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News in briefs, May 2, 2024

Park access

Access to Carterton’s Carrington Park will be restricted today for tree removal and maintenance. Carterton District Council’s parks and reserves team and contractors are preparing for work near the skate park, and across the basketball court, from 7am, and work to remove a tree in the area will begin at 9am. This section of the park will be closed all day. Weather permitting, the work will be completed today and the park will reopen in full tomorrow.

Swell warning

MetService has issued a heavy swell warning for the Wairarapa coastline from Turakirae Head to Mataikona. There will be south-to-southwest combined waves of up to 5 metres developing tomorrow, easing Saturday morning, which will be below warning criteria late Saturday morning. The peak period will be 17 to 18 seconds. The wind waves about 1 metre, easing. The period is set to last for 22 hours from 1pm tomorrow to 11am Saturday. The highest risk period is typically within one to two hours of high tide.

Carterton LTP

deadline looms

Public consultation on Carterton District Council’s Long Term Plan closes on Sunday, May 5. Anyone looking to beat the deadline this week can submit online at cdc.govt.nz/haveyoursay. Paper submissions can also be dropped into Carterton Library, which is open until 1pm on Saturday. Although the library is closed Sunday, submission forms can be posted via the book returns slot.


LTP sessions

Masterton District Council [MDC] is wanting to “make it as easy as possible” for people to have their voices heard on the proposed 2024-2034 Long Term Plan. They are taking bookings for appointments for Friday, May 3, between 10am-3pm for anyone who wants in-person help to make their submission. The sessions will be held at Waiata House, 27 Lincolin Rd. Appointments can be made by calling the customer service centre on 06 370 6300.

Photo showcase

Tararua District Council [TDC] are welcoming people to the Rinitawa Art and History Gallery in Woodville to view works from the finalists of the 2023 photo competition. It will be open until June 3, and voting is open for the people’s choice award.

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