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Posts Tagged ‘ Wairarapa ’

Capital, Hutt millions go to regional trains, buses says campaigner

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Wellington and Lower Hutt ratepayers are being unfairly charged for expensive rail costs in the wider region according to independent research. FINN RAINGER talks to Tony Randle who has done the numbers and wants them changed.



National warned of tough race to the finish line

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Undecided voters give Labour hope

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Mark says he has “blown it wide open” with his late entry

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Ron Mark says getting 11% support in 10 days electioneering is just the start.



National candidate says Wairarapa should unite behind Key

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Alastair Scott’s message for undecided voters is to back the PM.



Labour’s McAnulty not surprised by undecided voters

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Door knocking suggests many National and Green voters will give him their electorate vote.



Mark the most popular choice for voters clear about change

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

About a quarter of changing voters are clear about their new electorate candidate choice.



Unwelcome southerly storm slams capital

Mar 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Severe southerly winds of 120km kept ferries tied up and closed roads in the capital.



Stories shared at Museum of City and Sea popular part of exhibition

Jan 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Locals and visitors have written their personal stories for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.



Samoan women sewing their way to language confidence

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Uncategorized

Wairarapa REAP has helped a group of women with their sewing skills and also their English.



Month of fame for ex-orchestra member Vicki Jones

Dec 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

Double bass player Vicki Jones has been on TV and won an award in the past month. She talks with LAUREN HERTZBERG.



Former Masterton mayor speaks up at amalgamation meeting

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Ex-mayor Frank Cody spoke up against regional council changes in a recent meeting.



Artists drawn from the cities to the Wairarapa life

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Wairarapa artists Barry Saunders and Megan Campbell talk to LAUREN HERTZBERG about their move from city to country.



Featherstonians ask candidates for public transport improvements

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Water fluoridation and the waste water plans also raised in build-up to local body elections.



Featherston resident’s idea to help puzzled tourists pleases council

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Featherston Community Board takes up local’s suggestion of pointing visitors in the right direction.



Chess takes South End School to nationals for third year

Aug 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

A group of South End School boys are off to Auckland next for a national chess competition.



Greytown high achievers step up in extension programme

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Greytown School gets kids going with finance, environment, maths and literature.



Singles night in Wairarapa attracts bus load of women from Kapiti

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

New owners of The Tin Hut in Featherston add a “breakaway from the norm” as part of their revamp.



Hutt shoppers happy to be paying less for their parking

Aug 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Council hopes to win shoppers from “ridiculously expensive” Wellington parking.



Pets become part of earthquake preparation

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Wairarapa dogs Rosie and Spice are a part of Juanita McLellan’s earthquake plan. LAUREN HERTZBERG reports on tips for keeping pets calm.



Thriving venue brings proving a hit with performers and locals

Jul 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

You don’t need to be a psychic to see the value in Carteton Events Centre, but it helps



Stage Challenge becomes student challenge for Kuranui

May 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Kuranui College students doing all the jobs and performance for annual event.



Trail bike fundraiser also opens drought floodgates for riders

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Wairarapa endurance horse club gives motorbike riders the chance to get into the bush.



In Greytown Primary School and Indonesia, students at home online

Apr 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Skype date with Indonesian classroom one of their many digital experiences.



International artist keeps it Kiwi for giant sculpture

Dec 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Konstantin Dimopoulos’ latest sculpture inspired by Wairarapa wildlife.



Guerillas turn to flower power

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

GUERILLA TACTICS are being employed by greenies in the Upper Hutt and Wairarapa, in order to spread a cheerful message this spring. Flower seeds rolled in organic compost and clay make up little “Happy bombs”, which volunteers throw into ugly vacant lots to create an explosion of bright wildflowers within a fortnight.



Unique sheep plays special role in the Hobbit

Nov 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

A SPECIAL breed of sheep found only in the Wairarapa is being used to make costume pieces for Peter Jackson’s latest film. Stansborough Textiles owns the one-of-a-kind Stansborough Grey, whose unique grey blue wool has been used by international designers like Donna Karan and David Jones.



Garden tour should raise $100 thousand for wildlife

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

A GARDEN tour around the Wairarapa this weekend is likely to raise over one hundred thousand dollars for Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Sanctuary. Co-organiser Jo Parker says they are expecting over 600 people to visit the 14 sites on the tour.



