Wairarapa

Hospital drug thief suspended

The potentially fatal drug was stolen form a secure area of Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton.

A health professional is suspended for nine months after stealing dangerous sedative.

The 'Russian roulette' highway video

Terry Trotman says the area is an accident waiting to happen.

Resident says "someone's going to get creamed" thanks to the blind corners and 70kmh speed limit of SH2.

Standstill looms for capital buses

Masterton companyTranzit is the preferred bidder to take over 60 per cent of Wellington's bus services.

Commuter chaos could be on the way as Wellington's bus drivers reject pay offer from new boss and threaten to strike.

Train improvements delayed

A planned upgrade of the Hutt Valley rail line has been put on hold while funding is sought.

Upgrades to Wellington's commuter trains have been put on ice while the council searches for $30m.

Masterton backs unified council

Waiata House, where the hearings were held, is in stark architectural contrast to the Martinborough Hotel, where ...

Bulk of submissions in favour of Wairarapa super-council at latest hearings.

Sandoval gets his due

Jorge Sandoval at the New Zealand Cycle Classic in Wairarapa earlier this year.

Cycling race organiser extraordinaire finally recognised by national body for 35 years of staging big bike events.

Man injured in house fire

Greg Harris and his partner Rowena Harris alerted their neighbours to a house fire by banging on the gate at 6am.

Neighbour thought flames were initially lightning - but it turned out to be much worse.

Diesel spill on Rimutaka Hill

A diesel spill has occurred on State Highway 2 on Rimutaka Hill. (File photo)

Drivers asked to drive carefully after spill on State Highway 2.

Super-council gets thumbs down

The hearings took place in a lounge at the historic hotel.

Bulk of submissions against joint Wairarapa council at Martinborough hearing.

Pedestrian dead after crash

The entrance to Wairarapa Village on Chapel St, Masterton.

A pedestrian has died overnight in hospital after being hit by a car in Masterton on Monday.

AOS callout in Masterton

Matai St has been blocked off while police search.

Armed police hunting for "suspicious" men in Masterton suburb.

CBD building to be demolished

An artist's impression of what a new office block in Master Mall may look like from Masterton's Queen St..

The time has come to demolish an old Masterton building that had become a virtual rabbit warren after years of alterations.

Rural taxi price climb

David Chinnery-Brown stands next to his taxi in Carterton.

Rural taxi fares appear pricey with the average 15km trip costing anywhere between $60 and $80.

Trust's property sales questioned

The trust manages land that was kept as a public asset after the formation of Masterton in the 1850s.

Sale of public assets in Masterton raises eyebrows, but trust says it's necessary.

Taking the slow train to Wairarapa

The Wairarapa line has been dogged by lateness issues and other problems for more than six years.

Wairarapa trains are notorious for arriving late, but this year they have hit a new low

Police investigate stabbing

A stabbing in Masterton on Tuesday is thought to be gang-related.

The stabbing of a 20-year-old man in Masterton is thought to be gang-related.

Missing Masterton man found

Christopher Hope was found after going missing for two days on Saturday.

Police have found a Masterton man who had not been seen since Thursday morning.

Wairarapa biker airlifted to hospital with serious injury

A man was helicoptered to Wellington from Lake Ferry on Saturday evening.

A man is in a serious condition following a motorcycle accident in rural Wairarapa.

Masterton man still missing after two days

Christopher Hope hasn't been since Thursday morning and is likely to be on foot.

Police concern growing for 45-year-old Christopher Hope who hasn't been seen since Thursday morning.

Search for missing Masterton man

Christopher Hope hasn't been since Thursday morning and is likely to be on foot.

Christopher Hope hasn't been since Thursday morning and is likely to be on foot.

The man with the golden bib

Bush stresses he has a lot of interests outside of the game of rugby, but is thankful it gave him the freedom to pursue ...

Photographer Peter Bush will be covering the Lions tour, just as he did in 1971.

HBHS show their class in defeat of WaiCol

WaiCol winger Joseph Robertson with, left,  Sam Smith and Chris Dickson in support.

Wairarapa are not taking preseason lightly with several matches against the big guns of college rugby.

Resurrected animals could become 're-extinct'

Resurrection of huia birds is on the cards, as research into bringing back extinct animals continues.

A scientist says there are limits to bringing extinct animals back to life.

Plan to reintroduce robins

Sixty toutouwai, or North Island robins, were moved from Kapiti Island to the Wainuiomata "mainland island" in 2013.

Birds could return to Tararua range if ambitious volunteer project goes ahead.

More people more control say Masterton

Masterton council believe their population size means they should have a greater say.

Masterton council's draft submission calls for a greater say for the more highly populated area.

A homeowner on minimum wage

William Keedwell got on the property ladder by buying this Cockburn St home in Masterton for $170,000. He sold it for ...

On under $30K a year, William Keedwell needed a strategy: aim low and negotiate.

Masterton company's nationwide success

Masterton company Cross Country Rentals has enjoyed a bumper year in 2017.

Masterton company rides wave of success.

Ten man United overpower Lower Hutt City

Mason-Smith likes playing against Lower Hutt, here he is scoring against them last season.

Wairarapa United use adversity to solidify table position.

Hard times led to mum's tough love

Maxine Hemi's tough years at teacher training still influence her financial planning. Hemi is centre front, surrounded ...

Solo mum lost her home - that's why she forces her adult kids to save every week.

Supermarket gets $10m makeover

Ynotto Ltd property manager Gary Stewart in front of Masterton Countdown supermarket. Ynottoo owns the land and buildings.

Two buildings to be bowled and 35 new car parks on the way at Masterton Countdown.

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