A woman who drove people accused of a vigilante attack on a man said she thought it would only involve scaring him.
Several Wairarapa vineyards are changing hands.
Food and wine lovers were rewarded for braving a forecast cyclone at the annual Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival.
The woman accused of instigating the fatal beating of a Featherston man said she couldn't forget the victim's screams.
Wellington has this morning been added to a severe weather watch as Cyclone Lusi heads towards New Zealand.
Grape growers hoping bad-weather forecasts will not put a dampener on the predicted record harvest.
The woman who accused Featherston man Glen Jones of rape told police she could not remember having sex with him.
People flock to Masterton Balloon Fiesta
"The best balloon meeting in the country" lifted off on Thursday morning, with perfect weather and hundreds of spectators.
The first person to emerge from a flat where a man was killed did a celebratory dance, a jury has heard.
Celebrating the start of the grape harvest, watching hot air balloons drift through the sky and walking among Martinborough's vineyards will be top of mind for visitors to the Wairarapa this weekend.
Four people went to the door of Glen Jones' flat the night he was fatally beaten, a witness says.
A toddler injured in an alleged assault will have some degree of brain damage, doctors have said.
Driver walks away from horror smash
A driver is virtually unharmed after he crashed his car, flipping five times, at the new Masterton Motorplex.
A motorcyclist killed in a hill race was on the same corner where another contestant died two years ago.
Two people charged with murdering a disabled man realised afterwards they had blood on their footwear, a jury has been told.
Blood stains where Featherston man was killed indicated that at least two blows were struck to a bleeding person.
The popular Levin balloon festival will lift off thanks to an eleventh-hour donation.
The wheel of fortune keeps turning for a Wairarapa craftsman who has built a life, family and business around the humble rolling invention.
A rider was killed in a crash while taking part in a popular 'hill climb' event this morning.
Two-year-old Masterton boy Caleb Skinner, who suffered severe injuries during an alleged assault, is slowly recovering in Auckland's Starship children's hospital.
A toddler whose life was in danger after an alleged assault has emerged from his coma.
The mother of a toddler injured in an alleged assault has been told he may not survive.
To beer or not to beer will be the question in Martinborough this weekend.
A jury has been told of suspicious vehicles parked near a house where a Featherston man was fatally beaten last year.
Masterton Medical centre has lined up a new base at the hospital in the wake of the fire that destroyed its site.
A locally-owned airline is "very likely" to begin operating out of Masterton soon.
A man has been remanded in custody after an alleged assault left a two-year-old boy in intensive care.
A woman who stole from a restorative justice service asked to go through the process facilitated by the same organisation.
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A broken arm could have been avoided if a billionaire's wine company had properly checked safety procedures.
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LATEST: The woman accused of instigating a fatal attack on a Featherston man denies she intended he should come to serious harm, a jury has heard.
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Hawke's Bay shearers dominated the Golden Shears competition in Masterton last night.
Crowds flock to coastal races
Kingi Winiata thought he had the Castlepoint 'hack' race in the bag until his two children rode right past leaving him in their dust.
Bookie prepares for shearing classic
Bets are pouring in for this weekend's Golden Shears in Wairarapa.
Emergency plan put into place after country's largest medical centre damaged by fire is running smoothly.
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Two small airlines are in the running to take over the Masterton- Auckland route axed by Air New Zealand last month.
Masterton's most historic community-owned building is to be strengthened and restored.
A six-year-old boy was run over by another child while taking part in a motocross race.
A train struck a car after a driver apparently overtook a stopped bus at a level crossing and drove onto the tracks.
The Masterton A&P Show had its biggest revamp in decade, which has paid off with the biggest crowd in years.
This year's Golden Shears will be completely smoke-free and anyone caught smoking will be pinged.
Air Chathams and Vincent Aviation have emerged as strong candidates to take over the Masterton-Auckland route axed by Air New Zealand.
A venerable rural event will keep evolving after record crowds vindicated bold changes.
A Masterton schoolboy has been taken to hospital after riding his scooter into the path of a vehicle.
'It's petrolhead heaven'
Breakneck speeds, 5000 fans and a juiced-up chillybin are set to christen the country's first purpose-built drag-racing strip in nearly four decades this weekend.
Hollywood director is keeping silent on whether he will keep up a tradition of letting the public access his lake.
Peter told he was a 'lonely volunteer'
Pensioner sacked by text message and told he was a 'lonely volunteer' wins unfair dismissal case.
Commuters on Wairarapa trains have got their seats back, but it seems there still aren't enough.
Brazen daylight burglaries continue in Carterton despite a thief being caught in the act.
Forget about 'Home of the Golden Shears', maybe Masterton should rebrand itself 'Petrolheads' Paradise'.
The race to represent the National Party in Wairarapa is under way with a second candidate putting their name forward.
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