Wairarapa

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.

Stock drive for cancer

Getting behind the "stock drive" are Wairarapa live stock agents (from left) Craig Nelson, Dick Chamberlain, Ray ...

Wairarapa farmers asked to muck in to support Cancer Society.

Live shell found in Masterton jewellery store

Three Masterton shops were closed following the discovery of an old military shell. Queen Street remained open.

Masterton's main street remained open despite explosive discovery.

Californian opens Wairarapa's window

Founder of new Martinborough arts, crafts and music business Ventana, Auriga Martin.

It's got the wine, the IT, the surfing and the arty folk - it's NZ's California, new retailer believes.

Leg amputated after brawl

Noel Martin is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, unlawful assembly, and using a car as a ...

An organised gang fight in Masterton ended with a woman being rammed by a car. She later lost her leg.

Roads 'jigsaw' frustrates mayor video

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says rural highways are the focus for reducing the road toll.

State Highway 2 funding welcome, but should go further, says Wayne Guppy.

Five-star Wairarapa lodge for sale

Bill and Carol Aitchison built five-star Hoeke Lodge as a luxury accommodation business, but also as their dream ...

A quad bike crash has forced the owners of a luxury lodge to put the property on the market.

Wairarapa rehomes ministry's carvings

Master carver Takirirangi Smith carving a new gateway for the Te Herenga Waka Marae at Victoria University in 2011.

Ministry restructure means new home for works by renowned carver of waka and marae.

Carterton mayor's life celebrated

Gary McPhee's coffin was carried on a sidecar beside his Harley Davidson ridden by his son Jesse.

"Sheriff of Carterton" Gary McPhee farewelled with thunderous procession of motorbikes.

Wanted man found

Masterton man Darren Millar, wanted by police over assault charges, has been found.

Man wanted on assault charges will appear in court in Masterton on Monday.

School eyes France's haka record video

Masterton Intermediate School pupils in rehearsal on Friday for their attempt on the world's largest haka record in ...

French hold crown for largest haka - but Masterton school says the world deserves better.

Olive crop causes water woes

Olive Press manager Bruce McCallum says the press is doing its best to keep growers happy despite being under the pump ...

Press can't keep pace with bumper harvest as council imposes waste water restrictions.

'It's X factor-plus'

Springrock has views of Wairarapa's eastern hills over a 15-metre, heated swimming pool.

Eye-catching home, with pool and fabulous views of Wairarapa hills, could fetch $1.5m.

Boy, 18, sheds 80kg video

Left: When Josh Collier was tipping the scales at nearly 180kg. Collier says his extra weight was equivalent to carrying ...

At the end of Year 11, Josh Collier was 180kg. "I don't want to live my life being fat," he thought.

'Reminder' of dangers of depression

Gary McPhee with a controversial bumper sticker that he produced,

Family of former Wellington mayor Gary McPhee hope his suspected suicide will help others in mental strife.

Help from a four-legged friend video

Bridget McLaren and her dog Goldie celebrate their win in the national health volunteer awards this week.

Bridget McLaren is one of the country top volunteers, thanks in part to her dog Goldie.

Dog barrowed from bush

George Vaughan and Chris Peterson and his dog Gem in the wheelbarrow they used to transport her out from Mt Holdsworth.

12-year-old huntaway Gem collapsed in the bush and couldn't go on. Next morning, enter the wheelbarrow.

Capital's super slowdown

The idea of a transport super-authority for the Wellington region has been delayed at least until after the local body ...

Plans for a transport super-authority delayed, as region "can't get on the same page".

Serious injury after Carterton crash

Three people were involved in a head-on collision shortly after 11am in Carterton, which left a woman with serious ...

One woman serious after head-on smash, and two flee on foot after taking out a power pole.

Wairarapa Times-Age sold to manager

The Wairarapa Times-Age is housed in one of Masterton's most recognisable buildings.

"Business as usual" as Masterton-based newspaper changes hands.

Rugby rep mourned

Roger Chappell in a photo of the winning 2007 Taradale Rugby and Sports Club premier team.

Roger Chappell was a rugby nomad, but never forgot the Hawke's Bay village he grew up in.

Top honours for Tom Hullena

Tom Hullena says he gains tremendous satisfaction from seeing young people being successful

Former Principal of award winning Masterton college humbled by Queen's Birthday honour.

Chef on top of the podium

Marc Soper, under the pump with around 10 minutes remaining during the recent Chef of the Capital.

Wairarapa chef back up on the podium.

Driver flees police up river bed

The Ruamahanga River near Masterton, where a dramatic police chase unfolded on Monday.

Feeling driver bumps aside police car, drives six kilometres up river bed before impaling 4WD on post.

Broken bones, shaken kids

This Event Fun giant slide was closed after the February 2015 accident at the Masterton A&P show, while police and a ...

WorkSafe has investigated 11 times, but says it's powerless to shut bouncy castle operation down.

Man dead in Mt Bruce crash

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mt Bruce, North of Masterton, for a serious crash nvolving ...

Man dead after head-on collision traps him in vehicle.

Knighthood for Ron Young

Sir Ron Young retired early, believing judges had an expiry date and at 63 he had reached his.

Retired High Court judge's honour comes at time of personal loss.

Iwi appointments go ahead

Kahungunu chairman Nelson Rangi makes a point to Masterton District Council about a motion for it to postpone the ...

Masterton councillor accused of hiding his political motives for opposing plan.

Immediate closure of Masterton Town Hall

The town hall part of Masterton Municipal Building is closed.

The Masterton District Council has issued a statement saying its town hall will be closed until further notice.

Carterton sports hub planned gallery

Preliminary plans for proposed sports hub at Carrington Park, Carterton.

Backers of a proposal for a sports hub in Carterton are hoping the council will agree to having it located in Carrington Park.

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