Modern learning space gets full formal opening

Modern learning space gets full formal opening

Pupils of Fernridge School performing the haka Ko Wairarapa as the new pupils enter the school grounds. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Fernridge School started its year off right on Tuesday with a formal opening for its new modern learning...

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Beetles start dung work

Beetles start dung work

Greater Wellington land management adviser Kolja Schaller, left, showing a keen resident how dung beetles are released. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Lake Wairarapa will become the new home to around 70,000 dung beetles, thanks to an initiative...

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One critical after crash

One critical after crash

The scene of Tuesday’s serious crash on SH2, Tauherenikau. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE and HAYLEY GASTMEIER A man is in a critical condition after a serious crash on State Highway 2 at Tauherenikau in South Wairarapa on Tuesday. A commercial truck and...

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Trades still good option

Trades still good option

Construction apprentice Paris Ternent-James. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz A Wairarapa woman is encouraging others to look for a career in the trades, despite a New Zealand survey finding that female tradies are the worst affected by a...

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No longer just ‘the muse’

No longer just ‘the muse’

Left to right: Meg Waddington, Lisa Simonsen, Adair Davis, Linda Tilyard, Jenny Katene-Morgan, Leanne Taylor. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE Gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Six Wairarapa women have pulled together to create a new art exhibition inspired by the 125th...

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Eighty residents oppose developer

Eighty residents oppose developer

Residents of William Donald Dr are united in their opposition to access to a new subdivision being from their road. PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM Access the issue for disgruntled homeowners PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Masterton District Council has a fight on its hands with...

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‘Awful dog attack’

‘Awful dog attack’

Amy van Wijk, attacked by a dog over the weekend, was smiling again in Masterton on Monday. PHOTOS/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Dog latched on and hung off victim Owner flees without trying to help HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Witnesses to a dog’s attack on a young...

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Taking home the cash

Taking home the cash

Masterton Golf Club board chairman Rob Blackett hitting his $500 winning shot at the Masterton-Eketahuna Pro-Am on Saturday. PHOTO/ELI HILL GOLF ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Masterton golfer Rob Blackett had plenty of reasons to smile on Saturday. The Masterton Golf...

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Serious crash at Tauherenikau

Serious crash at Tauherenikau

A person has been flown to hospital in a critical condition following a serious crash on State Highway 2 at Tauherenikau in South Wairarapa. Emergency services were called to the crash, involving a truck and a car, just before 12.40pm. The injured person was initially...

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Carterton man still missing

Carterton man still missing

Daniel Phillips [pictured above], 37, is missing from his Carterton home, where he was last seen Tuesday evening. Police say they and his family have concerns for his welfare. Phillips is European, 184cm tall and of a medium build, with dark hair and eyes. Anyone with...

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Back on the beat after recovery

Back on the beat after recovery

Sergeant Chris Megaw is taking part in Relay for Life, the Cancer Society’s biennial fundraiser. PHOTO/SUPPLIED HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A 30-year career in the police force could not prepare Wairarapa Sergeant Chris Megaw for the turn his life...

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Uniform costs not uniform

Uniform costs not uniform

The rack of free school uniform at St Vincent de Paul’s charity shop in Carterton. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Why are school uniforms so expensive? It’s a common question this time of year as parents frantically scramble to get...

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Chainsaw attack on Henley oaks

Chainsaw attack on Henley oaks

The Avenue of Oaks was planted by the Rotary Club of Masterton about 18 years ago. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER Memorial trees felled in dead of night, community stumped HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A “mindless” and “disrespectful” act of vandalism in the...

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Rumble and roar for cruisers

Rumble and roar for cruisers

The rumble of 420 classic cars and hotrods filled the air around Mastertonon Friday as Cruise Martinborough came to town for their annual gathering in The Farriers Bar & Eatery carpark. The weather played its part to get convertibles in their intended natural state,...

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