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Wairarapa Times-Age is an independent newspaper, with a strong focus on local news, combined with national and international news, published Monday to Saturday.

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Executive Team

Roger Parker, News Director

Roger Parker is the Times-Age news director. In the Venn-diagram of his two great loves, news and sport, sports news is the sweet spot.

Editorial

Bella Cleary, Reporter

Bella Cleary is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age, originally hailing from Wellington. She is interested in social issues and writes about the local arts and culture scene.

Chris Cogdale, Sports Reporter

Chris “Coggie” Cogdale has extensive knowledge of sport in Wairarapa having covered it for more than 30 years, including radio for 28 years. He has been the sports guru at the Wairarapa Times-Age since 2019.

Ellie Franco, Local Focus video journalist

Ellie Franco is Wairarapa’s Local Focus video journalist. She regularly covers in-depth stories on arts, culture, people, health, and the occasional pup.

Emily Ireland, Local Democracy Reporter

Emily Ireland is Wairarapa’s Local Democracy Reporter, a Public Interest Journalism role funded through NZ On Air. Emily has worked at the Wairarapa Times-Age for seven years and has a keen interest in council decision-making and transparency.

Erin Kavanagh-Hall, Midweek Editor

Erin Kavanagh-Hall is the editor of the Wairarapa Midweek. She has been a journalist for the past 10 years, and has a keen interest in arts, culture, social issues, and community justice.

Flynn Nicholls, Reporter

Flynn Nicholls is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age who regularly writes about education. He is originally from Wellington and is interested in environmental issues and public transport.

Freddie Wilkie, Reporter

Freddie Wilkie is a journalist at the Wairarapa Times-Age; originally moving from Christchurch, he is interested in housing stories as well as covering emergencies and crime.

George Shiers, Reporter

George Shiers is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age interested in politics and social issues. He reports regularly on a range of topics including infrastructure, housing, and transport. George is also the Tararua reporter and helps cover police, fire and court stories.

Grace Prior, Senior Reporter

Grace Prior is a senior reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age with a keen interest in environmental issues. Grace is the paper’s health reporter and regularly covers the rural sector, weather, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and coastal stories.

Helen Holt, Reporter

Helen Holt is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age and enjoys reporting on a variety of topics, regularly covering Wairarapa events, tourism, local businesses, and the occasional health story.

Phil Stebbing

Phil Stebbing is Wairarapa’s Local Focus video journalist. He regularly covers in-depth stories on arts, culture, people, health, and the occasional cat.

Rebecca King

Rebecca King is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age and has returned to Wairarapa after finishing her studies in Wellington. She regularly covers stories in Eketāhuna, the Tararua District Council, and events in the region.

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About Us

Wairarapa Times-Age is an independent newspaper, with a strong focus on local news, combined with national and international news, published Monday to Saturday.

The Wairarapa Times-Age also publishes two weekly publications, the Wairarapa Midweek (on a Wednesday) and the Wairarapa Property Magazine (on a Wednesday inserted into the Wairarapa Midweek)

Today, the Wairarapa Times-Age employs 33 staff in the Wairarapa.

History
In 1938 the Daily Times and the Age joined to form the Wairarapa Times-Age.

The newly merged paper moved to a purpose-built Art Deco-inspired building on the corner of Chapel and Perry Streets in Masterton.
The paper was acquired by Wilson & Horton Newspaper group in July 2002. This group was in turn bought up by APN News & Media (Now NZME.). On the 30th of June of 2016 the Wairarapa Times-Age returned to local ownership when it was purchased by National Media Limited a Wairarapa owned and operated company.