She thought money willed to her would fulfil a dream, but it bought only heartbreak.
Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.
She grew up on a Wairarapa sheep farm, now she's rebooting fashionable shoes.
For many of Wairarapa health board's 500 staff it is a case of all work and no play.
A doctor finishing a night shift found a body close to the hospital’s A&E entrance.
Whether the accused was driving or not will be decided at trial, judge rules.
Vandals who trashed a back-country hut have failed to get its guardians to give up on it.
Masterton man Jason Mark Sutherland has been found guilty of seriously harming a toddler.
He thought he was getting free KFC - but his scam cost him $100, and his freedom.
Jason Sutherland's lawyer says injuries were "dramatic and appalling" accident.
Holmes Warren is regarded as the ''father of the modern romney''.
They gave him a ride and now he is in a mental health unit. His family blame police.
Army camp sculpture should also remember those left behind, soldier's widow says.
As boy lay seriously ill in hospital, Jason Sutherland seemed not to care, court told.
The winner of the 2015 New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards has been announced - and it's a Kiwi favourite.
Teacher tells court of seeing boy given a thump that "sort of launched him off his feet".
Trio lose appeals over convictions for brutal, fatal bashing of Featherston man.
Accused said he was sick of looking after 2-year-old, witness tells court.
Israel Rimene's family don't know who to blame for his unexplained death.
A woman was airlifted to Masterton Hospital after a horse-riding accident.
The train trip to Wairarapa is a massive, missed marketing opportunity, campaigners say.
Thieves have taken items treasured by the mother of a man who died nearly 20 years ago.
A couple got a shock when they explored their new, seemingly-idyllic bush section.
Hal Jones had one of his kidneys cut out, then came the hard part.
A memorial to the site of a wartime camp and notorious riot is causing debate.
Snow sent thousands mad on the Rimutaka Hill in 1939, triggering traffic nightmares and snowball fights.
A man who pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a teen in her tent has lost name suppression.
The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.
North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.
One man arrested and another being hunted after car chase smashes fences, gardens and lawns.