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  • WrDHB supplies off to aid in bushfire response

    Published Friday 10 Jan 2020

    It's the least we can do for our neighbours across the Tasman.

  • Manukura makes a Merry Christmas visit to Wairarapa Hospital

    Published Friday 20 Dec 2019

    And this is the magic that makes Christmas at Wairarapa DHB... Thank you once again to Mediaworks and More FM Wairarapa 89.5, Pukaha Mt Bruce and to Wellington Free Ambulance, Masterton Station.

  • This is how Wairarapa DHB farewells an extraordinary 47 years of service

    Published Tuesday 17 Dec 2019

    After 47 years with us, Kaye Taplin is officially retired, off to live a little & let the shift rosters become a faded memory. In an unprecedented send off, her legendary service in our very own DHB was not going unnoticed!

  • Wairarapa DHB welcomes the new board

    Published Tuesday 17 Dec 2019

    Our new Wairarapa DHB board was welcomed yesterday with a powhiri at Te Rangimarie, after which it convened its inaugural meeting.

  • Wairarapa Shoebox Christmas works with the DHB team to make Christmas sparkle

    Published Tuesday 17 Dec 2019

    Sophie Cosford, pictured with her children Gus and George, is the angel behind Wairarapa Shoebox Christmas.

  • Wainuioru Boil Water Notice

    Published Friday 15 Nov 2019

    Users of the Wainuioru Rural Water Scheme have been reminded to boil their water before it is used for human consumption, after a sample tested positive for E.coli.

  • Wairarapa Hospital - calling out for crutches

    Published Monday 11 Nov 2019

    Have you got crutches at home you've forgotten about? They can be returned, no questions asked, to Wairarapa Hospital main reception, or to your local medical centre.

  • Switch to water!

    Published Tuesday 5 Nov 2019

    New Zealanders are being challenged to switch to water, swapping out sugary drinks for the month of November.

  • Radiography staff on strike next week

    Published Friday 25 Oct 2019

    A series of radiographer strikes will take place next week in a third round of industrial action affecting the country. The strikes include both full and partial withdrawal of labour and will take place from Tuesday 29th October to Monday 4th November.

  • Code Red & elective surgery waitlists

    Published Thursday 24 Oct 2019

    On Tuesday, for 24 hours, Wairarapa hospital was in code red for the second time this year. With all beds full, capacity was stretched beyond what was manageable and some elective surgeries (planned surgery by appointment) were cancelled in order to treat urgent need. For some patients, it was not the first time their appointment was put off. Wairarapa DHB Chief Medical Officer, Shawn Sturland, explains.