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News in briefs, January 20, 2024

Restricted
fire reminder

Fire and Emergency [Fenz] was called to a burn-off in Kuripuni yesterday at 11.33am. A Fenz spokesperson said the fire was not permitted, so crews put the fire out. The Wairarapa coast is in a prohibited fire season where no open-air fires are allowed, and all previous permits have been revoked, while the rest of the region remains in a restricted fire season, with permits required for any open-air fires. Anybody wishing to light a fire under a permit should also check the FENZ website www.checkitsalright.nz prior to lighting any fires.

Water tank
draw closing

The last week of the Carterton District Council [CDC] summer draw to win a 200L water tank is coming up for anyone still keen to enter. The competition was started to help people prepare for restrictions during a hot, dry season and is open to all residents of Carterton who are Gold Card or Community Services Card holders. There are two colour options [green and grey], although this is subject to availability. Only one entry is permitted per person, and winners are drawn weekly at random. The entry form is available online through CDC’s website, or paper entry forms are available at the council office and at the Carterton Events Centre. Entries close Friday 26 January.

Rubbish
changes

Due to the public holiday this Monday, all rubbish and recycling will not follow the usual scheduled collection. Carterton District Council are collecting rubbish and recycling on Tuesday, January 23. South Wairarapa District Council rubbish collections will be a day later than usual, so coastal rubbish and recycling will be on Tuesday, Greytown will be on Wednesday, Martinborough on Thursday, 25 and Featherston on Friday. Coastal collection at Tora and Ngawi will have an extra collection on Fridays until the end of January. Masterton District Council states on its website that when a public holiday falls, all collections are pushed ahead by one day.

Carterton crash

Police received reports of a two-vehicle crash on William Wong Place at 11.52am yesterday. A spokesperson said the road wasn’t closed, and there were no injuries.

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