Young eels called home

Young eels called home

Tina Te Tau, left, Lena Mataiha, and Raumahora Waata lead the welcome of young longfin eels to Lake Onoke. PHOTO/SUPPLIED A group of native eel enthusiasts has made what it hopes will become an annual trip to welcome returning young tuna, the endemic New Zealand...

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Pool fix keeps swim club above water

Pool fix keeps swim club above water

Students from Ponatahi Christian School enjoying swimming lessons at the Carterton Indoor Pool on Thursday. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Students from Ponatahi Christian School were making a splash on Thursday after a quick fix at the...

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Call for wastewater rethink

Call for wastewater rethink

The former Featherston golf course. PHOTO/FILE HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Purchase of the Featherston Golf Course does not appear to be a silver bullet for the town’s wastewater woes. South Wairarapa District Council is continuing with a contentious...

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Masterton Medical aims to reduce GP wait times

Masterton Medical aims to reduce GP wait times

Masterton Medical is asking its staff and 22,500 patients to keep it brief. PHOTO/FILE CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz In a move to reduce waiting times, Masterton Medical wants staff and patients to keep it brief. Aiming to improve service at the clinic, it is...

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Serious crash near Masterton

Serious crash near Masterton

One person has been confirmed dead in a crash in Upper Waingawa Road near Masterton. The single-vehicle crash occurred at 6.20pm this evening. A helicopter responded to the crash, along with police, and Wellington Free Ambulance. Three other people from the car have...

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O’REGAN, Heather Louise Margaret.

O’REGAN, Heather Louise Margaret. Peacefully at New Vista Rest Home on Monday 29th October 2018, aged 75 years. Beloved wife of Michael and much loved mother of Tina, James, Donna, Shaun, Andrew, and the late David. In accordance with Heather’s wishes  a private...

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Discount wings for locals

Discount wings for locals

British pilot Tim Dews and his son, Tom, light up the sky as Airborne Pyrotechnics. The pair will be flying at Wings over Wairarapa in February. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Wairarapa people can get a 50 per cent discount on tickets to the Saturday night show at next year’s Wings...

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New listings rise by 34 per cent

New listings rise by 34 per cent

PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES More listings means prices must be correct HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz New property listings in Wairarapa for October, were 34.1 per cent ahead of the same time last year – the second highest increase among 20 regions compared by...

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School’s good deeds take out national award

School’s good deeds take out national award

Groundsman Eddie Bird with students, from left, Mathew Byl, Logan O’Neale and Luke Fairbrother work on the outdoor nature classroom. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Whareama School is showing New Zealand it’s the little country school that could...

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End of era for woodworking King

End of era for woodworking King

Peter King standing in front of his collection of old woodworking tools in his family museum. PHOTO/FILE A woodworking company will close its doors next month, after 131 years of service in Wairarapa. After taking the reins of the family business in 1976,...

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Nigel’s senior of the year

Nigel’s senior of the year

Age Concern Wairarapa’s 2018 Senior Person of the Year, Masterton’s Nigel Boniface. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Masterton’s Nigel Boniface’s first official business as Senior of the Year is to repay his friends who “set him up”. Boniface...

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NZ Post fails to stamp out free mail

NZ Post fails to stamp out free mail

The same stamp was used multiple times without being cancelled by NZ Post. PHOTO/CAL ROBERTS CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz If you posted a letter recently, odds are you could have got away without paying for postage. After learning that NZ Post was no longer...

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Sonny Kohitolu to the rescue

Sonny Kohitolu to the rescue

Henny Leurink, Plumbing World’s Tony Lyford, Total Care Flooring Design’s Kerry Gilliland, Mico Plumbing’s Simon Oliver, and Eric Kohitolu and Sonny Kohitolu from Sonny Kohitolu Plumbing. PHOTOS/EMILY IRELAND One plumber’s plight to help Wairarapa’s vulnerable senior...

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Concerns over abused DHB staff

Concerns over abused DHB staff

HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz The number of staff being verbally abused at Wairarapa Hospital is on the rise. And the region’s District Health Board chief executive Adri Isbister says she understands the issue first hand. She was verbally abused last...

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