Wairarapa

Car flips on Rimutaka hill

A car has flipped on the Rimutaka Hill road between Upper Hutt and Featherston.

Lucky escape for driver after car flips in poor weather on highway north of Wellington.

Log hits forestry worker

A forestry worker was in great pain after being struck by a log in rural Wairarapa. (File photo)

Injured worker struck by log winched out of forestry block and flown to hospital.

Near miss on rail line

A train on the Wairarapa line narrowly avoided disaster.

A tired protection officer told a train driver the track was clear of workers. It wasn't.

Pea farmers under pressure

Carterton farmer David McKay is frustrated that is it taking MPI so long to settle compensation claims.

Farmer has to refinance farm while waiting for MPI to settle pea weevil payments.

Motorcyclist injured in crash

The propped-up bike, which was initially lying on its side after colliding with a car.

A man is in a serious condition after accident in Masterton on Tuesday.

Celebrations timed rugby team out

Masterton Red Star have received a valuable reminder about converting tries in a timely fashion.

With seconds to go, they scored a try. But their celebratory high-fives came too soon - and went on too long.

Driving range hazard for residents video

Carolyn Gadsby was hanging the washing out last year when a golf ball hit the clothes line.

A Masterton street has been under siege from flying golf balls for nearly two decades.

Masterton bar attackers sought

The assault happened at the Jackson Street Bar, in Masterton, on Sunday, July 16. The victim is still in hospital, a ...

Police are still hunting for a group who bashed teen outside bar.

Man caught with loaded gun

A man was arrested after police found a loaded shotgun in a car. (FILE PHOTO)

Gang tension is believed to be be behind the arrest of a man carrying a loaded shotgun in Masterton.

Robin White: globetrotting artist

White's workshop is littered with paintings and drawings.

White is a hard person to pin down. Not because she's difficult, but because she's often on the move.

Environmentally friendly fashion

Oversew fashion awards organiser Robyn Cherry-Campbell, left, and creative designer Kate Williams.

Carterton-based fashion show providing innovative solution to global clothing waste.

Country folk welcome refugees

New Zealand punches well below its weight when it comes to taking refugees.

Country's best chips awarded

Masterton's Mr Chips, which was recently named the country's best chip shop.

Looking for the country's best chips? Try Wairarapa.

Woman attacked on beach

The assault is alleged to have taken place at Mahia Beach, near Gisborne on the East Cape.

A woman was exercising on Mahia Beach near Gisborne when a man assaulted her.

Council promises flood fix

The latest flooding in Jones Place, Masterton, trapped several cars, whose owners were unable to use them for a few days.

Residents of flooded Masterton street will finally get new drainage system.

Bus driver slams Saddle Rd

Saddle Road near Ashhurst.

If the Saddle Road collapsed under the weight of a full bus, there could be carnage, bus driver says.

Fire demo delivers message video

The fire service and Whaiora medical put on a joint fire safety message at Te Rangimarie Marae after a spate of house ...

A spectacular fire simulation delivered an important message to assembled crowd.

United get revenge on Rangers

Cory Chettleburgh had a strong game as the United midfield outplayed their Rangers counterparts.

Wairarapa United beat Miramar to get revenge for last years cup exit.

Likely poll on combining councils

Support for a combined council is split in Carterton.

One Wairarapa council to rule them all, unless locals vote no.

Contamination fear for residents

Beekeepers in the vicinity of the gun club are concerned at possible lead poisoning of their bees.

A gun club has permission to use lead shot after two-year stoush

Bowel cancer screening roll-out begins

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says the scheme will cover the whole country by 2020.

The free screening is expected to save hundreds of lives a year, and will cover the whole country by 2020.

Storm cleanup continues

Winds battered Lyall Bay, Wellington, with swells up to 10 metres high.

The battered capital is clearing more slips after this week's big storm.

Power still out for many

Many homes in the Central Plateau are still without electricity after a big dumping of snow.

Fine weather is helping workers get on with the job of restoring electricity.

SH53 to open Saturday morning

A view of the Ruamahanga River near Martinborough. The SH53 bridge over the river is expected to be closed until mid ...

Wairarapa farmland still flooded, but most main access routes are now open.

Jail term for pokie fraud

Michael Joseph O'Brien and Kevin Martin Coffey appearing for sentence on gambling fraud charges at the High Court in ...

Judge says Mike O'Brien's frauds struck at the heart of gambling regulation.

More Wairarapa roads close video

Two of Martinborough's main access routes cut off by washed-out bridges.

Cook Strait winds cyclone force video

Wellington harbour

Video from inside a train captures Wellington Harbour waves barrelling over the tracks.

Masterton: region's air pollution capital

Masterton's high number of home wood and coal fires appears to be primarily responsible for its smog levels.

Masterton's love of wood may be to blame for poor quality of its air.

Shotgun, bullets found in search

Armed police raid a house in Masterton, finding a shotgun and bullets.

Duck sent packing

Jemima the duck became a fixture around the streets of the Masterton suburb of Lansdowne. Unfortunately, her overly ...

Jemima, an affectionate duck, has been banished from a town for being "too friendly".

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