Wairarapa couple have spent two years cut off from their home, land and retirement dreams by a dam project.
Young soldiers who marched over Rimutaka Hill and never returned will be honoured in a special event.
Time to batten down the hatches
MetService warns severe thunderstorms and flash floods likely to hit greater Wellington and Wairarapa.
OPINION: I'm open to persuasion that amalgamation would be best for Wairarapa, but no one has convinced me yet.
Wairarapa Water Use Project chairman Bob Francis says the dry conditions highlight benefits of large-scale water storage.
Dam Free Mangatarere Society are not against the Wairarapa irrigation project, they just want their river excluded.
Super-city sceptics have been given a wake-up call from high-profile former naysayer Sir Bob Harvey.
Organisers of Huri Huri Wairarapa's Bike Festival will attempt to create their own version of an iconic stage of the Tour de France this Saturday.
Wairarapa has a key role in helping Kiwis get over rugby and cricket, a cycling organiser believes.
Farmers and forecasters say it is too soon to say the dry spell is over, but recent rain has elevated spirits.
David Fagan is not a man of many words. He prefers to let his clippers do the talking.
Pursuing a world first to complete a triathlon
For a woman who has overcome some huge physical and mental challenges, Catriona Williams personifies courage, commitment and sheer guts.
A large grass fire which threatened 46 beehives this afternoon is thought to have been sparked by a hot exhaust pipe touching long, dry grass.
More than 2000 hectares of Wairarapa forests are being sold to overseas buyers because nobody in New Zealand wants it, according to the vendors.
A scrub fire that covered at least 20 hectares at Cape Palliser in Wairarapa has been put out.
A scrub fire at Cape Palliser is being fought on land and in the air.
The death of a 6-year-old girl shows any motorbike is too dangerous for children, says commissioner.
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.
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