Female worker dies at Kiwi Lumber

Female worker dies at Kiwi Lumber

Police guarding the closed gate at Kiwi Lumber on Friday after a female worker died. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER Region’s eighth workplace death since 2010 ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Staff at Masterton mill Kiwi Lumber are “absolutely devastated” after a female...

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Changing climate impact grasped

Changing climate impact grasped

Out on Shaun Draper's property. PHOTO/DELWYN PRINGLE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Farmers need to be “thinking outside the square” when it comes to staying a step ahead of the climate change predictions for the region, says Martinborough farmer Shaun Draper....

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Hospital ‘overwhelmed’ by donations

Hospital ‘overwhelmed’ by donations

Wairarapa Hospital and More FM Wairarapa staff with the 1300 donated DVDs – from back left, Jenny Burt, Saphron Yaxley, Craig Rohloff, Brent Gare, Hanna Hamilton, Kathryn Wadsworth, front left, Anna Coleman, and Sam Kjestrup. PHOTO/ ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER...

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Classroom structure wins

Classroom structure wins

The award-winning innovative learning spaces at Douglas Park School. PHOTO/MURRAY ROBERTSON ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz A classroom redesign project that began as “a few holes in the wall” has gone on to win Douglas Park School an award for innovative...

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Wild winds force hill road closure

Wild winds force hill road closure

Ryan Teahan takes a laid-back approach to the wait. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM STAFF REPORTERS Winds gusting 150kmh closed the Remutaka Hill for four hours on Thursday afternoon, frustrating those whose travel plans were disrupted. The road was closed from 12.45pm until 4.45pm....

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Alleged arsonist granted bail

Alleged arsonist granted bail

Firefighters work to dampen down the Mangatarere Valley Rd makeshift house which was destroyed by fire on Wednesday. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Second arson attack in Masterton HAYLEY GASTMEIER and BECKIE WILSON The tenant of a makeshift house in rural Carterton has been...

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Crosses display for Armistice Day

Crosses display for Armistice Day

312 crosses representing Wairarapa soldiers who died in WWI were placed in the town square on Wednesday. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM Pam Graham pam.graham@age.co.nz Crosses have been placed on the lawn outside the old Masterton Town Hall in Chapel Street ahead of the Armistice...

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Events Centre in running for award

Events Centre in running for award

Carterton Events Centre. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Elisa Vorster elisa.volster@age.co.nz Carterton Events Centre has been named one of the country’s top venues, showing that the little town can take on bigger cities when it comes to putting on a good show. The centre was...

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Historic homestead for sale

Historic homestead for sale

Papatahi homestead. PHOTO/PROPERTY TOUR NZ HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A historic homestead that lies in between Lake Wairarapa and Lake Onoke is on the market. Papatahi homestead was built in 1905 on a sprawling country estate that overlooks the...

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Opening the farm gate

Opening the farm gate

Kaiwaiwai Dairies Ltd shareholders Neville Fisher, left, with Vern Brassel at the farm gate. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Knowing that milk comes from a farm where green grass grows in the fresh air, rather than from a supermarket fridge, is...

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Death at KiwiLumber, Masterton

Death at KiwiLumber, Masterton

KiwiLumber near Masterton. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER A person has died in a workplace incident at KiwiLumber, in the Waingawa industrial area south of Masterton this morning. Emergency services were called to the site on Norman Avenue at 8.35am. WorkSafe NZ will be...

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Suspicious fire

Suspicious fire

PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON Firefighters attended a suspicious fire which destroyed a house on Mangatarere Valley Rd, near Carrington in rural Carterton on Wednesday night. No one was inside the house, which was a converted railway carriage with added structures, when the...

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Exams under way for NCEA candidates

Exams under way for NCEA candidates

Year 13 students Alex Robbie, left, and Renee Bacon of Solway College get in some last-minute study before their NCEA chemistry exam. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz It’s D-day for thousands of secondary school students across the country, including...

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Fireworks petition gains support

Fireworks petition gains support

Chris Eichbaum. PHOTO/SUPPLIED STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz A Masterton man’s petition to end the retail sale of fireworks has been signed by nearly 8500 people in just six days. Chris Eichbaum set up the online petition through the Parliament website after...

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