Wairarapa News

Pyjama protest at square opening

Janine Price and Claire Bailey wore sleepwear to the Featherston Town Square opening.

Why did civic function have to be held so early, ask townsfolk.

Cat's horrific slug gun injuries video

Whiskas eats his first meal after his jaw was shattered by a slug gun pellet.

Graphic image: Bored schoolkids may have been responsible for attack that shattered pet's jaw.

Safer com-moo-nities together

Senior Constable Pete rescues a calf near Featherston

Police picks up adventurous cow from a state highway in an attempt to keep com-moo-nities safe.

Tourist honeymooner killed in crash

The man killed in a single-vehicle crash near Martinborough was on his honeymoon.

He checked into a motel with his new wife. Hours later he was found dead in his rental car.

Labour young gun tackles car thief video

Kieran McAnulty ran down and tackled a thief who was trying to steal his car.

When Kieran McAnulty saw someone eyeing up his ute, he deployed skills learnt from playing with the parliamentary rugby team.

Wairarapa Bush face huge test

Wairarapa Bush continue to improve and have now won four in a row.

Wairarapa Bush have won four in a row but face toughest opponents yet this weekend.

Fatal car crash in Martinborough

A cordon was put in place near the scene of the fatal crash.

A man has died after after a crash on a gravel road in rural Wairarapa.

Voter turnout at new low

Just 11 days out from the final ballot Wellington voters are even more apathetic than usual.

Just 11 days from local elections, Wellington's voting figures are well down on 2013 levels.

Masterton's track dream turns sour

Nick Willis leads the pack around Masterton's blue track.

Control of Masterton's running track has been handed over to council after years of controversy and infighting

Greytown teen set for national league

Danielle Turton in action for the Wellington side in a preseason match against Central football.

15 year old Danielle Turton has made the Wellington women's national league side.

Crayfish stocks 'need a break'

Crayfish have historically been abundant along the Wairarapa coast though recently commercial operations have ...

Crayfisher pulls out of Wairarapa as stocks of the highly prized lobsters dwindle. 

Kids write letters to assault victim

Mauriceville School students Chance Matthews, Billie-Rae Rimene and Jamie Trillo with principal Rebecca Stevens holding ...

By the time the lesson was over the students understood what brutal meant.

Two weeks: $8m worth of sales

The site of the former Greytown Four Square store and adjoining land, which was developed into new retail spot, sold to ...

Two properties in the Wairarapa have sold for more than $8 million over the past two weeks.

Westpac closures incite local ire

Pedestrians walk past a logo of the Westpac Bank Corp on display in a window of a branch located in central Sydney, ...

Locals are angry they are losing their face to face banking service.

Trap is judge, jury and executioner

Lyn Hessell, DOC ranger, pulls a dead rat from a pest trap in the Egmont National Park.

Rats go nuts for trap with peanut butter lure which makes short work of the pesky rodents.

WaiBush face big two weeks

Glen Walters had a good match and scored the crucial try that pushed Wairarapa out to an unassailable lead.

Crucial upcoming fixtures for Wairarapa Bush mean they will need to eliminate errors and make more of chances.

Row over irrigation-costs report

Sheep milking was one of the niche plans used to justify three Wairarapa dams.

'It's clearer than ever that this is a massive white elephant.'

Former Waicol dux Cambridge bound

Liam Jolliffe (left) with Sir Noel Robinson, Chair of the Woolf Fisher Trust.

Former Wairarapa College dux Liam Joliffe is set to walk the hallowed halls of Cambridge in his quest for mathematical excellence.

Sue Fox's time to shine

South Wairarapa mayoral candidate Sue Fox


Hayes out to restore belief in council

South Wairarapa mayoral candidate John Hayes.

Mayoral hopeful John Hayes believes South Wairarapa District Council could do more to work in the interests of the people.

Masterton's magical multiculturalism

The Espera family - Hyacinth Sapon Espera, Mikaela Louise Sapon Espera, Fortunato III Rualo Espera and Gabriel Sapon ...

Under the shining Wairarapa sun, 25 Kiwi dreams came true

Treated 'like a criminal'

Whareama farmer Simon Perry is disappointed by the way MPI treated him over some stray pea plants.

Farmer's computer and hard drive seized as MPI searched his property for peas.

Man dies on farm

The scene where a man died in Carterton this morning.

A man who died at a farm in Carterton on Thursday suffered a medical event, police say.

SPCA Wairarapa plan 'feeble'

The abandoned SPCA facility in Masterton.

After losing a dedicated SPCA service in May 2015 due to internal issues the SPCA will now have an inspector in the area with an advisory panel.

Gypsy the cat's epic adventure

Gypsy the cat basks in the late morning sunshine next to Hood Aerodrome

Wayward Gypsy finds her way home.

Residents challenge flood plan cost

The Waiohine river bridge north of Greytown was upgraded ten years ago to withstand a 1 in 200 year flood.

A South Wairarapa residents group are concerned they are being unnecessarily burdened with bill for millions.

100 years since family's double loss

The Wilton brothers Hugh, left, and Sidney.

Two brothers who grew up together, farmed together and fought together, died together on the same day in France 100 years ago, this week.

Fire destroys rural Wairarapa home

A house fire on Kiriwhakapapa Rd, north of Masterton, Wairarapa.

Neighbour calls 111 as raging fire destroys rural home.

Woman hopes to help others avoid her loss

Toni Ryan holds their banner with her son Braiden. Her son Samuel's motorcross boots are on the ground.

World suicide prevention day was marked with a display to show people the volume of deaths due to suicide in New Zealand.

Month in Wairarapa 'bittersweet'

Jessica Persaud said her experience was "invigorating" and "metaphysical".

Artist in resident at Mt Bruce has "metaphysical" experience a world away from her life in Florida doing art therapy with victims of human trafficking.

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