Massive perspex wall hanging for Carterton

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

AN ARTIST in her seventies will present a huge seven by three-metre wall hanging to the Carterton Event Centre today , a year after it was supposed to be finished. Artist Rhonda Grieg says it took longer than expected to make because of the huge size of Perspex needed and also the difficulty to get the special art materials.



Growing interest in Wairarapa history

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

INTEREST IN Wairarapa history is rising as people want to investigate where they came from. District archivist Gareth Winter says over the past five years, enquiries to the Wairarapa archives have tripled.



Masterton school connects with Pacific families

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

LAKEVIEW SCHOOL in Masterton is planning to reconnect with the local pacific community by holding a Pasifika festival. Principal Ed Hodgkinson says the local residents lost their connection with the school when it merged nine years ago and it has taken a lot of effort to bridge the school back into the community.



Merging schools need time and resources

Nov 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

CHILDREN’S EDUCATION is at risk if the merging of schools isn’t done right says a Wairarapa principal who has been through it. Lakeview School was established in Masterton when Hiona Intermediate, Lansdowne and Totara Drive schools merged in 2004.



Accidents on farm trending down

Oct 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

RURAL ACCIDENTS are decreasing, despite one death and one near-fatal accident on Wairarapa farms recently. Local Federated Farmers president Jamie Falloon says farm accidents have decreased over the past five years as people have become more educated.



Fix it yourself says Carterton councillor

Oct 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

IF WAIRARAPA locals want to improve water quality they are best to do it themselves, says a Carterton rural ward councillor.



Thousands attend Wairarapa A&P show

Oct 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THOUSANDS OF people turned out to the Wairarapa A and P Show over the weekend to experience farming, lifestyle and entertainment.



Pet days a thing of the past

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

Rural pet days might be a thing of the past as schools are struggling to motivate children to embrace the farming communities around them.



Virtual pets replace real pets

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

VIRTUAL PETS are taking over from the real things, as country children become distracted by electronic devices like playstation and computers.



Community cleans Mangatarere stream

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THE CARTERTON community is taking action to improve the water quality of the Mangatarere stream, deemed one of the worst waterways in New Zealand.



Jackson hat seller victim of cruel TradeMe hoax

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Family thought they were $46,000 better off with bid hoax.



Wellington artists given a chance to shine

Mar 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Expressions to hold first Wellington Regional Arts Review



Carterton Events Centre opens with capital stars

Sep 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Council organisers working in with A and P show weekend and iwi



Rimutaka Hill Road open with black ice warning

Aug 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Cars may be moving, but stock still worries Wairarapa farmers.



DDT does not deter local community food growers

May 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Innermost Gardens are cleverly restoring soil at old bowling club.



Carterton council says kapai to new Maori mayor Mark

Jan 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout

Carterton’s new mayor, Ron Mark, is not only bringing his ideas to the table – he is also giving the council a taste of Maori culture, reports AMIE HICKLAND.



Wellington man to be shot from waterfront cannons

Oct 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

AK Goss was part of many of Captain Cook birthdays, firing his cannons from the capital’s waterfront with his friends from the Wellington Cannon Society.
This Saturday will be a bit different, with a little of AK’s ashes going inside each of the cannons. GORDON BARRELL reports on a send-off with a difference.



Wairarapa science student takes the stage

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New Zealander awarded for address to international audience.



The name Rimutaka means ‘nothing’, says iwi

Jul 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The suggestion to change the spelling of Rimutaka – to Remutaka – is more to do with pronunciation than spelling, says the local iwi.

Mike Kawana, of Rangitane-O-Wairarapa, says Rimutaka, in fact, “means nothing”, reports OWEN WINTER.



Protesters seek new route to delay fare increases

Jun 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Passengers will pay more but campaigners not giving up.



Mt Bruce fellowship seeks second recipient

May 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Last year’s recipient heading to Oxford University



Player numbers not looking pretty for netball

Apr 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Senior talent pool depleted as school-aged players leave



City will score gold from Asia/Pacific Outgames

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Wellington will host competition with a difference next year.



Greytown residents to choose flood scheme

Mar 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

High cost to prevent Waiohine River wipe-out.



Wairarapa’s woeful summer of pollution

Mar 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Council says all good for swimming – just not after rain.



World Cup free rides may be hollow promise

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Council’s free transport pledge may prove unrealistic.



Ten tonnes of Kiwi books have arrived in Ugandan schools

Dec 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

Books donated by people in Wellington and the Wairarapa have arrived in Africa for grateful Ugandan children, reports JENNY MEYER.