Wairarapa

83 days from release to murder video

Eric McIsaac has pleaded guilty to murdering his 10-year-old half-brother Alex Fisher in October last year.

Peter McIsaac had long warned his son was a "timebomb capable of killing". No-one listened.

Warnings about Alex's killer ignored

Alex Fisher, 10, was killed in Waitarere, west of Levin, last October.

Peter McIsaac had long thought his son Eric was dangerous. No one heeded his warnings.

Cyclists fear becoming 'road pizza' video

Masterton commuters Kirsty McKenzie and Clive Peters say new crash protection just south of the town leaves cyclists ...

They're concerned new safety barriers could kill someone, and they say the NZTA's ignoring the danger.

'Fact Man' opens up on radio video

Sheldon Betteridge, at home in the ArrowFM studio in Masterton.

When he was a toddler, his parents were told he would never speak. Now, he has his own radio show.

'Feathy Belly' fears over foul water

Featherston residents Emma Jackson and Des Pugh are concerned the town's water supply not only tastes bad, but could be ...

Town's water tastes so bad, cafe owner can't bear to serve it.

Judge's son dies in river crash video

Ben Young, who died on Saturday.

Ben Young was thrown from his car when it crashed through a wire fence, hit a bridge and plunged into the river.

Noisy new neighbours raise smiles video

A kakariki (NZ parakeet) seems to contemplate its new home in Pukaha Mt Bruce's new aviary.

Rugby World Cup experience inspires a unique conservation initiative in the Wairarapa.

Be upfront, killer driver told

A teen has been urged by a judge to be honest about his role in this Masterton car crash, which killed two boys.

Judge tells 15-year-old he must meet the families of his two young victims.

Gang member on the run

Police say Paora Harold Morrison, a Nomad gang member, is on the run.

Man linked to serious assault investigations could be in the Hutt Valley or Wairarapa.

Horse not shot, vet says

Louise Sharp with Duggie, who died of natural causes last week. She, and police, initially believed he was shot.

 Police confirm wound appeared to be a gunshot, but wasn't.

Bid to correct gender imbalance

Lyn Patterson will be seeking a second term as mayor of Masterton in the upcoming Local Body Election.

Lyn Patterson to stand for second term as Masterton mayor; spike in females running for council.

Horse shooting 'like murder'

Louise Sharp with Duggie, who was shot and killed last week. She believes he was shot from a road near his paddock ...

GRAPHIC CONTENT: The owner doesn't know who's responsible, but thinks they may have done it to hurt her.

Man on the run

Dwayne Neihana Mikaera, 35, is wanted by Wairarapa police,

Police appeal for sightings, but warn Dwayne Mikaera should not be approached.

Tornado and travel disruption video

A yacht is badly damaged after crashing into rocks at Evans Bay, Wellington.

Wild weather sweeping the country has created at least one tornado, wreaked havoc with travel, and caused power outages.

'Noddy Town' tower yours for $15k

Masterton's Centrepoint tower was disparagingly known as "Noddy Town" for its quirky, modernist design.

The tip of a futuristic tower that once bemused 1970s Masterton is on the market.

UCOL staff cuts proposed

UCOL staffing cuts have been proposed in a restructure of services.

More than 40 jobs could be cut in a proposed restructure of UCOL's services.

Clean out on South Wairarapa council

Long serving South Wairarapa District Councillor Viv Napier (left) is standing for the mayoralty.

With only two councillors confirmed to be returning South Wairarapa may be facing a shortage of experience as they are about to enter a pivotal term.

'Let's leave those dark years behind'

Rangitane elder Manahi Paewai, in his home marae near Dannevirke, says the iwi's Treaty of Waitangi settlement will ...

Treaty settlement's progress gives Wairarapa and Tararua iwi a "place to stand".

It's true: winter is coming

Wellington is in for wind and showers on Thursday as foul weather moves up from the south.

"No beersies" for civil defence staff this Thursday, as high winds set in.

Kiwi tuktuks hit the road video

New Zealand made KiwiGoa tuktuk in Kuripuni, Masterton. Commissioned by Mike McMaster and built by Magoos Street Rods.

Auckland-based entrepreneur and Masterton business join forces to put 'Kiwi tuktuks" on NZ roads.

Treaty settlement celebrated

Singing at the settlement in principle signing ceremony on Saturday is Maori Party MP Marama Fox (right), Ngati ...

Mixed emotions among people of Ngāti Kahungunu as treaty settlement moves a step closer.

More schools fail to balance books

Former Pomare School principal Chris Worsley with some of his charges before he left last year, after which the school ...

Funding flaws cause increase in schools with money woes, principals believe.

Cowley's book put to music

Joy Cowley photographed in her Featherston home.

Some of New Zealand's national treasures are coming together to share knowledge at this year's Featherston Booktown event.

Architecture awards handed out gallery

Wellington buildings have been praised at the Wellington Architecture Awards.

Buildings from throughout the region were recognised at the Wellington Architecture Awards.

School closed, heavy flooding gallery video

There has been heavy flooding near Porirua School.

People were told to stay away from Porirua city centre as heavy rain hammered the Wellington region.

Iwi appointees win council voice

PJ Devonshire, general manager of Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, says giving Maori more of a voice on Masterton District ...

Ensuring Maori have a voice in local government is real democracy, council told.

Marae DIY comes to Masterton

Drone cameras were used to capture unique angles during the four days of filming at the Cole St marae.

Marae makeover strikes a chord with Masterton community.

Cancer drug needs funding

Melanoma survivor Bob Hill of Masterton.

Cancer sufferer who benefited from a drug trial with melanoma busting drug Keytruda says Pharmac needs to explain its decisions.

Pay rise for councillors

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, the highest-paid local government politician in the lower North Island, will get a ...

Local body politicians to pocket up to 3 per cent more from July, but some argue it's not enough.

Masterton: top of the world?

Masterton shows off some of its charms during the Wairarapa balloon festival. But is it really "the best town on Earth"?

Wairarapa marketing campaign raises smiles, but townsfolk get the last laugh.

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