No stopping by ITM soon

No stopping by ITM soon

From next month, vehicles will not be allowed to stop on this section of Ngaumutawa Rd down from ITM. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz To ease congestion, from next month it will be illegal for vehicles to stop on Ngaumutawa Rd outside Tumu...

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Labour of love

Labour of love

Kieran McAnulty’s election party at the Wairarapa-Bush clubrooms in Masterton. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV The results are in Third time’s a charm for Labour’s Kieran McAnulty KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Having worked with the drive and commitment expected of a...

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How to price a life

How to price a life

The scene of a 2005 serious crash at the Norfolk Rd intersection. PHOTOS/FILE How much will New Zealand invest in preventing the community transmission of covid-19 – is any dollar value too high? Newsroom’s Jonathan Milne investigates the price of life. Andrew Graham...

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Old, new, and revamped

Old, new, and revamped

Horse and Cart House, Greytown. PHOTO/ANDRE VROON Wairarapa building designs and revamps win big KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Three Wairarapa building designs and renovations achieved gongs, and their designers accolades, in the Resene Architectural Design...

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Meth seized in Martinborough

Meth seized in Martinborough

PHOTO/SUPPLIED Wellington District Police seized methamphetamine, cash, and a firearm while running a search warrant at a Martinborough property on Friday. About 500g of methamphetamine [pictured] was found, which has a street value of about $400,000, along with...

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Hope builds amid housing crisis

Hope builds amid housing crisis

An aerial shot of Masterton. PHOTO/FILE GRACE PRIOR grace.prior@age.co.nz Trust House is hoping to mend the social housing crisis in the Wairarapa, appointing a new independent director, Tori Kennerley. With 105 people waitlisted for housing through Trust House, it is...

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Psychology swaying pace of change

Psychology swaying pace of change

The site location of the Wakamoekau Community Water Storage Scheme reservoir. PHOTO/FILE Farmers are acutely aware of the need to keep evolving, but is the famous Kiwi No 8 wire mentality holding us back? Susan Goodfellow, director of Leftfield Innovation, is lead...

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SuperValue a super star

SuperValue a super star

Brad and Rochelle Meikle, owners of SuperValue Featherston, which was awarded ‘Store of the Year’ at the MyWDL Excellence Awards. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Featherston’s SuperValue has been named the best store in the country at the...

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A leap forward for Countdown

A leap forward for Countdown

Long-term employee of Masterton Countdown Shelley Priestley. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Masterton Countdown employee Shelley Priestley pocketed her pay rise this week after her new collective employment agreement came into force....

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Family made ‘homeless’

Family made ‘homeless’

A whanau found themselves homeless during the last school holidays. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Family seeking formal apology after letdown ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz A Masterton woman says she is only learning what anxiety is with the prospect of being homeless in...

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22 night closures

22 night closures

Contractors putting in the barriers on the Remutaka Hill at night during the November 2019 road closures. PHOTOS/FILE Hill road to close for more works Closures will result in safer roads ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Three more five-night closures of the...

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Cookbook for kids launches with pizza party

Cookbook for kids launches with pizza party

Giselle Clarkson, Alexandra Tylee, and David Hedley stand in front of the Pipi Pizza Truck and its culinary crew. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Yarns in Barns, the Wairarapa Festival of Reading, continued on Monday with a signing of Egg and...

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Butterick wants forestation of farms halted

Butterick wants forestation of farms halted

Kieran McAnulty, Sean Plunket, Ron Mark, Mike Butterick at the Federated Farmers Wairarapa/Business Wairarapa ‘meet the candidates’ event. PHOTO/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz National Party Wairarapa candidate Mike Butterick says research by Beef and Lamb...

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House prices ‘going south’

House prices ‘going south’

PHOTO/PEXELS.COM Southern district fetching better house prices ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Wairarapa’s three districts paint an interesting picture of the Wellington regional housing market, with prices and sales volume inconsistent across the valley. New...

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Young mum ‘not settling for less’

Young mum ‘not settling for less’

Sandi-Lee Field with her daily dose of medication. PHOTO/ALEYNA MARTINEZ Mum campaigning for stoma bag surgery ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz A young Carterton mother of two has put her life on hold to campaign for her own survival. Last week, the Accident...

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