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News in briefs, January 17, 2023

Library closure

Masterton district library will be closed on Monday. The closure is in alignment with the Wellington Anniversary Day public holiday. The library will resume its usual opening hours on Tuesday, January 23, at 9.30am.

Flood in

Motorists shared sightings of a water leak yesterday in Waingawa. A spokesperson from Carterton District Council said a property owner left some debris in a culvert, which caused the blockage. The spokesperson said, “A property owner did some maintenance to the vegetation around the water race on their property, which accidentally left debris in the race and blocked the culvert, causing it to flood.” They advised people to report hazards so crews could respond quickly and resolve problems. They also reminded people to stay safe when driving.


SH2 in Clareville near Somerset Rd is undergoing maintenance until tomorrow. The works are from 7pm to 5.30am with an altered lane layout so that line markings can be completed. SH2, north of Carterton near Anderson’s Line, is undergoing day and night maintenance until this Friday. There are altered lane layouts to allow for the servicing of waterworks. SH2 south of Masterton near Ngaumutawa Rd has stop-go signals in place from 7pm – 6am until tomorrow to allow for line marking. SH2 north of Masterton on Ōpaki Rd near Te Ore Ore Rd has stop-go signals. Signals are from 9pm to 5.30am, with tonight being the last night while asphalt resurfacing is taking place. SH2 at several locations between Kiriwhakapapa and Mount Bruce has stop-go signals in place. Signalling is during the day from 7am – 5pm until Friday. This is to allow for the installation of a new barrier.

Kittens for adoption

The SPCA in Masterton currently has 33 kittens up for adoption. These cute and cuddly creatures need rehoming. SPCA is asking people who are interested in adopting to get in touch. They are available via their phone [06] 377 1912, or you can email them at [email protected].

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