Amputation after incident

Amputation after incident

A worker’s finger was amputated in a workplace incident at Webstar. PHOTO/FILE WorkSafe aids safety protocol When an experienced worker lost the end of his finger in a workplace incident, Wairarapa business Webstar could have operated from a position of fear of...

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Matariki a public holiday?

Matariki a public holiday?

Matariki was celebrated this year at the public library in Masterton. PHOTO/FILE ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz The Labour Party has announced that, if elected, it would make Matariki New Zealand’s 12th public holiday in 2022. Already, it has become a prominent...

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More money needed for rail

More money needed for rail

More funds will be needed to complete the Wellington Metro Upgrade Programme. PHOTO/FILE EMILY IRELAND emily.ireland@age.co.nz Wairarapa’s metro rail track infrastructure catch-up renewals programme is behind schedule and an “overspend is forecasted”. So says the...

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‘Significant failing’ causes death

‘Significant failing’ causes death

Emergency services at the scene of the 2018 workplace death at Kiwi Lumber. PHOTO/FILE Family tragedy continues long after workplace death The McRae family didn’t just lose one family member when Anita McRae was killed in a workplace accident at Kiwi Lumber Masterton...

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Gin in the spotlight

Gin in the spotlight

Lighthouse Gin distiller Rachel Hall has been involved with the production team for 10 years. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Lighthouse Gin has gone from strength to strength after taking home a gold at this year’s International Wine...

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Colourful Carterton murals beat blues

Colourful Carterton murals beat blues

More than 60 pupils at Carterton School partnered artist Adrian Jackman to create four new murals for the school. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz There’s nothing quite like colourful murals and the sounds of children’s laughter...

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Churches to be sold

Churches to be sold

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greytown. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Churchgoers disappointed KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz After many months of deliberation, the fate of five Wairarapa church buildings owned by the Catholic Church has been decided, with three set to be...

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Search on for lizards, insects and birds

Search on for lizards, insects and birds

The endangered Northern Spotted Skink. PHOTO/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Four Sustainable Wairarapa projects have gained $26,838 from the Department of Conservation 2020 community fund allocations announced this week. Two projects are lizard surveys,...

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Cloak purchased for war effort

Cloak purchased for war effort

Descendants of Pirinoa weaver Hera Ihakara Whakaka Hutana Watene at Aratoi. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED ALEYNA MARTINEZ aleyna.martinez@age.co.nz A Maori cloak once auctioned off in a wool shed during World War I now sits on display in a top drawer at the Aratoi – Wairarapa...

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Swift response to car seat struggles

Swift response to car seat struggles

The Robertson-Swift family: Fiona Robertson holding baby Mika, Stacey Swift and her partner Scott Robertson. PHOTOS/FILE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The late Trevor Gollins was a long-term advocate for making seatbelts mandatory for children in the back seat...

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A love-a-bull dad

A love-a-bull dad

Ray and Sandra Hocking with Simon Worth from LIC [centre] recognising Beamer’s contribution to the New Zealand dairy industry. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Imagine celebrating Father’s Day with your 170,000 daughters. That’s the...

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