Bush ready to fire at Maori tourney

Bush ready to fire at Maori tourney

Wairarapa-Bush Maori prop Nick Hohepa on the charge for Greytown. PHOTO/FILE GARY CAFFELL Expect fireworks from Wairarapa-Bush at the annual Te Tini a Maui central regional Maori rugby tournament to be held in Levin over the weekend. At least that's the hope of head...

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Rental crisis bites

Rental crisis bites

Annette van der Raaij, with son Ronan, 8, and Ash their beloved dog, outside their new home, a bus. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A Wairarapa family has moved into a makeshift campsite as the region’s rental crisis reaches...

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Speed relief “likely” for Featherston

Speed relief “likely” for Featherston

The aftermath of a crash on the Fitzherbert St in January. PHOTO/SUPPLIED HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Relief from speeding cars and trucks could be close for Featherston residents sick and tired of accidents and near misses. A spectacular crash last...

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D-day for bike park

D-day for bike park

A Masterton man’s mission to help keep our young people out of trouble rests in the hands of the council. Masterton District Council’s community wellbeing committee will decide on Wednesday whether to move forward on a proposal for a mountain bike park which is being...

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Our noisiest streets

Our noisiest streets

BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Masterton’s Makora Rd has claimed the dubious honour of Wairarapa’s noisiest street for 2017. Of Wairarapa’s 731 call outs for noise complaints during 2017, Makora Rd was the source of 31 of them. That was closely followed by...

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Inspiring youths with te ao Maori

Inspiring youths with te ao Maori

Pupils from the Te Rerenga Ake programme in term three, 2017, pictured on top of Mt Dick, Carterton. PHOTO/SUPPLIED   HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz   Sixteen Wairarapa youths will be challenged mentally and physically over the next few months, while...

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Dangerous crossing gets makeover

Dangerous crossing gets makeover

The stretch of road that will be changed next week. PHOTO/JAKE BELESKI JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz A notorious stretch of road responsible for pedestrian injuries in Masterton will be receiving a safety-related makeover next week. The New Zealand Transport...

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Baking up a storm over two decades

Baking up a storm over two decades

Doris Rawsthorn with a fresh batch of shortbread. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz The inviting fragrance of baking fresh out the oven hit me as I arrived to interview Doris Rawsthorn. She was taking her award-winning shortbread out the oven...

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Caribbean challenge for van Deventer

Caribbean challenge for van Deventer

Anlo van Deventer batting for the Central Hinds. PHOTO/FILE JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz Domestic rivalries will be replaced by Caribbean flair when Central Hinds captain Anlo van Deventer takes the field for a New Zealand XI cricket team in Christchurch on...

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Water meters in the pipeline

Water meters in the pipeline

Council wants to cut water wastage   BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Tighter water restrictions are inevitable for Masterton residents as the town seeks to renew its consent to take water from thew Waingawa River - and water meters are likely. Public...

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School brings new ideas into play

School brings new ideas into play

Hazel Corlett, left, and Europe Randle using the sandpit for sensory learning. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Mauriceville School is making the most of its small school roll and heading in an innovative direction of sensory and play-based...

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Surgrue claims thrilling victory

Surgrue claims thrilling victory

Brent Surgrue of the Fortitude Gym in Masterton, right, landing a kick on Jason Paenga. PHOTO/LIONESS PHOTOGRAPHY JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz A bit of self-reflection and a change in training habits helped Masterton muay thai fighter Brent Surgrue turn around...

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Upgrade to pool staying on hold

Upgrade to pool staying on hold

Carterton Swimming Club's facilities on Pembroke Street. PHOTO/FILE ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Answers are still being sought about the state of Carterton’s indoor swimming pool, with some schools unsure whether they will return there once the warm weather...

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