South Wairarapa District, Featherston

21 days ago

Book CASE

Lara from Masterton District

Pine Book Case in excellent condition need gone $60 ono

Price: $60

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45 days ago

Wood shed

Alastair from Masterton District

I'm very pleased with myself - today I built a small woodshed. The iron was donated by Mark Chamberman and I had the wood in my shed. I think the result is great.

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21 days ago

Street Party this Friday in the Greytown Hub

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Local Greytown eateries are teaming up to host a street party this Friday 6pm – 9pm at the Greytown Hub. It's a welcome to the Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival event on this weekend.
Tasty dishes will be available from a range of local nearby restaurants including Saluté. There'll … View more
Local Greytown eateries are teaming up to host a street party this Friday 6pm – 9pm at the Greytown Hub. It's a welcome to the Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival event on this weekend.
Tasty dishes will be available from a range of local nearby restaurants including Saluté. There'll also be wines available by the glass from Gladstone Vineyard, live blues music and some local shops open till late.

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21 days ago

Spoilt for choice this weekend!

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Soooo much on this weekend with several events over the Wairarapa region.
Dance your heart out at the 121 concert tauherenikau racecourse.
Enjoy a fun family day out at the Castlepoint Beach Races.
Join the crowd to watch the Bush Cycle tour at Tui Brewery Mangatainoka.
Pop in and see the great … View more
Soooo much on this weekend with several events over the Wairarapa region.
Dance your heart out at the 121 concert tauherenikau racecourse.
Enjoy a fun family day out at the Castlepoint Beach Races.
Join the crowd to watch the Bush Cycle tour at Tui Brewery Mangatainoka.
Pop in and see the great exhibitions at Aratoi or enjoy and afternoon at Masterton Park with the kids.

Don't forget those local Farmers Markets too!
Visit our web site www.wairarapanz.com... for more information.

Psst - Coming up next Saturday 21st March -Around the vines Martinborough so get your running shoes and costume ready to run or walk 10km or 21km through the vineyards and country roads with a chance to sample local wines too!

21 days ago

Willis Street works nearing connection stage

The Team from Wellington Water

The first stage of the work to connect a new wastewater pipe in Willis Street, replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December, is expected to be complete by the end of March.

Wellington Water Group Manager Tonia Haskell says the final stage of pipe … View more
The first stage of the work to connect a new wastewater pipe in Willis Street, replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December, is expected to be complete by the end of March.

Wellington Water Group Manager Tonia Haskell says the final stage of pipe laying along Willis Street is being completed using trenchless methods to lay the pipe underground and below existing services at the Ghuznee Street end.

“This means we’re now approaching one of the last and most complex parts of the job, to connect the new permanent underground pipe to the network and decommission the overland pipe along Willis Street.

“To achieve this we will need to shut down the wastewater pumping stations close to the harbour that send flows up to and along the overland pipe. We’ve been doing a lot of planning for this as it is risky and at all costs, we want to avoid spilling any wastewater into the harbour.

“We need low tide, dry weather, low wastewater flows and ensuring that all existing city wastewater storage is empty so it can take the flow. We also have contingency planning in place including sucker trucks, and ensuring the old interceptor is clear to support management of the wastewater flows.”

Ms Haskell says all this is expected to take place in the week of 23 March pending having optimal conditions.

“If we get heavy rain for example, we wouldn’t be able to turn off the pump stations to disconnect the overland pipe due to the risk of overflowing in the harbour. So in that instance the work would be delayed.”

This phase of the work is expected to take between 6-8 hours, however, it will require Dixon Street between Willis and Victoria Street to be closed to through traffic for up to three days. This is to allow the underground pipe to be exposed, the connection to be made, and then the road to be reinstated. One lane of Willis Street will be opened for for local traffic, travelling one-way from Ghuznee Street entrance.

The pipe ramp will still be in place so the road cannot be used as a main thoroughfare and there will still be no parking along the section of Willis Street between Ghuznee and Dixon streets. Traffic controllers will be onsite to assist throughout.

