Donations welcome but not trash

Donations welcome but not trash

GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The weeks following Christmas, before the school holidays come to an end, are a busy time for Wairarapa charity shops as people declutter their homes. Donations of interest included a wooden puppet, two wedding dresses,...

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More E.coli detected

More E.coli detected

The water reservoirs in Martinborough, close to where low levels of E.coli have been detected. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Chlorine decontamination carried out by council Chlorine may blacken water HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Martinborough’s water...

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Waitangi Day lineup set to shine

Waitangi Day lineup set to shine

Otara reggae group Three Houses Down with singer General Fiyah [front]. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Waifest’s headline act today will include an award-winning 12-year-old singer performing with popular Auckland reggae band, Three...

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Emergency water tanks in position

Emergency water tanks in position

A resident takes water from a bladder in Martinborough on loan from Wellington Water. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Martinborough awaits results of E.coli testing Close-knit community comes together PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Martinborough parents were being told to give their...

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Community buzzing for return of Super Rugby

Community buzzing for return of Super Rugby

The Mangatainoka Rugby Football Club ground looks a picture ahead of this week’s Super Rugby match. PHOTO/SUPPLIED This week will see a hive of activity in Mangatainoka, in preparation for the arrival of thousands of rugby fans ahead of Saturday’s Super Rugby Battle...

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Eketahuna pool upgrade

Eketahuna pool upgrade

The Eketahuna Pool pool in use, before the start of upgrading work. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Work on the Eketahuna pool upgrade is nearing completion as the summer heatwave continues. The $500,000 upgrade, which includes a new pool,...

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Record rescues put food on table

Record rescues put food on table

New World Masterton staff members Justin Harman and Rik Muir with Waiwaste volunteer Liz Toki. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE Gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz It’s been a record couple of years for Masterton food rescue group Waiwaste. Last year the group saved more...

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Welcome to where?

Welcome to where?

The pou at the northern entrance to town. PHOTOS/ELISA VORSTER Council aims to spruce up Masterton’s gateways Council hoping for ‘fantastic idea’ ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Everyone knows how to get to Masterton, but does anyone know where the official...

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Trust House: We can solve the housing crisis

Trust House: We can solve the housing crisis

Trust House boss Allan Pollard. PHOTO/FILE More talking required to find solution for Wairarapa PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Trust House Ltd has offered to knock down 27 of the houses it owns and build 102 in their place if the Government gives it a “$7 million...

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Toxic algae closes Henley

Toxic algae closes Henley

Toxic algae has forced the closure of Henley Lake. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Masterton’s Henley Lake has been closed due to toxic algae. Masterton District Council closed the lake for recreational purposeson Wednesday and issued a health warning after tests showed concentrations...

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Taratahi replacement part of reforms

Taratahi replacement part of reforms

FILE/PHOTO Crown could purchase home farm PAM GRAHAM Pam.graham@age.co.nz There will be nothing to replace the collapsed Taratahi Institute of Agriculture in 2019 but Education Minister Chris Hipkins says he’d like to see something in place by 2020. He expects...

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Crash victim still critical

Crash victim still critical

An SUV and haulage truck were involved in a serious crash on Tuesday on Tauherenikau Bridge. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Witness says: Truck on wrong side of road Drivers reminded to take breaks HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A witness to Tuesday’s serious...

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Lucky escape for rare native birds

Lucky escape for rare native birds

Three rare Little Black Shags were caught in a fishing net in Lake Wairarapa. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Rare birds found ensnared in a fishing net at Lake Wairarapa were lucky to be released unscathed thanks to some prompt action by Wellington Fish & Game staff. The three rare...

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