Wairarapa News

Truck crash near Carterton

Emergency services, including the Life Flight helicopter, were quickly on the scene.

Police at the scene of a crash between a logging truck and a car in rural Wairarapa.

New boost for critical bird population

Shore plover are critically endangered but progress has been made in establishing populations on four restricted access ...

Pukaha Mt Bruce has three different breeding programmes bearing precious fruit.

Exciting conclusion to cycling series

The field roars past during the final leg of the Trust House team cycling series outside Masterton.

The North Island team cycling series came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday

Chanel student's midsummer dream

Luke Hempleman, flanked by Chanel College drama teachers Claire Hills and Nathan Holder, is on his way to London.

The bright lights of London are beckoning Chanel College student Luke Hempleman

Wineries fear spray-drift damage

Several Martinborough vineyards have been affected by possible spray drift contamination.

Several Martinborough wineries are experiencing visible damage to crops.

Soft toys for quake children

The soft toys that are heading to comfort shaken Kaikoura children. Back row, from left: Ron Mark, David Mullany, Carol ...

Wairarapa community to send more than 600 toys to Kaikoura's children in need.

Recovering cyclist meets his saviour

Cyclists Phil Sutherland and Paul Forrest in more relaxing times. Sutherland helped save Forrest's life by performing ...

Paul Forrest catches up with fellow rider who saved his life during a race.

Jungle war vet honoured

Malaysia and Borneo war veteran Cyril Matiaha with his Certificate of Appreciate he received from the Minister of ...

His time in the sweltering heat and dense jungles of South East Asia half a century ago changed him forever.

Meth network uncovered

Police have made three arrests for methamphetamine.

A methamphetamine network linked to the Head Hunters gang in Wairarapa has been uncovered.

'Don't fear the funk' video

The Reverend Doctor DJ Vinyl Burns.

High priest of vinyl-spinning-funk banned from throwing down at Featherston square.

Cold 'killed trampers'

Michael Stepura, of Lower Hutt, was one of the two trampers who died in the Tararua range recently.

Two trampers who died in the Tararua Ranges probably succumbed to hypothermia in strong winds and rain.

Aussie tourist admits crash charge

Carterton Mayor John Booth and Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson near the dangerous intersection on SH2 just south of ...

Three people, including driver's wife, were injured in collision at Carterton intersection.

Walking an uncomfortable mile video

Masterton District Council staff dress for the part.

Crowds with banners, fancy dress and inappropriate footwear were out to make a point.

Wind-blown debris threatened neighbours

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Neighbouring house saved after wind-blown debris sparks gutter fire.

Water storage tanks selling out

Eva Neely with her daughter Mara Neely, 3.

It's the must-have addition to any self-respecting Wellington home - and there's a waiting list.

The lighter side of MS

Shona Daube is well known around Carterton for her tricycle and floral helmet. She likes to get out as often as she can ...

Funny emails from a Carterton woman about her serious illness have evolved into something much bigger.

$25m boost for Cape Palliser Rd

Damage to Cape Palliser Road has been a consistent cost averaging out at about $1 million a year.

Future of storm-hit coast road to be secured under NZTA funding deal with council.

Burglaries in Masterton soar

Marlon Tortoza, whose Masterton restaurant was burgled twice in quick succession.

A wave of burglaries has made people in Masterton nervous.

Sun shines on Toast video

Visitors are flocking to the 25th Toast Martinborough as the sun turns out to greet them.

The sun was out, and the crowds were in good - and well-behaved - spirits.

Forgotten medallions showcased

The medallions were stored away for safe keeping and forgotten.

The discovery of valuable antique medallions coincides with the upcoming 130th anniversary of the Masterton A&P show.

Quake buildings court action

Carpet Court in Dixon St, Masterton, is one of two buildings that are the subject of the High Court claim.

Masterton trust sues engineers for designing two buildings that did not meet earthquake standards.

App aims to banish 'number one most hated job'

The RIPglobal.com team at the Corporate Wellington 5k run recently.

Small business owners see benefits in cutting back paperwork.

Lorraine 'Mrs Mac' McDonald made huge contribution

Lorraine McDonald with her dog Murphy.

Much loved Harlequin junior theatre creator passes away suddenly.

Syms leaves WaiBush in good shape

Josh Syms coached Wairarapa Bush to consecutive playoff places and this season to the best points total ever in ...

Former Wairarapa Bush coach Josh Syms moves to Hutt Old Boys Marist development role.

Toast toasts to 25th anniversary

Food guru Ruth Pretty has been serving at Toast every year.

Two famous names in wine and food were there right at the start.

Greytown gliding club soars

Students and tutors of the Greytown Soaring Centre's youth glide camp

Excitement as new Greytown gliding club hosts its first glide camp

New treatments revitalising Parkinson's people

Marguerite Chadwick hit the ground running after being diagnosed with Parkinson's and has been instrumental in getting a ...

Parkinson's disease has long been thought of as the beginning of the end, a Wairarapa woman affected by the illness is taking action to change that.

BMX pro building bike track at Mt Holdsworth

BMX professional and bike track expert Paul Langlands  is excited about the track project.

Wairarapa transforms further into one of the best destinations in New Zealand for bike enthusiasts.

Rimutaka hill truck roll

The Fire Service is directing traffic on the Rimutaka Hill rd where a truck rolled.

Emergency services are at a rolled logging truck on the Rimutaka Hill Rd.

Fears over DHBs' failing finances

Treasury flags concerns over DHB finances

A leaked Treasury report warns the financial performance of district health boards has deteriorated severely over the past two years.

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