Wairarapa News

Origin players favoured over import

Matt Dalley, playing here for Feilding Old Boys in the Manawatu, is an ‘‘origin’’ player for Wairarapa-Bush.

Wairarapa-Bush coach Josh Syms is putting "origin" ahead of "import" in his efforts to cast the net wide for top rugby talent.

Vigilance urged to fight crime

A thief will break into a car for the price of a burger.

Police and neighbourhoods are joining forces to combat the ongoing scourge of burglary, thefts and vehicle crimes around Wairarapa.

Licensing trust candidates examine strategy

As Wairarapa's largest community-owned enterprise Trust House Ltd's future is important to us all and the two candidates vying for a position on its controlling body have varying opinions about its direction.

Hunt on for police search dog

New police Dog handlers, from left Constable Adam Thomas with Uso and Constable Lachy MacDonald with Zero out training at Sandy Point Otatara Invercargill

He may usually be the one doing the tracking but this time it's police search dog Thames who has gone missing.

Vineyard rapped for Toast drunks

Toast Martinborough punters swap their tickets for glasses on lanyards at the south Wairarapa wine village.

Top vineyard kept serving drunken, aggressive festival goers, authority finds.

New turf lights up action

Blade Rapira passes the ball to his Marist team-mate Malatai Malatai during the Wairarapa-Bush senior-A club match against Gladstone on the new artificial turf at Trust House Memorial Park in Masterton.

It may have been on an artificial surface but there was nothing fake about the action at Trust House Memorial Park.

Targeted with stones

140512 GENERIC photo: STACY SQUIRES/FAIRFAX NZ. nz police car showing the words Police across the bonnet

Vandals have been targeting trucks in Pahiatua and owners warn there could be consequences.

Trust House gearing up for profitability

The Greytown Hotel has been sold by Trust House to private owners.

Sale of prominent business marks end of an important phase for community-owned enterprise.

Walkway built to NZ's first Anzac memorial

The Anzac Day cross above Tinui township, a 40-minute drive east of Masterton,

Wairarapa farmers and landowners praised over the creation of a walkway across their land to the historic Tinui Anzac Cross.

Birthday bash at King St Live

Top Kiwi band Six60 is coming to King Street Live next month.

Something for everyone at King Street Live next month.

New turf a winner for Wairarapa stadium video

Trust House Memorial Park in Masterton is getting a major upgrade with the installation of artificial turf and lighting

Wairarapa's new state-of-the-art artificial sports turf the way of the future for provincial rugby and football.

Councils chasing digital cash video

Wairarapa mayors  Adrienne Staples, John Booth and Lyn Patterson gather in Greytown to promote the new joint broadband initiative WAIconnect. Greytown has notoriously poor mobile coverage.

Wairarapa's district councils combine to lobby for some of the government's $350m digital networks fund.

Scott sidesteps "anti-amalgamation" meeting

Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott has declined an invitation to attend a meeting at Carterton Events Centre on with various Parliamentary speakers talking about Local Government Reorganisation on Wednesday night.

A hui on local government reorganisation is being described as an anti-amalgamation forum and the pro-amalgamation Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott wants no part of it and questions the timing.

Photographer finds positives from tragedy

Kuranui College students have started a drive to collect materials to fill a container to give to a poor village in Uganda. The initiative was sparked by Greytown man Geoff Walker who has established several partnerships with Wairarapa groups and the Ugandan town of Ludok.

Greytown photographer Geoff Walker captured the last moments of the Carterton balloon tragedy. In his journey to forget he forges positive links with a Ugandan community.

Business booming for bus company


A family-owned Tranzit bus service celebrated its 91st birthday last week and is going from strength to strength.

Special guests at ceremony gallery

Steve Edge of Derby England is laying a wreath on behalf of the British Legion at the Masterton Cenotaph at the Anzac Day dawn ceremony.

Englishman to lay British Legion wreath at the Masterton cenotaph on Anzac Day.

Bra-vo! campaign truly uplifting video

Marquerite Vierstraete-Williams is collecting for Masterton Rotary's Bra-vo! appeal for the needy.

It's a garment many take for granted, but it's an item those in poorer countries can seldom afford.

Wairarapa's painkiller data scrutinised

A Best Practice New Zealand  study found  21,000 dispensings in Wairarapa, but DHB clinical leader Dr Tony Becker questioned the findings, saying there were fewer than 90 known methadone users.

Wairarapa opioid prescriptions are the highest in New Zealand, but local health authorities are questioning the figures.

'Sleep-driver' pleads guilty

Darryl Donald James Cox appearing in the Masterton District Court on drugs charges in 2008.

A man who initially claimed he was "sleep-driving" has pleaded guilty to drink driving while suspended.

Cuts to face and neck in assault

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

A man has been hospitalised after an assault overnight in Wairarapa.

Cameron snaps up organic empire

James Cameron says the release of the next Avatar film will be one year behind schedule.

James Cameron has further distanced himself from dairy farming, adding an organic vegetable venture to his Wairarapa portfolio.

Wairarapa air link fails to take off

2/07/10 FILE BUSINESS Picture Andrew Gorrie/DOMINION POST
An Air New Zealand Beech 1900 lifts off From Wellington Airport.

Attempts to re-establish air services in Wairarapa remain grounded.

Coastal festival attracts top musical talent

FLYING HIGH: The Phoenix Foundation are gearing up to perform at Wairarapa's Tora Tora Tora festival at Easter.

A three-day music festival on Wairarapa's remote coast has attracted top musical talent from throughout the country.

Driving home the safety message

ROAD READY: Solway College students learned some great skills at the RYDA Stopping Distances event.

Young drivers are getting the safety message following a series of educational activities in Masterton.

Woman critical after quad bike flips

Quad bike, 4wd

A farm worker who fell so hard from a quad bike she cracked her helmet is now in critical condition in hospital.

Club final abandoned over abuse

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A senior club cricket match was called off after players alleged "intolerable personal abuse".

Off super-city radar

STAYING ON THE RADAR: South Wairarapa Mayor Adrienne Staples.

Wairarapa's rural voice would get drowned out if it was forced to join a super-city, two of its mayors say.

Questions raised over water-storage scheme

Colin Ross will continue to irrigate estate vineyards through the Southern Valley Irrigation Scheme until it gets shut off later this week, then he will switch to storage water.

Questions are being raised about the viability of a proposed water-storage scheme in Wairarapa.

Powershop expands

030215 news Photo:Piers Fuller/Wairarapa news. Departmental Buillding Masterton home of Powershop

Powershop is enlarging its Wairarapa service centre potentially adding 70 new jobs over the next few years.

Businesses weigh in on super-city

Wellington super-city logo

Surveys show Wellington region's businesses are generally in favour of changing local government.

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