Wairarapa News

Super district on the cards

The Wairarapa landscape, politically-speaking, could be set to change.

The super-city idea could make way for a super-district in the Wellington region.

Rain foils Greens' river stunt video

The Green Party's Metiria Turei and Catherine Delahunty with Kurunui College students on the banks of the swollen ...

Plans to launch Swimmable Rivers campaign by wading in Ruamahanga had to be called off.

'Daddy, come home safe'

Safety campaign winners Cole Hodson with Sophie and Charlotte Cusack and their entries.

Family focus is the catch cry of a new forestry safety campaign in Wairarapa.

Pair sentenced over gang fight

Noel and Manawai Martin encouraged a gang fight in Masterton that ended with a woman needing to have her leg amputated.

Masterton couple encouraged a fight between gang members that ended up in a street brawl.

Martinborough wine pioneer dies

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford has died. He handed over the reigns to Pip Goodwin last year.

Richard Riddiford - the man who helped put the NZ wine region on the world map - has died following a short illness.

Has the pea weevil already bolted?

The pea weevil was found in the Wairarapa in March. If not eradicated, could cause economic damage to New Zealand.

Farmers say the devastating pea weevil may have made it to other parts of the North Island.

"Unusual" campaign to stir up voters

Alexandra Johnston and Kevin Fearon are financing a campaign for voter participation

Election expert has never seen a voter-led campaign like this before.

Book business takes a hit

Jennifer Grey with the banned sign

Small business struggling due to roadside sign ban.

Warm home godsend for sick Featherston man

Brian and Wendy Simpson at their Featherston Home.

Man with failing kidney grateful for MP's help in keeping his house warm.

Small field in mayoral races

Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson has just put her nomination for the mayoral candidacy for the October elections.

It's early days, but Wairarapa voters look like having few electoral choices.

Pop-up shops could save Wainui mall

Margaret Willard is hoping her hand-made beads will prove a hit in a pop-up shop opening in Wainuiomata. Trisha Manhire ...

 Councillor promotes pop-up shops for Wainuiomata Mall.

Country school determined not to lose school pool

Dalefield School's pool is at risk of being closed unless the community raises $26,000.

Community complains that the Government should support swimming costs in schools.

The dog that's all ears

Harriet is scared of big dogs but enjoyed getting to know Marz.

Marz the rehomed huntaway helps kids to read by being such a good listener.

Cycle rejig could cost $50,000

Masterton cyclists Clive Peters and Kirsty McKenzie say the new crash barriers on State Highway 2 just south of the town ...

Cyclists believe that current road layout endangers lives.

Crimestoppers passes milestone

Crimestoppers chairman John Perham.

In June the anonymous tip line received 1000 leads in a month for the first time.

Miramar advance in cup

Miramar's Tom Jackson was the star of the Chatham Cup match at Masterton's Memorial Park, scoring four goals in their ...

Miramar Rangers are through to the Chatham Cup quarterfinals at Wairarapa United's expense.

Warning over dirt-bike riders

Human: "A person riding a dirt bike is covered in mud."
Computer model: "A person riding a motorcycle on a dirt road."

Police condemn behaviour of riders who have been terrorising Masterton neighbourhood.

Residents resist flood plan

The Waiohine flood plain has come under scrutiny with the development of a flood protection plan.

Greytown rural residents face big rates rise to pay for "unnecessary" flood protection.

Lightning, flooding for Wellington

Wellington is in for a wet and windy Thursday.

Wellington's windy and wet weather is not letting up quite yet.

Double death driver sentenced

31012016 News Photo: PHIL BRAZIER PHOTOGRAPHER/ The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on Sunday morning that ...

Teenage driver sentenced to a further six months in custody for his role in two deaths.

Spacey tones keep the tuneless in tune

Roger Dunkley of Masterton with his Space Drum musical instrument.

Creating a seamless musical instrument out of spent gas canisters is no easy task.

Collective effort creates top-class track

Students using the new BMX track at Kahutara School.

School grateful for community support in building BMX track.

Disabled man's bid for council

Peter Knighton believes he will be the first district councillor to be solely focused on improving the lives of disabled ...

His disabilities are the reasons why this man believes he will be an effective councillor.

Supersized sombrero wins Nuie trip

Masterton District Council communications and marketing manager Sam Rossiter-Stead with Prime Minster John Key at the ...

A hat shaped like a desert-island and almost as big won a trip to Niue Island for his troubles.

New dairy sheep breed

Kingsmeade Artisan Cheese Company sheep dairy farm ,near Masterton, has a new breed of sheep called DairyMeade.

Twenty years of selective breeding reaps genetic rewards.

Kids clean up at Young Farmer

Tinui School girls won the AgriKidsNZ competition at the New Zealand Young Farmer of the Year competition. From left, ...

Rathkeale College and Tinui School students did Wairarapa proud with wins in both youth categories of the Young Farmer of the Year.

Wine store building for sale

A building in Martinborough commercial precinct is up for grabs.

Building home to Martinborough Wine Merchants in is up for grabs.

Phoenix a crowd pleaser

Wairarapa United player-coach Paul Ifill playing against Wellington Phoenix in Masterton on Tuesday night.

Former Phoenix striker Paul Ifill takes on his old club.

Trains back on time

Wellington train services are delayed (File photo).

All train lines in and out of Wellington were delayed on Wednesday morning.

Simplicity gets public's vote

Greytown college band earns shot at National Rockquest Finals.

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