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Quote of the Day

“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.”

– Benjamin Jowett

November 13, 2018

Fireworks petition gains support

A Masterton man’s petition to end the retail sale of fireworks has been signed by nearly 8500 people in just six days.

November 9, 2018

Quote of the Day

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

– John C. Maxwell

November 7, 2018

Home & Interiors

The Home & Interiors home show is essential for all home owners and those looking for inspiration and advice. You will find the best products, solutions, and design ideas with the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the experts in their field.

November 4, 2018

Quote of the Day

‘You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

– Ansel Adams

November 2, 2018

Concerns over abused DHB staff

The number of staff being verbally abused at Wairarapa Hospital is on the rise.

October 30, 2018

Hospice Wairarapa Country Christmas Fete

The Country Christmas Fete is held conjuction with the Hospice Wairarapa Country Christmas House Tour held over the weekend of 3rd/4th November.

October 29, 2018

One step away from total watering ban

Water was bubbling through the surface at the corner of Te Ore Ore and Opaki roads in Masterton on Tuesday, hours before the town moved one notch away from its first ever total watering ban. And, it’s only October.

October 26, 2018

Country Christmas 2018

Hospice Wairarapa invites you to enjoy “A Touch of Country Christmas” as you tour some of Masterton and Carterton’s most beautiful homes and venues.

October 23, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.”

– Jonas Salk

October 22, 2018

Days may be numbered for Opaki water race

The future of Opaki water race north of Masterton is in doubt because of Fish and Game opposition to continued use of water from the Ruamahanga River.

October 18, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”

– George Washington Carver

October 17, 2018

Wairarapa A&P Show

Come along for a great day out in the Wairarapa, there is plenty for the kids to do and see and a lot of it is free for them to take part in.

October 15, 2018

More train seats for peak times

More seats for the Wairarapa train’s peak services will be coming next year, but in the meantime commuters have been given the choice between extra seats or more tables to solve the capacity issues.

October 11, 2018

Scarecrows Big Day Out 2018

Come and be a part of the scarecrow fun on November 3rd! Check out the scarecrows on scarecrow drive, then visit the famous Gladstone School Scarecrow Fair. The perfect day out for the whole family.

October 9, 2018

Quote of the Day

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

– Milton Berle

October 7, 2018

Work begins on hospital

Visitors to Wairarapa Hospital may notice more tradies in the corridors than usual – but it’s nothing to do with workplace accidents.

October 5, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”

– William Feather

October 4, 2018

WMCC Lake Wairarapa Cycle Challenge 2018

Open to all riders and you don’t have to be a member of a cycling club to take part! This event is great for all riding abilities and also for those preparing themselves for the 2018 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

October 2, 2018

Quote of the Day

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

– Dr. Seuss

September 28, 2018

Seat belts law being flouted

Police are cracking down on drivers not following basic safety rules, and there’s plenty to crack down on.

September 26, 2018

Featherston Expo

The inaugural Featherston Expo & Potluck Arvo Tea will be held in the heart of Spring at 2pm on the 30th of September in the Anzac Hall in Featherston.

September 24, 2018

The changing face of Greytown over the years

What was once a sleepy little town with a booming fruit and vegetable industry is now a trendy retail centre and weekend hotspot.

September 21, 2018

Block Party

What happens when a whole street block comes together and throws a party?

September 20, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.”

– Sophocles

September 18, 2018

Home & Interiors

The Home & Interiors home show is essential for all home owners and those looking for inspiration and advice. You will find the best products, solutions, and design ideas with the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the experts in their field.

September 14, 2018

Protest fails to stir ANZ

A last-ditch attempt to save the only remaining bank in South Wairarapa fell on deaf ears on Tuesday, as ANZ announced it would be closing its Martinborough branch.

September 12, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Beware the fury of a patient man.”

– John Dryden

September 10, 2018

Rural women tackling isolation

Rural isolation is not limited to how far out of town you live, but also where to turn when the pressures within farming life get too much.

September 7, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas A. Edison

September 6, 2018

Carterton Daffodil Festival 2018

Located in the heart of the Wairarapa, Carterton’s popular Festival offers an abundance of activities ranging from the famous Daffodil picking at Middlerun, Street Markets, Horse Drawn Surrey Rides, the Big Wai Art Sale in the Events Centre and loads more.

September 4, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Good questions outrank easy answers.”

– Paul Samuelson

August 31, 2018

Pea growing ban forces closure

A long-standing Wairarapa seed processing plant will shut in December with its directors blaming collateral damage from the lengthy region-wide pea growing ban for its demise.

August 30, 2018

Rathkeale Christmas Fete 2018

A wonderful family day out is always enjoyed at the Annual Rathkeale Christmas Fete.

August 28, 2018

Possible water loss causes panic

A letter informing residents of Chester Rd, near Carterton, they could lose their water supply has sparked panic and confusion.

August 23, 2018

Aratoi Lecture Series: A short history of New Zealand Art

Join Dr Pamela Nunn on her inspiring journey through NZ Art History with a special focus on works from the Aratoi collection.

August 22, 2018

Quote of the Day

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”

– Marlene Dietrich

August 21, 2018

2018 Wairarapa Bride of the Year Contest

Come and see Wairarapa’s lovely brides at the 49th Bride of the Year Contest.

August 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”

– Sydney J. Harris

August 14, 2018

A day in the life of a teacher

Primary school teachers around the country will strike on Wednesday over increasing workloads and lack of resources.

August 13, 2018

Quote of the Dy

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

– Mother Teresa

August 10, 2018

Red tape curbing economic growth

Economic growth in Featherston will give the community the boost it needs to fulfil its wish list – but the South Wairarapa District Council needs to play its part.

August 9, 2018

Hospice Wairarapa Country Christmas Fete

The Country Christmas Fete is held conjuction with the Hospice Wairarapa Country Christmas House Tour held over the weekend of 3rd/4th November.

August 7, 2018

Schools out for full day

Parents around the region will be pondering what to do with their children after primary teachers and principals voted on Wednesday for full-day strike action on August 15, instead of the previously planned
three-hour strike.

August 3, 2018

Carterton Farmers’ Market

Carterton Farmers’ Market is a Sunday market held in the centre of the town from 9am in Memorial Square. Night Market on 16th June from 4pm at Carterton Events Centre!

August 1, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

– Albert Einstein

July 30, 2018

Winemaker for A Day

Taste different styles of Pinot Noir then try your hand at blending your own.

July 27, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”

– Erma Bombeck

July 26, 2018

Plans for total ban on watering

It could be a dry summer for Masterton gardens, with total watering bans in place at times of low flow on the Waingawa River.

July 24, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”

– George Bernard Shaw

July 20, 2018