Wairarapa News

Roads 'jigsaw' frustrates mayor video

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says rural highways are the focus for reducing the road toll.

State Highway 2 funding welcome, but should go further, says Wayne Guppy.

Found on Trade Me after 100 years

Wairarapa and Nelson iwi with a korowai at the Nelson Provincial Museum.

It's been out of the country for a century, but having an ancient korowai back home is "like having a family member returned."

Five-star Wairarapa lodge for sale

Bill and Carol Aitchison built five-star Hoeke Lodge as a luxury accommodation business, but also as their dream ...

A quad bike crash has forced the owners of a luxury lodge to put the property on the market.

Wairarapa rehomes ministry's carvings

Master carver Takirirangi Smith carving a new gateway for the Te Herenga Waka Marae at Victoria University in 2011.

Ministry restructure means new home for works by renowned carver of waka and marae.

Carterton mayor's life celebrated

Gary McPhee's coffin was carried on a sidecar beside his Harley Davidson ridden by his son Jesse.

"Sheriff of Carterton" Gary McPhee farewelled with thunderous procession of motorbikes.

Wanted man found

Masterton man Darren Millar, wanted by police over assault charges, has been found.

Man wanted on assault charges will appear in court in Masterton on Monday.

Police hunt Masterton man

Masterton Police are seeking sightings of Darren Kelvin Millar.

Police have appealed for information on Darren Kelvin Millar, 41, who's wanted for assault.

School eyes France's haka record video

Masterton Intermediate School pupils in rehearsal on Friday for their attempt on the world's largest haka record in ...

French hold crown for largest haka - but Masterton school says the world deserves better.

Olive crop causes water woes

Olive Press manager Bruce McCallum says the press is doing its best to keep growers happy despite being under the pump ...

Press can't keep pace with bumper harvest as council imposes waste water restrictions.

'It's X factor-plus'

Springrock has views of Wairarapa's eastern hills over a 15-metre, heated swimming pool.

Eye-catching home, with pool and fabulous views of Wairarapa hills, could fetch $1.5m.

Boy, 18, sheds 80kg video

Left: When Josh Collier was tipping the scales at nearly 180kg. Collier says his extra weight was equivalent to carrying ...

At the end of Year 11, Josh Collier was 180kg. "I don't want to live my life being fat," he thought.

'Reminder' of dangers of depression

Gary McPhee with a controversial bumper sticker that he produced,

Family of former Wellington mayor Gary McPhee hope his suspected suicide will help others in mental strife.

Help from a four-legged friend video

Bridget McLaren and her dog Goldie celebrate their win in the national health volunteer awards this week.

Bridget McLaren is one of the country top volunteers, thanks in part to her dog Goldie.

Dog barrowed from bush

George Vaughan and Chris Peterson and his dog Gem in the wheelbarrow they used to transport her out from Mt Holdsworth.

12-year-old huntaway Gem collapsed in the bush and couldn't go on. Next morning, enter the wheelbarrow.

Wairarapa Times-Age sold to manager

The Wairarapa Times-Age is housed in one of Masterton's most recognisable buildings.

"Business as usual" as Masterton-based newspaper changes hands.

Rugby rep mourned

Roger Chappell in a photo of the winning 2007 Taradale Rugby and Sports Club premier team.

Roger Chappell was a rugby nomad, but never forgot the Hawke's Bay village he grew up in.

Top honours for Tom Hullena

Tom Hullena says he gains tremendous satisfaction from seeing young people being successful

Former Principal of award winning Masterton college humbled by Queen's Birthday honour.

Chef on top of the podium

Marc Soper, under the pump with around 10 minutes remaining during the recent Chef of the Capital.

Wairarapa chef back up on the podium.

Broken bones, shaken kids

This Event Fun giant slide was closed after the February 2015 accident at the Masterton A&P show, while police and a ...

WorkSafe has investigated 11 times, but says it's powerless to shut bouncy castle operation down.

Iwi appointments go ahead

Kahungunu chairman Nelson Rangi makes a point to Masterton District Council about a motion for it to postpone the ...

Masterton councillor accused of hiding his political motives for opposing plan.

Immediate closure of Masterton Town Hall

The town hall part of Masterton Municipal Building is closed.

The Masterton District Council has issued a statement saying its town hall will be closed until further notice.

Carterton sports hub planned gallery

Preliminary plans for proposed sports hub at Carrington Park, Carterton.

Backers of a proposal for a sports hub in Carterton are hoping the council will agree to having it located in Carrington Park.

Cyclists looking for solutions to danger stretch

NZTA representatives met with cycling advocates and district council representatives at an area just south of Masterton ...

NZTA's top roading managers met with cyclists and mayors at a contentious stretch of road just south of Masterton on Monday.

Cyclists fear becoming 'road pizza' video

Masterton commuters Kirsty McKenzie and Clive Peters say new crash protection just south of the town leaves cyclists ...

They're concerned new safety barriers could kill someone, and they say the NZTA's ignoring the danger.

'Fact Man' opens up on radio video

Sheldon Betteridge, at home in the ArrowFM studio in Masterton.

When he was a toddler, his parents were told he would never speak. Now, he has his own radio show.

'Feathy Belly' fears over foul water

Featherston residents Emma Jackson and Des Pugh are concerned the town's water supply not only tastes bad, but could be ...

Town's water tastes so bad, cafe owner can't bear to serve it.

Judge's son dies in river crash video

Ben Young, who died on Saturday.

Ben Young was thrown from his car when it crashed through a wire fence, hit a bridge and plunged into the river.

Noisy new neighbours raise smiles video

A kakariki (NZ parakeet) seems to contemplate its new home in Pukaha Mt Bruce's new aviary.

Rugby World Cup experience inspires a unique conservation initiative in the Wairarapa.

Horse not shot, vet says

Louise Sharp with Duggie, who died of natural causes last week. She, and police, initially believed he was shot.

 Police confirm wound appeared to be a gunshot, but wasn't.

Bid to correct gender imbalance

Lyn Patterson will be seeking a second term as mayor of Masterton in the upcoming Local Body Election.

Lyn Patterson to stand for second term as Masterton mayor; spike in females running for council.

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