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News in briefs, February 12, 2024

Police callouts

Police are making follow-up enquiries after being called to an address in Greytown. Reports indicated that a man had been door-knocking on Udy St, saying he was from a food delivery service at about 7.30pm Friday. At 12.43pm on Saturday, police were called after three cyclists had told a friend they needed help in Tinui but received no further information; police found they had a flat tyre. The cyclists got back on their way by 1.30pm. Reports of a single-vehicle crash on Fitzherbert St in Featherston prompted a police and Fire and Emergency callout on Saturday at about 3.55pm. The vehicle had crashed into a ditch, and one person was taken to hospital to be assessed for a possible medical event. The road was not blocked. A callout at 12.13am yesterday involving a firearm on Cambridge St resulted in a police response. However, the witnesses did not wish to make a complaint. Reports suggested a person was presenting a firearm at two people. Police spoke with the occupant.

Reo Māori

Masterton District Library will start Kōrero Mai sessions on Tuesday afternoons, between 4pm and 5pm, where people can drop in to practice speaking Māori. These are not structured lessons. The drop-in sessions can be used to practice speaking te reo Māori, have a go at basic words and pronunciation, and get advice on the te reo Māori journey. The drop-in sessions are suitable for all ages.

CDC council,
library hours

The Carterton Council office and the Carterton library will be opening later today, at 10.30am, after the completion of a council staff meeting. Normal hours will resume tomorrow. All other library branches of the Wairarapa Library Service will open at the usual time of 9.30am today.

Water network

Work to replace the water network on Queen St, Masterton continues until March 29. Work will take place from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm, and work at the Kuripuni Village end of Queen St will be from Sunday to Friday, 7pm to 7am.

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