Teens farewelled in Featherston and Northland

The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on Sunday morning that killed two teens.

Packed funeral for teen remembered for his " awesome, outgoing character".

Armed man on the run

Police say Califf Anthony Dickson is on the run.

Police are searching for Featherston man Califf Anthony Dickson, who is believed to be in the greater Wellington area.

Man arrested after manhunt named

An alleged gunman was arrested after a manhunt near Martinborough on Monday.

Day-long manhunt ends in remand in custody for Martinborough man, whose name suppression ended.

Weather 'relief' for Martinborough Fair

Shoppers enjoy the Martinborough Fair.

Martinborough is humming ahead of its colourful annual market fair.

Wine flight takes off

An Air New Zealand flight attendant pours a glass of wine on the first 'Wine Flight', which paired award-winning wines with views over the landscape where they were produced.

Flight attendants on two Q300 planes served the assembled media and wine experts glasses of wine from the vineyards below.

Man electrocuted at egg farm

Silos at the Henergy egg farm in the Wairarapa where a contractor died in an acccident on Thursday.

Electrical contractor dies after shock in chiller's roof space.

Damaged cable cuts broadband, eftpos

Broadband was cut to some parts of the lower North Island on Thursday, after a fibre cable was damaged.

Broadband was cut to some users in the lower North Island after a fibre optic cable was damaged in Hawke's Bay.

From pinot noir to 'yee-ha!' gallery video

A rider takes a tumble at the 2015 Pukemanu Bullride in Martinborough.

If rodeos were one-day cricket matches, bullrides are T20s: short, sharp and full of thrills.

Town split as teen driver charged

The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on Sunday morning that killed two boys.

A 14-year-old injured in a fatal crash faces charges as police send reinforcements to "shocked" town.

Manhunt suspect still in custody

The armed offenders squad joined the search for a man who was reported to have pointed a rifle at workers in south Wairarapa on Monday.

A judge is still deciding whether to bail a man arrested after a large search by armed police in south Wairarapa.

A marathon effort on the frozen continent

Antarctica marathon runners pictured with Catwalk Spinal Injury Trust founder Catriona Williams and patron Sir Brian Lochore. Runners from left: Abi Petrie, Angus Petrie, Lucy Petrie, Paula Petrie, Johnny Griffith and Tundy Petrie.

Having knocked off the New York Marathon, Catwalk Trust team heads to the Antarctica.

Ancient Maori cloak coming home

The cloak from the 1800s is heading home to Wairarapa to be on display at Aratoi museum after 100 years in storage in New York.

After a century in storage in the US, a precious korowai is headed back to Wairarapa.

Featherston on edge after deaths video

Featherston dad Stephen Longshaw with a window he says was smashed by teens angry with his daughter after a fatal car crash.

Teens have attacked the home of a girl involved with theft of car that later crashed.

Crash teens 'caused a lot of trouble'

Hoani Wiremu Korewha, 15, was killed in a crash in Masterton's main street on Sunday.

Man whose car was stolen by 15-year-olds in fatal crash hits out at "sob story".

Schoolkids lacking food, clothing

The KidsCan charity is appealing for donations to get more low-decile schools into its food, clothing and healthcare for kids programme.

Too many kids are facing the new school year without a decent breakfast, shoes or a raincoat, says charity.

Bush rescue in Wairarapa

A man in his sixties was winched out of the bush in the Wairarapa this afternoon.

A tramper has been rescued from bush in Wairarapa after activating his emergency beaker.

$500,000 vineyard fire video

Roger Fraser in the remains of the shed that burnt down on Wednesday night.

Grapes at Murdoch James Estate in Martinborough survive, and winery vows to bounce back.

Small wineries struggle to make profit

With last year's harvest producing just 326,000 tonnes of grapes, smaller wineries are struggling to make a profit.

Major industry survey finds bigger was better in the wine business in 2015.

Heat, flooding and thunder video

Napier City Council reported widespread surface flooding in the CBD as well as in outlying suburbs.

South Auckland residents battle blocked drains and flooding but thunderstorms are expected to ease.

Rural roads 'need more cash'

The aftermath of the crash on Western Lake Rd, south Wairarapa, in July 2014, in which teenage brothers Sam and Angus Donald died.

Small councils can't afford upgrades, traffic group says after coroner's safety call.

Teen brothers died on 'unsafe road'

The two teenage boys were killed when one lost control of their vehicle and veered across the road on Western Lake Rd, in South Wairarapa.

Mother pleads with council to upgrade the narrow Wairarapa road where her sons died.

Rider killed on coast road named

Cape Palliser Rd in south Wairarapa, where a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Sunday.

Excess speed believed to be behind fatal loss of control on coast road.

'We could feel the water dragging us' video

Fa'ali'i Alaimoana with his children Dylin Alaimoana, left, 9, Ethan Alaimoana 12, and Charlise Sefo, 13

As Fa'ali'i Alaimoana fought to keep his daughter's head above water, he thought it was the end.

Exhibition captures military camp life

A photo of trainee soldiers in a snow fight at Featherston Camp.

A new exhibition at Wairarapa's Aratoi museum brings the history of the Featherston Military Training Camp to life.

Photographer freed from African jail

Photographer Geoff Walker outside the High Court during a judicial review regarding his photos of the Carterton Balloon tragedy. There are reports he has been arrested in Uganda.

Man who photographed the Carterton balloon tragedy says he has been freed from an African jail.

$1b in 'voluntary' school fees

NZ Parents have paid more than $1 billion in school donations since 2000.

Figures reveal huge gap in donations, with top schools raking in $2m a year.

Masterton river turns toxic

Masterton's Waipoua River is off-limits due to the rapid growth of toxic algae that are dangerous to dogs and people.

Rapidly rising levels of toxic algae has turned Masterton's Waipoua River into a health risk.

Training camp's 100th anniversary sculpture

Featherston Camp Memorial Trust secretary Jean McDowall, left, with volunteer organiser Lesley Wardle, at the Fell Locomotive Museum. The trust is holding a fundraising luncheon next weekend for a $650,000 sculpture to mark the national significance of the training camp.

Featherston's military training camp to be immortalised in sculpture.

Supermarket sign riles residents

Perspective image of the planned Main St entrance to Greytown's FreshChoice supermarket.

A supermarket owner has defended a council decision to allow a large sign in Greytown's heritage precinct.

Lifesaving equipment rare

Life preservers are in short supply around the Wellington region. Senior constable Ross Lane, of Wellington Police Maritime Unit, pictured with one he used in 2011 to help rescue a woman from Wellington Harbour.

Wellington itself is well stocked with water rescue gear, but its wider region less so.

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