Motoring icons celebrated

Steve Holmes' new books discuss all things Ford and Holden

Ford or Holden? Now, there's a new book for each.

Who let the deer out?

The 16-point stag knocked over a few trees while out rambling. Police were glad it did not run into any early-morning ...

Armed police and deerstalkers on trail of animals loose in central Masterton.

Masterton's Wool Shed expands

Shear History Trust's Gavin Tankersley and Murray Tomlin stand inside the Wool Shed's new addition.

A traction engine will be among the museum's new exhibits.

Small town boss - big salary

241115. News. Photo: Loren Dougan/Fairfax NZ. Carterton District Council chief executive Jane Davis.

Sparsely populated regions are paying big money for council chief executives.

Arrests after police pursuit

Police said the chase lasted for up to half an hour in the Wairarapa countryside.

A fleeing driver in Wairarapa tried to avoid spikes, only to hit a pole.

Dogs killed in Masterton shooting

The corner of Church St, Masterton, near where two dogs were shot and killed Sunday morning.

Residents thought an early morning street fight was over. It wasn't.

Man who died in crash named

Warren Anthony Carter died after his car collided with an army truck.

Warren Anthony Carter died after his car collided with an army truck in Manawatu.

Cemetery visitors drive over graves

Don't drive on the graves, in other words.

How disrespectful can you get, asks relative of people buried in Greytown.

Water scheme divides community

Irrigation will be one of the main users of the planned scheme, but supporters say there will be many more benefits.

A major water storage and irrigation scheme proposal in Wairarapa is causing controversy.

$32m settlement for iwi

Rangitane negotiators Jason Kerehi, Mavis Mullins and Tipene Chrisp sign the Deed of Settlement with the Crown in ...

Lower North Island iwi finally concludes Treaty process going back to the 1980s.

Driver fled after hitting man

East St, in Carterton, where the man was hit.

A man was hit by a car, moments after his friends had crossed the same road.

Solar co-op to slash energy bills

Solar energy is environmentally friendly and the technology is advancing rapidly.

A Carterton-based energy co-op could see 6000 panels in a specially built solar park.

How to unmake an arsonist

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Volunteer and rural fire fighters at a house burn training exercise at ...

Hundreds of parents worried their children could start a deadly fire are seeking professional help.

Big changes for Wellington trains

Off-peak trains on most Wellington region lines will soon be arriving every 20 minutes.

More off-peak services in store along with solution for Wairarapa's notoriously-late trains.

Man in hospital after car flips

A power pole is winched on to the back of a truck after being taken out by a car in Masterton.

Power pole destroyed after a car crashed into it in Masterton.

Stone man finds home on island

Workers put the sculpture on a trailer that had been lifted over previously.

Stone man will have plenty of time to think on new island home.

Buckle-up for a long ride

Anglo-Arab horses love distance riding and seem to thrive on pushing themselves to the limit, says Jenny Champion.

A love of horses and a proven mental edge have seen Jenny Champion win eleven coveted endurance riding buckles and three national endurance series titles.

Stay or go?

The Good Shepherd Anglican Church at Tinui,  east of Masterton.

A family instrumental is preserving Tinui history wants church move abandoned.

Capital's climate catching Sydney video

The underwater image shows Wellington at 2 degrees warmer than pre-industrial levels.

Will Breaker Bay become Bondi? Climate change could make Wellington as hot as Sydney, Niwa report finds.

Students grill political hopefuls

An attentive crowd listened to what each candidate had to say before a couple of questions were asked of the candidates.

A student organised political event has politicians answering a more difficult question than they may have anticipated.

Disabled girl's mum at breaking point

Grace Yeats and mother Tracy Thomas. Grace is incapacitated by a rare brain disease and needs constant care, which her ...

The mother of a teen with a rare condition has been left at breaking point by a lack of respite care.

Regions hold Winston ace video

Woodville's main drag is eerily quiet, with most traffic being bypassed, after coming across the Saddle Rd from ...

OPINION: Fed up and forgotten, bruised and battered provincial NZ could punish both major parties.

Design awards for Kapiti homes

Ben Gilpin's house in Raumati South. "It provides separation for kids and adult spaces and can be an entertainer's home ...

Sikh temple in Naenae, and new home in Martinborough, also recognised.

Floods leave tough clean up video

Slips and washouts like this are typical of damaged sustained on many Lower North Island farms in the floods.

After the water receded, Lower North Island farmers left with cracks in hillsides and debris littering paddocks.

Council backtracks on flood plan

Greater Wellington Regional Council will now work with the Waiohine Action Group to devise a flood management plan.

Plan that has already cost Wairarapa ratepayers over $1m has quietly been shelved.

Horses healing people

Kerre gets a hug from Baz.

Kerre Reddy thinks horses have a lot more to offer people than we realise.

Pongaroa gets pumping

Pongaroa's new self-service fuel stop is funded by the community in a partnership with Allied Petroleum.

The tiny town will very soon get its first petrol station in years.

Million dollar park questioned

Bruce Sullivan thinks Martinborough has infrastructure concerns that should come before the  park project.

New park and playground's redevelopment costs roughly $4330 a child.

Rathkeale principal to step down

Change is coming to one of Wairarapa's biggest schools.

Willy Kersten's tenure is set to end after 10 years at the top.

Call for ban on all leg traps

An illegal gin trap, such as the one that caught Jeffrey the cat.

Jeffrey the cat was stuck for three days in a steel-jawed trap in Wairarapa.

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