Wairarapa News

'Beware of light rail'

An artist's impression of what light rail advocates hoped trams running along Lambton Quay would look like.

Engineering expert warns jumping from bus route to light rail is not as easy as it sounds.

Pedestrian dead after crash

The entrance to Wairarapa Village on Chapel St, Masterton.

A pedestrian has died overnight in hospital after being hit by a car in Masterton on Monday.

AOS callout in Masterton

Matai St has been blocked off while police search.

Armed police hunting for "suspicious" men in Masterton suburb.

Bitterly-cold capital start

Wellingtons South Coast,including Island Bay, was hammered by large waves at high tide early Sunday afternoon.

Wellington's coldest night of 2017 saw temperatures below freezing.

CBD building to be demolished

An artist's impression of what a new office block in Master Mall may look like from Masterton's Queen St..

The time has come to demolish an old Masterton building that had become a virtual rabbit warren after years of alterations.

Rural taxi price climb

David Chinnery-Brown stands next to his taxi in Carterton.

Rural taxi fares appear pricey with the average 15km trip costing anywhere between $60 and $80.

Trust's property sales questioned

The trust manages land that was kept as a public asset after the formation of Masterton in the 1850s.

Sale of public assets in Masterton raises eyebrows, but trust says it's necessary.

Taking the slow train to Wairarapa

The Wairarapa line has been dogged by lateness issues and other problems for more than six years.

Wairarapa trains are notorious for arriving late, but this year they have hit a new low

Wairarapa biker airlifted to hospital with serious injury

A man was helicoptered to Wellington from Lake Ferry on Saturday evening.

A man is in a serious condition following a motorcycle accident in rural Wairarapa.

Masterton man still missing after two days

Christopher Hope hasn't been since Thursday morning and is likely to be on foot.

Police concern growing for 45-year-old Christopher Hope who hasn't been seen since Thursday morning.

Search for missing Masterton man

Christopher Hope hasn't been since Thursday morning and is likely to be on foot.

Christopher Hope hasn't been since Thursday morning and is likely to be on foot.

The man with the golden bib

Bush stresses he has a lot of interests outside of the game of rugby, but is thankful it gave him the freedom to pursue ...

Photographer Peter Bush will be covering the Lions tour, just as he did in 1971.

HBHS show their class in defeat of WaiCol

WaiCol winger Joseph Robertson with, left,  Sam Smith and Chris Dickson in support.

Wairarapa are not taking preseason lightly with several matches against the big guns of college rugby.

Plan to reintroduce robins

Sixty toutouwai, or North Island robins, were moved from Kapiti Island to the Wainuiomata "mainland island" in 2013.

Birds could return to Tararua range if ambitious volunteer project goes ahead.

More people more control say Masterton

Masterton council believe their population size means they should have a greater say.

Masterton council's draft submission calls for a greater say for the more highly populated area.

A homeowner on minimum wage

William Keedwell got on the property ladder by buying this Cockburn St home in Masterton for $170,000. He sold it for ...

On under $30K a year, William Keedwell needed a strategy: aim low and negotiate.

Masterton company's nationwide success

Masterton company Cross Country Rentals has enjoyed a bumper year in 2017.

Masterton company rides wave of success.

Ten man United overpower Lower Hutt City

Mason-Smith likes playing against Lower Hutt, here he is scoring against them last season.

Wairarapa United use adversity to solidify table position.

A message for robbers

Tararua mayor Tracey Collis says the community won't put up with increased crime.

Mayor to robbers: "You will not get away with this."

Hard times led to mum's tough love

Maxine Hemi's tough years at teacher training still influence her financial planning. Hemi is centre front, surrounded ...

Solo mum lost her home - that's why she forces her adult kids to save every week.

Supermarket gets $10m makeover

Ynotto Ltd property manager Gary Stewart in front of Masterton Countdown supermarket. Ynottoo owns the land and buildings.

Two buildings to be bowled and 35 new car parks on the way at Masterton Countdown.

Police warning after twin crashes

The aftermath of a crash near Carterton on May 4.

Fatal week on Wairarapa roads prompts warning about responsible driving.

Not for profit age care homes struggling

Carter Court Rest Home in Carterton is community owned.

Rest homes want Government to overhaul funding for the age care sector.

Big day as honey company expands in Wairarapa

Dignitaries have a laugh during a honey-tasting session at Manuka Health's new Carterton factory. From left: Manuka ...

One of New Zealand's largest honey companies has just grown even bigger.

Councillor in limbo

Ernie Christison is waiting to hear his fate from the office of the auditor-general.

A Tararua councillor is waiting to hear back from the auditor-general's office.

Wairarapa crash turns fatal

Police say a man has died following a Wairarapa crash.

A serious Wairarapa crash has turned fatal.

Several small town shows for guitar wiz

Richard Gilewitz started out his working life as a computer programmer at NASA.

World-renowned guitarist loves taking his music to the people and always makes an effort to do so.

Dog rescued after 10 hours video

Lily the greyhound recovers from her ordeal of 10 hours down a near vertical bank off the Rimutaka trail.

Lily was wounded and perched perilously cliff-edge deep inside in the Rimutaka hills.

'Incredible' support for fire family

The backyard of Corrinne Oliver's home in Mauriceville. In the foreground is her daughter Chance's Yamaha motorbike.

Times are tough for the Olivers of Mauriceville, but community backing has helped.

Greytown concerts attract world-class performers

Juliet and Ed Cooke in their Greytown home. Ed holds a cello that he made.

Couple host more than 220 chamber music concerts at their home.

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