Wairarapa

An hour’s scenic drive from New Zealand’s capital city Wellington, the Wairarapa region is located in the south-eastern corner of the country’s North Island. Wairarapa, named for its largest lake, means ‘glistening waters’; the name was reportedly given to the area by the early Maori explorer Huanui who glimpsed the lake and surrounding rivers from the ranges to the west. The region was settled by Maori beginning in the 14th century, and Europeans arrived in the 1840s. Wairarapa remained a peaceful farming region even during the tumultuous New Zealand Wars, and even people head there from the cities to enjoy a quieter pace of life.

Wairarapa is largely rural, a wide sprawl of open space stretching from the rugged, bush-clad Tararua Range to the east and south coasts. Masterton is the region’s main town; others include Carterton, Greytown, Martinborough and Featherston. Each town has a unique character: Carterton is regarded as an arts hub; Masterton plays host to the annual Golden Shear sheep-shearing contest; Greytown is known for its architectural charm and beautiful trees; Featherston is a mecca for railway and military buffs; and Martinborough is famous for its wineries.

The Wairarapa is a small wine region, with just 3% of New Zealand’s total land under vine and 1% of its total production. However, despite its size, Wairarapa wine country is home to some of the most iconic and sought after wineries including Te Kairanga and Craggy Range. There are 20 wineries around Martinborough, most of which can be reached on foot or by bicycle from the Martinborough’s village square. Each November, the Toast Martinborough festival celebrates the region’s wines and showcases Wairarapa’s boutique wine and food producers. The festival brings 10,000 people to the town, which has a permanent population of just 1300.

Perhaps unsurprisingly due to its rural character, Wairarapa’s economy is centred on agricultural industries. Forestry and sheep, beef and dairy farming are major land users. The move into viticulture in the 1980s brought diversity and prosperity to the sector. Tourism is a growth area today, with Wairarapa marketing itself as ‘New Zealand’s Capital Country,’ pitched at Wellington visitors seeking a country experience with city comforts. A number of regional festivals and fairs attract thousands to the area, and lifestyle blocks and weekend holiday homes are sought after by Wellingtonians seeking peace and quiet not far from the city.

Wairarapa is the birthplace of numerous notable New Zealanders, including comedians Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Raybon Kan, and champion golfer Sir Bob Charles. Wairarapa was also the site of a major political milestone, when in 1995 Georgina Beyer was elected mayor of Carterton, making her the world’s first transsexual mayor. She went on to become the Wairarapa’s Member of Parliament in 1999, making her the world’s first transsexual MP.

Latest News

Funding cuts as school roll swells

A rapidly increasing roll has forced Greytown school to introducing zoning, with the principal saying a growing town could mean more classrooms in the future.
August 15, 2017

BodyMindSpirit Wellbeing Festival

Looking for an alternative wellness product or therapy to complement existing treatments, this could well be the place to find it.
August 13, 2017

Water tax proposal: Farmers bite back

Wairarapa farmers have reacted strongly against a Labour Party proposal to charge them royalties for irrigation to finance the cleaning up New Zealand’s waterways – one said he did not understand the thinking behind it and another that the added cost would reduce competitiveness on the international market.
August 10, 2017

The Live Your Dream Wairarapa Wedding Raffle

With the generous support of Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa Martinborough and other fabulous local businesses, Hospice Wairarapa is raffling a first class wedding or vow renewal package... valued at over $24,000!
August 9, 2017

Quote of the Day

"He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes." - Buddha
August 7, 2017

Carterton Daffodil Festival 2017

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.
August 3, 2017

Councils not sweet on sugar ban

One of the country’s top dentists says schools, hospitals and local councils should be taking the lead in banishing sugary drinks.
August 1, 2017

Quote of the Day

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." - Abraham Lincoln
July 30, 2017

Lambing season looms

As lambing season looms, many Wairarapa farmers will be doing it tough because of recent deluges that have left the ground “absolutely saturated”, says a Wairarapa stock agent.
July 27, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs." - Susan Sontag
July 25, 2017

New Zealand International Film Festival

We like to think that the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a beacon in the midst of your winter, bringing you different worlds to explore in the company of friends and strangers.
July 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
July 20, 2017

Wairarapa Matariki Waiwhetu

This amazing event will give families have an opportunity to learn and participate in activities to learn more about Matariki.
July 19, 2017

Gorge alternatives ‘not viable’

New Zealand First deputy leader Ron Mark has launched a scathing attack on the government’s handling of the Manawatu Gorge closure.
July 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
July 13, 2017

Pollution a burning issue

Robert Notley lives on the outskirts of Masterton where the air is clean and he can breathe easy.
July 11, 2017

Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village?

The Commission for Financial Capability is running free seminars about living in retirement villages with support from the Retirement Villages Association and experienced legal practitioners.
July 9, 2017

Gorge to remain shut ‘for some time’

The Manawatu Gorge has been closed indefinitely by the threat of massive rock slips.
July 6, 2017

The Earthcare Environmental Oversew Fashion Awards

This show promotes 'upcycled' fashion by recognising talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments.
July 5, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Freedom is never given; it is won." - A. Philip Randolph
July 3, 2017

Peace & Love From Masterton Happy Birthday Ringo

Ringo Starr’s worldwide message of “Peace and Love” will start at Hedleys Bookstore at noon on the 7th July (Ringo’s birthday).
June 29, 2017

100 years to clean up our lake

beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Wairarapa is home to one of New Zealand’s dirtiest lakes which a scientist has revealed will take a century, maybe longer, to clean up to any great extent.
June 27, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings." - Henry David Thoreau
June 25, 2017

Wild Day Out

From 26 June to 2 July, experience the best of Wellington's wild side in this all-inclusive day trip to Wellington Zoo and Zealandia.
June 22, 2017

The power of planting

A planting project at Gladstone’s Kourarau Dam aims to bring all interested parties together on the same side, writes Beckie Wilson.
June 22, 2017

Quote of the Day

"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be." - Socrates
June 21, 2017

The Time Travellers' Ball

Come and join for an immersive artistic event that invites people to not only attend but participate in the creative experience of anachronistic costume, music, food, and performance art.
June 19, 2017

Quote of the Day!

"Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose." - Billie Holiday
June 15, 2017

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.
June 14, 2017

Poacher rolls getaway car

Paua poachers hoping to conceal an illegal paua haul had their escape come to an abrupt halt when they rolled the car they were in when fleeing a fisheries officer.
June 13, 2017

Midwinter Solstice Dinner

Come & share the winter solstice, "the shortest day and longest night".
June 8, 2017

Call to widen Hughes Line

Carterton residents are keen to see a narrow country lane widened after witnessing too many close calls, particularly when all traffic is diverted onto the road following blockages on the main highway.
June 6, 2017

Quote of the Day!

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Winston Churchill
June 4, 2017

Benefits on way down

Carterton is leading the way in Wairarapa when it comes to decreasing benefit rates across the region’s territorial authorities.
June 1, 2017

Quote of the Day!

"Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
May 31, 2017

Paint the Masterpiece - Sip By Sip

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying local wines and painting your own version of a famous masterpiece.
May 29, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human." - Viktor E. Frankl
May 25, 2017

Charles Rooking Carter Awards

Charles Rooking Carter Awards - Celebrating Carterton's Coolest People.
May 24, 2017

Maternity care under pressure

For Wairarapa mothers-to-be, midwives are the lifeline they call upon throughout their pregnancy hardships, and post-natal concerns.
May 22, 2017

Awesome comments for Bosworth Stone

“Thank you for doing such a wonderful job at Nga Manu Nature Reserve. 'Pete's Seat' is being enjoyed by all our visitors, staff and volunteers and looks superb in the beautiful setting.” - Nga Manu Nature Reserve
April 3, 2017

Good things being said about Kenray Roofing

"Thank you so much for a job very well done. We are thrilled with the result. It has caused such a lot of interest to people passing by and cars slowing down to look. What a pleasure it has been to have your team here, all so pleasant and such hard workers. They really got stuck in and knew what they were doing. Your company rocks!" Many thanks Alf and Sheila
March 7, 2017

Another excellent review for Murdoch James Estate

In a South Wairarapa valley in the North Island of New Zealand, you’ll find the town of Martinborough - a picturesque village surrounded by premium boutique wineries including the renowned Murdoch James Estate. Hills lining the valley give shelter from the wind and rain as well as providing a stunning backdrop to the town. Cold winters, with snow on the ranges, and hot dry summers followed by long dry autumns provide ideal conditions for the cool climate grape varieties grown here. “Martinborough, world famous for its combination of highly suitable soil types and favourable climate, enables passionate winemakers to produce wines of finesse and character.” – Roger
January 26, 2017

Another excellent review for Guten Appetit Catering

"Darrell really helped us to bring together the intimate wedding we aspired to. He took the time to understand he brief and took our concept and ideas. Darrell understood what we wanted and added to it, offering suggestions to make it even better and then delivered with style and good humour on the day. We are grateful to Darrell and the other staff at Guten Appetit for their efforts delivering the elegant, no-fuss event we wanted. We don't know what we would have done without them Suzie & Steve, February 2016."
January 9, 2017

Windy days, empty camps

For Castlepoint Holiday Park operator Kerry Ellis, the first part of this summer has been one of the worst in his seven years running the park.
January 5, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down." - Ray Bradbury
January 4, 2017

Wairarapa Country Music Festival

We are delighted to announce that the Topp Twins are coming to the Wairarapa Country Music Festival 2017! Their performance on Saturday 14th January 2017 will be a highlight of this 3-day festival.
January 2, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer." - Jean de La Fontaine
December 22, 2016

Wairarapa Country Music Festival

We are delighted to announce that the Topp Twins are coming to the Wairarapa Country Music Festival 2017! Their performance on Saturday 14th January 2017 will be a highlight of this 3-day festival.
December 20, 2016

Paramedics brace for silly season

Being physically assaulted is the last thing a paramedic should have to expect when out on a life-saving job.
December 18, 2016

MoreFm's Christmas In Greytown

​Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Greytown's Christmas Market, the colour, and sounds of the Christmas Parade, and picnic under the trees whilst listening to Carols in the historic setting of the Cobblestones Museum.
December 15, 2016

Shopping on Easter Sunday step closer

Both CDC and SWDC adopted draft policies yesterday, giving the green light to move forward and consult their communities on Easter Sunday trading.
December 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love." - Jean de la Bruyere
December 12, 2016

Park project gets big boost

The project to rejuvenate of Masterton’s Queen Elizabeth Park has had a huge shunt forward with a decision this week which will immediately free up $424,000 not intended to be spent this financial year.
December 9, 2016

Quote of the Day

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau
December 8, 2016

Fully Catered Christmas & New Year Trekking Getaway

Couples, families, groups and friends are invited to an 'all inclusive' Christmas or New Year getaway at Ica Station Homestead (home of the Whareama Coastal Walk). Come and spend 3 fantastic fully catered days and nights here in our little piece of paradise!
December 6, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!" - Joseph B. Wirthlin
November 30, 2016

Free wi-fi comes to Masterton

Masterton’s CBD will now have free wi-fi.
November 29, 2016

Holiday Scrub and Balm Gift Making Workshop By Marty Girl

Join Adi mid-week after the kids are dropped at school for a fun crafty morning that will leave you feeling prepared for Christmas! Adi will teach her masterful scrub and balm techniques and give you lessons on labelling, scents, texture and health benefits of your own skin care line – just in time for Christmas!
November 27, 2016

Make a Silver Ring Band Workshop

Make a beautiful custom jewelry piece by learning the basic techniques of silversmithing.
November 25, 2016

Shock closure of college building

Wairarapa College looks set to lose one of its most historic buildings after an administrative block of the on-campus hostel was deemed not up to modern earthquake standards.
November 24, 2016

Twilight Christmas Market

The Twilight Christmas Market is held annually on the first Saturday of December, come along and kick start your Christmas shopping with some amazing gifts. Locally crafted creations on sale. A night not to be missed.
November 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

"We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know." - W. H. Auden
November 21, 2016

Great feedback for Kapiti Hypnotherapy

“Initially, I was a sceptic! I believed the worst about hypnosis and most certainly did not believe hypnotherapy was any better! When I met Anne-Marie and spoke to her of my concerns, she corrected my long standing, misrepresented belief system and encouraged me to see her professionally. From our first appointment, I was at ease in Anne-Marie's care and I responded to hypnotherapy admirably! Soon I was practicing everything Anne-Marie taught me, in order to help myself. Before long, I was facing my world with a new found confidence. After only five hypnotherapy sessions, Anne-Marie had taught me coping mechanisms for highly stressful and challenging situations. All my anxieties are now under my control and my confidence has been restored. Recently, I went for a job interview, attended a recall and won the role. Thank you, Anne-Marie for teaching me the valuable skills I needed to manage my life. I really wanted to master my emotions, and you helped me to do that. Today, I am a convert!” -AW
November 18, 2016

Vineyard and Winery Tour - Toast Martinborough Weekend

Margrain Vineyard wants to share their love of Martinborough, winemaking and of course, their wine!
November 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." - Friedrich Nietzsche
November 15, 2016

Petition for safer cycling

Wairarapa Automobile Association representatives would like to see a law change allowing children and the elderly to cycle on footpaths.
November 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
November 10, 2016

Heavy rain washes out roads

Roads were damaged, trees were toppled, and several spots were struck by surface flooding as the region was drenched by heavy rain.
November 9, 2016

Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival 2017

Internationally renowned and the largest air show in the North Island, Wings will bring over 70 different aircraft to Masterton for a weekend off on the ground and in the air entertainment. Held only every two years, this Wings will be bigger, brighter, bolder and noisier than any Wings before - with some exciting changes to the programme. We can’t wait to see what you think of the new show!
November 7, 2016

$20m housing development

The construction of a new $20 million Masterton residential housing development is underway, with the developer hoping to make the most of a region-wide housing shortage.
November 3, 2016

Hospice Wairarapa Country Christmas

Hospice Wairarapa invites you to join in the festivities of our biennial Country Christmas celebrations.
November 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

"On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it." - Jules Renard
October 30, 2016

How to Taste Wine - Toast Martinborough Weekend

A lively, tutored tasting to help you unlock your senses of sight, smell and taste and experience more of the wine.
October 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." - Robert H. Schuller
October 26, 2016

Fluoride free water on tap

Masterton people now have access to fluoride-free water with the installation of a tap on Manuka Street, but some are calling for more drastic change.
October 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." - Oscar Wilde
October 20, 2016

Warning after images shared online

A Wairarapa college is urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of sharing images after an “explicit” video of a student was posted online.
October 18, 2016

More positive comments for Chemdry Wairarapa

"Very considerate re: carpet which had been laid one week prior to them coming. I was very impressed. Happy to recommend service." - J Scott
October 16, 2016

Vegas Wedding Chapel Launch Party

You're invited to enjoy an afternoon of fun, food, family & friends under the warm glow of the newly complete Vegas Wedding Chapel - outdoor DJ booth & entertainment hub.
October 16, 2016

The end of homework?

