Carers and clients concerned

Carers and clients concerned

The Healthcare NZ carers and clients are concerned about what they say is a poor level of service. PHOTOS/STOCK.ADOBE.COM More concerned carers and clients have come forward after the Times-Age’s coverage of Healthcare NZ’s Wairarapa services. Healthcare NZ carer...

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Free to form Maori wards

Free to form Maori wards

Masterton District Council would have one Maori seat if it was to form a Maori ward. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Wairarapa councils are free to form Maori wards without public input, with the passing of the Local Electoral [Maori Wards and...

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Celebrating region’s top truck drivers

Celebrating region’s top truck drivers

Natalie Beckham and Marie-Claire Andrews of MyTrucking in Carterton. PHOTO/SUPPLIED MyTrucking, an international software company headquartered in Carterton is promoting National Truck Driver Appreciation Week this week by offering a prize of a personalised artwork of...

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Man evaded $170k in tax

Man evaded $170k in tax

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM A disgruntled accountant, who began evading thousands of dollars in tax after an Inland Revenue Department staff member was rude to him on the phone has been sentenced to home detention. Masterton man Robert Sinclair also faces a reparation...

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Strewth! It’s a flying Aussie

Strewth! It’s a flying Aussie

A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules. PHOTO/SUPPLIED A Royal Australian Air Force [RAAF] C-130J Hercules will make return trips across the Tasman for this year’s Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival at the Hood Aerodrome in Masterton this weekend. The RAAF...

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Smart trapping reducing rodent numbers

Smart trapping reducing rodent numbers

Wairarapa farmer and catchment group member Mark Guscott installing a Good Nature trap as part of the leptospirosis project. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz A unique on-farm rodent trapping project began across Wairarapa late last year, in a bid to...

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Transport: It’s electrifying

Transport: It’s electrifying

Leaders were divided about the region’s electric future at a council meeting on Wednesday. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Stances were divided about the uptake of electric vehicles on Wednesday at Greater Wellington Regional Council’s climate committee meeting. A point was...

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Town hall to be sold?

Town hall to be sold?

A Masterton councillor says the town hall is planned to be sold. PHOTO/FILE Consultation needed before town hall call Masterton is getting a new civic centre. But has that sealed the fate of the historic town hall and municipal buildings? One councillor thinks so,...

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Specialist urges people to get hearing checked

Specialist urges people to get hearing checked

Audiologist Lia Zamora. PHOTO/SUPPLIED A new audiology clinic has opened in Masterton, with its owner urging people not to put off getting their hearing checked. Audiologist Lia Zamora opened her new business two weeks ago with the hope of providing affordable hearing...

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Air festival expected to take off

Air festival expected to take off

A large crowd is expected for this year’s Wings over Wairarapa event. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED SUE TEODORO news@age.co.nz The biggest pandemic in more than a hundred years hasn’t stopped Wairarapa’s signature aerial extravaganza from going ahead this weekend. Over 25,000...

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Perfect weather for fishing

Perfect weather for fishing

Martinborough man Bastiaan van Benthem, left, with his prize kingfish. PHOTO/SUPPLIED JOHN LAZO-RON john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz A rare three days of fishing was one of many highlights of the ‘Ngawi Big 3’ annual fishing tournament in Ngawi at the weekend. The largest...

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Liquorless in Lansdowne?

Liquorless in Lansdowne?

Thirsty Liquor owner Raj Patel says locals will just get their alcohol from the supermarket down the road instead. PHOTO/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI Residents could go thirsty as liquor licence opposed Lansdowne worst for alcohol harm Regional Public Health is opposing the...

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Local drivers set new top times

Local drivers set new top times

Dwane Garrett set a personal best of 5.8 seconds. PHOTOS/FILE MOTORSPORT CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz Wairarapa drivers were flying at the third round of the national drag racing championships at the Masterton Motorplex over the weekend. Dubbed the Auckland...

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