Ron Mark will run for NZ First in the Wairarapa and says he will likely step aside as Carterton mayor if he wins.
A kayaker thought he was "fish food" as the Hutt River pinned him against a submerged tree.
Police hunt burglars who may have fled to Auckland after uncovering a cache of stolen goods.
A new $1.1 million walk-through aviary will treat visitors to a new experience at the Mount Bruce wildlife centre.
A scheme launched in Wairarapa will allow low-income earners to access a housing subsidy previously denied to them.
Meat company fined and ordered to pay reparation to worker who lost a finger in a meat-slicer accident.
The resumption of a Masterton-Auckland air link could take off as soon as next month.
The Manakau Hotel has closed again after becoming the pub with no beer for the second time in a year.
Shoplifters wooped and cafes turned away customers as a power cut hit Masterton's businesses.
A mother and daughter missing in the Tararua ranges overnight have been found.
Wild weather made itself felt in the region at the weekend - followed by warnings that it could return this week.
Farmland and roads are under water
Heavy rains in the Tararua Ranges have flooded roads in South Wairarapa today.
Families of the Carterton balloon crash victims have been left shocked by the inquest into the disaster - but they say it has been worth it.
The succulent taste trumped a record 4831 entries to win the highly-coveted NZ's best pie contest.
Former NZ First MP Ron Mark in not ruling out a return to Parliament.
Inquest into Carterton balloon crash told that the CAA knew of pilot's alleged drug use and dishonesty.
Lack of smoke alarms in caravans and garages led to three deaths in the last year.
Co-owner of a balloon which crashed, killing 11 people, was also responsible for safety checks.
16-year-old killed in a fatal crash on Wednesday lost his father in a car accident under two months ago.
An teenage driver killed in a head-on crash in Tararua has been named.
Snow starts to fall on Rimutakas, and Wellington suburbs such as Karori and Wilton may also get flurries.
Man claims he was actually catching 40 winks when he got behind the wheel and allegedly drove drunk.
Rolled truck in rural Wairarapa prompts fears of chemical spill after chlorine smell detected, Fire Service says.
It was just an ordinary day out fishing for two teenage brothers. But this time, they never returned.
Memorial Park in Masterton is to get an artificial turf and floodlights as park multi-million dollar makeover.
Suppression has been removed for a former scout master on historic sex abuse charges.
Historians might need to rewrite the books if a reproduction of a Kiwi-built 1903 plane achieves lift-off at the 2015 Wings Over Wairarapa airshow.
A farmer's prank went horribly wrong when a mate wound up in a hospital with a fractured skull.
A family home in Eketahuna has been destroyed by fire.
James Cameron has snapped up one of Wairarapa's oldest buildings, and a prehistoric bird.
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Masterton Medical is not moving back to its former premises on Lincoln Rd.
Hollywood director James Cameron has added two more properties to his Wairarapa portfolio.
Judge tells drug addict who fleeced woman out of more than $34,000 he doesn't have to repay her.
A kick-boxing champion says his near-death-encounter after a brain aneurysm was without a doubt "the hardest fight of my life".
The man who let rugby's "match of the century" flow has been given the international games' top award.
Ex-scout master charged with historic sexual offences as police appeal for more victims to come forward.
Man who fathered a son with 14-year-old daughter of the woman he was seeing escapes jail time.
Air Chathams could be flying the Masterton to Auckland route within a few months.
The family of a teen left in a coma after an alleged assault are taking his recovery 'hour by hour'.
A young man is in intensive care with a serious head injury after an "incident" in a Masterton car park.
When one of a group of friends shot his mate while duck hunting, their annual trip changed forever.
A duck-hunting trip to Masterton changed a group of friends forever when one man shot his mate.
A spectacular stretch of coast strolled by thousands will be raced over for the first time.
A suspected heart attack patient waited 40 minutes for an ambulance while another vehicle sat in a nearby garage.
A man wanted on two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm is sought by police.
Keen tramper who loved helping people died on a perfect day, despite friend's efforts to save him.
A disabled Featherston man was cleared of rape allegations as his killers were jailed today.
A sheep and beef farm that can compete with dairy for return on investment - now, there's a rare beast.
Wairarapa's industries would be 'ignored' under a new super-agency say councillors.
Changes in funding subsidies for the region's roads will hurt many provincial ratepayers in the pocket.
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