Easing congestion along a Kapiti road is the top priority in Wellington's draft regional transport plan.
Dry conditions and the high risk of fires has led to a total fire ban for the Horowhenua district.
A length of giant, noise-reducing embankment along the Kapiti expressway will be pulled down and rebuilt after months of work.
One of the people arrested as part of a Horowhenua methamphetamine sting has been given bail.
Years of setbacks see developers give up on Himatangi beach's second-largest subdivision.
Mum of Kiwi injured in Bali accident remortgages home to pay for care.
Suited and gumbooted: it's showtime
A&P shows are massive events for a simple reason - there's something for everyone, and even more if you love a good tractor.
'Pepper' adopted and safe again
Rescuers who recovered a kitten from a Levin garage were disgusted to find its throat wrapped in loom bands.
A weed harvester has been purchased to aid with the cleanup of Lake Horowhenua.
Kapiti and Horowhenua businesses will reap the benefits of the Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club's meeting at Otaki Racecourse.
Jail for woman who defrauded taxpayers, stole cigarettes and nearly drove over partner.
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being seriously assaulted during a mass brawl.
The tale of an unwanted hotel guest may be closer to Goldilocks, though police have nicknamed her Sleeping Beauty.
Even after his vehicle was allegedly rammed three times, a home owner chased two men for more than 20km.
Charges have been laid after a man tried to entice children into his car.
Cyclists formed a guard of honour for Kapiti athlete Stu Downs' final journey.
Heavy rain which caused flooding in the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and Manawatu ease but some roads are still affected.
Anything short of a hurricane at Foxton Beach this weekend would keep Glen Butcher happy.
Cricketers were abuzz at Manawatu College when they found themselves in a swarm of bees.
Court has ruled a Levin man's decision to throw rocks at a rower was not a case of self defence.
Police are appealing for sightings of a silver 4WD that fled the scene of a crash near Foxton.
Three of Palmerston North's largest high schools have dropped in decile ratings, so will get a funding boost.
Sheep rustlers have left a grisly find for walkers on a popular walkway as theft numbers spike from Otaki to Foxton.
More children have reported being approached by a stranger who tried to coax them into his car in Horowhenua.
Wild winds whip fire away from houses
Residents are relieved a bush fire that came dangerously close to their Horowhenua homes left them unscathed.
Wellington City Mission is using eftpos machines to collect donations leading up to Christmas and hopes the initiative will raise an extra $100,000.
Palmerston North City councillor offers an alternative to saving the Capital Connection.
Police have charged a Kapiti barista for stealing nearly $3000 and falsely reporting a robbery.
Horowhenua-Kapiti will get another crack at the prized Ranfurly Shield next year.
Four options have been revealed for the replacement of the Whirokino Trestle and Manawatu River bridge between Foxton and Levin.
Ready for excitement on the world stage
Mark "Cowboy" McGrath has been selected as the New Zealand representative for the world's biggest darts championship.
Man tried to coax a 13-year-old girl into his car in Levin, in what police describe as a ''sinister incident''.
Mark Dornbusch never expected to have five police cars and a bomb squad visit for a piece of "garden art".
Daniel Sawyer will continue a proud family tradition when he joins the ranks at Levin police station on Monday.
Levin show jumper Shanae McKay has clinched a double, winning both the mini prix and grand prix events on different ponies in Carterton.
Otaki surf lifesavers are calling for online help as they try to win a new boat and put their aging inflatable craft out to pasture.
A Levin teacher is hoping he has part of the answer to a shortage of engineering labour in Horowhenua.
The head of the region's economic growth agency was scorched by councillors as he fronted on Thursday over Kapiti's clean tech failure.
Police are reviewing CCTV footage of an alleged gang brawl in Levin last week.
Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash in Levin.
It was double clear all the way for Shanae McKay and Guthrie, who took the top honours in the pony grand prix.
Foxton Beach man hit by freight train can't talk, walk or eat on his own - but still has a sense of humour.
Police have found a backpack and rifle in their search for a man missing in the Tararua Ranges.
KAROLINE TUCKEY - Horowhenua Mail
Horowhenua employers say they cannot find workers to fill jobs, despite relatively high unemployment in the district.
RANDALL WALKER - Horowhenua Mail
Two Horowhenua artists won awards at the weekend's Kapiti Observer Rotary Art Show.
KAROLINE TUCKEY - Horowhenua Mail
Conservation Week will be marked in Horowhenua with a water safari to an isolated spot on the Manawatu River.
Founders of a spring art and asparagus event hope the annual celebration is sprouting into a Horowhenua spring festival.
Hyde Park will be renamed Hyde Park Village and run as an expanded retail development with family attractions, its new owner says.
An innovative glass-crushing business in Otaki has, for the first time, tarsealed a road using crushed glass and bitumen.
The departing owners of Tokomaru's Bent Horseshoe Cafe hope a buyer will carry on their legacy as a popular live music venue.