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Former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown describes what scared her most and the food she craved while walking the length of New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail.
Hundreds of people, including about 140 children, turned out for the blessing of the Featherston playground which now bears author Joy Cowley's name.
Wellington public servants out of a job could become a resource for councils looking for staff, according to a Wairarapa mayor.
Council supplies 21 properties with new reflux valves and wastewater tanks.
More than 18,000 visitors attended Wairarapa events in the past two weeks, giving the region a tourism boost after a slower winter.
Masterton has 79 earthquake-prone buildings, with some needing strengthening work by as early as 2026.
The Masterton District Council set out details for the $2.5 million proposal on Monday.
Masterton residents with wastewater and toilet paper flowing through their backyards in heavy rain are relieved a fix is in sight.
"Animal Services actively tries to engage with dog owners to encourage them to register their dog before an infringement is issued."
A proposal to introduce a targeted charge for Airbnb operators in South Wairarapa is proving contentious for the region.
Cyclone Gabrielle tore through parts of the district in February causing serious flooding in the small community.
Wairarapa Green Party candidate Celia Wade-Brown is still hoping to be part of the Green wave of MPs.
The warning comes as new numbers show the hospital was operating close to capacity over the winter months.
Kieran McAnulty looks set to remain in Parliament as a list MP but has been unseated from his position in the Wairarapa electorate MP by National's Mike Butterick.
Joy Cowley, who has been described as a national taonga, will head south to a new home in Dunedin, closer to family and friends.
Narrow and winding, with large chunks of it already slumped towards the sea, it seems just a matter of time.
The South Wairarapa town of Featherston is now officially on New Zealand's cycling map.
Despite concerns from dog control officers and councillors, dogs will be allowed a at popular South Wairarapa camping destination this summer.
Much-loved writer Joy Cowley is to be honoured by having a children's playground named after her.
Alcohol will be banned from popular local hotspots in Wairarapa for the upcoming holiday period.
South Wairarapa District Council will be asking the community for feedback on a wide-ranging review of the rating system.
Faced with reports of gambling harm, two Wairarapa district councils are considering tightening restrictions on gambling.
South Wairarapa District Council is having conversations about establishing a Māori ward in the district.
Two out of three Wairarapa councils are progressing merger discussions, with one council sitting it out for now.
An insurance industry adviser has warned of an approaching 'perfect storm' affecting premiums for local authorities.