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News in brief, Tuesday November 28, 2023

Night works

Night-time roadworks started last night in Carterton to install a raised crossing at High St as Waka Kotahi and Wellington Transport Alliance continue SH2 safety improvements. Diversions will be in place, and the Holloway St intersection will be closed. The work will run from 6pm to 6am and should last approximately seven nights. Stop/go traffic management will be in place on SH2, with traffic control from Memorial Square Rd to south of Pembroke St, and drivers should expect delays. As the intersection with Holloway St will be closed completely during this period, people wanting to access Holloway St, Tyne St, or Nelson Cres will need to access these roads via Park Rd and Dixon St. Motorists from Holloway St joining High St will need to do so via Park Rd/Belvedere Rd roundabout, or south via Rutland Rd.

Suspect house fire probed

Police investigations into a suspicious house fire last week are continuing. The house fire on Kiriwhakapapa Rd was initially investigated by a Fire and Emergency specialist team who deemed that the fire was suspicious and handed a report over to police to follow up. A police spokesperson has confirmed that enquiries are ongoing and include liaising with the nearby community. If you saw a suspicious vehicle travelling on Kiriwhakapapa Rd between the hours of 6pm, Friday November 17 and 11.30am, Saturday November 18, please contact police on 105 and reference file number: 231119/4756.

Pack the bus
for Christmas

Christmas appeal Pack the Bus is making the rounds this week, to help out families this holiday season with presents and food. Last year the bus was filled up four times, providing support to 900 families across the region If you’re in a position to be able to donate gifts or non-perishable food items, the bus will be in the following locations this week. Today it’ll be at Featherston’s Supervalue supermarket from 8.30 to 9am and Martinborough’s P&K supermarket from 12pmto 1pm. On Friday it’s at the Warehouse in Masterton from 10.30am to 11.30am and Masterton’s Paper Plus from 12pm to 2pm. The bus will also be at Masterton’s Mitre Ten Mega Store from 11am-1pm on Sunday.

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