Wairarapa’s Māori place names

Wairarapa’s Māori place names

The start of the Cross Creek-Rimutaka incline walk which goes through to Kaitoke, PHOTO/FILE During Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, the Wairarapa Times-Age is publishing a story a day highlighting the language’s rich history. There are many places in Wairarapa that retain...

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Bin confused? Clearly …

Bin confused? Clearly …

As well as recycling wheelie bin confusion, Carterton residents clearly didn’t comply with glass bottle-only crates. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM Service started elsewhere yesterday GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Day one of Wairarapa’s new recycling wheelie...

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ACC decision challenged by family

ACC decision challenged by family

PHOTO/SUPPLIED Taeryn now attending Lakeview KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz After two years battling with the Accident Compensation Corporation, the parents of Masterton stroke victim Taeryn Marurai are fundraising via Givealittle to help cover legal costs of...

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Remedy for ‘Daffodil Day’ disgrace

Remedy for ‘Daffodil Day’ disgrace

PHOTO/FILE ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Donations to a certain Daffodil Day donation box in Featherston have bloomed in the wake of “the Daffodil Day disgrace”. Patients and staff at Featherston Medical were left “disgusted” after two men stole a Daffodil Day donation...

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Buyback: 498 guns handed over in region

Buyback: 498 guns handed over in region

Wairarapa area commander Scott Miller and Sergent Kevin Basher outside the Masterton Smallbore Rifle Club on Saturday. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Almost 500 guns have been handed in to police at buyback events across the region. The third and final...

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Pop-up police not enough

Pop-up police not enough

South Wairarapa residents want a live-in police officer in each town. PHOTO/FILE Policing not a ‘one size fits all’ model MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz South Wairarapa campaigners remain unconvinced by last week’s move to 24/7 policing. The new way of policing...

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DeMarco fights fraud charges

DeMarco fights fraud charges

GRAPHIC/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Fraud trial to continue this week The man at the centre of the fraud trial relating to Sir Peter Jackson’s company, The Vintage Aviator Ltd, took to the stand on Friday to tell the court his side of the story. Former manager Eugene DeMarco, 57,...

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Granny Joy stays home for book party

Granny Joy stays home for book party

Joy Cowley displays The Gobbledegook Book – A Joy Cowley Anthology ahead of Saturday’s big launch party in Featherston. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM The country’s grandmother is holding a celebration for children of all ages in her home town next week. Joy Cowley’s new The...

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Walking in two worlds at station

Walking in two worlds at station

Scott Somerville and daughter Lizzie in the yards at Owahanga Station. PHOTOS/ROZ MASON. Owahanga Station on the northern Wairarapa coast is a tough place to farm. It’s steep, windy, dry in summer and, covering more than 7500 hectares, it’s huge. Wild deer, pigs and...

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Federated Farmers to appeal GWRC water plan

Federated Farmers to appeal GWRC water plan

Federated Farmers plan to take the regional council to the Environment Court over a plan which includes the need for farmers to fence off minor waterways from all livestock. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Federated Farmers...

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Bloodied driver hospitalised

Bloodied driver hospitalised

A car flipped upside down after hitting a power pole on Masterton’s High St on Friday. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz A woman in her 70s was hospitalised after the car she was driving left the road, hit and destroyed a power pole, and flipped on to its...

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Drug offences motivated by greed

Drug offences motivated by greed

Chanel Rewa Namana appeared before Justice Christine Grice in the High Court at Wellington. PHOTO/FILE Daughter follows father, brother, sister, and cousin to prison A Masterton woman involved in a Wairarapa drug ring alongside several family members, was sentenced to...

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Dancing with the Solway Stars

Dancing with the Solway Stars

PHOTO/ELI HILL Solway Primary School held its 2019 school production, ‘Dancing with the Solway Stars’, at Wairarapa College Hall on Wednesday. All 230 of the school’s pupils performed in the production which included rock and roll, haka, disney movies and hip-hop...

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Historic racecourse treasure returned

Historic racecourse treasure returned

Wairarapa Racing Club president Garrick Emms, right, and Alex Beijen inspecting the 1895 deed for Tauherenikau Racecourse. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz An historical document bound for the landfill has returned home to Tauherenikau...

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Child killer guilty of murder attempt

Child killer guilty of murder attempt

GRAPHIC/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Significant, dangerous offending The killer of six-year-old Featherston girl Coral-Ellen Burrows has pleaded guilty to attempted murder of another man in prison. Stephen Roger Williams on Thursday pleaded guilty in the High Court at Wellington...

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