Wairarapa News

Serious injuries for Wairarapa man

The man was understood to be working on a vehicle when it rolled on him. He was flown to Wellington Hospital.

A man's car is believed to have rolled on top of him, causing serious injuries.

Commuters take Metlink to task

Commuters waiting for the train at Renall St Station in Masterton.

Train managers join Wairarapa commuters to hear their views on the service.

Hit-and-run victim stable

The woman was hit outside Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton while dropping her children off at karate.

Wairarapa woman's trip to a karate lesson with her kids nearly ended her life.

Roll errors put squeeze on schools

Sue Walters said her school needs a new classroom to cope with a roll increase.

Kids taught in meeting rooms as Masterton rolls grow. Ministry said they'd shrink.

Safe guns can be fun video

Jacob Backhouse and Devlin Laing say they love getting out to the target range and look forward to inter-school competitions.

Wairarapa College students say they benefit from getting out on the gun range.

Wairarapa trains in spotlight

Greater Wellington Regional Council has requested its chief executive to meet KiwiRail to discuss upgrades to the ...

Impatient regional councillors want urgent discussion on upgrades to ailing line.

WaiCol get $10 million boost

Waicol principal Shelley Power is happy as the new funding will further strengthen the education the college offers.

Money will help school to further improve already impressive educational outcomes.

United beat Olympic 3-2

Wairarapa United's Sam Mason-Smith scored from the spot as United beat Wellington Olympic.

Wairarapa United keep pressure on Western Suburbs with gritty performance against Wellington Olympic.

Ute flip leaves driver in hospital

Palmerston North Hospital, where a young woman is recovering from a Tuesday morning vehicle accident.

A woman has been injured after her ute flipped on a rural road near Eketahuna.

Extra Wairarapa trains for Lions

Train, KiwiRail, Wairarapa, Transdev, GWRC, commuters, rail, Masterton.

Fans around the region get special services when the Lions come to Wellington.

Business booms in Carterton

Balter owner Kylie Mole said business was strong and the bar had a good regular crowd already.

The small Wairarapa town is showing a sudden burst of commercial life.

Martinborough 'jewel' for sale

The former Coronation Coffee Palace makes its way from Masterton to Martinborough, with a short break due to a wayward ...

It's time for a change for landmark building shifted by truck in the late 1990s.

Machinegun fire rattles residents

A Vickers machinegun - possibly the same gun that disturbed Wairarapa locals on Thursday night - is seen here during ...

The sound of trench warfare gave some in Wairarapa a bedtime fright.

Stand up for decency

Peter Crawford has found himself having to stand while able-bodied passengers ignore his presence.

Train staff can't make commuters give up seats - they have to rely on good manners.

Wairarapa draw in league and win in cup

United's Elliot has been in excellent form this season and played well at Miramar and in the Chatham Cup against Island Bay.

Wairarapa United knocked off top of table by Wests after draw at Miramar.

For the love of chocolate video

Schoc Chocolates owner Murray Langham says his favourite chocolate flavour is apricot and rosemary.

Chocolate is savoury, not sweet - once you see that, it opens up a whole new world, says a Greytown chocolatier.

Big media gong for Grant

Ian Grant is the recipient of a Canon Media Award for Outstanding Acheivement on behalf of the New Zealand Cartoon ...

A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision on a contentious political cartoon shows how much they can inflame.

Elderly people won't call 111

Care services are concerned that more elderly people are reluctant to call for help.

Fear of being a "burden" and long hospital wait times are keeping older people from the help they need, carers say.

Lions tour: Selling NZ by the yard

One of the Lions supporters' campervans leaves the Interislander ferry during the 2005 tour.

Got a backyard to spare? You could get $100 a night for renting it to campervans.

Local men in the trenches gallery video

Actors used an authentic Vickers machine gun firing live blank ammunition.

Muddied men among newly constructed war trenches in central Wairarapa will be part of a WWI memorial film.

Carterton fears losing its voice

The hearings were held at the Carterton Events Centre on Wednesday.

Bulk of submissions at amalgamation hearing oppose unified Wairarapa council.

Carterton kids say 'don't be a bystander'

Carterton Primary School has grabbed the attention of the small Wairarapa town and the wider region.

A Carterton school's anti-bullying initiative has engaged the wider community

United beat Stop Out 4-1

Suele Soromon scored again as Wairarapa held on to top spot.

Wairarapa United followed closely by Western Suburbs one point behind have pulled clear of the chasing pack.

The 'Russian roulette' highway video

Terry Trotman says the area is an accident waiting to happen.

Resident says "someone's going to get creamed" thanks to the blind corners and 70kmh speed limit of SH2.

Tough times for rural hospital

The cracks "are ever-widening" for Tararua's Community Hospital, a manager says.

Tararua's community hospital struggles to provide care after cuts, says manager.

Masterton backs unified council

Waiata House, where the hearings were held, is in stark architectural contrast to the Martinborough Hotel, where ...

Bulk of submissions in favour of Wairarapa super-council at latest hearings.

Sandoval gets his due

Jorge Sandoval at the New Zealand Cycle Classic in Wairarapa earlier this year.

Cycling race organiser extraordinaire finally recognised by national body for 35 years of staging big bike events.

Man injured in house fire

Greg Harris and his partner Rowena Harris alerted their neighbours to a house fire by banging on the gate at 6am.

Neighbour thought flames were initially lightning - but it turned out to be much worse.

Petrol returns to Pongaroa

Pongaroa will soon have its own petrol pumps.

The tiny hamlet of Pongaroa has bucked national trends by fundraising for its own petrol station.

Super-council gets thumbs down

The hearings took place in a lounge at the historic hotel.

Bulk of submissions against joint Wairarapa council at Martinborough hearing.

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