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Local government in Wairarapa is no longer the "pale, stale male" environment it once was, according to a recent survey.
Bypass roads are serious options to ease the load on Wairarapa's creaking main streets for the three district councils.
Concerns over the strength of dozens of Wairarapa buildings to stand up to earthquakes remain, more than two years on from the first warning signs going up.
Just days after Wairarapa suffered flash flooding, local councils have cut back on water supplies.
Wairarapa projects worth millions of dollars have been turned down for central government funding, with a major Carterton scheme the latest to lose out.
In a timely move, Masterton councillors will aim to correct spelling of a local road during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori/ Māori Language Week.
New Zealand's second oldest rugby club may see out next season on its traditional home turf after a rethink from its landlord, a local community trust.
Wairarapa stargazers will have their chance to support moves to open up more of the area's night skies when two district councils seek public input into lighting changes.
Rates rises and risks to Wairarapa council roading services could be on the cards following revelations of a likely funding slash by the national transport agency.
Rates arrears in Wairarapa are growing, its district councils have revealed, which experts say is a telling sign of financial hardship in the area.
Masterton's best chance to help fix the housing crisis has been "squandered" by a recent resource consent decision, a Wairarapa businessman says.
A prominent local government consultant has said that the lack of community engagement in the Three Waters Review is a potential risk to the initiative.
Reforms to national water standards will be the "biggest shake up" local government has received in 30 years, Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson says.
Speed limits across Masterton are set to drop today, but signs will not be up in time to warn travellers.
Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson is among council leaders across the country who will take a six-month pay cut as part of Covid-19 response legislation.
Greater Wellington Regional Council will discuss introducing a Māori seat at its top table for its 2022 election.
Most drinking water supplies across Wairarapa failed to comply with legislation and standards, a Ministry of Health report shows.
The recent restoration project on Masterton's The Last Anzac statue has revived an eight-decade old mystery.
Wellington Water, which took over South Wairarapa's water maintenance last year, has revealed that the town is suffering huge water losses.
A successful pilot scheme to bring jobs to Wairarapa in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown has been expanded and extended.
A multi-million dollar programme for environmental work across some of Wairarapa's major waterways has been given the green light.
South Wairarapa District Council is keen to trial a new man-made "Eco Reef" system as it looks to enhance Palliser Bay beaches and preserve roading close to the coast.
Attracting domestic tourism will be a keystone of Wairarapa's economic revival, with a taskforce set up to identify key market sectors starting up this week.
Local authorities are eager to find out the impacts of central government changes to the Resource Management Act [RMA], but some scientists are wary of the plans.
At South Wairarapa District Council's first online meeting, councillors agreed on a draft annual plan for consultation which included an average 2.5 percent rate rise, and recommended a $1.5million…