Sporting ups and downs

By Don Farmer Don.farmer@age.co.nz A bracket of big sports stories have been in the news this week, some good, some not so good and some a bit baffling. Colin Cooper’s appointment as coach of the Chiefs from 2018 was welcomed throughout the rugby world especially as... read more

Be safe this summer

By Seamus Boyer editor@age.co.nz The outdoors provide so much enjoyment to Wairarapa people, but can be incredibly dangerous if you’re unprepared or do some silly things. Or you can just be unlucky. Over the weekend there were a number of incidents around the country... read more

Hit paua poachers hard

By Don Farmer Don.farmer@age.co.nz It seems the plundering of paua around the New Zealand coast is a never- ending problem. This week we were told by Ministry of Primary Industry officials that a sting by fisheries officers on the weekend had resulted in three... read more