“Once the permanent pipe is connected, we can remove the overland pipe and bring in contractors to reseal the road. We are talking with Wellington City Council now about reinstatement of the road, which we’d expect to take one to two days. The focus will then shift from Willis Street to laying new pipe in the adjoining slipway down the motorway. This is expected to be complete mid-year but will have minimal traffic impacts.”

Meanwhile, investigative drilling work is being done to determine the best approach to sealing the tunnel at the separate Dixon Street site.

“Work to drill the final boreholes will continue this week and once that is completed, we’ll be able to do a thorough geotechnical assessment of the ground conditions to allow us to complete design work.”

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21 days ago

Castlepoint Beach TV Reception

Office Manager from Cable Guy Wairarapa Ltd (formerly Aerials Are Us)

The Cable Guy technician will be at Castlepoint Beach on Friday. If you have any TV reception issues, call us to book in an appointment time.

21 days ago

Free topsoil and turf.

Warwick from Carterton District

Topsoil and turf free to whoever wants it.

Free

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29 days ago

Does anyone remember this event?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Wellington. We’re excited to launch the Old Wellington Neighbourly Group. Join your neighbours to explore Wellington of the yesteryear and share photos and memories of how Wellington used to be. Tell us what you know about this event and you could win a $50® Prezzy card. Join Group Now

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23 days ago

Should e-scooters have a speed limit?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The Government wants to set a 15 km/h speed limit for e-scooters, as part of a raft of changes to make footpaths more pedestrian friendly.
Pedestrians and people using wheelchairs would have right of way, while people on e-scooters and "other transport devices" would be allowed to use … View more
The Government wants to set a 15 km/h speed limit for e-scooters, as part of a raft of changes to make footpaths more pedestrian friendly.
Pedestrians and people using wheelchairs would have right of way, while people on e-scooters and "other transport devices" would be allowed to use cycle lanes. The changes will be put out to consultation, ending on April 21. What's your view of the proposed changes?

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22 days ago

Ryman pioneers a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Offering a peek behind the curtain, Ryman have released behind the scenes footage from their recent film. Showcasing their passion for life, Ryman residents from New Zealand and Australia feature in the film. Let’s meet the stars.

“If I hear music, I just want to dance – body seems to just… View more
Offering a peek behind the curtain, Ryman have released behind the scenes footage from their recent film. Showcasing their passion for life, Ryman residents from New Zealand and Australia feature in the film. Let’s meet the stars.

“If I hear music, I just want to dance – body seems to just move!” says dancer Audrey, 84. Poet Brian, 86, says “Poetry helps me to question and understand the meaning of life”, followed by a witty “– haven’t worked out what it means yet”.

As their residents blaze their own trails, Ryman matches that pioneering spirit. “Ryman villages offer living choices to suit everyone so that you can live the way you want.
Learn more

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22 days ago

White Autumn crocus in flower....potfull of bulbs.

Joan from Masterton District

This lovely little white crocus flowers at this time of the year , in late Summer or after a rainfall.
Name: Zephyvanthes sp.
They grow in sun or part shade.
The plant for sale is growing in a 15cm pot and has one flower on it at present. It has been growing in this pot for a number of years so … View more
This lovely little white crocus flowers at this time of the year , in late Summer or after a rainfall.
Name: Zephyvanthes sp.
They grow in sun or part shade.
The plant for sale is growing in a 15cm pot and has one flower on it at present. It has been growing in this pot for a number of years so there should be quite a lot of bulbs under the soil.

Grasslike foliage which grows about 20cms high.
The flower has 6 bright white petals with a yellow centre.

Sorry I don't seem to be able to find better photos of the plant in flower. They're in my computer somewhere.

It does well in pots and in the ground too . Dies back in winter.
Its the sort of little flower that surprises you and makes you smile.

Thanks for looking.
Pickup is in Kuripuni

Price: $10

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24 days ago

Large plastic containers

Diana from Masterton District

Wanted : large plastic containers for storage of kitchen/pantry items while we renovate our kitchen.

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