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News in brief, April 11, 2023

Burnoff not under control

Fire brigades were called to an out-of-control slash burnoff yesterday morning. A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said the brigade attended the fire at about 9.20am. The fire was at a property bordering Solway School, and a smoke alarm activation alerted Fenz to the burnoff. The spokesperson said water was applied to the pile, and it was under control by 10.30am.

Hill Rd crash

A two-vehicle crash on the Remutaka Hill Rd caused significant delays to holiday commuters yesterday morning. A police spokesperson said the crash was reported at about 9.10am on the northern side of the Remutaka summit. “Two people reportedly suffered moderate injuries.” They said traffic management was in place, and the scene was largely cleared by 10.45am. Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency said the southbound lane was blocked, but the northbound lane remained open. “People travelling over Remutaka Hill can expect delays while emergency services and contractors attend to the incident. Drivers must take care when going through the crash scene and follow the instructions of emergency services.”

Rubbish
a day late

Urban rubbish and recycling collections will be a day later than usual for South Wairarapa this week. South Wairarapa District Council said Greytown’s rubbish would be collected on Wednesday, Martinborough’s would be collected on Thursday, and Featherston’s on Friday. Coastal collection at Tora and Ngawi is set to continue as normal on Mondays.

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