Some Wairarapa schools have no homework, some have plenty.
October 13, 2016

Greytown Country Market

The goal is to provide a gathering place for our community that celebrates the diversity and creativity of Wairarapa and Wellington.
October 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'" - Erich Fromm
October 10, 2016

Monotype Print Making Workshop

Learn to make a monotype print of your own with visiting Ventana resident artist Mark Johnsen, who will guide you every step of the way.
October 6, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time." - Arnold H. Glasow
October 4, 2016

Smoking areas in retreat

Smoking has been on the run in Wairarapa for years with towns gradually tightening the screw on puffers.
October 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." - Ralph Marston
September 29, 2016

Showgrounds land sold to developer

A large chunk of Solway Showgrounds in Masterton has been sold to a developer, and is thought to be earmarked for new housing.
September 28, 2016

Saluté Annual Burger and Beer Festival

Now into its third year, the Saluté Burger and Beer festival is back again for 10 days in October.
September 26, 2016

Awesome comments for Kate McLaren

"That is so cool! I'm going to print it out and hang it up at home. Thanks Kate, I really enjoyed the painting workshop." - TA-C
September 22, 2016

Rental Crisis

There is a chronic shortage of rental homes in Masterton, with a buoyant property market meaning rentals are being sold to first home buyers.
September 22, 2016

Introduction to Upholstery Skills

Graham & Sons is a small firm founded in 1952, specializing in high quality upholstery for both residential and commercial clients, in the Wairarapa and Wellington regions.
September 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi
September 18, 2016

Colour Your Own Lorien Zoo

In celebration of the newest Thunderpants "Lorien Zoo" print, designed by Ventana artist Lorien Stern, we are hosting a Free Workshop (with Thunderpants purchase) from 1 pm onward, come anytime before 3:30 pm.
September 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius
September 14, 2016

Little school in survival mode

The board and principal of a little Wairarapa school are determined to find a way round funding cuts expected to impact on small schools throughout the country.
September 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

"I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow." - Loretta Young
September 8, 2016

More buildings fail design standards

A further five near-new commercial buildings owned by Lands Trust Masterton (LTM) have been identified as potentially failing seismic design standards.
September 6, 2016

Carterton Daffodil Festival

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, 2016

Mum’s warning over meds

Carterton toddler James Brady was nearly poisoned when he swallowed several Panadol tablets.
September 1, 2016

Decode Your Diva

Learn the secrets of being a powerful, happy woman. This night is not about clothes - this is a night of motivation for women who want to love their lives. Lisa O’Neill is coming to Carterton to bring out your inner Diva!
August 31, 2016

Quote of the Day

"'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." - Alfred Lord Tennyson
August 30, 2016

Decode Your Diva

Learn the secrets of being a powerful, happy woman. This night is not about clothes - this is a night of motivation for women who want to love their lives. Lisa O’Neill is coming to Carterton to bring out your inner Diva!
August 25, 2016

Illegal dumpers beware

The days are numbered for people using laybys to dump their household rubbish, with one vigilant councillor taking it upon herself to monitor the mess.
August 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss
August 21, 2016

Winter’s sting on the run

Wairarapa people are optimistic blue skies this week linked with revved up warmth from the sun is heralding an end to winter and the arrival of sustained better weather ahead.
August 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence." - Colin Powell
August 17, 2016

A Taste of Greytown

Residents of a small New Plymouth street fear someone will die if fire hydrants are not installed near their homes.
August 15, 2016

More positive comments for Cellfield New Zealand

"Our Cellfield experience with Jessie, was well above my expectations and exceeded what you suggested. So yes, I'm a great fan, money well spent from my point of view." - Martin
August 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli
August 11, 2016

Wairarapa SPCA Bake Sale

Pop into the Wairarapa SPCA Op Shop and support our amazing volunteers and their Cupcake Day bake sale!
August 9, 2016

More positive comments for Master Glaziers

"All the mirrors are in and looking good. The installers were great, and there was plenty of good phone contact to say what was happening - rare in a building exercise I have found out." - Jos
August 7, 2016

Rainbow fence causes ‘ruckus’

Painting a playground fence rainbow should be quite a straightforward project, but the idea has ruffled a few feathers in Eketahuna.
August 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." - David Viscott
August 4, 2016

Worried farmers in crisis over weevil threat

Increasingly worried pea crop farmers have been given alternatives to help escape the “crisis” brought on by the discovery of the pea weevil in Wairarapa.
August 3, 2016

Heartland Classics

Our Heartland Classics tour features two irresistible programmes including finely crafted quartets by Haydn and Mozart; Schubert’s brief but intense Quartettsatz; two of Dvorak’s short, descriptive Cypresses; Mendelssohn’s exuberant Quartet no 3 in D; and Dvorak’s optimistic American quartet.
August 1, 2016

Fair deal sought for migrant workers

Low skilled migrant workers from the Solomon Islands employed in horticulture and viticulture in Wairarapa are struggling on many fronts to get a fair deal.
July 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." - Harry S Truman
July 26, 2016

Natural Solutions Class

Learn about natural solutions and healthy living with essential oils. Freebies and spot prizes up for grabs plus yummy food, tea and coffee. Bring your friends and make a night of it.
July 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

"People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining." - Stephen Hawking
July 21, 2016

Another excellent review for GT Environmental Services Ltd

"In building our house we used GT Environmental Services to supply and install all our draining and septic waste needs and also water pump supply. The service was excellent and it all went according to plan, including email photographic copies of drainage layout for future reference. Workmanship was efficient and to a high standard and on time. We have since used Graham and GT Environmental Services for drainage work and septic work at our coastal property and again nothing was a problem and innovative planning to suit coastal requirements was implemented with precision. We would not hesitate to recommend this very professional business to anyone requiring waste or septic expertise and services." - Jeanette
July 20, 2016

Introduction to Upholstery Skills

This one day class will give you an introduction to all of the basic skills and techniques of upholstery, through making your own footstool. You’ll also gain an insight into those ‘tricks of the trade’ which achieve a professional finish.
July 20, 2016

Close shave in roundabout crash

A Carterton hairdressers had a close shave yesterday morning when a vehicle careered into the shop's window, leaving staff "pretty shaken up".
July 18, 2016

Greytown votes no confidence in flood protection proposal

About 100 Greytown people "unanimously" cast a vote of no confidence in Greater Wellington Regional Council's flood protection plans for the town at a meeting on Monday.
July 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." - Auguste Rodin
July 10, 2016

Pop-up Doggy Deli

Right in the heart of the Wairarapa you'll discover an artisan deli for dogs. Treat your pooch to gourmet, grain free, free range doggytreats. Made with only the freshest, locally sourced, human-grade ingredients and proudly handmade in the Wairarapa.
July 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
July 6, 2016

Shock as new trust buildings fail quake standards

Six near-new commercial buildings in Masterton, all owned by Lands Trust Masterton, have failed to meet new building standards and are potential earthquake risks.
July 4, 2016

