Three rescued from Tararuas

The rescued trampers wait for the helicopter to take off after they were flown to Otaki Forks on Monday night.

Trampers grateful they had beacon: "The helicopter came within the hour, it was amazing."

Blitz too much for Bush

Zac Guildford unloads under pressure during the match. The former All Black scored a try but it wasn't enough as ...

Wanganui ended Wairarapa Bush's Meads Cup tilt with a convincing victory.

Featherston fire possible arson

A fire at a house in Featherston is being investigated after two girls were seen leaving the property before the blaze.

Investigators are looking into claims that two girls were seen leaving house before fire.

Taratahi comes up short

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre sat below average in three of the report's four performance indicators.

Fewer than two in five students completed their qualifications last year.

Crash briefly closes SH2

Emergency services have cleared a crash just north of Masterton.

A person is in a serious condition after a crash just north of Masterton this afternoon. 

Council may face building action

Waiata House in Masterton was held up as a gold star building, meeting 130 per cent of code when it was built. It later ...

Wrangle over earthquake-prone buildings in Masterton could lead to legal action.

Three Trust buildings earthquake prone

Waiata House

All of Lands Trust Masterton new buildings may be affected by design flaws.

Wellington holiday trains limited

Maintenance being carried out over Labour Weekend will see many train services replaced by buses on all four of ...

All four Wellington train lines to undergo maintenance work over Labour Weekend.

Professional pathway for young Wairarapa footballers

Paul Ifill working with some of the academy attendees at Rathkeale College.

Academy making progress as eight trainees make national league squads and two are selected for A-League development team.

WaiBush to face Wanganui juggernaut in Meads Cup semi

Cameron Hayton shone on his 50th first class appearance for Bush, dotting down three tries in the 44-22 win over East Coast.

Wairarapa Bush had enough luck to make the playoffs but now face a Wanganui side with a daunting 100 per cent record.

The Warehouse pops up in Greytown

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The Warehouse's arrival in quaint, boutique Greytown has drawn a mixed reaction.

Kokako tops for wildlife centre video

Kahurangi the kokako.

The contest to find the favourite native bird in New Zealand is on again.

School building design fixed in time

Kuranui College's new art studios

Design flaws in a new high school building in Greytown were discovered and fixed before it was built.

Aratoi chair steps down

Fraser Mailman has recently stepped down as chair of Aratoi after four years in the role

The chair has of Masterton art museum Aratoi has stepped down, citing a conflict of interest.

A&P shows discuss merger

The grandstand at the Masterton A&P Association showgrounds.

In the wake of financial difficulties for one organisation, Wairarapa's two A&P associations have discussed merging.

'I rolled him over and he was dead' video

Masterton cyclist Phil Sutherland helped save a fellow rider who had collapsed with a cardiac arrest.

A cyclist was brought back from the dead after collapsing at a Masterton bike race.

Honey factory not so sweet video

Trish Edwards is unimpressed by the new factory behind her property.

Trish Edwards' rural idyll came to a grinding halt one April morning when the diggers moved in.

Worker hurt in farm bike crash

A Wellington Free Ambulance training exercise took place in Wairarapa only a month before the incident.

Teen breaks arm as he is thrown from bike while herding stock.

New high for capital home prices

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Wellington's median price hits $480,000, up 16 per cent on a year ago.

Young politician to 'talk to the people'

Carterton District Council's newly elected councillor, Rebecca Vergunst, at 22,  is one of the youngest councillors, if ...

A 22-year-old Carterton mother used a combination of social media savvy and experience in youth work to successfully run for council.

Bitter sweet start video

Reid+Reid co-founder Chris Reid.

Is craft gin the new craft beer? Wairarapa gin company ready to take on the world.

Booze police v vineyards

Larry McKenna, of Martinborough's Escarpment vineyard, who has pulled out of this year's festival.

It's one of the most popular wine festivals, but some vineyards are calling time on Toast Martinborough.

WaiBush need bonus point win

WaiBush's Peni Rokoduguni in action for Heartland U19's earlier this year, the young winger got two tries off the bench ...

Wairarapa Bush got the win they needed in Gisborne and now have to win with a bonus point against East Coast and hope other matches go their way.

New mayor won't enter new office

Michael Feyen has put an assessment of the building as his first job.

Horowhenua's incoming mayor says new office in Levin is an earthquake risk.

City checks building design standards

DKSH warehouse, Railway Rd, Palmerston North.

Council acts to find out if building design flaws have occurred in Palmerston North.

Woman caught drink-driving

Kuini Turuhia Te Pou's bad decision behind the wheel wasn't her first.

A mother of five was discovered slumped over the wheel of her car.

Army builds gardens to assist with Masterton needy

Soldiers from Linton military base at work building gardens that will help supply Masterton food bank with fresh ...

Soldiers from Linton camp build community vegetable gardens in Masterton to mark world homeless day.

Safe hands taking Wairarapa into uncertain times

Carterton Mayor John Booth was re-elected with an overwhelming majority.

South Wairarapa gets new mayor while Masterton and Carterton hang on to their incumbents.

Quake building standards concern

The ASB Bank in Masterton was the first building identified as containing structural flaws and has undergone remediation ...

"A reviews B's designs and B reviews A's designs and, lo and behold, everything's hunky-dory."

Alice Hutchison set to leave Aratoi

Alice Hutchison, Aratoi's director, stands between a pair of sculptures by Sam Duckor-Jones. Hutchison is leaving Aratoi ...

Funding cuts to Wairarapa's main art museum have claimed their first victim

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