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Army apologises

Army apologises

The fatal crash scene in August 2017. PHOTO/SUPPLIED 17 months after local man’s death STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz The army has publicly apologised for its handling of the death of Masterton man Warren Carter, who died in August 2017 when the car he was...

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Warming waters off local coast

Warming waters off local coast

The strongest warming near New Zealand has occurred off the Wairarapa coast over the past 36 years. PHOTO/NIK BRADLEY The water in the New Zealand region is significantly warmer than it was 30 years ago, and all indications are the warming trend will continue, says a...

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Tiny house subdivision in motion

Tiny house subdivision in motion

The 4ha land parcel on Harrison St East, Featherston, where a community development of small and tiny homes is proposed. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A vision to establish an eco-friendly community of small and tiny houses...

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Hill night closures coming

Hill night closures coming

The Remutaka Hill Rd, the main link between Wairarapa and Wellington. PHOTO/FILE Around 350 motorists affected per night in March Road crews will work with emergency services Elisa Vorster elisa.vorster@age.co.nz If you have an early-morning flight or a late-night...

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Bullride ready for return

Bullride ready for return

Action from last year’s Martinborough Parklee bullride. PHOTO/FILE And so are protesters HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz The sixth annual Martinborough Parklee Bullride is happening next week and once again protesters will be on the scene. Bullriding is a...

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New chair for Rangitane trust

New chair for Rangitane trust

Jason Kerehi at the ceremony to mark the treaty settlement for Rangitane o Wairarapa and Rangitane o Tamaki Nui a Rua. PHOTO/FILE Jason Kerehi is the new chairman of Rangitane Tu Mai Ra Trust, which manages Treaty of Waitangi settlement assets. Kerehi, who was a...

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Petrolheads hit the road

Petrolheads hit the road

About 370 classic vehicles came together around the town square at Cruise Martinborough 2018. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz The fifth annual Cruise Martinborough hit the road on Thursday with 420 classic vehicles taking part in an...

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Community rallies for Finn

Community rallies for Finn

Finn Yeats with sister Grace; [at right]. $13,210 had been received from 339 individual donors on a givealittle page by 6pm Wednesday night. PHOTO/FILE ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz A givealittle page set up to help the family of the late Finn Yeats, has...

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Inspiring kids to read with Joy

Inspiring kids to read with Joy

Featherston resident and acclaimed writer Joy Cowley is presenting a Writing for Children Workshop next month. PHOTO/WESTON COWLEY HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz If you’ve ever dabbled with the idea of writing a children’s book, then a weekend workshop...

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No application yet for Miro St lifestyle village

No application yet for Miro St lifestyle village

The Miro St extension is for 11 sections so far. PHOTO/SUPPLIED PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Residents want to know more about a lifestyle village planned for the Miro St extension but there’s been no application to Masterton District Council yet for it. “Yes, it...

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‘Rising star’ will be missed

‘Rising star’ will be missed

Finn Yeats. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV Good friend and colleague ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz People all over Wairarapa were in mourning yesterday after police confirmed they had recovered the body of missing Carterton man, Finn Yeats. The discovery was made on...

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Push to livestream council meetings

Push to livestream council meetings

Councilor Gary Caffell with Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson. PHOTO/FILE PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Masterton district councillor Gary Caffell is pushing the idea of livestreaming council meetings in the hope people can see more of what councillors do. “I don’t...

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Consultants cost $220,000

Consultants cost $220,000

Night markets in the Park St parklet. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Masterton District Council is trying to build its expertise in-house after spending about $220,000 on outside consultants on its town centre strategy. The Times-Age asked for...

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Gold Star firefighter mourned

Gold Star firefighter mourned

A 2013 photo of Garry Jackson, right, and Martinborough firefighters Wayne Thomas, left, Dean Di Bona and Sparky Goad who helped battle a scrub fire at Cape Palliser near the Putangirua Pinnacles. PHOTO/FILE Jackson remembered for loyalty, putting others first HAYLEY...

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