Another excellent review for Kapiti Hypnotherapy

Anne-Marie is a wonderful, caring and extremely competent professional. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her as a trainer and colleague. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is passionate about what she does. She has the skills, energy and vision to assist people towards their desired outcomes. I believe that any client of Anne-Marie's should consider themselves lucky to have her help and be truly excited about the possibilities. - Ed
June 30, 2016

Batik Style Silk Scarf Workshop

In this three hour course you will learn to design and paint your own silk scarf in whatever colourful arrangement and design you desire. Expert textile artist Leanne Taylor of Ramari Textiles will provide you with the steps using a modern and mess less resist painting technique that functions much like the traditional Batik style of wax painting.
June 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
June 28, 2016

Youths rounded up by locals and car seized

Six youths who might have thought a country town would be the ideal location to do burn-offs were swiftly brought down to earth after being told off by locals and having their car seized by police.
June 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

"God is in the details." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
June 23, 2016

Thieves target tobacco

Wairarapa police were kept on their toes this week, arresting burglars in Masterton, Martinborough and Featherston and dealing with the aftermath of vandalism.
June 22, 2016

Matariki Celebrations

Matariki is a community festival that revives the Māori tradition of marking the passage of time and celebrating the Māori harvest within a modern context.
June 20, 2016

Clampdown on illegal fires

Masterton is facing a winter air pollution crisis that could lead to a clampdown on woodburners and fines being imposed on people breaching the outdoor fire ban.
June 16, 2016

Good things being said about Accord Plastics

"We have been dealing with Accord Plastics for over a decade now and have always found them prompt and reliable in delivery. Their products have always been excellent quality at a competitive price." - Charlie
June 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack." - Sun Tzu
June 14, 2016

WorldVision Charity Concert

This year for WorldVision, some Masterton Colleges are hosting a charity concert to fundraise for Syrian children. Come join us for an evening of student talent such as singing, dancing, Shakespeare and more! The schools involved are Solway College, St Mathews Collegiate, Rathkeale College and Wairarapa College. Special guests will also be performing on the night- more updates to come!
June 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Lord Acton
June 9, 2016

Time to talk Eketahuna wastewater

Public submissions on Tararua District Council's 20-year consent application for Eketahuna's wastewater will be discussed next Wednesday at a pre-hearing meeting at Caccia Birch in Palmerston North.
June 8, 2016

WorldVision Charity Concert

This year for WorldVision, some Masterton Colleges are hosting a charity concert to fundraise for Syrian children. Come join us for an evening of student talent such as singing, dancing, Shakespeare and more! The schools currently involved are Solway College, St Mathews Collegiate, and Rathkeale College. Special guests will also be performing on the night- more updates to come!
June 6, 2016

Masterton Town Hall an earthquake risk

Masterton Town Hall's auditorium has been declared off-limits after an engineering report found it does not meet required earthquake standards.
June 2, 2016

Pick Your Own Pickling Olives and Demo

Pick your own Kalamata, South Australian Verdale or Manzanillo olives. Watch a demonstration of pickling so you can try your hand at home.
May 31, 2016

More positive comments for Chemdry Wairarapa

"Very considerate re: carpet which had been laid one week prior to them coming. I was very impressed. Happy to recommend service." - J Scott
May 26, 2016

Wairarapa DHB gets $3m funding boost

Carterton District Council's newest manager is bringing a wealth of building experience to his new role.
May 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met." - William Butler Yeats
May 25, 2016

The Oversew Fashion Awards 2016

This show promotes 'upcycled' fashion by recognising talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments.
May 23, 2016

Wairarapa councils back smokefree plan

A Compass Health smoke-free promotion has gained the support of all three Wairarapa district councils.
May 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
May 17, 2016

Great feedback for Thermawood Wairarapa

We have enjoyed the company and professional expertise of Jim and Kevin to replace sash and other windows in our house. We highly recommend their services to people contemplating the advantages of double glazing. - Brian
May 15, 2016

Joy Cowley Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Legendary writer of New Zealand literature for children, Joy Cowley, shares her insights and experience in this one-off creative writing workshops for adults.
May 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

"We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know." -W. H. Auden
May 12, 2016

Wairarapa Young Farmers Dames and Gangsters Ball

t's that time of year again folks! The Wairarapa and South Wairarapa Young Farmers are proud to present 1930s Dames and Gangsters as our theme for 2016.
May 11, 2016

Drug thieves fight for privacy

A MAN and a woman who stole an anaesthetic drug from Wairarapa Hospital are continuing their fight to keep their names secret.
May 9, 2016

Hamlet

The Lord Lackbeards are returning to Gladstone!
May 5, 2016

Quote of the Day

"I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed." -Robert H. Schuller
May 4, 2016

Big dry worrying for Wairarapa farmers

Wairarapa farmers are fearful of worsening drought conditions in the region as unseasonal dry conditions continue into May.
May 2, 2016

25th Anniversary Wairarapa Green Dollar Market

Join Green Dollar members at Carterton's Senior Citizens Hall as they celebrate 25 years as a community group. There will be a range of stalls that will feature a variety of arts and crafts, delicacies to stock your pantry and hot food and drink to tempt your taste buds.
April 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

"But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated." -Ernest Hemingway
April 26, 2016

Eel deaths blamed on aphid invasion

An infestation of giant aphids clinging to the willows along the Whangaehu stream is ringing alarm bells for a Longbush resident, who scooped out more than 40 dead eels from the stream.
April 24, 2016

Farewell Zealandia Concert Series

The Farewell Zealandia Concert Series runs alongside the "Farewell Zealandia - Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1" Exhibition
April 21, 2016

Lake drowning blamed on gear

A coroner has identified wrong rescue gear, the wearing of waders and possible impairment by a lifejacket as being contributing factors in the death of a Greytown whitebaiter swept out to sea at Lake Ferry last August.
April 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly." -Richard Bach
April 18, 2016

Pick Your Own Grapes

Come along to Fantail Grove and pick some of our yummy table grapes. They're the old-fashioned kind that have pips - and loads of taste. We provide everything you need to pick (bucket, scissors or secateurs). We know you're likely to eat a few as you pick and that's just fine.
April 14, 2016

Masterton call for parking rules clarity

A Masterton man is calling for better signs to identify council-owned carparks after learning a $40 fine could be imposed for parking nose-out in an off-road diagonal park.
April 12, 2016

Ambulance service under threat

With an earthquake risk to Eketahuna's St John ambulance bay and the town facing low volunteer interest, the community will soon be asked whether retaining the service is a viable option.
April 4, 2016

French Country Fair

Held at the beautiful Tauherenikau Racecourse where stalls and musicians weave in and out of the old rustic buildings and under the big chestnut trees.
March 31, 2016

Quote of the Day

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf
March 29, 2016

Vow to fix gem of a lake

Persistent problems with water flow at Henley Lake which have bugged Masterton District Council for years has led to a determined bid to overcome them once and for all.
March 27, 2016

Easter Fully catered 3 Day - Whareama Coastal Walk

The Whareama Coastal Walk is a fantastic walking experience over private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline.
March 22, 2016

Wairarapa call for forestry export change

A call for government to crackdown on the hidden costs faced by exporters has the backing of a leading Wairarapa businessman.
March 21, 2016

Wairarapa dam grant irks critics

Opponents of a Wairarapa irrigation scheme are continuing to speak out in the wake of last week's $804,000 grant from the Government.
March 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

"If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be. " -Yogi Berra
March 9, 2016

Carterton Farmers' Market

Carterton Farmers’ Market is on Sundays weekly 9am-12.30pm, Carterton Events Centre during June - August and Memorial Square next to the roundabout throughout the rest of the year (September-May).
March 3, 2016

Report clears council of bullying

A lack of proof into alleged abuse and bullying at Tararua District Council has meant an external review has declared council's process fit for purpose.
March 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it. " -Yogi Berra
February 28, 2016

Swim standards slammed as 'appalling'

HELP NEEDED: Kids being helped across the pool during last year's Multisports triathlon.
February 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
February 24, 2016

La Fiesta

a Fiesta is the coolest little festival in Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating women and community. More proof that all the best stuff happens in Whanganui!
February 22, 2016

Residents ask: What's the problem?

