Despite rain in some parts of the Wellington region, fire warnings are in place as the hot weather continues.
Chief executive of the country’s largest agricultural training centre is in a critical condition in hospital.
Ohakea Air Force Base's new air trainers will make their debut at the Wings over Wairarapa airshow this weekend.
The Rimutaka Cycle Trail has been named one of the world'd hottest travel experiences.
Farmers have been warned about operating machinery in hot, dry conditions after a fire threatened two homes.
It started with a proposal at the world's tallest building, and ended with a surprise ceremony.
Pair suffered chest injuries in a head-on smash in northern Wairarapa.
Phormidium can kill animals, and in humans can cause vomiting, diarrhoea and skin irritations.
Gin-makers aim to light up US market
Hopes are high that the first shipment of Wairarapa-made Lighthouse Gin will make waves when it hits American shores.
An Austrian tramper missing in the Tararua Ranges is found.
Greytown brothers built model business
Tiny toy soldiers have been big international business for Ian and Allan Farley.
Work is under way on transforming the home of Wairarapa-Bush rugby into a multi-purpose sports facility.
Wairarapa home owners who have seen their biggest asset fall in value, are being cautioned not to panic.
Anglers and conservationists are backing residents in opposing the proposed Mangatarere Valley dam in the Wairarapa.
Man charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to a home he owns with a former partner.
"They retained the bit of the ear but indications are that it couldn't be reattached."
A farmer was injured when a tree he was chopping fell on him in the Wairarapa.
Diesel spill covering the Rimutaka Hill Rd this morning has been cleared.
Backers say there's still hope for Wairarapa air link to Auckland despite the company going into liquidation.
A historic ferry service used by thirsty settlers walking around the coast could soon reopen.
A Wairarapa forestry worker has been "grazed" on his head with a chainsaw.
Dead and dying sheep and lambs were scattered across the road north of Masterton.
A Facebook page for Kiwis abroad, set up by a former Masterton woman, has built a huge following.
Photographer who captured Carterton balloon crash succeeds in delaying publication of his snaps.
Award-winning homestead a juicy proposition
A pinot noir producing vineyard and award-wining homestead in the Wairarapa is up for sale.
Video revels in rural charm of historic event
Wairarapa's 137th A&P show has been given slow-motion treatment.
Lack of proper care by senior doctors led to permanent disability of recently born baby.
John Booth has been named Carterton's mayor following departure of Ron Mark, who stepped down after becoming an MP.
Police divers searching a lake for a missing Wellington man have found a body.
Biddy Fraser-Davies feeling brunt of dairy industry
A grandmother who hand-milks four cows is facing defeat at the hands of Ministry for Primary Industries food safety officers.
Man whose heart stopped after electric shock says lapse of concentration 'killed him' for several minutes.
A freight truck has flipped south of Carterton, completely blocking the road.
Wairarapa can proudly lay claim to being New Zealand's dominant olive growing territory, for the past year at least.
The number of burglaries in Wairarapa is continuing to rise, up nearly 10 per cent on last year.
Two armed men staged a home invasion by claiming to be cops and then fired a rifle into a house, police say.
Photos showing final moments of fatal Carterton balloon crash should be released to media, TVNZ argues at judicial review.
A search for a 71-year-old man is under way after his car was found abandoned near remote bush.
Sailing to retrace ancient coastal sea paths
Double-hulled ocean-going waka Te Matau a Maui will be the first such craft to visit Wairarapa in 175 years.
A forestry and timber company has been fined after a worker lost part of his finger in an accident.
A luxury hideaway lodge in Wairarapa has been named as one of the world's best by a leading travel guide.
Ron Mark is expected to resign as Carterton mayor today, forcing a by-election to take place.
Council planners are threatening legal action after a building in a heritage precinct was gutted.
Train services between Wellington and Petone have been temporarily cancelled amid reports of water on the railway tracks.
It’s a bittersweet return to Parliament for New Zealand First's Ron Mark.
Wellington's political landscape will remain unchanged for another three years.
National newcomer Alastair Scott has won Wairarapa by a majority of 6228.
A historic pub has been put into liquidation after the death of the publican's partner.
Wairarapa is set to become the envy of provincial rugby with the development of Masterton's Memorial Park.
The Wairarapa electorate has become a three-horse race, and the result could be tight.
'I can just recall a big, soggy mess'
A man whose hand was sliced nearly in two by a wood-splitter says the pain felt as if he had put his hand on concrete and got someone to hit it with an axe.
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