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News in briefs, March 23, 2024

Weather ahead

The forecast is for mainly settled weather with a few showers on Sunday. Saturday should be fine with high clouds at times. Light winds and northeasterlies about the coast are forecast for a time in the afternoon. Sunday is expected to be partly cloudy, with isolated showers clearing in the evening. Monday should be cloudy, with a few showers in the afternoon and evening.

Pizza faux pas

Police were alerted to someone seen carrying a firearm into a property on Te Ore Ore Rd at 8 pm on Thursday. A police spokesperson said that “it looks to have, in fact, been a pizza delivery driver carrying a pizza bag”. Police were also called to reports of somebody rifling through a car’s glovebox early yesterday morning on Pownall St. There was no damage to the car, which was unlocked.

SH2 crash

All three emergency services responded to a crash on SH2 Featherston yesterday afternoon. The two-vehicle crash between a car and truck was reported at about 2.20pm and one person was stabilised at the scene before being transported to Masterton Hospital in a moderate condition.

Good growth

People who moved to Masterton within the past five years and are interested in learning how to grow vegetables in a portable raised garden are invited to a workshop. GROW Community Gardens is holding the event on Saturday, April 6 from 9.30am to 11.30am. It is at the back of St Matthews Church, in Park Ave. People will be able to meet other gardeners new to Masterton, see the GROW community gardens, learn how to ‘lasagne layer’ a raised garden bed, and learn about services offered by the Wairarapa Community Centre Trust. Attendees are asked to bring garden gloves. Those interested are asked to book a place by emailing [email protected]

Sport fund

South Wairarapa District Council is now accepting applications from school and sports club teams in the district with members aged between five and 19 who need help with transport expenses for local sports competitions. Applications close on 10 April. More information is at: swdc.govt.nz/community/grants/

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