Beautiful park trees a sight to behold

When Masterton was first settled by pakeha in 1854, a section of land was set aside as a ‘publick’ reserve. In the 1870s, after public pressure, the land was designated as a public park, and the Masterton Park Trust formed to administer it.

Coronation Hall no stranger to change

The Coronation Hall, on the edge of the Lake of Remembrance in Queen Elizabeth Park, has seen a lot of changes in its 107 year history.  But it was not the first tea kiosk in the park, as GARETH WINTER from the Wairarapa Archive explains.

Summer working days and open hours, Masterton

It’s holiday season, and we thought it may be helpful for you to know working days and open hours for important facilities and services beforehand, including office hours for the council office, to help you with your planning this time of year.