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Road in ruin

Road in ruin

Residents are concerned about the condition of Ruakokoputuna Rd. PHOTOS/SUE TEODORO ‘A fatality waiting to happen’ Risky road’s future not sealed SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz Potholes, rutted surfaces, precipitous drops to the river below, hairpin bends, broken...

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Stoat shots paint grim tale

Stoat shots paint grim tale

Stoat caught on camera at Mt Holdsworth. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Stoats caught on camera at Mount Holdsworth in Tararua Forest have highlighted the ongoing need for effective predator control. Predator-monitoring cameras set up in December were collected in February. All 10...

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$16,500 raised for family

$16,500 raised for family

More than $16,500 has been raised by the Carterton community for a local family. PHOTO/FILE SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI soumya.bhamidipati@age.co.nz The Carterton community has raised more than $16,500 for the Carterton family whose child died in a vehicle accident two weeks...

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AA boss puts foot down on speed limit proposals

AA boss puts foot down on speed limit proposals

Automobile Association Wairarapa chairman Craig Bowyer said reducing speed limits won’t bring safety to Wairarapa roads. PHOTO/JOHN LAZO-RON Speed limit proposals ‘not the way’ If the government wants to reduce New Zealand’s road toll by a big margin, building safer...

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Memorial to recognise local units

Memorial to recognise local units

A new World War I memorial is being proposed for Masterton. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED A couple of Masterton men are hoping to erect a new memorial to highlight the contribution of two Wairarapa units to World War I. The idea came to Alan Fielding when he saw memorials created...

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Disruptions and delays ahead on Remutaka Hill

Disruptions and delays ahead on Remutaka Hill

Contractors putting in the barriers on the Remutaka HIll at night during the November 2019 road closures. PHOTO/FILE Night closures and daytime disruptions on the Remutaka Hill road will be the norm during a three-week period in May. Night closures from 9pm until 4am...

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Cameron defends dairy cows on Wairarapa farm

Cameron defends dairy cows on Wairarapa farm

Suzy and James Cameron. PHOTO/rnz.co.nz NITA BLAKE-PERSEN Film director James Cameron is defending his decision to graze hundreds of dairy cattle on his farm, despite being an outspoken critic of animal agriculture. Cameron and his wife, environmentalist Suzy Amis...

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Student’s drive helps others

Student’s drive helps others

James Graham with nominator Holly Hullena. PHOTO/SUE TEODORO SUE TEODORO sue.teodoro@age.co.nz GOOD SORTS A family tragedy motivated a Chanel College student to get involved in educating students about safe driving. Now he has won an award for his efforts. Attracted...

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Anzac art captures bond

Anzac art captures bond

Anzac flags going up in central Greytown. From left: Tony from Greytown Menz Shed, RSA president Bryce Gurney, Greytown Community Board chairwoman Ann Rainford, NZ Pacific Studio 2020/21 Anzac Bridge Fellow Esther Bunning, and Tom from Greytown Menz Shed. PHOTO/TERRY...

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Swingbridge closes for upgrade

Swingbridge closes for upgrade

Masterton District Council temporarily closes swingbridge over the Waipoua River. PHOTO/FILE The swingbridge across the Waipoua River will be closed from today as Masterton District Council begins work to replace its deck. The work is estimated to finish next month...

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Connecting rural Wairarapa

Connecting rural Wairarapa

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Rural broadband customers could be reducing costs by $71 a month with Spark’s expansion of its ‘urban priced’ Unplan wireless plan into parts of rural New Zealand. The change would make 30,000 rural addresses across the country, including parts...

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Rural school campers take notes from leaders

Rural school campers take notes from leaders

Kieran McAnulty speaking to rural Masterton pupils from Parliament using Zoom. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Pupils from three rural Masterton schools banded together at Riversdale Beach last week to hone their leadership skills. Eleven pupils from Opaki School, 10 from Wainuioru...

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Provincial production continues to concern

Provincial production continues to concern

Urban environments pushing into productive land are continuing to cause concern for government and Federated Farmers alike. PHOTOS/FILE Lifestyle blocks eat away at farmland Urban environments pushing into productive land are continuing to cause concern for government...

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Emergency return gets under way

Emergency return gets under way

Joe and Jodie Clark. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Emergency evacuation from Shanghai Masterton family homeward-bound All the puzzle pieces have finally fallen into place for one Masterton family hoping to bring their son home from China. Phil Clark told the Times-Age an emergency...

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Dog registrations set to climb

Dog registrations set to climb

PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Dog registration fees in Masterton are proposed to increase an average of 26 per cent. It is one of several changes to fees and charges in Masterton District Council’s draft long-term plan. The increases to the dog registration fees reflect...

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