If it ain't broke don't fix it, was one Carterton man's advice to the Local Government Commission (LGC).
February 18, 2016

Martinborough Summer Pix Competition

Martinborough Village presents the Summer Pix Competition 2016. Send us your images of Martinborough in summertime, wineries, restaurants, camping, the coast, river, walking, tramping, cycling, sunrises, sunsets, everything! What does summer in our beautiful region mean to you?
February 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

"If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I." -Michel de Montaigne
February 14, 2016

Wairarapa Farmers' Market

The Wairarapa Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm (rain or shine!) at its new location, under cover at The Farriers Bar and Eatery, 4 Queen St North, Masterton. Entry is on the north end of Chapel and Queen Streets, SH2 (opposite the Fire Station). There is plenty of car parking and a bicycle rack.
February 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." -Joseph Campbell
February 10, 2016

5.7 South Island quake felt throughout New Zealand

The 1.38pm quake was 35km south-east of St Arnaud, Nelson, at a depth of 65km.
February 8, 2016

Waitangi Alert

Elevating forthright voices of liberation "Waitangi Alert 2016" is the antithesis of the many celebratory public events held on Waitangi Day that are given over to the misleading promulgation of Aotearoa as a multi-cultural paradise.
February 4, 2016

Rotary Martinborough Fair

he Roitary Martinborough Fair is held in the picturesque Martinborough Square. This iconic fair, reportedly the largest in Australasia, comprises over 480 stalls selling artwork, crafts, clothing, food and other quality products. Free entry to the public.
February 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Don't forget to love yourself."
February 2, 2016

Police urge drivers not to flee

Speaking at a press conference at Masterton police station in the wake of the deaths yesterday, Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Bysouth urged drivers not to try to flee from police.
January 31, 2016

Cruise Martinborough Vintage Market

Run in conjunction with Cruise Martinborough, a vintage and retro market with vintage, upcycled, and recycled goods for sale. Lots of variety and genuine vintage goods.
January 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."
January 27, 2016

Angry wasps attack Wairarapa hunter

A man who was stung more than 40 times by wasps has been airlifted to Wairarapa Hospital.
January 25, 2016

Huri Huri: Wairarapa's Bike Festival

Wairarapa is the place to get on your bike over Wellington Anniversary weekend!
January 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
January 19, 2016

Blitz on expired regos in Wairarapa

Police are reminding drivers to check their car registrations this summer after checkpoints found higher than usual numbers of cars with lapsed registrations.
January 17, 2016

Martinborough Summer Pix Competition

Martinborough Village presents the Summer Pix Competition 2016. Send us your images of Martinborough in summertime, wineries, restaurants, camping, the coast, river, walking, tramping, cycling, sunrises, sunsets, everything! What does summer in our beautiful region mean to you?
January 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

"When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred."
January 13, 2016

Legal fight over Greytown works

A GREYTOWN pressure group is preparing for a legal battle with the South Wairarapa District Council for proposed works in the town's historic heritage precinct.
January 12, 2016

Wairarapa Farmers' Market

The Wairarapa Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm (rain or shine!) at its new location, under cover at The Farriers Bar and Eatery, 4 Queen St North, Masterton. Entry is on the north end of Chapel and Queen Streets, SH2 (opposite the Fire Station). There is plenty of car parking and a bicycle rack.
January 7, 2016

Rural fire risk warning

WAIRARAPA has endured its worst start to the rural fire season on record with a major blaze at Whareama still at risk of reigniting.
January 5, 2016

Quote of the Day

"After all is said and done, more is said than done."
January 3, 2016

12 Nights of Christmas

The Twelve Nights of Christmas is back for another year. Every night from Sunday 13th December through to Thursday 24th September there will be local acts and events happening in the town square.
December 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

"A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves."
December 21, 2015

Scares spark alarm reminder

Extra guests over Christmas may mean extra smoke alarms are needed, Masterton Fire Service has warned - especially in sleepouts and caravans.
December 20, 2015

Martinborough Christmas Parade

The annual Martinborough Christmas Parade is coming!
December 18, 2015

Worker joins fight for equal pay rates

A Masterton woman has joined a group of education workers fighting for equal pay.
December 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
December 14, 2015

Featherston Christmas Market

The featherston main street will once again display a distinct european flavour, with christmas decorations, unique street displays, and market stalls along the venue.
December 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."
December 8, 2015

Water restrictions kicking in across the region

Water restrictions are just beginning to kick in across Wairarapa, according to information provided by district council and regional councils -- as Niwa declares the region's soils to be "severely drier than normal".
December 6, 2015

New Rags Market Christmas Night Market

Our wonderful night market is here again, bringing you an array of the best craft, art and vintage for you Christmas shopping.
December 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories." -Sun Tzu
December 1, 2015

Scam websites fooling farmers

The "click to buy" instinct for online shopping this Christmas is best left to toys rather than tractors, warns one farming machinery association.
November 30, 2015

Carterton's Annual Christmas Parade

The Rotary Club of Carterton is delighted to organise this Annual Event and to introduce Santa Clause to his first official function in the Wairarapa. Lots and lots of floats, with handouts of sweets and balloons given to children watching the parade. A Pipe Band, a Brass Band and a New Orleans style Brass Band, vintage cars.
November 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

"They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything."
November 25, 2015

Spell check for Mangaakuta road sign

A Masterton landowner from a Maori family that for hundreds of years has lived at the same site near the town - Mangaakuta - is still pushing to correct a wrongly-spelt road sign pointing the way to his ancestral home.
November 23, 2015

St Andrews Christmas Gala

Christmas gala with a big variety of stalls.
November 19, 2015

Quote of the Day

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
November 17, 2015

Rathkeale Christmas Fete

The Rathkeale Christmas Fete is a Christmas Market featuring live entertainment, shopping, food stalls and much more.With over 60 stalls and set in the beautiful Rathkeale College grounds, this is one not to be missed!A great opportunity to start on the Christmas shopping. Gold coin entry.
November 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
November 10, 2015

Gorge plunge for Masterton girl

A Masterton teenager who plummeted down a steep slope from the top of the Manawatu Gorge on Saturday was plucked to safety by rescue helicopter after narrowly avoiding a 300m fall to the road below.
November 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

"The mountains are calling and I must go." -John Muir
November 5, 2015

Gigantic Gala and Garage Sale

The most amazing array of quality sale goods - home wares, baby gear, clothing, books, DVD's, toys.
November 4, 2015

