Paramedics focus on mental health

Paramedics focus on mental health

Wellington Free Ambulance’s Wairarapa manager Jake Carlson holding feedback received during the pop-up. PHOTOS/FILE Not all experience region as strong, connected community ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz A pop-up workshop held by the Wellington Free...

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Bad weather affects search

Bad weather affects search

Former St Matthew’s Collegiate student Jessica O’Connor is still missing. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The arrival of bad weather has increased the urgency of the search for missing trampers, former Masterton resident Jessica O’Connor and her...

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Poto House weathers storm

Poto House weathers storm

Boarding manager Stacey Grant worked throughout the lockdown and is glad things are returning to normal. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz This time last year, Poto House was on the brink of collapse, but after a grassroots campaign – which led...

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CCTV aiding inquiries

CCTV aiding inquiries

James August was thought to be walking home to the Taratahi Hotel when he was hit by a car early on Friday morning. PHOTO/FILE Hit and run victim still in serious condition Police build a picture KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Hit and run victim, James August,...

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Funding for conservation

Funding for conservation

Alastair Bisley, executive chairman of the P2P Alliance, said P2P was “very grateful” for the support. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz The Department of Conservation has announced $200,000 worth of funding for Wairarapa’s Pukaha to Palliser...

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Biggs conducting NZSO from the top

Biggs conducting NZSO from the top

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s new chief executive Peter Biggs. PHOTO/NZSO KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Featherston’s Peter Biggs, known to all as ‘Biggsy’, has taken on the top job at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra during “complex times”. The new...

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Fighting for Pukaha kiwis

Fighting for Pukaha kiwis

John Bissell with his dog Katy who has been trained to hunt out mustelids. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Mustelids and feral cats are on the rise and trapper John Bissell is out to get them. Trapping had to stop during the covid-19 lockdown in...

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Hit and run: Man critical after being hit by car

Hit and run: Man critical after being hit by car

Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Bysouth during Friday’s scene examination. PHOTO/ALEYNA MARTINEZ ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz A 42-year-old man was in critical condition in Wellington Hospital on Friday night having earlier been found lying on State...

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Hotel opens up to office workers

Hotel opens up to office workers

Rooms at the Copthorne Hotel have been converted to office space in pursuit of a fresh revenue stream. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz The Copthorne Hotel in Solway has opened its doors to office workers, in a bid to drive up revenue after...

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Green’s candidate yet to be revealed

Green’s candidate yet to be revealed

Wairarapa Green Party 2020 campaign manager Christine Kernohan was previously owner/manager of Gladstone Vineyard. PHOTO/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz There are now three confirmed Wairarapa candidates for the General Election on September 19. Recently...

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New trains will be reality

New trains will be reality

KiwiRail diesel engines are set to be replaced by self-contained four-car trains [that could be fully electric]. PHOTOS/FILE Electric units could be ordered by late 2021 Track upgrade will go ahead ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz It’s finally happening: Greater...

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Pedestrian critical after hit and run

Pedestrian critical after hit and run

Police are appealing to the public for help to identify the driver involved in an apparent hit and run incident in Carterton. PHOTO/FILE A 42-year-old man is in critical condition following an apparent hit and run incident near Carterton early this morning. Wairarapa...

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Region readies to ‘get the beers in’

Region readies to ‘get the beers in’

Bruce Tutty, owner of the Empire Hotel in Featherston, said he was prepped for reopening yesterday. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz It was a big day for Wairarapa bars yesterday [and those who enjoy them] as they were able to serve alcohol...

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Hunters gear up for duck season

Hunters gear up for duck season

Mark and Blaise of Hunting and Fishing Wairarapa show some of the gear hunters have been snapping up in anticipation of opening day on Saturday. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES Good keen men ‘fizzing’ ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Hunters across Wairarapa have been...

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