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News in brief, July 7, 2023

Consultations closing

South Wairarapa District Council has two consultations closing soon. The Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy is due for review, and hasn’t been reassessed since 2017. The council said it has made some changes and is seeking community feedback. Meanwhile, the Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy has been in place since 2017 and currently allows shops in the district to trade on Easter Sunday if they wish. The council is required by legislation to make a new policy to allow this to continue, and so is looking for community feedback on this policy. Both of these consultations close this Monday [July 10], and there is an opportunity to speak on submissions at a Hearings Committee meeting on 19 July.

Traffic updates

Tomorrow night and Monday night, Waka Kotahi is completing drainage works on SH2, north of Greytown near Ahikouka Rd. The works will be between 7pm and 5.30am and there will be stop/go traffic control. On Monday there will also be works at Mt Bruce, on SH2 north of Bruce Rd. These are for culvert clearing and there will be stop/go traffic control between 8am and 4pm. Waka Kotahi has also released the latest dates for Remutaka Hill closures so that night-time maintenance can be completed. The hill will be closed overnight on Sunday August 13, September 3, October 15, and November 5 from 9pm to 4am.

Judds meeting

The steering group representing businesses and residents opposed to the closure of the Judds Rd railway level crossing met with KiwiRail yesterday. The group asked KiwiRail to provide information regarding all alternatives to closure, including ones that may have already been dismissed. Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty and the Masterton District Council have both confirmed that they would prefer the road to stay open and are looking forward to seeing alternative solutions from KiwiRail.

Last glance

Today and tomorrow is the last chance to see the retrospective from artist Carol Anne Bauer at Aratoi. The snapshot of Bauer’s work celebrates her early work involving exquisite stitchery through to her later examination of amino acid crystals in large formats.

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