Rising underage use sparks new vape measures

Rising underage use sparks new vape measures

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM A remit by Local Government New Zealand [LGNZ] is calling for tougher laws around vaping as underage use continues to rise, but Wairarapa vendors say the measures could be counterproductive. The remit requests the government to restrict the sale...

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Gift packs giving back

Gift packs giving back

  Jude Clark [right] gives gift packages to Wairarapa Hospital staff, with duty nurse manager Sue Presow. PHOTO/HELEN HOLT A real estate agent is going the extra mile to thank Wairarapa nurses. Jude Clark has been a regular at Wairarapa Hospital with a terminally...

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School’s lockdown lesson

School’s lockdown lesson

  There was a strong police presence at St Matthew’s Collegiate yesterday. PHOTO/MARY ARGUE MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz A threatening phone call plunged a Masterton school into lockdown on Thursday. St Matthew’s Collegiate on Pownall St joined a raft of...

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Robbed store strikes back

Robbed store strikes back

  Kuripuni Lotto and Post Shop is no longer selling cigarettes after a robbery on Tuesday. PHOTO/MARY ARGUE MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz A Kuripuni store is refusing to sell cigarettes after a targeted smash-and-grab raid. Kuripuni Lotto and Post Shop was the...

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GP shortage delivers more problems

GP shortage delivers more problems

  GRAPHIC/TIMES-AGE HELEN HOLT helen.holt@age.co.nz Wairarapa’s GP shortage spares no one, with a newly pregnant woman forced to seek medical treatment in Upper Hutt. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, found out she was pregnant last week and was told by...

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NZTA: The road to redemption

NZTA: The road to redemption

  NZTA has signalled significant resurfacing, and reconstruction work will begin on Masterton’s Chapel St before the end of the year. PHOTOS/FILE/MARY ARGUE MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz A day after a Times-Age story on the poor condition of Masterton’s state...

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ECE classes to start next year

ECE classes to start next year

  Next year will see Wairarapa UCOl open its doors to a new Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. PHOTO/FILE MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz Finally, there is some good news for parents and people seeking a career in early childhood education. After years of...

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Unlucky hit for Lotto shop

Unlucky hit for Lotto shop

  A Wairarapa forensics police officer dusts the store for fingerprints. PHOTO/MARY ARGUE It’s an unlucky blow for a lucky Lotto shop after being targeted by an early morning smash-and-grab robbery. Two masked individuals raided Kuripuni’s Lotto and Post Shop on...

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Dugan aims high at World Cup

Dugan aims high at World Cup

  Tui Dugan playing for Wairarapa United in 2021. PHOTO/FILE FOOTBALL CHRIS COGDALE chris.cogdale@age.co.nz Tui Dugan is still pinching herself over her selection for next month’s Women’s Under-20 World Cup in Costa Rica. The former Wairarapa United captain was...

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Gyno clinic closes for two weeks

Gyno clinic closes for two weeks

  Wairarapa Hospital has canceled gynaecology appointments. PHOTO/GRACE PRIOR Wairarapa is without a gynaecology clinic. Staff shortages closed the clinic at Wairarapa Hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday and it would also be shut on Tuesday and Wednesday next week....

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