Stop bottling things up

Stop bottling things up

Alex Muir. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Winery supports sustainability and mental health GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Through record-breaking rainfall and severe frosts which decimated local vineyards, Martinborough’s Alex Muir’s love of winemaking has never...

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$1m grant to protect river

$1m grant to protect river

The Ruamahanga River is getting government funding. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The government has announced more than $1 million funding for the Ruamahanga River Scheme to help with stopbank and soil erosion protection as...

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Trees to be planted on road

Trees to be planted on road

Concrete rings on Harrison St East. PHOTOS/MARCUS ANSELM KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Some residents of Harrison Street East in Featherston were alarmed to see large concrete bollards appear on their road. Daphne Grant wrote to the council with a, “please...

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Multimillion dollar makeover for P and K

Multimillion dollar makeover for P and K

Husband and wife team, Pip and Conor Kershaw, are ready to get on with the rebuild and redevelopment of their general store. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTEMEIER KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Resource consent has been granted to Pain and Kershaw for the family-owned...

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Dramatic drop in housing stock

Dramatic drop in housing stock

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Average asking price rising Just 70 new properties listed in July ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Housing stock in Wairarapa has plummeted, new data from realestate.co.nz has shown. Across the country, stock had decreased by an average of...

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Luncheon honours forgotten vets

Luncheon honours forgotten vets

Masterton RSA president Trevor Thompson giving a speech acknowledging the war veterans. PHOTOS/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz All seats were taken at the inaugural Masterton RSA lunch for World War II veterans, those who served in Japan after that...

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Unclear future for workers

Unclear future for workers

The Warehouse Masterton appeared to be having some modifications to its signage. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz The Warehouse Masterton appeared to be having some signage changes, which came after the announcement of potentially 950 job cuts...

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DHB told to reinstate fired staff

DHB told to reinstate fired staff

Four staff dismissed by the Wairarapa District Health Board in June want their jobs back. PHOTO/FILE EMILY IRELAND emily.ireland@age.co.nz The Employment Relations Authority has ordered the Wairarapa District Health Board to temporarily reinstate four staff members it...

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Mercedes-Benz destroyed

Mercedes-Benz destroyed

A burnt out vehicle on Cornwall St. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN Arson suspected Police in dark over car KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Several Masterton residents were woken up on Friday by car airbags exploding and the smell of smoke – the result of a Mercedes-Benz on...

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Police chasing robbery leads

Police chasing robbery leads

PHOTOS/NZ POLICE ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz Police are following leads in the Jackson Street Bar robbery from Tuesday night where a man wielding a gun entered the bar at closing time and took a sum of cash. The man, wearing “a balaclava, glasses and...

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Sunstrike possible cause of SH2 crash

Sunstrike possible cause of SH2 crash

A driver said sunstrike caused him to drive into the back of the car he was following. PHOTO/ ALEYNA MARTINEZ ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez.age.co.nz A 71-year-old woman was taken to Wairarapa Hospital with minor injuries after a crash in Clareville, thought to be...

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Taratahi gets back to work

Taratahi gets back to work

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor praised Wairarapa-based list MP Kieran McAnulty for helping bring courses back to Taratahi during a tree planting to celebrate the site reopening. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz From health...

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Moth plant on the loose in Wairarapa

Moth plant on the loose in Wairarapa

A moth plant fruiting. PHOTO/WEEDBUSTERS ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz It’s not quite a triffid, but a noxious, wildlife-killing weed is on the loose in Wairarapa. Greater Wellington Regional Councilhas notified residents about the presence of an invasive...

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MP always enjoyed ‘a scrap’

MP always enjoyed ‘a scrap’

Left to right: The Scott family, daughters Holly Scott and Ruby Brandwood, wife Robyn Noble-Campbell, Alastair Scott, his mother Jan, and mother-in-law, Lois Noble-Campbell. PHOTO/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Two-term Wairarapa National MP Alastair...

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Armed robbery at Jackson St Bar

Armed robbery at Jackson St Bar

Senior Constable Rod Gully works the scene. PHOTO/ALEYNA MARTINEZ ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz A man, armed with a firearm, robbed Jackson Street Bar on Tuesday night and got away with an “amount of cash”, police said. Wairarapa Police Senior Sergeant...

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