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Tributes made for our last Brigidine

Tributes made for our last Brigidine

Sister Monica Landy made a significant contribution to the welfare of older people in Wairarapa. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Sister Monica Landy 24/03/1931 – 06/09/2021 JOHN LAZO-RON john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz Former St Patrick’s teacher and principal and the last Brigidine sister to...

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Falls ‘high priority’ for hospital staff

Falls ‘high priority’ for hospital staff

Falls are Wairarapa DHB’s second-most reported event in the year-to-date. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Wairarapa has had an increase in patient falls, which remain a concern for the healthcare authority. Falls were the second-most reported event in the year to date, preceded...

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Setting the bar high for trainspotters

Setting the bar high for trainspotters

Chef Jorja Townend, brewer Mark Harris, and business partner Arthur Sandford toast to Sup Brewery’s new premises at Masterton Train Station. PHOTOS/TOM TAYLOR Commuters will soon be able to step off the train and into the taproom when a brewery opens its doors onto...

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Commuters in no big rush

Commuters in no big rush

Passenger numbers were low heading into Wellington on the first day back in level 2. PHOTO/JOHN LAZO-RON It was a stop-start opening day for public transport on Wednesday with Wairarapa commuters appearing to be in no rush to get back to the capital for work. With all...

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Vaccination numbers rise

Vaccination numbers rise

GRAPHIC/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Wairarapa’s vaccination numbers continue to increase after the surge in demand created by the covid-19 Delta outbreak. According to figures from Wairarapa District Health Board, the region’s health authority administered 4408 doses of the...

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Cracks showing

Cracks showing

Greytown builder Paul Southey. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Supply shortages hit construction Supply chain issues have hit Wairarapa’s already straining construction industry, with insiders warning projects faced months of delays. Items in short supply included frames, trusses,...

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New plan to fix Hinakura

New plan to fix Hinakura

Children walk to school across broken Hinakura Rd. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO New plan to fix Hinakura SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz After months of waiting, a plan is within reach to fix Hinakura Rd outside Martinborough, with an expert saying the problem is not like the...

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Councils seek funds to aid development

Councils seek funds to aid development

Carterton District Council would use the IAF to build infrastructure within its Eastern Growth Area. PHOTOS/FILE TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz Two of Wairarapa’s three district councils have made the first step toward securing funding for new infrastructure projects...

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The suspension is over

The suspension is over

Masterton’s Supercheap Auto is set to reopen in October, after closing its doors in May. Above; the previous site. PHOTO/FILE Auto giant finds new site to start up again Supercheap Auto is set to reopen its doors at a new Masterton location, after the shock closure of...

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Mixed feelings on SWDC apology

Mixed feelings on SWDC apology

Irate ratepayers pack out the South Wairarapa Council meeting in July. PHOTO/FILE SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz Community response has been guarded to the surprise South Wairarapa District Council public apology and explanation about its rates increases. Community...

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Community helps out family after house fire

Community helps out family after house fire

The rental house in Martinborough was declared a write-off after it was severely damaged by fire. PHOTO/FILE TOM TAYLOR tom.taylor@age.co.nz Martinborough has wrapped support around a family after a fire left their rental home in tatters. Brett McCall and his four...

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No knives or scissors on shelves

No knives or scissors on shelves

Knives have been removed from Wairarapa supermarket shelves after Friday’s terror attack. PHOTOS/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI soumya.bhamidipati@age.co.nz Wairarapa individuals and businesses have joined others across New Zealand in a show of support for...

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Water reforms murky

Water reforms murky

A splash of water in the Waiohine River. PHOTOS/FILE The Government’s Three Waters reform programme, launched in July last year, continues to receive mixed support. At a South Wairarapa District Council meeting, chief executive Harry Wilson said the council would be...

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NCEA exam extension eases pressure

NCEA exam extension eases pressure

Schools will have more time to prepare their students for NCEA exams this year. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM NCEA students can breathe a sigh of relief after the New Zealand Qualifications Authority announced a two-week extension to all exams and portfolio submissions....

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Happy at hospital

Happy at hospital

Wairarapa Hospital has outperformed the national averages in an in-patient survey. PHOTO/FILE Wairarapa Hospital patients happier than most When it comes to patients feeling looked after, Wairarapa’s health sector is performing well compared with other regions....

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