Car chase ends in arrests

Car chase ends in arrests

The four occupants of this stolen car were arrested after crashing it into a hedge on SH2, north of Masterton. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Four people have been taken into custody after crashing a stolen car into a roadside...

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Shooting: Names released

Shooting: Names released

Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two people near Castlepoint yesterday morning. Police have confirmed they were Jody Ratima, 48, and James Teddy, 54. Post-mortem examinations will take place today in Wellington. The scene examination is ongoing...

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Childhood centre’s focus on nature

Childhood centre’s focus on nature

Carey Morris [left] and Lauren Spicer are in the business of helping raise “free range children”. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Nestled in the foothills of the Tararua Range, a new early childhood education centre is...

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Father and son lost

Father and son lost

Darren and Josh Southon were found by the police dive team on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE Tragedy at sea Memorial service on Thursday GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The search for a father and son who were reported missing while...

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One dead in crash

One dead in crash

A woman has died after a two-vehicle crash in Dalefield. Emergency services attended the crash at about 11.40am this morning. A man is also in a critical condition. The vehicles involved were a truck and a car. Diversions are in place on Dalefield Rd, Lincoln Rd,...

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Aratoi’s fount of knowledge retires

Aratoi’s fount of knowledge retires

Bronwyn Reid is retiring. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Aratoi’s human encyclopaedia Bronwyn Reid is retiring. Reid, who has worked at the Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History for 24 years, is the collection manager. She said it had been a fantastic job where she had learned a...

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Two dead in Tinui

Two dead in Tinui

Two people are dead after a "suspicious" shooting in Tinui. The two bodies were found at a house and the deaths were being treated as suspicious, police said. "The two people involved were known to each other and police do not believe there is any further risk to the...

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Medical centre up by 2021

Medical centre up by 2021

Five Rivers Medical concept plans [above and below]. IMAGES/SUPPLIED Construction on Greytown’s multi-million-dollar medical centre, Five Rivers Medical, will begin in April. The purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility is set to be completed mid-2021 and will cater...

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Bodies of missing divers found

Bodies of missing divers found

A community of people gathered on the shore as the search began on Friday morning. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE Two bodies found are believed to be that of a father and son who went missing while diving for paua near Mataikona on Friday morning. The two bodies were found...

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Summer camp provides quality

Summer camp provides quality

Companion Christopher, left, Toby, Max, Liam, companion Tristan and companion Jack at mini golf. PHOTOS/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Almost 70 children who have suffered cancer get to “just be kids” again for a week as they participate in a variety of...

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Scammers target Motorplex

Scammers target Motorplex

Masterton Motorplex manager Bob Wilton. PHOTO/FILE ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Masterton Motorplex is asking people to be vigilant after several scam Facebook pages popped up offering tickets to its events. The pages, which advertised tickets for events such as the...

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Remutaka Hill to close for five nights

Remutaka Hill to close for five nights

Trucks assembled at the Remutaka Summit during the November road works. PHOTO/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz People wanting to get to and from Wairarapa to weekend engagements over the Remutaka Hill will need to observe this Sunday’s road curfew of 9pm...

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‘Huge misunderstanding’

‘Huge misunderstanding’

The Warehouse in Masterton. PHOTO/FILE Woman faces shoplifting charge Banned from Warehouse for two years Running late for work, and with a hole in her uniform pants, a busy mother-of-two from Masterton says she dashed into The Warehouse to buy a new pair – and now...

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The serious business of petanque

The serious business of petanque

Masterton Petanque Club committee members Myrna Lane, Graeme Morris, and club captain Joan Miller. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz The Masterton Petanque Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary today and tomorrow, with about 37 people expected to attend...

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Expired supplies to give life across Tasman

Expired supplies to give life across Tasman

Wairarapa and Selina Sutherland hospital’s pallet of medical supplies to be wrapped for transporting by PGG Wrightson’s Masterton. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Expired medical supplies from Wairarapa hospitals are being sent to Australia to help treat...

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