Westpac closures incite local ire

Pedestrians walk past a logo of the Westpac Bank Corp on display in a window of a branch located in central Sydney, ...

Locals are angry they are losing their face to face banking service.

Trap is judge, jury and executioner

Lyn Hessell, DOC ranger, pulls a dead rat from a pest trap in the Egmont National Park.

Rats go nuts for trap with peanut butter lure which makes short work of the pesky rodents.

WaiBush face big two weeks

Glen Walters had a good match and scored the crucial try that pushed Wairarapa out to an unassailable lead.

Crucial upcoming fixtures for Wairarapa Bush mean they will need to eliminate errors and make more of chances.

Row over irrigation-costs report

Sheep milking was one of the niche plans used to justify three Wairarapa dams.

'It's clearer than ever that this is a massive white elephant.'

Police right in fatal pursuits

Eden Nathan, the teenage girl who died after a police pursuit.

Eden Nathan was one of three teens to die in two police chases. The teenagers driving were to blame, not the police.

Former Waicol dux Cambridge bound

Liam Jolliffe (left) with Sir Noel Robinson, Chair of the Woolf Fisher Trust.

Former Wairarapa College dux Liam Joliffe is set to walk the hallowed halls of Cambridge in his quest for mathematical excellence.

Sue Fox's time to shine

South Wairarapa mayoral candidate Sue Fox


Hayes out to restore belief in council

South Wairarapa mayoral candidate John Hayes.

Mayoral hopeful John Hayes believes South Wairarapa District Council could do more to work in the interests of the people.

Masterton's magical multiculturalism

The Espera family - Hyacinth Sapon Espera, Mikaela Louise Sapon Espera, Fortunato III Rualo Espera and Gabriel Sapon ...

Under the shining Wairarapa sun, 25 Kiwi dreams came true

Torrential rain: more to come video

A slip closed a lane on Middleton Rd, Wellington.

Rivers are running high and roads are awash as Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough get a soaking.

Treated 'like a criminal'

Whareama farmer Simon Perry is disappointed by the way MPI treated him over some stray pea plants.

Farmer's computer and hard drive seized as MPI searched his property for peas.

School does away with donations

Pirinoa School in South Wairarapa has done away with parent donations thanks to succeeful fundraising, a generous board ...

A little Wairarapa school cuts controversial parent donations, with the added bonus of free stationery.

Man dies on farm

The scene where a man died in Carterton this morning.

A man who died at a farm in Carterton on Thursday suffered a medical event, police say.

SPCA Wairarapa plan 'feeble'

The abandoned SPCA facility in Masterton.

After losing a dedicated SPCA service in May 2015 due to internal issues the SPCA will now have an inspector in the area with an advisory panel.

Gypsy the cat's epic adventure

Gypsy the cat basks in the late morning sunshine next to Hood Aerodrome

Wayward Gypsy finds her way home.

Residents challenge flood plan cost

The Waiohine river bridge north of Greytown was upgraded ten years ago to withstand a 1 in 200 year flood.

A South Wairarapa residents group are concerned they are being unnecessarily burdened with bill for millions.

100 years since family's double loss

The Wilton brothers Hugh, left, and Sidney.

Two brothers who grew up together, farmed together and fought together, died together on the same day in France 100 years ago, this week.

Fire destroys rural Wairarapa home

A house fire on Kiriwhakapapa Rd, north of Masterton, Wairarapa.

Neighbour calls 111 as raging fire destroys rural home.

Woman hopes to help others avoid her loss

Toni Ryan holds their banner with her son Braiden. Her son Samuel's motorcross boots are on the ground.

World suicide prevention day was marked with a display to show people the volume of deaths due to suicide in New Zealand.

Month in Wairarapa 'bittersweet'

Jessica Persaud said her experience was "invigorating" and "metaphysical".

Artist in resident at Mt Bruce has "metaphysical" experience a world away from her life in Florida doing art therapy with victims of human trafficking.

Wai-Bush's hard-fought win

Sam Monaghan has contributed well so far to a stirring recovery after the opening round loss to King Country.

Wairarapa Bush look to home game against Thames Valley to continue building platform for title tilt.

Les' trailer troubles

Les Newman, whose trailer was stolen in August, was relieved police had made a breakthrough on Friday.

His went on a 2000km odyssey to hunt his stolen trailer, and now police finally have a suspect. But where's the trailer?

Fresh power outage video

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A wintry blast, slamming into the lower North Island with snow, hail, and ...

Power restored in Upper Hutt and Porirua, but then new outages strike.

Aratoi faces funding shortfall

Aratoi, Masterton's art museum, is in for some hefty cut backs

Aratoi is in for a large funding cut

Crash in Masterton

The crash happened in Durham St, Masterton.

Police, fire and ambulance attended a collision in Durham St, Masterton.

130kmh gusts for Rimutaka Hill

Strong winds hit Wellington early on Monday.

Winds that pounded Wellington early on Monday will ease through the day.

Police did 'sweet bugger all'

Les Newman has been chasing all over the lower North Island in pursuit of his stolen trailer. He is pictured with the ...

Trailer theft victim gave police a name, photo, address and licence plate - but the cops "sat on their arses".

Record winds and dry on coast

Wairarapa's east coast has suffered many dry summers in recent years.

Wairarapa has experienced some of its warmest, driest winter months on record.

Candidates find questions 'disturbing'

Masterton Town Hall.

Masterton election candidates question value of survey on iwi representation.

E coli in Pahiatua water

Pahiatua residents must boil their water before drinking it until further notice, due to concern about possible ...

Pahiatua residents are being advised to boil their water after E coli was detected at the water source.

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