• Kickboxing in aid of the victims

    Kuranui College will host a kickboxing event on April 1, with the money raised helping cyclone victims. Mana FC6 – E Tu Wairarapa is the brain-child of Quentin Parr, who runs SMAC Gym in Featherston with his wife, Victoria, also known as Lady SMAC. Mana FC is a regular show held “for our community and […]

  • Structured Literacy Learning Support

        Structured Literacy Learning Support Do you enjoy working with tamariki? Are you passionate about supporting ākonga in their learning? Lakeview School are looking to employ four Structured Literacy Learning Supports to help deliver our Structured Literacy programme. Fifteen hours a week during term time, until the end of the school year 2023. Learning […]

  • Full Time Garden Position

    Full Time Garden Position We are looking for an energetic person with proven garden maintenance experience to join our team. The property is an established large private garden near Masterton. A flexible approach, good sense of humour, hard-working and can-do attitude is essential. This is a permanent full time position. Please apply by sending a […]

  • Times-Age daily Quiz – Saturday, April 1, 2023

    Have you got what it takes to complete the Wairarapa Times-Age Quiz created by quiz master Chris Cogdale? Give it a go and find out your score.

  • ‘Rights denied’: Wairarapa Moana takes on the Crown

    Wairarapa Moana Incorporation says the Crown has denied the group a right to a hearing by including them in a treaty settlement with Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua. Now, Wairarapa Moana Incorporation – which says it represents “shareholders and descendants of the original owners of Wairarapa Moana” – is seeking a clear judgment from […]

  • Rent rises on the way

    Wairarapa-based social housing provider and hospitality business operator Trust House [TH] has announced that those of its tenants not currently receiving the government’s income-related rent [IRR] subsidy are now facing a rent rise in three months. These 180 tenants will, on average, pay between $9 and $27 a week more from July 1. In a […]

  • Place made for LGBTQI

    Greater Wellington Regional Council voted on Thursday to give LGBTQI+ people a seat at the Public Transport Advisory Group’s table. The council’s agenda recommended the change because the minority group had not been included in the initial terms of reference for the committee. The agenda asked the council to agree that an LGBTQIA+ perspective would […]

  • Bus drivers set to get a pay rise

    Wairarapa bus drivers are in for a pay increase to $28 an hour. Greater Wellington Regional Council [GWRC] voted to lift bus driver wages to an average of $30 per hour in urban areas and $28 per hour in the regions at a meeting this week. Benefitting from the decision are Tranzurban drivers in Wairarapa, […]

  • News in brief, April 1, 2023

    Daylight savings ends Daylight savings ends on Sunday morning at 3:00am. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks before going to bed on Saturday night, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. Road rage Police were alerted to an assault on Miro St, Lansdowne, at 9.45am yesterday. A member of the public sighted what appeared to […]

  • El Nino likely to bring an unsettled Autumn

    La Nina’s three-year reign is over, and El Nino is expected to hit the region by winter. The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research [Niwa] said in its just-published April to June climate outlook that a period of particularly unsettled weather is possible in mid-April. “There’s a real chance that El Nino conditions develop […]

  • Apples, punches and some poetry

    This weekend is all about rolling with the punches, apples or poetry with a lineup that would suit the sporty, the naturalists or the bookworms. A fundraising kicker for the cyclone relief fund Muay Thai and kickboxing champions are stepping into the ring to fight for a good cause today. The event is run by […]

  • Rates rise in the plan

    Ratepayers in rural Masterton can expect an average rates rise of 12.9 per cent, bringing their average total monthly rates bill to $991. Meanwhile, urban ratepayers can expect an average rates increase of 6.6 per cent this year, bringing their average total monthly rates bill to $269. The figures were released in Masterton District Council’s […]