Who will Rutene disappoint?


WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

Trust House Wairarapa-Bush's near perfect 80 minutes last weekend has landed Mark Rutene a headache.

Unbeaten hockey boys primed for national glory


Wairarapa News

Wairarapa will be chasing top honours at the National Under-15 Boys Hockey Tournament in Auckland next week.

Get on board the bus to Wairarapa-Bush

WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

With around half of their support base living more than 10km away from rugby headquarters Wairarapa- Bush has come up with the perfect way to get fans to the game - bus them.

Beaten, but better for it


WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

Trust House Wairarapa-Bush may have defied the bookies by losing to Mid-Canterbury last weekend but coach Mark Rutene reckons his chargers just might be better for it.

Celtic planning to stay focused


KATIE FARMAN - Wairarapa News

Celtic plan to keep things simple this weekend when they take on Harcourt's in the final of Netball Wairarapa's WBS premier one grade.

Gibbs earns worlds' silver

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Wairarapa News

Brett Gibbs has won silver l at the International Powerlifting Federation World Junior Championships in Texas.

Fifty-one medals for Masterton

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Wairarapa News

Masterton swimmers have won 51 medals at the Wellington Short Course Swimming Championships

Better still to come from Wairarapa-Bush


WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

TAB FAVOURITES The TAB has slashed the price of Wairarapa Bush to become Meads Cup Champions after only two rounds of the 2013 Heartland Championship.

Speedsters eyeing Masterton strip

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Wairarapa News

Drag racers capable of four-second passes at 480kmh could be heading for Masterton as soon as next year, when the new Masterton Motorplex strip is completed.

Launch for Heartland Wairarapa


Wairarapa News

After 16 months of planning and negotiations behind the scenes, the eagerly-anticipated Heartland Wairarapa Football Club is being officially launched on 19 September in a major fundraising event at Masterton Town Hall.

Giant-killing boys eye nationals

Wairarapa News

Wairarapa Under-15 boys hockey is gunning for bigger scalps after sweeping aside big guns Canterbury and Wellington in a tournament in Blenheim last weekend.

Finishing on a high


Wairarapa News

Wairarapa United finished a frustrating season on a winning note at Howard Booth Park in Carterton on Saturday.

Wairarapa-Bush on guard over West Coast

Wairarapa News

Trust House Wairarapa-Bush will be taking nothing for granted when they host West Coast in Heartland rugby this weekend.

Radio Sport will miss Telfer

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OPINION: It's a disappointing sign of the way sports media is heading that Brendan Telfer has to leave his radio slot at the end of the year.

Nadal's record as good as any

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has been a credit to the game, always quick to praise an opponent, yet he is strangely under-rated.

Politics still rule at the Olympics


OPINION: The International Olympic Committee is about to make another blunder.

Crowe has some story to tell


WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

Cricket boffins are in for a treat next Tuesday when master batsman Martin Crowe comes to town.

Wai Coll makes the grade

Wairarapa college

Schoolwork will be taking a back seat for Wairarapa College's first XV, with the side potentially playing five matches in 15 days.

Drug cheats leave a stain

Valerie Adams

OPINION: This is the story of how other athletes' drug cheating has damaged their reputations of superstars Usain Bolt and Valerie Adams.

Tough decisions for rugby

Tana Isaac

WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

A major shake-up of the Wairarapa-Bush senior club rugby competition is looking increasingly likely.