For many of Wairarapa health board's 500 staff it is a case of all work and no play.
A ten metre high sculpture, suspended five metres above the ground is to be installed at the northern end of Masterton.
Holmes Warren is regarded as the ''father of the modern romney''.
Aucklanders scared of the red hot property market are seeking houses in Wairarapa.
The winner of the 2015 New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards has been announced - and it's a Kiwi favourite.
A woman was airlifted to Masterton Hospital after a horse-riding accident.
Thieves have taken items treasured by the mother of a man who died nearly 20 years ago.
Kiwi creator Bill Borman's Kickstarted car-smasher Scraps is Steaming into the early access store.
A crystal clear night proved perfect conditions to view the aurora.
Thames the police dog is back on the beat after surviving a week in the wild in May.
Thunderpants calls for people's oldest smalls, with a 20-year supply of knickers on the line.
Junior Rangers at Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre in Wairarapa learn conservation values for life.
Science camp in Masterton in the first week of the school holidays was a chance for Wairarapa girls to learn about everything from microbiology to coding.
Masterton college students muck-in to tackle town's graffiti.
Alistair Gibb says he would like to see better public access across farmland - and he is showing the lead.
You usually slap it on a bit of toast, but Wairarapa artist Matt Guild had a different idea.
Fonterra's $235 million redevelopment of it is Pahiatua dairy factory is a celebration of the industry's technological innovation.
Temporarily a no-pub town, Eketahuna could soon see beer flowing again.
A small provincial New Zealand town has taken a liking to pole dancing.
Where to develop a racing game in that's top-rated in 120 countries? Yep, Carterton.
Wairarapa social housing tenants are mostly ineligible for a rental subsidy, with new rents kept low.
A Masterton grandmother faces a long recovery after being struck by a vehicle at a pedestrian crossing in Timaru.
Wairarapa leaders are hailing the decision to dump the proposed Wellington super city as a victory for democracy and common sense.
Cycling has the potential to be a windfall for tourism in Wairarapa, something that the three councils are being encouraged to leverage.
Everyone one was a winner at the Smokefreerockquest Wairarapa regional finals on Saturday night with the top band Halafaxa representing four secondary schools.
A super-city plan for Wellington and Wairarapa is thought to have been sent back to the drawing board.
A retired Masterton chiropractor is facing four historic sex charges.
On the eve of the Local Government Commission's much-anticipated announcement on the proposed super city Dr Pim Borren is hoping common sense will prevail.
Winter may have just set in but efforts to entice people to Wairarapa are ramping up as tourism promoters and councils roll out the welcome mat.
Frank Kitts Lagoon has never had an official name. That could all soon change.