Kyzen MacDonald of Hewitt Builders won the New Zealand Certified Builders Apprentice Challenge regional heat in Masterton on Saturday. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND The goal may have been to build a playhouse, but it was far from child’s play as five building and carpentry...

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Land fiasco: Mayor steps in

Land fiasco: Mayor steps in

Featherston’s ‘shingle pit’. PHOTO/FILE South Wairarapa Mayor Viv Napier has called for an investigation into land issues on Featherston’s main street, after news that council-owned land might not be able to be built on. The Times-Age reported on Saturday that anyone...

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Level playing field needed

Level playing field needed

Growth in Airbnb listings leads to calls for regulation Martinborough has 52 Airbnb listings. PHOTO/FILE CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Holidaymakers in Wairarapa are spoiled for choice as accommodation disruptor Airbnb becomes increasingly popular in the region....

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Don’t bin it – get it fixed

Don’t bin it – get it fixed

Hayden Mischefski. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz If you could have something repaired locally for free, would it stop you from throwing it away? This is the question Carterton’s Hayden Mischefski asked himself after watching the movie ‘Living...

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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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