Predator control good news for bat

Predator control good news for bat

A colony of native long-tailed bats have been discovered in the Aorangi Ranges in South Wairarapa. PHOTO/COLIN O’DONNELL GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz A population of native bats has been found in South Wairarapa’s Aorangi Ranges. Post graduate...

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Failed crossing

Failed crossing

PHOTO/SUPPLIED Vehicle abandoned when water poured through windows Three men were forced to make a quick escape when the vehicle [pictured above] they were in began to fill with water after a failed attempted crossing of the Ruamahunga River near State Highway 53 in...

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Rural angst on the rise

Rural angst on the rise

East Coast Rural Support Trust Tararua co-ordinator Jane Tylee tells Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor about the building angst in rural communities. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND EMILY IRELAND emily.ireland@age.co.nz Critical water restrictions, a drought, cattle diseases,...

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Councillors shut down rates freeze

Councillors shut down rates freeze

There will be no public Anzac ceremonies in Wairarapa this year. PHOTO/FILE Anzac Day services cancelled, hospitality industry badly hit STAFF REPORTERS A bid by Carterton district councillor Steve Cretney to recommend a rates freeze and halt “non-urgent projects”...

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Medics prepare

Medics prepare

Featherston Medical Centre manager Aruni Dias prepared for more testing for Covid-19. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN Suspected case puts local students in isolation Expert says don’t panic, prepare KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Eight Wairarapa medical centres are set up...

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Eccentric lost stories shared

Eccentric lost stories shared

Anna Peschke and William Connor. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz A one-armed girl meets an organist selling body-parts and exquisite skin. This is part of the story line for a coming of age performance held in Greytown starting yesterday. Greytown...

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Solway tests hip hop moves

Solway tests hip hop moves

Solway College students perform in Wellington as SOULC. PHOTO/ANDREW TURNER ALEYNA MARTINEZ Aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz Aspiring hip hop dancers from Solway College busted out their best moves at Hip Hop International over the weekend in Wellington, placing sixth out of...

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Contractor: Industry has ‘died’

Contractor: Industry has ‘died’

William Beetham. PHOTO/FILE Primary industries struggling STAFF REPORTERS Tourism, events, and primary industries in Wairarapa continue to suffer from the impact of covid-19. Masterton sound and lighting contractor Ben Brunskill said the event industry had “just...

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Misplaced your meth?

Misplaced your meth?

PHOTO/NZ POLICE Wairarapa Police are keen to ‘reunite’ meth with owners EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine was handed over to Wairarapa Police last year after being found on the side of the road. Wairarapa Police...

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Making self-isolation work

Making self-isolation work

Brian Eccles and Lisa McDonald of CRS Software ready to work from home. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz None of CRS Software’s 43 staff turned up to work on Tuesday at its Masterton office because they are working from home to “see how it...

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Panic buying as virus bites

Panic buying as virus bites

Empty shelves at a Wairarapa supermarket. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Covid-19 has ‘huge flow-on effects’ STAFF REPORTERS As the Government announced a well-received $12.1 billion stimulus package, with more to come through the Budget, the grip of covid-19 was tightening in...

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When will there be SH2 action?

When will there be SH2 action?

The car Mitch Dean was driving was hit by a truck at the Ngaumutawa Rd-SH2 intersection. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz A collision between a car and a truck at the Ngaumutawa Rd-State Highway 2 intersection on Friday night has sparked public outcry...

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Three marathons in one day planned

Three marathons in one day planned

Simon Ellis with a class from the Wairarapa Boxing Academy. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz After years of doing all he could to avoid exercise, Masterton man Simon Ellis set himself a marathon-sized task one year ago of completing three marathons in...

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CORONAVIRUS: Mass event cancellations

CORONAVIRUS: Mass event cancellations

Last year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. PHOTO/FILE Coronavirus testing under way in Wairarapa KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The reality of covid-19 has struck Wairarapa with organisers cancelling events this weekend and beyond. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on...

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