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News in briefs, April 2, 2024

SH2 roadworks continuing

From today [Tuesday] through to Thursday, the roundabouts on SH2 in Waingawa at Wiltons Rd and East Taratahi Rd, and Cornwall Rd and Norfolk Rd, will be closed for chipsealing between the hours of 8pm and 5am. A sign-posted detour via local roads will be in place. On SH2 in Clareville near Hughes Line stop/go signals will be in place from today until Thursday, from 7pm to 6am, as one lane at a time is closed for chipsealing.

Stop/go signals will also be in place on SH2 near Mount Bruce by the Ruamāhanga River Bridge from today until Thursday, between 8am and 4pm, to allow a barrier to be replaced. Finally, there will be an altered lane layout in South Masterton near Waingawa River Bridge from today to Thursday between 7pm and 6am while line marking is taking place.

Sunday crash

On Sunday at 5.35pm, police were advised that a car had gone off the road into a ditch on Para Rd, between Waihakeke and Riversdale roads. Carterton fire crew also responded to the report, which initially stated people were trapped in the vehicle, but everyone was safely out by the time they arrived. Two people suffered moderate injuries in the crash, while a further suffered minor injuries.

Small spark

An engine from Masterton Fire Station responded to a report of a vegetation fire in Lansdowne in Masterton at around 9pm on Saturday.

On arrival, the crew discovered “a few” burning leaves “that would’ve just taken a cup of water to put out”, and they duly spent several seconds dousing the flames.

police callouts

Police responded to a phone call about a car with no registration plates loitering in the Woodside Railway Station car park on Woodside Rd on Sunday at 6.45pm, but by the time police arrived the car was no longer there. Early on Monday – about 5am – a resident in Renall St, Masterton called police about a possible intruder. However, the officers attending the scene were unable to find anyone or anything of concern after searching both inside and outside the property.

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