Wairarapa News

Teens' armed robbery foiled

Westend Superstore in Pownall St, Masterton where the robbery occurred.

Shopkeeper and public apprehended two 16-year-old girls in Masterton dairy robbery.

Black Sticks draw with Pakistan

Sam Lane scored against Pakistan, but New Zealand could not manage the win.

They came close, but the Black Sticks couldn't quite get over the line against Pakistan.

$30,000 to desex menacing dogs

Neutering can reduce aggression in male dogs and the number of unwanted puppies born to females. (FILE)

Up to 130 "menacing" dogs in Masterton are expected to be desexed through Govt grant.

Music festival almost sold out

Event organisers Nikki KIng and Christine Kernohan at Gladstone Vineyard, soon to be home of the Gladstonebury Music Festival

Carterton music festival devoted to up-and-coming musical acts is full steam ahead.

Rimutaka serious crash

State Highway 2 over Rimutaka Hill will need to close for a period on Thursday for a rescue helicopter to land.

Southbound lane on Rimutaka Hill Rd reopened after early-morning crash.

Black Sticks slide to defeat

New Zealand's Jonty Keaney celebrates his goal against Pakistan, which briefly evens the score.

Black Sticks unable to convert their chances, as Pakistan hold out to take the series lead.

Hobnobbing with country stars

Masterton country singer Wayne R Heath has some stories to tell.

Masterton-based country singer once mixed with Johnny Cash, Howard Morrison and Ray Columbus.

Milestone at Pukaha Mt Bruce video

Pukaha Mt Bruce wildlife centre have successfully hatched their breeding programme's 100th kiwi chick.

Latest kiwi hatchling is number 100 for a breeding programme helping to save our national bird.

Burglaries spike in Carterton

Carterton police are investigating a spate of burglaries in the area over the past few days. (file photo)

More than a dozen burglaries, mostly from cars, reported in past few days.

Thrills, spills and police chases video

Police turn up to deal with a drunken Welshman on Golden Shears night, near the Horse and Hound, Masterton.

A reporter cruises the streets of Masterton on Golden Shears night.

Police shooting ban compromise

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Wairarapa gun club has allowed police to return to shooting range, for now.

Motivated to bring change

Antonia Aporo outside her workplace at Te Hauora Runanga o Wairarapa, a mental health service for all ethnic groups.

Making a big difference means more than making big money for young leader.

Wool shed fire in Hawke's Bay

Three fire crews battled the wool shed fire in Hawke's Bay. (File photo)

A wool shed in Hawke's Bay was ablaze when fire crews arrived early on Thursday morning.

Super-council for Wairarapa?

Proposed ward boundaries of Wairarapa regions under the Local Government Commission's proposal.

Wairarapa's three councils look set to merge, but remain part of Wellington region.

One for all and all for one

Carterton would be one of the three towns whose councils would be submerged into one Wairarapa council if the Local ...

OPINION: The Local Government Commission is seeking public submissions on a draft proposal for a combined Wairarapa District Council. Commission chairman Sir Wira Gardiner explains the background and outlines what is proposed.

More works on Rimutaka road

The latest road works on the Rimutaka Hill Road are on the Featherston side, about 4km from the summit.

Delays likely for the next month as tight corner on Featherston side is widened.

Future of farming seminar

The seminar will take place at Carterton events centre.

Sustainable farming on agenda as council regulation becomes more likely.

Talented duo Brisbane bound video

Jerome and Lynnal are excited about the trip.

Jerome Lopa has been playing instruments since he was 3. He's now off to Brisbane to perform with his little sister.

Sand flies as horses gallop gallery

It is rare to see a Clydesdale on a race track, except at Castlepoint.

It can be rare to see a Clydesdale on a race track, except when the races are at Castlepoint.

'Dad's getting his brain fixed'

Nick and Danielle Perkins with children Thomas, left, and Lachlan.

A Carterton family are staying optimistic as Nick Perkins fights against MS.

Grant will help spark young minds

From left are Sarah Wright project coordinator, Ange Compton teacher at Makoura College, Emilie Neubauer project ...

Grant boost gives programme the resources to change kids lives.

A wee bit much for peace tree

David Sole, of Wellington's Botanic Gardens, with a camphor tree grown from the same cutting as Featherston's. Their ...

Tree that survived Nagasaki bombing dies after being used as public toilet.

Martinborough gets senior football

Club members fired up a hand-built 1932 forklift owned by Waugh Engineering to ready the football  field for ...

Martinborough FC will play in the Wairarapa football league.

Mystery girl found - she never lost smile

The mystery girl turned out to be Joy Elizabeth MacMillan, seen here as a child and, inset, on the day she married her ...

It was a puzzle that had the Wairarapa DHB stumped, but no longer.

Wairarapa councillor: Frazer Mailman

Masterton councillor Frazer Mailman is an avid golfer.

Though Frazer Mailman enjoys a bit of competition, that's far from the only reason he loves sports. Jack Barlow talks to the Masterton councillor about playing golf, despairing over the Phoenix, and making lifelong friends.

Tour de Science at Aratoi

David Klein is cycling around the country to deliver his show, Tour de Science.

Informative exploration of science biking toward Masterton.

Thieves hit charity vehicle

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Parkinson's charity hit hard by thieves for the second time this year.

French ambassador can shear

French ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler is helped by instructor Russell Knight shear part of a sheep at Golden Shears.

France's top diplomat wasn't above getting her hands dirty at the Golden Shears.

Shearing sheds to Business Hall of Fame

Mavis Mullins has long been associated with the wool industry.

Dannevirke shearing contractor blazing a trail for Maori women in business.

Kohanga kids shear delight gallery video

The kohanga's aim is to enrich the lives of the children through the experience.

A Masterton Kohanga Reo recreates the Golden Shears every year for its kids.

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