'The family might harass me'

The backyard of Corrinne Oliver's home in Mauriceville after it caught fire on Thursday. The house became engulfed in ...

Woman who allegedly set fire to home of family who took her in now fears retribution.

Twin fires shock town

The backyard of Corrinne Oliver's home in Mauriceville. In the foreground is her daughter Chance's Yamaha motorbike.

Good neighbour tried to help a stranger. It cost her her home.

Return of the cluster flies

Cluster fly larvae have had perfect conditions with the wet warm weather recently, and many people are finding the flies ...

It sounds like a horror movie plot - swarms of cluster flies besieging North Island homes.

House engulfed in flames

A house fire took over an hour to control in Wairarapa. (FILE PHOTO)

Fire crews battle a blaze in rural Wairarapa.

Sinister rumours as six cats go missing

Masterton's Bentley Street, where there are plenty of cats and, also, plenty of intrigue.

Among the tidy villas and hedges on Bentley St, residents suspect something sinister is afoot.

Social housing in rural idyll

Marae Trust chairman Ra Smith with the subdivision in the background.

A subdivision next to vineyards and prime Wairarapa farmland isn't your average social housing initiative.

Wairarapa thump Taranaki

Centre back Cameron Lindsay sweeps forward in a counter attack to score the fifth goal for Wairarapa United.

Wairarapa go two points clear at the top of the central league.

Youth report has mixed results

Seventy per cent of youth surveyed said they had been victims of bullying.

Drinking and unprotected sex common among surveyed Wairarapa youth, though leaders are optimistic.

Featherston's WWI history

Soldiers at Featherston military training camp during WWI.

Featherston military camp documentary provides poignant snapshot into life at a training camp.

Our Anzac Day services

The Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 2016.

Here's everything you need to know for services and events across Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

Sharing effluent management ideas

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Cows come close to eat the grass on a dark overcast day in ...

New waste management system was expensive at first, but it has realised many benefits, says farmer.

Youth worker's $400k fraud

A Wairarapa church worker committed tax fraud for two years, the Masterton District Court was told.

Masterton youth worker used charitable trust as 'alter-ego' to fund cars, furniture, and eating out.

Booze ban for supermarket

Pahiatua New World was caught in a police sting and suspended from selling booze.

Pahiatua New World can't sell alcohol until the weekend after failing police sting.

Teens caught with hands in lolly jar

Buying a few lollies from the dairy clearly wasn't enough for one pair of Greytown teenagers.

Love of sugar lands teenagers in hot water for breaking into sweet shop twice in three days.

Carterton hub at Howard Booth Park

Carterton Sports and Recreation Trust deputy chairman Mike Osborne says there are many reasons why Howard Booth Park is ...

Sports hub project now has the full backing of all Carterton sports clubs.

Rates rises: who's up for what

Kapiti Coast Mayor K Gurunathan says some councils are eating their future.

Proposed rates hikes go out for consultation across the Wellington region.

Balloons a success, despite rain

Though balloons turned out in force, they only got off the ground once during this year's Wairarapa Balloon Festival.

Though flying was limited to one day, Wairarapa Balloon Festival is set to continue.

Wairarapa make light work of tough draw

Wairarapa United striker Seule Soromon rolled back the years with two crucial assists in the 4-3 win.

Wairarapa United continue strong start to men's central league.

Gun owners unhappy with report

Wairarapa Pistol and Shooting Sports Club president Gary Rawlinson at the Gladstone Rifle Range.

A gun club that banned police in protest is relaxing its stance on the issue - but it's not happy.

Balloons take off at last

High Kitty at the Night Glow, which was attended by about 5000 people.

After three frustrating days, Wairarapa balloonists have finally taken flight.

SH2 slide cleared

Motorists need to exercise patience while contractors clear a slip on the Rimutaka Hill Road, north of Wellington.

A slip that partially blocked Rimutaka Hill Road north of Wellington has been cleared.

Balloons, not clouds, to fill sky

Night Glow will start at 3pm on Saturday in Masterton as part of the Wairarapa Balloon Festival. (File Photo)

Night Glow to go ahead at Wairarapa Balloon Festival on Saturday despite bad weather cancelling earlier events.

Crash driver arrested

One person has been taken into custody by police after allegedly drunk driving.  (File Photo)

One person has been taken into custody after allegedly drunk driving.

House fire in Alfredton

Emergency services were called to a house fire in Alfredton on Friday.

Emergency services responding to a house fire in Alfredton, near Eketahuna.

Takahe ambassador dies

Bud the takahe lived with another male in his Pukaha Mt Bruce enclosure.

An ageing takahe that has greeted visitors to wildlife centre over the past decade has been enthanised.

Norman charged over ship protest video

Russel Norman in the water in front of the Amazon Warrior prospecting ship.

MBIE has laid charges against Greenpeace boss and two others after mid-sea confrontation.

'Give Wairarapa better trains'

Wairarapa commuters are asking for a revised train service to better cater for their needs and plans.

Growing population will require more co-ordinated services, residents say.

Norman's oil protest under investigation

Greenpeace NZ executive director Russel Norman on board the Taitu as it 'intercepts' the Amazon Warrior.

Four Greenpeace activists, including Russel Norman, in trouble for swimming into path of oil ship.

Cars crash into power pole

Power lines are down on Ponatahi Rd after a two-vehicle crash. (File photo)

Road near Martinborough closed after two cars hit pole.

Some uneasy about Castlepoint's seals

Seals on Wairarapa beaches, like Castlepoint, are causing concern.

Seals on Wairarapa's coastline are making some uneasy.

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