Everyone was screaming, he was smashing around' - Boy thought he was going to die on gravity ride

A 12-year-old boy told his mother he thought he was going to die after he came adrift and was thrown around inside an amusement ride in Clareville over the weekend.
November 2, 2015

Herb Federation of New Zealand 15th Biennial Conference

The Wairarapa Herb Society is proud to host the 15th HFNZ Conference "Celebrating The Olive". The olive (Olea europaea) is a tree with a rich history recording its diversity. Today recognition of the many culinary and health benefits have seen a proliferation of olive groves, many found in the Wairarapa region of the North Island of New Zealand.
October 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out." -Edwin Markham
October 27, 2015

Big dry predicted for this summer

The "big dry" summer forecast for Wairarapa is coming to pass, according to latest figures from Niwa and Greater Wellington Regional Council.
October 25, 2015

Alice In Wonderland - All Day Events

Parents and kids - Dress up as your favourite Alice in Wonderland character and join us down the rabbit hole for a family fun day of games, face painting, movie and a Mad Hatters Tea Party you’ll want to remember. There will be cake and biscuit making competitions, costume and colouring in competitions – pick up your entry forms from Mitre 10 Mega or Mitre 10 Martinborough.
October 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities."
October 21, 2015

Police seek monster slide owner

The owner of the Monster Slide that collapsed in Masterton this year has been found guilty of obstructing a health and safety inspector - and police are looking to arrest him.
October 19, 2015

Leo - A Physical Theatre Event

What would happen if the laws of gravity were to suddenly change? Jaws will drop as Leo takes ‘off the wall’ to a whole new level.
October 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Man is what he reads."
October 13, 2015

$12m child support debt in Wairarapa

Wairarapa parents owed more than $12million in child support at the end of the financial year.
October 11, 2015

Strange Vibes Tour

If Frank Sinatra and Barnaby Weir went on a drug fuelled night out and created a super-powered love child, that would be Strangely Arousing.
October 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."
October 7, 2015

El Nino prompts fresh fire warning

A warning has been sounded about rural fire dangers on the heels of a blaze that ignited in high winds among a stand of trees near Martinborough on Sunday.
October 5, 2015

14Forty - LAN Event

Masterton's very own 24hr LAN event set up to raise money for Lakeview Schools PTA.
October 1, 2015

Quote of the Day

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
September 29, 2015

Masterton cops probe killer blaze

Masterton police are investigating an unexplained fire that gutted a house within 300 metres of the police station and suffocated a pet dog.
September 27, 2015

SQUEALER presents the AC/DC experience

Squealer are coming to King street live on Saturday the 26th of September
September 25, 2015

Quote of the Day

"You must do the things you think you cannot do."
September 23, 2015

El Nino worsens regional fire risk

The worst rural fire risk in nearly two decades is likely this summer for Wairarapa, say firefighters.
September 21, 2015

Storytelling Guided Tours

We recommend visitors attend one of our guided tours which provides a complete experience and is tailored to the weather conditions. Our central theme is ancient starlore which includes tales fro antiquity of the solstices, equinoxes, and the signs of the zodiac.
September 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

"We're all working together; that's the secret."
September 15, 2015

Crash halts traffic

A two-car collision between a ute and a car caused major headaches for drivers heading over the hill after Carterton's Daffodil Festival yesterday afternoon.
September 13, 2015

Sarah Spicer & Stevie Tonks - Up Close & Live Tour

Sarah Spicer & Stevie Tonks recently impressed New Zealand and generated thousands of new fans in the 2015 season of X Factor. These are two of the best top 10 acts as voted by the public, and its now an opportunity to see them perform live and up close in these specially selected venues around the country.
September 10, 2015

Wairarapa set to home refugees

If New Zealand steps up its refugee quota, Wairarapa has the welcome mat out.
September 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day."
September 7, 2015

Simon Thacker's Ritmata

The debut New Zealand tour by award winning UK quartet Simon Thacker's Ritmata, performing exhilarating music by the visionary Scottish guitar virtuoso, distilling the essence of his pioneering intercultural musical experiences and lifelong absorption in some of the most powerful sounds from across continents and epochs.
September 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

"There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em."
September 1, 2015

Poems & Blues - When Poetry Comes to Town

Wairarapa Word presents a balance of live poems and live music to end National Poetry Day 2015 in the Wairarapa.
August 27, 2015

More traffic complaints noted

Complaints about traffic offences in Wairarapa's police district increased last financial year on the previous one but a Wairarapa police officer puts the rise down to improved reporting.
August 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down."
August 24, 2015

Bride of the Year Contest - Entries Open Now

Entries open now for the contest to be held on Friday 21 August 2015 at 8pm. The contest, presented by Masterton Plunket, is open to brides who were married between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015; married in the Wairarapa, have lived or are living in the Wairarapa, or whose husband has lived in the Wairarapa.
August 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Courage is knowing what not to fear."
August 19, 2015

Trapped driver cut free after crash

A passer-by comforted a trapped and critically injured woman at a crash scene near Masterton yesterday after watching as her car was almost torn in half during a high-speed collision with a milk tanker.
August 17, 2015

Once on Chunuk Bair

This play pays tribute to the young men of Wellington Battalion who fought and died during the capture of Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli.
August 13, 2015

Quote of the Day

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
August 11, 2015

Retro Music Party

It's Sally's 50th birthday and she's asked us to play in the Thurley Lounge at the Cossie Club this Friday. The "Party" is open to all for a small cover charge of $10 and the music will be for dancing with some quieter listenable-to songs earlier.
August 6, 2015

Crazy Fact!

New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they have too high of a BMI and there has been cases of people rejected because of their weight.
August 5, 2015

Wairarapa draws Aussie, UK migrants

Wairarapa is a popular destination among migrants from Australia and the United Kingdom.
August 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
July 30, 2015

Alpha Course Invitation Night

Is there a life after death? Are you really free and happy with your lot in life? What does it really mean to be a Christian?
July 28, 2015

Livestock transport - going the distance

Is livestock transport in need of a shake-up? CATHERINE GAFFANEY investigates the merit of suggested improvements to the industry.
July 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
July 23, 2015

Chimney fire alert in Wairarapa

Your chimney could be on fire and you wouldn't know it.
July 22, 2015

Crazy Facts

The courts in New Zealand allowed a child to be named ‘Number 16 Bus Shelter’.
July 20, 2015

The Warratahs

The Warratahs return with Runaway Days - their first new studio album in nine years.
July 16, 2015

Ram raiders escape on stolen quad

hieves making off with equipment stolen from a Masterton school have used a stolen quad bike to ram their way through a fence in an early-morning burglary.
July 15, 2015

Qoute Of the Day

I like guys who have a plan or a dream. A good sense of humor is also a must. I can be weird with my humor and say things that are random. You need to understand that I'm really goofy and go with it.
July 15, 2015
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Our approved chemical handlers can be your experts to depend on when it comes to controlling rodents and insects in your property. Trust us to clear the pests from your home or office today. Quietly clearing your home of pests

With our quiet and swift service, we can guarantee any nosy neighbours won't find out about your pest problem, as we keep business private with our clients.Our pest control quotes are free!  Click here.

Complete the form for a free quote, and we'll get back to you within the next working day to go over all your requirements and questions.

www.aucklandwidepestcontrol.co.nz

Hassle free, quick pest disposal and control services throughout the Auckland region.


