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News in brief, October 23 2023

Greytown breakdown

The breakdown of a truck and trailer unit at the intersection of SH2 and McMaster St in Greytown on Saturday at 1pm also prompted a call to police however the unit was moved by 1.20pm. A police spokesperson said the biggest issue was traffic congestion but that traffic was still able to get around the breakdown. No further police action was required.

Halloween in Masterton

Masterton District Council is making a map of Halloween-friendly homes again this year, called HalloWhere. If you are welcoming “little ghosts and ghouls”, you can register your property as ‘trick or treater friendly’ by emailing [email protected] by 5pm Tuesday October 24. The map will be posted on the council website and there will be printed copies available at Halloween Island – the annual Halloween event in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Rubbish and recycling days

Masterton and South Wairarapa urban rubbish and recycling collections will take place a day later this week. When a public holiday falls on a collection day, collections for the rest of the week will be moved to a day later. Coastal collections are unchanged in both Masterton and South Wairarapa. Carterton District Council has advises that kerbside rubbish and recycling will be collected tomorrow, Tuesday October 24.

Travel updates

SH2 north of Clareville between Hughes Line and Norfolk Rd will be closed tomorrow, through to Thursday night, 7pm–6am so Waka Kotahi can complete a safety project. The road will be closed one direction at a time, and traffic will be guided past the works. Other works in the region this week include completing drainage work in Featherston near Lyon St, with an altered lane layout from tomorrow to Friday at 9am–4pm. There will also be an altered lane layout in Carterton for water main works in Carterton near Kent St. These will take place tomorrow till Friday, 7.30am–5pm. Stop–go traffic will be in place north of Masterton near Lennies Rd for chipsealing to take place on Wednesday, 8am–5.30pm. Lastly, there is also chipsealing taking place in Opaki, near the Wingate Rd intersection on Thursday. Stop–go traffic will also be in place between 8am–7pm.

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