Council gets fired up at business it part own

Council gets fired up at business it part own

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Council highly critical of Wellington Water Overblown budgets, multiple project variations, and cost inefficiencies. Elected members from South Wairarapa District Council [SWDC] did not hold back in their criticism of Wellington Water [WW] – a...

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DHB first to 90 per cent milestone

DHB first to 90 per cent milestone

A Masterton pop-up vaccination clinic. PHOTO/FILE Wairarapa is the first rural DHB in New Zealand to reach a key covid vaccination milestone with 90 per cent of those eligible having had their first vaccine and 80 per cent fully vaccinated. The figures come as the...

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Civic centre: Potential site named for new facility

Civic centre: Potential site named for new facility

The potential site of Masterton’s civic facility. PHOTOS/JADE CVETKOV The site of Bridgestone Tyres, Kiwi Magic and Cross Country Rentals is being scoped out as a location for Masterton’s civic facility. The lot – 1 Queen St –is at the northern end of Masterton, has a...

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Stockley resigns, heads back to UK

Stockley resigns, heads back to UK

Carterton councillor Rob Stockley has resigned. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND Carterton councillor Rob Stockley has resigned due to family commitments overseas. Councillors will decide next month whether they will fill his position or leave it vacant until next year’s local...

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No change to rates, council looks to a new plan

No change to rates, council looks to a new plan

South Wairarapa District Council chief executive Harry Wilson. PHOTO/EMILY IRELAND Rates will not be re-set in South Wairarapa this financial year, despite a miscommunication of rates rises in the council’s Long-Term Plan [LTP] consultation document. Instead, the LTP...

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Case not linked to gang cluster

Case not linked to gang cluster

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied has discounted a direct link between a cluster of covid cases involving the Killer Beez gang and a Masterton case. Bloomfield’s comments on Wednesday put to rest...

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Businesses reach out for guidance

Businesses reach out for guidance

Business NZ employment relations policy manager Paul Mackay spoke at a Business Wairarapa workshop on Thursday. PHOTO/TOM TAYLOR Business owners from across the region have had questions on vaccine enforcement answered by an employment relations expert last week....

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Huffs and puffs buffet us

Huffs and puffs buffet us

A tree from a property on Main St, Greytown, fell on to the road, disrupting traffic temporarily. PHOTO/JOHN LAZO-RON JOHN LAZO-RON john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz It was hard to walk, run, drive, and protect properties on Tuesday after strong wind gusts of up to 126kmh...

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McAnulty reels at death threats

McAnulty reels at death threats

Kieran McAnulty. PHOTO/FILE SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty has condemned the threatening behaviour of a group who confronted him outside his mobile office about covid vaccines and associated government mandates. McAnulty had parked his...

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Delta spreads in Masterton

Delta spreads in Masterton

Getting tested on Sunday at Masterton Medical Centre’s drive-through site. PHOTO/MARY ARGUE Delta case number two SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz The delta outbreak in Wairarapa is spreading, with a second positive case confirmed in Masterton. A Ministry of Health...

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Councillors to discuss empty seat at the table

Councillors to discuss empty seat at the table

South Wairarapa councillor Ross Vickery resigned last month. PHOTO/FILE South Wairarapa councillors will decide this week whether they will fill a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Featherston ward councillor Ross Vickery last month, or leave it empty until...

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Council and community trust settle out of court

Council and community trust settle out of court

Buildings involved in a legal battle between Masterton Trust Lands Trust and Masterton District Council and engineers. PHOTOS/EMILY IRELAND After a lengthy legal battle, Masterton District Council and Masterton Trust Lands Trust have reached multiple out-of-court...

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Delta hits Wairarapa

Delta hits Wairarapa

A long queue at the drive-through testing station in Masterton on Monday. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO Delta in Masterton – number of locations of interest will rise SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz With delta officially arriving in Wairarapa, hundreds queued for drive-through...

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Packing her own bags after 50 years of service

Packing her own bags after 50 years of service

Marguerite Lyttle and Brad Meikle at Featherston SuperValue. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz A Featherston supermarket celebrity closed the till for the last time yesterday after 50 years. Marguerite Lyttle is heading into a well-deserved...

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Water storage set for growth

Water storage set for growth

A view of the land purchased, looking out from the Kaituna Water Treatment Plant. PHOTO/GRACE PRIOR Masterton District Council [MDC] has bought 33 hectares of land next to the Kaituna Water Treatment Plant to future-proof options for ensuring water resilience for...

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