Half-price fares keep rolling on

Half-price fares keep rolling on

The period for half-price transport fares was extended in Thursday’s Budget announcement. PHOTO/GEORGE SHIERS New trains face a setback A two-month extension to public transport fares and the 25-cent fuel tax freeze were part of yesterday’s Budget 2022 announcement,...

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Covid vaccination dispute ends in Family Court

Covid vaccination dispute ends in Family Court

A dispute over vaccinating children led to a Masterton Family Court order. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Kids given choice in their vaccination A dispute over vaccinating children against covid-19 dragged a divided family to court earlier this year. In a recently released...

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Flooding furious

Flooding furious

Flooding along SH2 in Featherston after Donald’s Creek breached its banks in February. PHOTOS/FILE Featherston residents air grievances Lobby group seeks flooding solution MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz Featherston flood victims are taking steps to combat the town’s...

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Performing arts proposal revealed

Performing arts proposal revealed

A possible future for Wairarapa performing arts was revealed in a public meeting on Sunday. PHOTO/ MARY ARGUE ‘Imagination’ is the limit MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz Masterton Theatre Company’s [MTC] vision for transforming the town into the envy of the performing...

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Couple get blown off track

Couple get blown off track

A couple had to be rescued after taking a wrong turn on Mount Holdsworth. PHOTO/FILE A couple was rescued from a ridgeline on Mount Holdsworth on Saturday night, seven hours after getting stuck and calling the police. Extreme weather conditions and strong winds swept...

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Redress for future of iwi

Redress for future of iwi

Ngati Kahungunu whanau at Parliament bear witness to the first reading of the iwi’s treaty settlement bill on May 11, 2022. PHOTOS/HAGEN HOPKINS Reading at Parliament celebrated MARY ARGUE mary.argue@age.co.nz The first reading of an historic treaty settlement for...

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Josh happy to be behind the wheel

Josh happy to be behind the wheel

Josh Taylor with Kevin Harrick, his driving mentor. PHOTO/GEORGE SHIERS GEORGE SHIERS george.shiers@age.co.nz Josh Taylor, who made headlines for being Wairarapa’s sole representative at the 2021 Special Olympics, has gained his restricted licence after 10 months of...

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And still we wait

And still we wait

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Taskforce to tackle long hospital surgery lists HELEN HOLT helen.holt@age.co.nz Wairarapa District Health Board [DHB] has welcomed a new health taskforce to reduce hospital waiting times, but the surgeons’ union says it won’t make a difference...

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Dave decides it’s time to retire

Dave decides it’s time to retire

Dave Sinton enjoys putting on a record at home. PHOTO/JADE DAVIES JADE DAVIES jade.davies@age.co.nz The first time Dave Sinton moved to Masterton, it was 1986. The second time was 1994, and there wasn’t a third – he is still here. Sinton has handed in his notice at...

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