When the going gets tough …

When the going gets tough …

Students from Rathkeale and St Matthew’s Collegiate after eight hours cooped up together. PHOTO/ SUPPLIED CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Cooped up in a lab for eight hours, students from Rathkeale College and St Matthew’s Collegiate dug deep to find the answer to a...

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Lamb prices on a knife edge

Lamb prices on a knife edge

New season lambs on Masterton’s Chamberlain Rd on Wednesday. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Record high lamb prices have farmers licking their lips but Federated Farmers Wairarapa president William Beetham is wary of what the future will hold...

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Teachers:  ‘Enough is enough’

Teachers: ‘Enough is enough’

Some of the striking teachers at Masterton Town Square on Wednesday. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Wet weather was no dampener on Wednesday as more than 200 primary school principals, teachers and parents rallied in the Masterton Town Square...

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Alert sparks safety checks

Alert sparks safety checks

Graeme Reisima, of Reisima Haulage in Masterton, with a draw-beam and drawbar that have come under scrutiny from NZTA. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz It was a mad scramble for a Wairarapa trucking company on Tuesday to ensure its...

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Call to up security at park

Call to up security at park

Damage to the boat shed’s deck after being set alight on the weekend. PHOTO/CAL ROBERTS CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Vandals have yet again targeted a business in Queen Elizabeth Park, this time setting fire to the boat shed’s deck. The arsonist’s victim wants...

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New local newspaper nabs top award

New local newspaper nabs top award

Times-Age publisher Andrew Denholm handing over a cheque for $1500 to Dalefield School assistant learning leader Tracy Hewlett, left, pupils Tessa Stokes and Anais Buchanan and teacher Jeanette Stokes. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz...

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Advocacy group goes in to bat for MS sufferers

Advocacy group goes in to bat for MS sufferers

Shona Daube. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Wairarapa people with Multiple Sclerosis [MS] are backing a plea for better and faster access to vital drugs needed to reduce the devastating effects of their illness. Advocacy group Multiple Sclerosis...

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Tararua mayor tops new pay increases

Tararua mayor tops new pay increases

Tracey Collis. PHOTO/FILE Elected representatives in Wairarapa are enjoying their annual pay rise, courtesy of the Remuneration Authority, with in one case, a more than 10 per cent increase. The authority reviews elected members’ remuneration annually, with the latest...

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Support for one-use plastic ban

Support for one-use plastic ban

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Wairarapa retail outlets have got the jump on the Government’s ban on single-use plastic bags, with Countdown Masterton the latest store to stop handing them out to customers. Some shoppers at the Queen St...

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Scary speeds past schools

Scary speeds past schools

PHOTO/FILE HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Speedsters racing past Wairarapa schools racked up almost $60,000 in fines in the first half of this year. From January to June, 1368 tickets were issued by speed cameras located outside 13 of the region’s...

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Pilot to give seniors digital wings

Pilot to give seniors digital wings

Seniors connecting in the digital world, from left, Jenny Wilson, Mike Kelly, Ben Rickards and Barbara Hoskins. PHOTO/SUPPLIED A new trust has been set up to help Wairarapa’s senior citizens connect in the digital age. Digital Seniors is a pilot designed to bring...

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Lifestyle attracts hospital experts

Lifestyle attracts hospital experts

Dr Ken Hosie and Dr Jill Arliss in their new habitat at Wairarapa Hospital. PHOTO/CAL ROBERTS CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz The Wairarapa lifestyle is drawing experts from around the world to live and work, recently bringing international doctors to our hospital....

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From Poland to Pahiatua

From Poland to Pahiatua

The Polish president has announced plans to travel to the White House, the Vatican and to Wellington to meet Masterton man Vic Domanski and other Polish children of Pahiatua. PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Masterton man Witold (Vic) Domanski says it is a great...

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PM adds to Wairarapa agenda

PM adds to Wairarapa agenda

Carterton mum Lucy Adlam, with her daughter Ruby, and Roseneath Lifecare resident Barbara. PHOTO/SARAH MACDONALD The Prime Minister has added another event to her programme when she visits the region this week. Jacinda Arden will attend the Wairarapa Intergenerational...

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Bursting at the seams

Bursting at the seams

PHOTO/FILE Schools at risk of overcrowding from population boom Ministry estimates fall short of reality ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Population growth in Wairarapa has seen overcrowded primary schools bursting at the seams, forcing children to learn in cold,...

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