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News in brief, September 7, 2023

High St damage

Masterton Police responded to reports of someone on the complainant’s property on High St, Masterton, at 10.35pm on Tuesday. A spokesperson for police said enquiries are ongoing in relation to some damage to the property.

Work update

Carterton District Council [CDC] announced on Tuesday that work to repair Te Wharau Rd is still in progress, delaying the road’s re-opening. CDC had plans to reopen the road on Friday, September 1; however, due to the ground saturation being heavier than expected, the intended opening date is now Friday, September 15. A spokesperson for CDC said it’s planned to incorporate weep holes to facilitate water drainage from the pavement, further enhancing the road’s resilience. CDC appreciates the public’s continued understanding and cooperation while they work to resolve this situation.

Tree planting

The Martinborough Community Board [MCB], Trees of Martinborough group, and Martinborough Golf Club are hosting a community tree planting day on Friday, September 15, from 9am-12pm. Native trees and shrubs will be planted at the corner of Todds and Hinekura Rds. Bring along your spade, gloves, sensible footwear, and mug – for tea and coffee. Weather permitting – check the MCB Facebook page.

Solway assault

Police responded to reports of an assault by someone known to the victim at a residential address on Lowes Pl, Masterton at 2.15pm yesterday. A spokesperson for police said one person received minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

Extra room

Due to extra demand from out-of-town visitors, this weekend’s Daffodil Festival Steam Train has had three more passenger cars added. There will be a total of 16 passenger cars, hauled by a steam locomotive and two diesel locomotives. The heritage passenger steam train will depart Carterton at 10.50am, and chugs into Masterton at 11.15am. Passengers will have time to hang out in Masterton before re-embarking at 12.45pm to head back to Carterton for the rest of the festival. To purchase tickets to the steam train trip, head to www.cartertonec.co.nz.

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