House fire in Martinborough

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Fire crews from the lower North Island have been sent to tackle the blaze.

$30,000 to desex menacing dogs

Neutering can reduce aggression in male dogs and the number of unwanted puppies born to females. (FILE)

Up to 130 "menacing" dogs in Masterton are expected to be desexed through Govt grant.

Winning numbers 'didn't look right'

At first, the woman thought the numbers "didn't look right". (FILE PHOTO)

Wellington woman's Lotto ticket didn't feature any of her lucky numbers. Now she's a millionaire.

Music festival almost sold out

Event organisers Nikki KIng and Christine Kernohan at Gladstone Vineyard, soon to be home of the Gladstonebury Music Festival

Carterton music festival devoted to up-and-coming musical acts is full steam ahead.

Punter scoops $1m in Lotto

There was one winner of the First Division in Wednesday's Lotto draw.

Someone from the Wairarapa is $1 million richer but $6.5m remains unclaimed.

Black Sticks slide to defeat

New Zealand's Jonty Keaney celebrates his goal against Pakistan, which briefly evens the score.

Black Sticks unable to convert their chances, as Pakistan hold out to take the series lead.

Hobnobbing with country stars

Masterton country singer Wayne R Heath has some stories to tell.

Masterton-based country singer once mixed with Johnny Cash, Howard Morrison and Ray Columbus.

Milestone at Pukaha Mt Bruce video

Pukaha Mt Bruce wildlife centre have successfully hatched their breeding programme's 100th kiwi chick.

Latest kiwi hatchling is number 100 for a breeding programme helping to save our national bird.

Eye kept on benefit fraud king

Patterson's loot included gold, and he invested well so that more was recovered than had been stolen.

Wayne Patterson offended on an 'industrial scale' so monitoring him is justified, court says.

Quake rocks lower North Island

The 4.5 quake hit near Pongaroa.

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake in Tararua District was felt as far away as Waiouru and Wellington.

Burglaries spike in Carterton

Carterton police are investigating a spate of burglaries in the area over the past few days. (file photo)

More than a dozen burglaries, mostly from cars, reported in past few days.

Thrills, spills and police chases video

Police turn up to deal with a drunken Welshman on Golden Shears night, near the Horse and Hound, Masterton.

A reporter cruises the streets of Masterton on Golden Shears night.

Driver fine after 'mess' of a crash

Teresa Martin was heading back to Masterton when she saw a ute and trailer flip over a barrier on State Highway 2, north ...

Ute and trailer flip near Upper Hutt, but driver walks away with barely a scratch.

Police shooting ban compromise

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Wairarapa gun club has allowed police to return to shooting range, for now.

Motivated to bring change

Antonia Aporo outside her workplace at Te Hauora Runanga o Wairarapa, a mental health service for all ethnic groups.

Making a big difference means more than making big money for young leader.

Super-council for Wairarapa?

Proposed ward boundaries of Wairarapa regions under the Local Government Commission's proposal.

Wairarapa's three councils look set to merge, but remain part of Wellington region.

One for all and all for one

Carterton would be one of the three towns whose councils would be submerged into one Wairarapa council if the Local ...

OPINION: The Local Government Commission is seeking public submissions on a draft proposal for a combined Wairarapa District Council. Commission chairman Sir Wira Gardiner explains the background and outlines what is proposed.

More works on Rimutaka road

The latest road works on the Rimutaka Hill Road are on the Featherston side, about 4km from the summit.

Delays likely for the next month as tight corner on Featherston side is widened.

Future of farming seminar

The seminar will take place at Carterton events centre.

Sustainable farming on agenda as council regulation becomes more likely.

Wastewater rules being flouted

Seven sites in Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa have been found to be breaching their wastewater consents.

Two schools among 25 sites flouting wastewater discharge rules in Wellington region.

Serious injury in Masterton crash

One person was seriously injured after a crash on Ngaumutawa Rd, Masterton.

Two people have been injured, one seriously, in a crash in Wairarapa.

Talented duo Brisbane bound video

Jerome and Lynnal are excited about the trip.

Jerome Lopa has been playing instruments since he was 3. He's now off to Brisbane to perform with his little sister.

Sand flies as horses gallop gallery

It is rare to see a Clydesdale on a race track, except at Castlepoint.

It can be rare to see a Clydesdale on a race track, except when the races are at Castlepoint.

'Dad's getting his brain fixed'

Nick and Danielle Perkins with children Thomas, left, and Lachlan.

A Carterton family are staying optimistic as Nick Perkins fights against MS.

Grant will help spark young minds

From left are Sarah Wright project coordinator, Ange Compton teacher at Makoura College, Emilie Neubauer project ...

Grant boost gives programme the resources to change kids lives.

A wee bit much for peace tree

David Sole, of Wellington's Botanic Gardens, with a camphor tree grown from the same cutting as Featherston's. Their ...

Tree that survived Nagasaki bombing dies after being used as public toilet.

Benefit fraud king appeals

Benefit fraudster Wayne Patterson, pictured in 2007, had "extraordinary recidivist proclivities", a judge said.

Free at last, notorious fraudster Wayne Patterson had a dream that didn't include random searches.

'Alarm' at gun club ban

Hand gun ownership requires a special licence in New Zealand.

Police Association "alarmed" at officers being banned from training at gun club.

Martinborough gets senior football

Club members fired up a hand-built 1932 forklift owned by Waugh Engineering to ready the football  field for ...

Martinborough FC will play in the Wairarapa football league.

Mystery girl found - she never lost smile

The mystery girl turned out to be Joy Elizabeth MacMillan, seen here as a child and, inset, on the day she married her ...

It was a puzzle that had the Wairarapa DHB stumped, but no longer.

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