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Quote of the Day

“The wish for healing has always been half of health.”

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

February 21, 2020

44 jobs threatened

Up to 44 jobs have been put at risk after a major printing firm announced plans to halve its Masterton staff numbers.

February 19, 2020

Troubled bridge over toxic water

The Waipoua River bridge in Masterton was closed on Friday after walkers reported its boards were “moving”.

February 17, 2020

Quote of the Day

“There is no instinct like that of the heart.”

– Lord Byron

February 13, 2020

Health board battles staff vacancies

On the back of an orthopaedic surgeon shortage at Wairarapa District Health Board, further vacancies have been confirmed.

February 13, 2020

Taste Extravaganza

Club Wairarapa Taste Extravaganza.

February 11, 2020

Quote of the Day

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

– Zora Neale Hurston

February 7, 2020

Local in lockdown ‘hell’

A Wairarapa man under lockdown in China says the coronavirus outbreak is bigger than the country’s government admits and that it must be “hell” for travellers.

February 5, 2020

Te Kairanga’s Farmers Market

Come join the Te Kairanga Cellar Door for their monthly Farmers Market (over the summer months: November to March – 1st Sunday of the month).

February 3, 2020

Quote of the Day

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

– Anton Chekhov

January 31, 2020

UFBA Firefighter Waterway Challenge

The United Fire Brigades’ Association (UFBA) is NZ’s oldest association and not for profit supporting the interests of firefighters of all kinds across New Zealand.

January 30, 2020

Water meters on way

The first shipment of about 9000 electric water meters are on their way to Masterton from Germany for installation starting next month.

January 28, 2020

Quote of the Day

“This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.”

– Brenda Ueland

January 24, 2020

Change a-coming

Wairarapa train commuters will get to have their say on public transport later this year.

January 22, 2020

We’re sorry Wellington, but its time to count the Kāpiti Coast out

While Christchurch and the capital bicker over who has the most inhabitants, Kāpiti Coasters are clear: they might share a region but they’re not Wellingtonians.

January 20, 2020

Rotary Martinborough Fair 2020

With over 500 stalls which have come from all over New Zealand. There is something for every person, home and garden. There will be over 40 food stalls catering for every taste.

January 20, 2020

Whitebait fishing restricted

The Government announced plans to tighten rules around whitebaiting on Tuesday, and they have been met with a mixed response.

January 17, 2020

Fernside Gardens Open Days

For two days only, visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and historic gardens as part of a fund-raising event for Greytown Little Theatre’s new theatre development project.

January 16, 2020

Quote of the Day

“To live happily is an inward power of the soul.”

– Marcus Aurelius

January 14, 2020

Professionals Colour Fun Run

Kick start the new year by participating in the Professionals Colour Fun Run 2020 and help raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation at the same time!

January 10, 2020

Quote of the Day

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

– Lao Tzu

January 8, 2020

‘Worst road’ protested

A Carterton resident has raised a protest about the town’s Lincoln Rd, which they have dubbed “the worst road in the world”.

January 7, 2020

Quote of the Day

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

January 3, 2020

Te Kairanga’s Farmers Market

Come join the Te Kairanga Cellar Door for their monthly Farmers Market (over the summer months: November to March – 1st Sunday of the month).

January 2, 2020

Quote of the Day

“In life, as in chess, forethought wins.”

– Charles Buxton

December 20, 2019

Brace for change, says climate report

A new report says Wairarapa could become a hot spot for droughts and heatwaves.

December 19, 2019

Travelling Crepes

Welcoming Travelling Crepes back to Te Kairanga Cellar Door. Konny’s menu includes Waffles and Crepes – both sweet and savoury.

December 17, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.”

– Sophocles

December 13, 2019

Wairarapa passengers ‘packed like sardines’

Travelling on Wairarapa trains should be more like a leisurely lunch than a packed sardine can, say Greater Wellington Regional Council chiefs.

December 11, 2019

Carols at Cobblestones

Carols at Cobblestones is a delightful annual event for all the family.

December 9, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.”

– Sigmund Freud

December 6, 2019

Whitebait restricted

It’s been an average year for Wairarapa whitebaiters.

December 5, 2019

Greytown Christmas Parade

Come along to the traditional Christmas parade in the main street of beautiful Greytown. Father Christmas will be arriving in his sleigh of course.

December 2, 2019

Quote of the Day

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

– Desmond Tutu

November 28, 2019

Millions needed for works

Millions of dollars of South Wairarapa’s drinking water assets will be up to par after the district council rubber-stamped releasing funds for urgent work.

November 26, 2019

Quote of the Day

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”

– Khalil Gibran

November 22, 2019

Town’s water restrictions set to start

Outdoor water restrictions in Martinborough will start earlier than usual this summer, South Wairarapa District Council says.

November 21, 2019

Dung Beetle Workshop 2019 – 1

Come along to this free event and learn more about how non-native dung beetles can make a big difference to water quality and soil health on your farm.

November 19, 2019

Car seat fail endangers

A police check on the use of car seat restraints in Masterton found more than 90 per cent of children were not being strapped in safely.

November 15, 2019

Stories for Generations

A new collaborative story time bringing together all generations. Brought to you by Age Concern, Chatter Box, Joy for Generations and the Masterton Library.

November 11, 2019

Quote of the Day

“It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.”

– Will Rogers

November 8, 2019

Region’s starry skies gain traction

Wairarapa’s view of the night sky has attracted international eyes.

November 7, 2019

Rathkeale Christmas Fete 2019

Make a day of it with friends and family in the beautiful spacious school grounds of Rathkeale College for the Annual Rathkeale Christmas Fete.

November 5, 2019

Quote of the Day

“The dog that trots about finds a bone.”

– Golda Meir

November 4, 2019

Scam alert

Scammers are getting craftier and more Wairarapa people are becoming targets to their schemes.

October 30, 2019

Home and Interiors Show

The only Home Show in the Wairarapa region, the Home & Interiors event is essential for all home owners and those looking for inspiration and advice.

October 29, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.”

– Jean de la Bruyere

October 25, 2019

Martinborough Rose & Flower Show

If you are a keen rose, flower or garden enthusiast come and support this great community event as an exhibitor or a spectator.

October 24, 2019

Trust’s building issues resurface

The fallout from the discovery of structural engineering problems in six Masterton buildings continues three years on.

October 22, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”

– John W. Gardner

October 18, 2019