DHB does good jab

DHB does good jab

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES Ministry keen to hear strategy tips ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz “Outstanding” immunisation rates in the region have the Ministry of Health looking to Wairarapa District Health Board for strategies to improve disappointing national statistics. The...

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One hospitalised after crash

One hospitalised after crash

An accident victim trapped in a car on Monday, was removed by Masterton firefighters. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE Dangerous Masterton-Carterton road strikes again GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz One person was taken to hospital in a serious condition...

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Plastic threat highlighted in debut solo show

Plastic threat highlighted in debut solo show

Artist Paul Gadsby. His painting, ‘Matuku Moana’, features Lake Wairarapa and shows the impact of farming practices and human intervention on the landscape. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz From plastic pollution in the sea to the...

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Unearthing quake information

Unearthing quake information

The Hikurangi subduction zone where the Pacific tectonic plate dives under the Australian Plate. PHOTO/GNS SCIENCE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Little is known about the Hikurangi subduction zone running off the coast of Wairarapa, which could be...

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Lifting the lid on treatment plant

Lifting the lid on treatment plant

Carterton District Council infrastructure, planning and regulatory manager Dave Gittings on site at Daleton Farm. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE Gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Motorists driving along State Highway 2 north from Greytown will have noticed an...

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Time to get cheesy

Time to get cheesy

Isabel Amor, from Martinborough, gets a close look at what’s on offer. PHOTO/PETE NIKOLAISON The second Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival got under way on Sunday at the Eketahuna Community Centre, with good crowds braving grey skies and periodic showers. The event was...

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The Interview: This Week Tom Roseingrave

The Interview: This Week Tom Roseingrave

PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Grant Harding has got to know Lone Star proprietor ‘Tom’ Roseingrave by social osmosis [the process of gradual or unconscious assimilation of knowledge]. It is how many people get to know Tom, who makes it his business to get out among his patrons...

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McAnulty bill proceeds slowly

McAnulty bill proceeds slowly

Kieran McAnulty addresses Parliament. PHOTO/SUPPLIED PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz A private members’ bill fronted by Wairarapa’s Labour list MP Kieran McAnulty has passed another step towards becoming law but only after a somewhat laboured debate in Parliament...

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Boost for water plan

Boost for water plan

Ron Mark makes the PGF announcement at the Carterton Events Centre. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Ruamahanga storage dam idea gets $800,000 STAFF REPORTERS Wairarapa Water Ltdis getting $800,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund to update and push forward work on the idea of a dam...

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End to boarding at Waicol

End to boarding at Waicol

PHOTO/FILE Ag solution floated STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz Ninety-four years of boarding at Wairarapa College will end this year, shocked staff and students have been told. Board chairwoman Maria McKenzie said a combination of dropping enrolments and buildings...

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Students address dangers of phone use at wheel

Students address dangers of phone use at wheel

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Wairarapa pupils are leaving their phones alone for two days next week to raise awareness of the dangers of using a phone while driving. Students Against Dangerous Driving begins its Phone Free 48 campaign on Monday...

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Winner, winner chicken dinner

Winner, winner chicken dinner

Countdown butchery manager Matt Kelly, prize winner Jacqui Malcolm and Ingham’s Chicken territory manager Jill Pritchard. PHOTO/ELI HILL Holiday fund gets a $10,000 boost ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz One Carterton woman has found her own ‘golden goose’ after the...

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Westpac building up for sale

Westpac building up for sale

Westpac Bank’s Masterton branch. PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The building tenanted by Masterton’s Westpac branch is up for sale – but the bank is staying put. It’s the first time the Queen St property has been on the market since it...

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Auction with a difference

Auction with a difference

The police presence for today’s auction. PHOTOS/STEVE RENDLE Today is one of the more unusual antique collections auctioned in Greytown by Wakefield Auctions. STEVE RENDLE went to see the pieces on offer and then had to find out a bit more about the man who owned...

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Chanel dux awarded MacDiarmid scholarship

Chanel dux awarded MacDiarmid scholarship

Abigail Murcott is presented with the Masterton Trust Lands Trust’s 2019 Alan MacDiarmid Scholarship by Education Committee chairwoman Christine Brewster. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Last year’s Chanel College dux Abigail Murcott has been awarded Masterton Trust Lands Trust’s 2019...

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