Wairarapa News

Cowboy pops the question video

Steve McDonald popped the question to his girlfriend Kim Kenning in Masterton today.

Steve McDonald rode his trusty steed through town to give his sweetheart a ring.

New charges for Masterton crash teen

The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on January 31 that killed two teens.

Serious charges follow Masterton fatal crash.

Manhunt ends in Featherston arrest

A man has been arrested in Featherston after police appealed for information on his whereabouts.

Arrested fugitive to appear in court today on "serious violence offences", police say.

Oldest wine passes acid test gallery video

The 1903 blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier and syrah is poured at Brancepeth Station in Wairarapa.

Experts hail "amazing" time-traveller from distant dawn of Kiwi wine industry.

All lit up for Eclipse band

Pink Floyd fans are in for treat at the Eclipse band's Time Tour show, Stonehenge Aotearoa near Carterton on 20 February. More than 3000 concert goers turned out for the 2014 gig (pictured).

Pink Floyd tribute band returning to Stonehenge in Carterton.

‘Pop-up’ artist village planned

An artist's impression of the village, viewed from Bruce Street, Masterton

Plans are underway for a 'pop-up' artist village to be established on land owned by Lands Trust Masterton on the corner of Queen and Bruce Streets – formerly the site of a garden centre. 

Work starts on suspended sculpture

An artist's impression of Neil Dawson's sculpture, Ascension, planned for the northern entrance to Masterton.

Fundraising for Masterton public art sculpture hits milestone

New mum fighting cancer a second time

Brooke Malyon, with fiance Chris Prenter, and their baby daughter Charlie at their home in Carterton.

A new Carterton mum is reluctantly putting motherhood on hold as she battles cancer for a second time.

Residents band together to catch crims

Lees Pakaraka Road residents are sick and tired of being targeted by rural burglars and are going to set up cameras at both ends of the road. Residents David Holmes and Roger Ternent want to see these criminals caught.

Residents of a rural Masterton Road are setting up cameras to catch criminals targeting their properties.

Farm boys fly at rodeo video

A bull surveys the crowd at Martinborough's Pukemanu Bull Ride.

Martinborough farm boys and bullriders took their shot at eight seconds to glory.

Teens farewelled in Featherston and Northland

The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on Sunday morning that killed two teens.

Packed funeral for teen remembered for his " awesome, outgoing character".

Man arrested after manhunt named

An alleged gunman was arrested after a manhunt near Martinborough on Monday.

Day-long manhunt ends in remand in custody for Martinborough man, whose name suppression ended.

Weather 'relief' for Martinborough Fair

Shoppers enjoy the Martinborough Fair.

Martinborough is humming ahead of its colourful annual market fair.

From pinot noir to 'yee-ha!' gallery video

A rider takes a tumble at the 2015 Pukemanu Bullride in Martinborough.

If rodeos were one-day cricket matches, bullrides are T20s: short, sharp and full of thrills.

Rugby player tackles bulls

Chris Raymond tackles North Otago first-five eighth Ben Palmer during a Heartland rugby match in Masterton last year.

Chris Raymond has moved down from Auckland permanently to pursue his dream of farming, bullriding and playing rugby. At only 19 Raymond is a regular on the bullriding and rodeo circuit and also plays rugby for Wairarapa Bush.

A marathon effort on the frozen continent

Antarctica marathon runners pictured with Catwalk Spinal Injury Trust founder Catriona Williams and patron Sir Brian Lochore. Runners from left: Abi Petrie, Angus Petrie, Lucy Petrie, Paula Petrie, Johnny Griffith and Tundy Petrie.

Having knocked off the New York Marathon, Catwalk Trust team heads to the Antarctica.

Ancient Maori cloak coming home

The cloak from the 1800s is heading home to Wairarapa to be on display at Aratoi museum after 100 years in storage in New York.

After a century in storage in the US, a precious korowai is headed back to Wairarapa.

Car hits train near Featherston

A car crashed into an unladen freight train just south of Featherston on Western Lake Road on Monday morning.

A car was written off when it crashed into a freight train south of Featherston in the early hours of Monday morning.

Crash teens 'caused a lot of trouble'

Hoani Wiremu Korewha, 15, was killed in a crash in Masterton's main street on Sunday.

Man whose car was stolen by 15-year-olds in fatal crash hits out at "sob story".

Bush rescue in Wairarapa

A man in his sixties was winched out of the bush in the Wairarapa this afternoon.

A tramper has been rescued from bush in Wairarapa after activating his emergency beaker.

Kaituitui continues the good work

Disability kaituitui Peter Knighton (centre) has helped arrange a ramp to be installed at William Namana's Trust House rental property in Masterton. Richard Sexton of UCOL Wairarapa (left) built the ramp on Tuesday.

Peter Knighton's paid contract may be over but the Masterton disability advocate is continuing his role as a kaituitui representing those in the community that need him.

Exhibition captures military camp life

A photo of trainee soldiers in a snow fight at Featherston Camp.

A new exhibition at Wairarapa's Aratoi museum brings the history of the Featherston Military Training Camp to life.

Horse racing is in the Williams blood

Sam and Buzz Williams with one of the their thoroughbred horses that will soon be heading up to the Karaka Yearling Sales.

With a lineage that has produced Melbourne Cup winners and yearlings that have broken sales records throughout Australasia Little Avondale is a leading runner in their field.

Supermarket sign riles residents

Perspective image of the planned Main St entrance to Greytown's FreshChoice supermarket.

A supermarket owner has defended a council decision to allow a large sign in Greytown's heritage precinct.

Shear disappointment

King Country shearer Stacey Te Huia's bid for a world record was called off after he fell to far behind schedule.

Record-breaking shearer falls short in latest world sheep shearing record bid.

Christmas traffic jam

Traffic backed up northbound before Pukerua Bay.

Northbound traffic slowed to a standstill near Pukerua Bay.

Sacked board chair criticises girls' school

Financial problems at Wairarapa College have led to Ministry of Education intervention.

Troubled finances partly due to Anglican school taking too many students, former chairman says.

Kenyan a first for Cycle Classic

Suleiman Kangangi, riding the time trial at the Tour of Rwanda, will become the first Kenyan to race in the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Suleiman Kangangi is poised to become to first Kenyan to ride in NZ's premier cycle race.

Pig gets facelift video

Masterton Intermediate School pig Taz gets some TLC from students following his operation.

In possibly a world first, a pig in Masterton has undergone a "facelift".

Top British team coming to NZ

Dion Smith, right, will swap the hills of Aspen, Colorado for the Wairarapa, during the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

ONE Pro Cycling the first overseas outfit to confirm attendance at next month's New Zealand Cycle Classic.

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