Fatter sewage pipes going in

Fatter sewage pipes going in

Digging up the road and putting in new sewer lines on Renall Street, Masterton. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Bigger, longer PVC plastic sewage pipes are going in underground in Masterton to replace shorter, smaller, earthware ones. As the...

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‘Career weeks’ at Taratahi

‘Career weeks’ at Taratahi

Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Agriculture training courses will be up and running at the Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre by the end of the month to help transition people to the industry which...

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Rare bat recorded at Pukaha reserve

Rare bat recorded at Pukaha reserve

PHOTO/SABINE BERNERT A critically endangered bat has been discovered at Pukaha National Wildlife Centre. The New Zealand long-tailed bat was detected on an acoustic recorder set up to record Pukaha’s wild birds. It was the first time the bat had ever been recorded at...

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Generosity after blaze destroys home

Generosity after blaze destroys home

This Judds Rd house was destroyed by fire on Saturday night. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz Kushla Anderson has set up a Givealittle page for her partner Keith Pullman and his three children after they lost their Judds Rd, Masterton home and...

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Injured hunter rescued at Aorangi

Injured hunter rescued at Aorangi

The Aorangi Forest Park where an 18-year-old hunter was rescued after taking a fall on Sunday night. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Wet weather and poor visibility made the rescue of an injured hunter in the Aorangi Forest Park on Sunday...

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Sheep killed in truck roll

Sheep killed in truck roll

Fire crew remove a dead sheep from a stock truck trailer that rolled on East Taratahi Rd on Monday. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN Rainfall a factor in crash KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The trailer of a fully laden stock truck rolled and crashed on East Taratahi Rd on...

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Flying fox ‘zipping along’

Flying fox ‘zipping along’

Construction worker Scotty Oldfield gets to work on Queen Elizabeth Park’s new flying fox. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Workers were spotted on Thursday constructing Queen Elizabeth Park’s new flying fox. The coming installation is part of...

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Service aids well-being at work

Service aids well-being at work

Sarah Donaldson of TEA Retreats. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz While covid-19’s impact on business revenue has been well-accounted for – with wage subsidies and government bailouts – the well-being of employees is something that can’t be patched...

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No excuse to lack PLB

No excuse to lack PLB

Sam Milligan holds the Wairarapa Rescue Trust’s poster advertising the importance of carrying a PLB. PHOTOS/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Can you put a price on your safety? Probably not, but if you were to, it would likely be higher than $5 –...

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Blaze devastates Solway family

Blaze devastates Solway family

The Judds Rd fire caused 70 per cent damage to the house making it “unliveable”. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Solway home 70 per cent damaged ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz A family of six is mourning the loss of their pet cat and dog after a fire that began in their...

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From Kuripuni Village to Vogue UK

From Kuripuni Village to Vogue UK

Danielle Burkhart said support after her feature in Vogue UK has been wonderful. PHOTO/ALEYNA MARTINEZ ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz Danielle Burkhart, the owner of Hebe Boutique and clothing label My Boyfriend’s Back is celebrating after she was featured...

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Proud to be Maori Warden

Proud to be Maori Warden

Maori Warden Jenny Katene-Morgan. PHOTO/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Wairarapa Maori Wardens are a group of 15 volunteers of which Jenny Katene-Morgan has been the chairwoman for the past four years. The motto of the Wardens is “Aroha ki te tangata – For...

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Residents in the danger zone fearful

Residents in the danger zone fearful

After Masterton’s CBD reductions, Featherston residents are calling on local and central government to reduce the town’s limits. PHOTO/FILE Calls for NZTA to act on town’s speed limits Review of SH2 coming, NZTA says ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz With...

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‘Putting’ in good work

‘Putting’ in good work

Masterton Mini Golf manager Katie Manson, the Par Four boys, and Rob Irwin from the Rotary Club presenting their cheque. PHOTO/JOHN MURRAY ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz John Middleton, Kyle Sutcliffe and Zac Roberts are men on a mission: to raise money and...

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