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16th August, 2017 - North Shore
Carpet CleaningCleanersPest Control Waikato

Fundamental Cleaning

http://www.fundamentalcleaning.co.nz/pest-management-services

Friendly, reliable home cleaning and pest control services. Experienced house cleaners with a Pest Control Handlers License, servicing Hamilton and Waikato.

If you are wanting your carpets cleaned or your whole house cleaned, look no further than Fundamental Cleaning.

Rid your home of nasty vermin and pests with the pest control specialists at Fundamental Cleaning.

Have a pest problem?.  Click here.

Dispose of the unwanted pests in your home with Fundamental Cleaning's quality, private services. With approved pest handlers and with certification from the EPA, you can rest assured the job is done right, discreetly and safely.

www.fundamentalcleaning.co.nz

Putting the basics first! A discreet service for all of your pest control and cleaning needs.


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16th August, 2017 - Waikato
Pest Control Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Pest Attack Rodent Control

http://www.rodentcontroltauranga.net.nz/rodent-control-tauranga

Pest Attack Rodent Control is operated and owned by family and specialises in the professional extermination of rodent infestations.

We have serviced residential, rental and commercial businesses throughout Tauranga and the greater Bay of Plenty for several years.

With a growing portfolio of clients, we offer services from small owner operated businesses to large business premises.

Rodent control from the qualified experts?  
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Our quality products are safe to industrial standards and meet New Zealand Government regulations. We also stay up to date with the latest techniques and rodent control products and ensure our rodent control methods are guaranteed and highly competitive.Don't let a stray mouse or rat turn into a bigger problem!  
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Eradicate the problem before it gets bad. Mice and Rats are known to carry harmful diseases and cause damage to buildings by chewing through walls and wires... So have the experts at Pest Attack Rodent Control help you today!The right equipment and training
 
http://www.rodentcontroltauranga.net.nz/rodent-control-tauranga


At Pest Attack Rodent Control, our qualified handlers use much stronger stuff than store-bought products and know how to use them safely. Leave the problem to the specialists and call us today!

www.rodentcontroltauranga.net.nz

Servicing the Bay of Plenty area, exterminating mice, rats and rodents from your home.


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16th August, 2017 - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Pest Control Hamilton

Pest Attack Rodent Control

http://www.rodentcontrolwaikato.net.nz/rat-infestation-waikato

Whether you're a commercial, rental or residential property, Pest Attack Rodent Control has the experience and expertise to solve your rodent infestation problem.

For countless years we have serviced and helped businesses overcome their rodent problems in the greater Waikato region.

For years we have been servicing all sizes and matter of businesses and eradicating rodents from small and large commercial premises.

DIY products are usually not strong enough to take care of the problem properly
 http://www.rodentcontrolwaikato.net.nz/rat-poison-hamilton

Don't risk wasting time and money with weak DIY products. Eradicate the problem for good with the qualified specialists and expertise of Pest Attack Rodent Control's experts. Qualified handlers of pest control products

Get rid of the problem for good with Pest Attack Rodent Control. Our staff are trained and experienced to handle the job right as well as being equipped with the best equipment for the task at hand. Don't let rodents threaten your health and home

Having a rodent infestation in your home can lead to property structural damage, chewed wires and the spread of harmful disease. Don't let the problem get out of hand and call the professionals today.

www.rodentcontrolwaikato.net.nz

Call in the professionals at Pest Attack Rodent Control to free your home of unwanted vermin.


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16th August, 2017 - Hamilton
Pest Control Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Pest Control

https://www.pestcontrolrotorua.co.nz/fly-control-rotorua

Get Rotorua's best local pest control services for reliable, effective, pest management solutions.

Call the experts at Rotorua Pest Control to eradicate vermin from your home or property.

Rest assured your home is under the care of approved ERMA pesticide handlers with more than 12 years of experience.

 
Products to help you clear your home of pests


Can't seem to get rid of the mice or insect problem in your home? Get rid of the problem fast with discrete, effective pest traps and bait stations that will have you free of vermin in no time. 
Buy effective DIY products


Make sure you handle our products safely and correctly with the absolutely FREE advice and backup service you receive when you buy one of our pest control bait stations or traps.FREE pest control quotes available now!  
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With a switched-on, friendly and approachable attitude to all jobs, owner and operator Neil can ensure that your property is pest free and safe for you and your family to live in.

www.pestcontrolrotorua.co.nz

Licensed pest management, making your environment a safer place! Rotorua wide servicing.


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16th August, 2017 - Bay of Plenty
Pest Control Bay of Plenty

Sea Breeze Property Care

http://www.seabreezegroup.co.nz/pest-control-services

Whether you're after residential or commercial pest control, we've got you covered.

A Tauranga exterior house cleaning company for all of your window cleaning, gutter cleaning and pest control needs.

Ensure your home cleaning is done the right way. Choose the services of the professionals at Sea Breeze Property Care.

Cleaning windows and washing houses
 
http://www.seabreezegroup.co.nz/window-cleaning-tauranga


Like your house washed? Or do you simply require a window cleaning service? Seabreeze Property Care offers a range of house washing and exterior cleaning services, whether a one-off job or a regular cleaning service.Roof treatments and gutter cleaning!  
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Moss, lichen and leaves can build up on your roof and gutter causing drainage problems and affecting the appearance of your home. Sea Breeze Property Care offers a range roof treatment services to counter this.Get rid of insects and rodents?  Click here.

No matter your issue, whether your property is plagued by ants, rodents, borers or flies, the team at Sea Breeze Property Care has the expertise to handle the job in a safe and effective manner.

www.seabreezegroup.co.nz

House and window washing, roof treatments and pest control "one call does it all".


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16th August, 2017 - Bay of Plenty
Pest Control Manawatu/Wanganui

Bug Busters Manawatu

https://www.bugbustersmanawatu.co.nz/wasp-control-palmerston

Ensure that you choose the exterminators that use pet-friendly and safe methods.

Have all pests in your business and workplace dealt with quickly and effectively.

Our professional team can offer you insightful advice on keeping the pests clear of your property.

Efficient residential pest control service!  Click here.

Keep unwanted guests from your home with Bug Busters Manawatu. Insects and vermin can be very hazardous to your health and property, which is why it is best to get rid of them quickly.Have a hygienic and pest-free work space
 https://www.bugbustersmanawatu.co.nz/possum-control-palmerston

Having your commercial premises infested with bugs or vermin can be very detrimental to your business and productivity. Keep your workplace clear of hazards and contact Bug Busters Manawatu for all your pest control solutions.Frequently asked questions!  Click here.

Before you get pest control services for your home or business, you may want to know more about the service. To answer all your questions of pest control, visit our FAQ page today!

www.bugbustersmanawatu.co.nz

For pest control in the Palmerston North region that is both safe, efficient and effective, just call our team.


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16th August, 2017 - Manawatu/Wanganui
Pest Control Hamilton

Pestokil Pest Control Ltd

https://www.pestokil.co.nz/wasp-control-hamilton

If you want fast and effective removal of pests, choose the team with over a decade of industry experience.

Pestokil Pest Control Ltd utilizes effective modern means of extermination that are non-toxic and safe around humans.

Ask about our special discounts for senior citizens, schools and non-profit organisations.

Cockroaches?  Click here.

