Masterton Castle Point Road closed due to Truck crashing into bridge, Wairarapa

Masterton Castle Point Road closed due to Truck crashing into bridge, Wairarapa

Emergency services responded to a crash that occurred on Castle Point Road, early Wednesday morning. A truck crashed into a bridge at the intersection of Masterton Castlepoint Road and Te Parae Road shortly after 6.10am. The sole driver sustained serious injuries as a result. They were transported to Hospital. The...

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Vehicle theft-related incidents on the rise in Wairarapa

Vehicle theft-related incidents on the rise in Wairarapa

Wairarapa Police are asking the community to keep their vehicles and belongings inside their vehicles secure after crime rates have risen in recent time involving theft-related incidents. Reports indicate that there has been an increase in vehicle-related offending within the area, such as vehicles being broken into or stolen. Police...

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Supercheap Auto to close its Masterton store

Supercheap Auto to close its Masterton store

Supercheap Auto will be closing its Masterton-based store over lease renewal negotiations between trust lands trust. The last day of trading will be on May 16. It has left locals furious about the decision and now they will have to travel further. Concerns were raised on social media that the closure...

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Large Police presence in Greytown, Kuranui College in lockdown after reports of firearm nearby

Large Police presence in Greytown, Kuranui College in lockdown after reports of firearm nearby

A large Police presence responded to an incident in Greytown, in the Wairarapa at around midday on Thursday. thisquality received a comment from Police stating there were reports of potential sighting of a firearm. They’d responded to the incident at around 12.20pm. “Police are responding to a report of a...

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Fatal single Vehicle crash kills Driver after crashing into ditch on SH2, Dannevirke

Fatal single Vehicle crash kills Driver after crashing into ditch on SH2, Dannevirke

Yesterday Police reported that one person died after a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 2 north of Dannevirke. Emergency services were called to the incident at the intersection between SH2 and Otanga Road. The crash occurred at around 5:45 am after the vehicle went into a ditch. Diversions were put...

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Eastern Tararua Ranges Aerial 1080 Drop to start in May despite no consultation

Eastern Tararua Ranges Aerial 1080 Drop to start in May despite no consultation

OSPRI and the Department of Conservation have set dates for a planned aerial 1080 poison drop for the Eastern Tararua Ranges in the Wairarapa despite no public consultation. The proposed drop, from April 30, will begin application operations of Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080 poison) being aerially spread over the North Eastern...

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Police seize Methamphetamine and Cash, arrest two after findings

Police seize Methamphetamine and Cash, arrest two after findings

Police arrested two people after methamphetamine, and cash was uncovered nearby a crashed vehicle near Mount Bruce on Tuesday afternoon. A vehicle was reportedly speeding whilst travelling toward Eketahuna in the Wairarapa. It failed to stop for Police on State Highway 2. Authorities did not conduct a pursuit but, minutes...

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Eastern Tararua Ranges Aerial 1080 drop to ‘go ahead’ without consultation

Eastern Tararua Ranges Aerial 1080 drop to ‘go ahead’ without consultation

A planned aerial 1080 poison drop is set to ‘go ahead’ on April 30 without consultation or iwi consent for the eastern Tararua Ranges in the Wairarapa. Department of Conservation in partnership with OSPRI will conduct the operation but it could result in more bird and non-target animal deaths while...

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Carterton District Council issues new ‘urgent’ Boil Water notice

Carterton District Council issues new ‘urgent’ Boil Water notice

Carterton District Council has yet again announced a brand new Boil Water notice after last month consisted of lifting and going back into advisories due to low-levels of E-coli being identified in the water system. The notice was previously lifted after a number of advisories confusing locals. A potential fault...

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Carterton District Council lifts Boil Water advisory

Carterton District Council lifts Boil Water advisory

The Carterton District Council has lifted its boil water advisory after an extended period since March 12. The reason for the notice was due to findings of low-level E.coli contamination. Residents and businesses no longer need to boil their water. A potential fault was identified in one of the valves...

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