Carterton signs  on to cupcycling programme

Carterton signs on to cupcycling programme

IdealCup Founder Stephanie Fry [left] with Crystal Thompson from Wild Oats and Carterton District Council’s zero waste co-ordinator Jo Dean. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Carterton District Council kicked off plastic free July by...

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Democratic information push begins

Democratic information push begins

Getting democratic in the Carterton Events Centre on Thursday were deputy electoral officer Casey Spencer, would-be councillors Rob Stockley and Robyn Cherry-Campbell, present councillors Brian Deller and Greg Lang, future candidate Ash Walker, and councillor Ruth...

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Return to Masterton for antique sewing machine

Return to Masterton for antique sewing machine

Heather Bannister with Graham and Isabella McClymont. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM 97-year-old donates machine PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz A sewing machine purchased for a member of the McClymont family more than 100 years ago has been returned to Masterton and was on...

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Police presence shows

Police presence shows

PHOTO/FILE Drink driver, speeding offences rise Masterton offending out on it’s own EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz Excess breath alcohol offences in Wairarapa have steadily risen over the past four years, while speeding offences detected by police spiked in the...

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Train derailment causes major commuter chaos

Train derailment causes major commuter chaos

Wairarapa railway station platforms were empty on Wednesday. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE Gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The capital’s roads were thrown into chaos on Wednesday morning as rail commuters attempted to reach work in the capital after a freight train...

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Forest school taking root

Forest school taking root

Mania Kindergarten visited the forest school in May. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz It is hoped Wairarapa children will soon be swapping walls for trees and whiteboards for flowing streams as the Wairarapa Forest School nears its official opening. For the...

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Colouring in clock tower

Colouring in clock tower

The three designs put forward for Carterton’s clock tower – the status quo [white and grey]. IMAGES/SUPPLIED Costs equal for options GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Carterton residents will have their say on the new paintjob for the town’s clock tower,...

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Convictions quashed for Feathy pair

Convictions quashed for Feathy pair

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Judge says there should be no retrial STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz A three-year nightmare is over for two Featherston pensioners who have had their convictions for benefit fraud thrown out on appeal. David Paul Longhurst, 68, and Stephanie...

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$100,000 for dark sky plan

$100,000 for dark sky plan

Astrophotography at Lake Wairarapa. PHOTO/CHRISTYTOMS PHOTOGRAPHY Martinborough’s Dark Sky Society has secured $122,000 in funding – $100,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund, announced on Tuesday, with additional support from private funders. Having Wairarapa skies...

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Win for region’s youth

Win for region’s youth

Shane Jones, left, Tom Hullena and Willie Jackson after the announcement of $948,000 funding for The Nga Pumanawa Tupuna initiative. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN A project to get Wairarapa young people ready for work received a $948,000 boost on Tuesday from the government’s...

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Longer log trains debut

Longer log trains debut

Forestry and Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones visited the Waingawa Rail Hub on Tuesday as the first 45-wagon log train headed to Wellington. PHOTOS/ELI HILL KiwiRail says rail and road work together ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Longer log trains travelling from...

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Bomb threat step too far

Bomb threat step too far

PHOTO/FILE 76-year-old sentenced Frustrations understood He has a reputation as an old prankster, but Greytown resident David James Taylor admits he went too far when he claimed to ANZ bank staff in Masterton he was carrying a bomb. Appearing for sentencing in the...

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More sessions on wastewater

More sessions on wastewater

Hodder Farm is proposed for irrigation of Featherston wastewater. PHOTO/FILE SWDC admits consultation was inadequate Featherston residents are to get more chances to express their views about South Wairarapa District Council plans to irrigate wastewater to land, with...

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Start close for playground

Start close for playground

An artist’s impression of the planned Waihinga park and playground. IMAGE/SUPPLIED STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz Work on Martinborough’s Waihinga park and playground, in front of the new Waihinga Centre, will start in the next couple of weeks, completing a...

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It’s Signs of Life again

It’s Signs of Life again

Signs of Life performing at the regional final. PHOTO/JACK MOSER Fresh Noiz also aim for finals selection Kiwi music legends Split Enz were sure history never repeats – but they were wrong, going on the results of the Wairarapa regional final of Smokefreerockquest and...

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