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‘Disgusting’ dumping

Rotting animal carcasses, household rubbish, and tyres are not what you would expect to see near a scenic river.

July 17, 2018

A Rare and Artisan Country Garden Tour 2018

This tour is different…its no rush, its as much about about getting out into the countryside as it is spending time with friends in beautiful inspiring gardens and with lots of extra things at each garden for your to discover throughout your day.

July 16, 2018

Supermarket to celebrate new look

After more than a year under wraps, Masterton’s Countdown supermarket is looking refreshed.

July 13, 2018

Starting a Social Enterprise

‘Starting a Social Enterprise’ is an introductory workshop to learn about social enterprise as a vehicle to create positive social and environmental change in your community. This workshop is suitable for any individuals and organisations interested in social enterprise.

July 12, 2018

Quote of the Day

“People only see what they are prepared to see.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 10, 2018

Winter’s Wild Food

The Greytown Hotel, together with Cambridge Road Vineyard, presents the next instalment of the Winemaker’s Long Lunch Series. July’s leisurely long lunch is inspired by Winter’s Wild Foods and Cambridge Road Vineyard wines.

July 6, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Independence is happiness.”

– Susan B. Anthony

July 5, 2018

Speeding drivers put our kids at risk

More than 200 speeding tickets were issued in three hours outside Solway Primary School on one day in June, with one driver clocked going 85kmh in the 50kmh area.

July 2, 2018

Fundraising Housie

Fundraising Housie in support of KittyCats Rehoming. All proceeds go to support Featherston’s own cat rescue, KittyCats Rehoming.

June 26, 2018

Health sector’s ‘great loss’

Wairarapa lost a prominent community health leader with the death of Helen Kjestrup at the weekend.

June 22, 2018

Music Co-Creation Workshops

Everyone is welcome to join these interactive, improvised musical journeys. Hundreds of world instruments provided.

June 20, 2018

Quote of the Day

“I have a Father’s Day every day.”

– Dennis Banks

June 18, 2018

NZ Tiny House & Alternative Living Conference

Celebrating its 2nd year, the NZ Tiny House & Alternative Living Conference is returning and ready to take it to the next level!

June 15, 2018

Region’s slice of one billion trees

A Wairarapa forestry company has put its hand up to get involved in the Government’s ambitious One Billion Trees programme.

June 14, 2018

Quote of the Day

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”

– Indira Gandhi

June 13, 2018

Mycoplasma bovis found near Masterton

Mycoplasma bovis has been confirmed to be in Wairarapa.

June 8, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”

– J. Paul Getty

June 6, 2018

Smokefree Rockquest Wairarapa Final

Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Now in its 30th year, the series of over 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year.

June 4, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

June 1, 2018

Doggytreats Pop-Up Doggy Deli

Treat your pooch to gourmet, grain free, free range doggytreats. Made with only the freshest, locally sourced, human-grade ingredients. Proudly handmade in the Wairarapa.

May 31, 2018

Water cut proposal could ‘devastate’ rural complex

A proposed cut on taking water from the Ruamahanga River would devastate Gladstone – wrecking the start to the rugby season and potentially forcing the closure of the sport and social complex at the heart of the community.

May 29, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”

– Johannes Brahms

May 25, 2018

Rent hike ‘tip of iceberg’

Rents in Masterton have risen by nearly 12 per cent in the past year, one of the biggest hikes in the country.

May 23, 2018

Region relatively unscathed as high winds rage

Ben Lakomy knows how important it is to keep his eyes on the road after narrowly escaping a falling gum tree on the way to work on Monday morning.

May 23, 2018

South Wairarapa Veterinary Services “The Kiwi Ball”

The South Wairarapa Veterinary Services Charity Ball – ‘The Kiwi Ball’ – promises to be a big night of entertainment, fine food and dancing with the aim of raising $10,000 for Pukaha Mount Bruce.

May 21, 2018

Commuters tracking up

Three out of four trains leave on time, with more people on or waiting for them than last year.

May 18, 2018

Talent Wairarapa

The finals of the first Wairarapa wide talent quest featuring 14 acts which have made it through the preliminaries to the big finals night.

May 16, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”

– William Blake

May 14, 2018

Talent Wairarapa

The finals of the first Wairarapa wide talent quest featuring 14 acts which have made it through the preliminaries to the big finals night. A wide range of Wairarapa’s best. Organised by Carterton Rotary with proceeds to at risk youth.

May 11, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

May 10, 2018

Police to target court dodgers

More police have been brought into Wairarapa to hunt down almost 70 alleged offenders who have failed to turn up to Masterton District Court.

May 8, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”

– Simone de Beauvoir

May 4, 2018

Cattle disease found on Pahiatua farm

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today confirmed its testing has found a second farm in the North Island with positive Mycoplasma bovis infection.

May 3, 2018

Fundraiser Market for Rwanda

Fundraising for projects working with vulnerable children that a local girl, Kim Aperloo, is working with in Rwanda, Africa.

April 30, 2018

Quote of the Day

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

– William Feather

April 27, 2018

NZ Tiny House & Alternative Living Conference

Celebrating its 2nd year, the NZ Tiny House & Alternative Living Conference is returning and ready to take it to the next level!

April 26, 2018

Yarns in Barns Festival – Season Pass

Purchase a season pass and have access to all events being held over the duration of the Yarns in Barns Festival.

April 20, 2018

Roadworks suffer early chip loss

Recently-completed roadworks on State Highway 2 between at Clareville has left road users and residents less than impressed after several sections of the chip seal lifted within days.

April 18, 2018

The town with no doctor

Eketahuna has been without a doctor for six months and the community is getting worried.

April 13, 2018

Quote of the Day

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”

– Ellen Glasgow

April 12, 2018

A Rare and Artisan Country Garden Tour 2018

This Rare and Artisan Country Garden Tour is a little different. Our first tour in 2014 was a sell out so book now!

April 11, 2018

Quote of the Day

“There is always room at the top.”

– Daniel Webster

April 6, 2018

Offenders getting ‘younger and younger’

Police in Wairarapa are dealing with children as young as seven as they face an alarming trend among young offenders.

April 4, 2018

Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2018

This is the must-see family fun event of the year – a festival for kids of all ages.

April 2, 2018

Deadly disease closing in

The vicious fungal plant disease that is spreading into many North Island regions could already be lingering in Wairarapa undetected, says the Ministry of Primary Industries’ (MPI).

March 28, 2018

The French Country Fair

Stroll along to the exquisite stalls that weave in and out the buildings and amongst the trees. Spend time looking for forgotten treasures at the big vintage shop.

March 27, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

– Dr. Seuss

March 26, 2018

Wairarapa Art & Garden Trail

Coming up this Easter weekend an intriguing art and garden trail that includes gardens from Martinborough to Masterton will be open for the public.

March 23, 2018

Resuscitation skills lacking — DHB report

Resuscitation skills in an operating theatre were found wanting in a review of a sudden, unexpected death reported by Wairarapa District Health Board.

March 22, 2018

Span in the works for cyclists

A $500,000 proposal to build a suspension bridge over the Tauherenikau river will delight both rail enthusiasts and cyclists.

March 16, 2018