Keen to get rid of an intrusion of cockroaches in your home or workplace? As well as being creepy to look at, roaches carry diseases that are harmful to people and domestic animals.  Rodents and Vermin

Rodents are a serious menace throughout Waikato, chewing through everything they get their teeth on. Their resilience is making it harder to eradicate them using standard baiting techniques.Insects, Wasps and Bees?  Click here.

The team at Pestokil Pest Control Ltd. has a wealth of experience when it comes to the safe removal of wasps, bees and other insects from commercial, industry, domestic, educational and residential properties throughout Hamilton and beyond.

www.pestokil.co.nz

Efficiently removing wasps, bees, rodents, cockroaches and other insects from your property.


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16th August, 2017 - Hamilton
Pest Control Christchurch

Pest Free Professional

http://www.bpestfree.co.nz/rodent-control-christchurch

Keep yourself, family or employees safe with domestic and commercial pest control that reduces the usage of chemicals.

Pest Free Professional Control will provide a tailored plan that minimises the use of harsh chemicals yet provides immediate and guaranteed results.

Call the experienced team at Pest Free Professional Control to find out how we can take care of all your pest control services.

Household
 http://www.bpestfree.co.nz/wasp-nest-removal-christchurch

You can be sure your home and family are safe with effective wasp nest removal, spider control, borer treatment and more, available for residential addresses throughout Christchurch, Timaru and Ashburton.For businesses
 http://www.bpestfree.co.nz/christchurch-pest-control

Whether it’s rat control, ant eradication, or a cockroach colony that needs to be eliminated, you can be sure it will be addressed quickly and discreetly. Pest management programs

Qualified, registered exterminators design customised pest management programs, to ensure your pest control is effective, and that your documentation meets the needs for certification and council inspections.

www.bpestfree.co.nz

Christchurch's local domestic and commercial pest control specialists since 2000.


0 Review
16th August, 2017 - Christchurch
Pest Control Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Pest Attack Pest Control

https://www.pestcontroltauranga.net.nz/carpet-cleaning-tauranga

Make your home pest-free with a reliable, local pest control service

Pest Attack Pest Control houses expert pest exterminators to give you reliable and prompt service for…

Insect control – getting rid of spiders, fleas and cockroaches’ Rodent control – exterminate the rats and mice’s!

 
Professional insect control


Spider control, fly control, cockroach control, flea control - you name it, we'll take care of it! There's no pest problem too big or small for our expert insect control specialists. 
Assured rodent control services


Rodents have the potential to destroy your house with only their teeth, so call our rodent control team to rid your properly of rodents promptly.Carpet cleaning Services
 
https://www.pestcontroltauranga.net.nz/carpet-cleaning-tauranga


Once your home is pest free, we can come in and profile a range of carpet cleaning services: carpet cleans, stain removal, upholstery cleaning and more.

www.pestcontroltauranga.net.nz

A home is not a place for pests! Professional pest control services giving you a safe home to live at


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16th August, 2017 - Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Pest Control Waikato

Pest Attack Pest Control (Waikato)

https://www.pestcontrolwaikato.net.nz/carpet-cleaning-hamilton

Make sure that your home is pest free!

Professional in pest control, we make your property pest free

If you need expert pest exterminators, contact our team at Pest Attack Pest Control for a trusted and honest services that you can depend on...

Insect control services
 https://www.pestcontrolwaikato.net.nz/insect-control-hamilton

You can rest assured that our team of professional insect control specialists can handle spider control, bedbug control, cockroach control or fly control in your property.Rodent control services
 https://www.pestcontrolwaikato.net.nz/rodent-control-hamilton

The first signs of mice and/or rats in your property should be treated promptly, so call our rodent control specialists to treat the problem before it gets any worse and causes damage to your home.Carpet cleaning services?  Click here.

After we are done exterminating insects and rodents in your property, we also provide a wide range of carpet cleaning services to make sure that your property will be thoroughly cleaned.

www.pestcontrolwaikato.net.nz

Eliminate pests from your home! We offer the protection that your property needs with trusted pest control services


0 Review
16th August, 2017 - Waikato
House WashingPest ControlProperty MaintenanceWater BlastingHome services Kapiti/Horowhenua

Action Property Services

https://www.wellingtonpestcontrol.co.nz

Now there is no need to have pests in your house or business any longer! Our team has the solutions to your problems.

Remove all of the dirt and moss from your home and bring back its old beauty.

Tired of fixing broken fences or gates? Let out professional team handle any jobs that you may have in your property.

 House water blasting and washing

Action Property Services has the answer to all your property washing requirements. We handle anything including moss covered garden paths, decks and driveways, all domestic types of house and building washing.Property services
 https://www.propertymaintenancewellington.co.nz

Don't let all the small jobs bring down the look of your property! We offer a great home maintenance service to take care of all jobs in and around your property! Services for pest control.  Click here.

You need not to worry about the annoying pests in around your house. We offer a service that eliminates and controls the pests.

www.actionservices.co.nz

Doing all Property maintenance, pest control, property washing, moss control and roof cleaning.


0 Review
16th August, 2017 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Carpet CleaningPest Control West Auckland

Ecosan

https://www.ecosan.co.nz/pest-management-auckland

Environmentally friendly cleaning, upholstery and pest control solutions for a safer, cleaner Auckland home.

From professional carpet cleaning and pest control specialists, our mission is to always exceed customer expectations.

No matter what condition your house in, we'll ensure that it's left in top condition, with our Auckland exterminators and cleaners high standard of work.

Floor cleaning services
 https://www.ecosan.co.nz/carpet-stain-removal

Our highly trained team of domestic and commercial carpet cleaners will leave your carpets free of odour and looking like new again. From carpet stain removal to carpet restoration , we can do it all!Furniture Upholstery?  Click here.

No matter what type of furniture or fabric you have that requires a professional clean, our upholstery cleaning team have the best environmentally friendly products and equipment to ensure a quality finish. Rodent and Insect extermination

Get rid of vermin fast with Ecosan pest control services. Our experts are trained in the professional removal of cockroaches, spiders, wasps, mice, rats and more using chemicals that are safe on humans and on the environment.

www.ecosan.co.nz

The cleanest clean you've seen, or it's free! Carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and pest control.


0 Review
16th August, 2017 - West Auckland
Pest Control National

Pied Piper Products

https://www.ratcontrol.co.nz/rat-traps-new

Exterminate unwanted guests from your home with Pied Piper rat bait stations. We deliver throughout NZ for prompt, easy removal of rodents.

Our bait stations are safe - For use around children, pets and working dogs on farms.

Our great grate system is made so rats can't carry the bait away from the station to store in their nests, making it effective and efficient.

 Humane rat poison that works

We have designed a rat bait station to work with only the best in rat poison. Pindone rat bait is the best in efficient, humane rat bait that will ensure your home free of pests in no time. Safe to use anywhere

Whether you have rats in the roof or on a rural property Pied Piper Bait Stations will get rid of your rat problem. Purchase your Bait Station starter pack now!Humane, effective and efficient!  Click here.

At Pied Piper Bait Stations, our owner and operator Kevin Jellie has spent years creating a superior rat trap that surpasses the old, ineffective technology that just doesn't work. Years of experience in the plastic industry has led to the creation of Pied Piper Products.

www.ratcontrol.co.nz

Wholesale and supply of New Zealand wide rat bait stations, made for the NZ environment and at affordable prices.


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16th August, 2017 - National
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