54 days ago

It's Party time again.....

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

It's the 3rd annual BLOCK PARTY on the Saturday of Labour Day weekend. A great day out with everything from live music, fantastic art , tours, and great food, so much fun! Activities for the whole family.
FREE happenings around the Masterton Arts Quarter, our CBD block, and Queen Elizabeth Park.
See you there Saturday 26 October 2019 10:00am – 2:00pm

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More messages from your neighbours
9 hours ago

Martinborough Township Outdoor Water Ban

The Team from Wellington Water

South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is urging the community to immediately cease using water outside and to conserve water generally.

“On Monday evening, the pump on the township’s low-manganese bore faulted and is being urgently replaced. With no water being pumped the water reservoir reserves are going down."

Mayor Beijen said he had been advised that installing the spare pump could be done within a day, but until the reservoir levels have recovered and we know the replacement pump is working well, we must conserve water.

“It’s essential that the community immediately responds to this pressing need to conserve water. If the township uses more water than we can supply from the low-manganese bore, we will have to use the other bores as well. That could mean the town’s drinking water becoming discoloured.

“Although safe to drink, the water could lose its clarity due to the reaction between manganese and chlorine – we want to avoid discoloured water if we can.

“We’re addressing infrastructure replacement as fast as possible, and this is unfortunate timing of an equipment failure,” said Mayor Beijen.

Information on how to conserve water will be shared throughout the community – you can find out more at www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

“We will update the community when more information is available,” Mr Beijen said.

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12 hours ago

Weekend events

Lois from Greytown

On this weekend in Greytown 14-15th Dec
Saturday noon-1pm Rotary Xmas Parade, Main Street, Greytown
Saturday from 4.30pm Carols at Cobblestones, Main Street Greytown
Sunday 9am-1pm Greytown Country Market, Stella Bull Park, Main Street, Greytown
Come and see all your neighbours, catch up with friends, nab a great buy
Enjoy, Merry Xmas

12 hours ago

Pump fails at Martinborough water supply. Conserve water now!

Piers Fuller Reporter from News of Wairarapa

Engineers at Martinborough's water plant are scrambling to install a spare pump after the main supply pump fails.
South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen was urging the community to stop outside watering and to conserve water generally in the wake of the failure.
"On Monday evening, the pump on the township's low-manganese bore faulted and is being urgently replaced. With no water being pumped the water reservoir reserves are going down," he said.
Installing the spare pump could be done within a day, but until the reservoir levels have recovered and we know the replacement pump is working well, we must conserve water, Beijen said.
"It's essential that the community immediately responds to this pressing need to conserve water. If the township uses more water than we can supply from the low-manganese bore, we will have to use the other bores as well. That could mean the town's drinking water becoming discoloured.
"Although safe to drink, the water could lose its clarity due to the reaction between manganese and chlorine – we want to avoid discoloured water if we can.
"We're addressing infrastructure replacement as fast as possible, and this is unfortunate timing of an equipment failure," he said..
Information on how to conserve water will be shared throughout the community – you can find out more at www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

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