Man seriously injured in early morning crash

Man seriously injured in early morning crash

A wooden power pole on Lake Ferry Rd was snapped in a crash which has landed a South Wairarapa man in hospital with serious injuries. PHOTOS/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A 28-year-old South Wairarapa man is in intensive care after a...

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Scores attend vigil for murder victim

Scores attend vigil for murder victim

PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE A light drizzle wasn’t enough to stop around 100 people from gathering in Masterton Town Square on Wednesday for a candlelight vigil to honour British backpacker, Grace Millane, 22, who was murdered in Auckland this month. The people gathered...

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Dust-up at council over flower beds

Dust-up at council over flower beds

Pansies at the northern roundabout in 2011. PHOTO/FILE Town needs flower power Missing pansies spark lively debate at meeting PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz The saga of the demise of the pansies in the northern traffic islands in Masterton has taken another twist –...

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‘Epidemic’ of expired car seats

‘Epidemic’ of expired car seats

Child restraint technician Holly Hullena showing where to check car seats expiry dates. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE An “epidemic” of expired car seats for children has prompted the Wairarapa Road Safety Council to offer free checks and disposal of out-of-date seats. The offer...

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All go for mudfish move

All go for mudfish move

Daleton wetlands, where the mudfish will be moved to later this month. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Carterton’s meddling mudfish will finally move to their new home later this month thanks to a stroke of luck caused by recent severe weather....

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Matron takes leave after 26 years

Matron takes leave after 26 years

Liz Eaton has retired after more than 26 years as matron to the boys of Repton Boarding House, Rathkeale College. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL Eli.hill@age.co.nz Liz Eaton has stepped down from her role as a matron, friend and occasional prankster. Eaton estimates she had...

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Man caught fire at hospital

Man caught fire at hospital

Wairarapa DHB reports nine serious incidents, including a death ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz One patient caught fire during surgery, and another died after a colonoscopy at Wairarapa Hospital between July 1 last year and June 30 this year, according to adverse events...

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Street shenanigans kick-start summer

Street shenanigans kick-start summer

Carterton residents dancing to music from Shenanigans at the Summer Street Party. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Hundreds of Carterton residents started their summer off right with sun, food and dancing at the annual Summer Street Party on...

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Christmas shop opens

Christmas shop opens

PHOTO/KEVIN BALL Men’s Shed members: Chairman Murray Campbell, Dougie Hornygold and Matt Nolan are ready for customers at the Masterton Men’s Shed Christmas shop which opened on Monday. The shop gives the public a chance to buy unique handmade wooden items, ranging...

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Sculptor’s close ties marked

Sculptor’s close ties marked

Helen, Lady Wilkins, partner of the late sculptor Ken Kendall, with some of the sculptures being donated to Aratoi, as part of the launch of a book about Kendall’s life. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Six years after the death of...

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Carterton thinks hotel

Carterton thinks hotel

PHOTO/FILE Council’s approach to hotel ‘visionary’ ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Carterton District Council is being asked to consider selling a 9700m2 plot of land for just $1 to attract an investor to build a hotel next to its events centre. The proposal,...

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Aspiring farmers given headstart by Laing Trust

Aspiring farmers given headstart by Laing Trust

Peter Laing Memorial Trust recipients Bridey Kiernan, Bradley Knowles, Rex Pearson, Kayla Burgess, Jake Hewitt, and Rei Reiri are a step ahead after each received a share of nearly $9000.  PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Six aspiring farmers from Wairarapa...

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Shoeboxes of joy

Shoeboxes of joy

Sophie Cosford from Wairarapa Shoebox Christmas, centre front, with the gifts donated by staff members from the Warehouse Masterton and Labour list MP Kieran McAnulty. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Eighty Wairarapa school children will...

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Food truck set to rock on

Food truck set to rock on

Pink Floyd Experience co-founder and guitarist Darren ‘Daz’ Whittaker, with Featherston catering couple Paula and Aaron Peters. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A Featherston couple are getting a taste of rock and roll life on the...

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Screen-time making life miserable

Screen-time making life miserable

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES Young people urged to take time to switch off ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Wairarapa teens and pre-teens are being urged to ditch their devices for the sake of their mental health. Principals around the region are speaking out on the effect...

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