Masterton District, Masterton

17 hours ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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3 days ago

Soft plastic recycling bins are back

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to … View more
Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.

To read more, click here.

Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.

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9 hours ago

First Home or Investment - BEO $319,500

The Team from Neighbourly Property

All investors and first home buyers must view this one-owner, spacious 3 bedroom Lansdowne home. Opportunities to buy such a tidy house with a garage, on a 741m2 section, at this price level are becoming rare.
The 1970s home features a lovely outlook to the back lawn and garden, affording a … View more
All investors and first home buyers must view this one-owner, spacious 3 bedroom Lansdowne home. Opportunities to buy such a tidy house with a garage, on a 741m2 section, at this price level are becoming rare.
The 1970s home features a lovely outlook to the back lawn and garden, affording a wonderful sense of space. Enjoy the section with fruit trees, a vegetable plot and room for children and pets to play.
Built to capture the sun, the insulated home boasts a wood burner, heat pump and separate laundry. The modern layout offers combined kitchen and dining flowing to the lounge and through ranchsliders to the patio.
There is still scope to add value to this much loved home, or simply move in and enjoy.
The owner is downsizing,so be quick!
View by appointment only. Ph: 0800 700 660 or 027 235 9755
Buyer Enquiry Over $319,500
View at www.21kippenbergerst.com...

10 hours ago

Social evening - open invitation

Rachel Norman from Limelight Theatre Company

You are invited to a social evening hosted by Limelight at the Old
Courthouse on Holloway St, Carterton (next to the Events Centre) on Thursday 26th September at 7:30pm.

This will be a totally relaxed evening, with the intention of getting theatre people together over a drink and a bit of supper. … View more
You are invited to a social evening hosted by Limelight at the Old
Courthouse on Holloway St, Carterton (next to the Events Centre) on Thursday 26th September at 7:30pm.

This will be a totally relaxed evening, with the intention of getting theatre people together over a drink and a bit of supper. We will have a very amusing script ready, for anyone who might like to take part in a play reading.

A small contribution to supper or something to drink, would be appreciated.

Bring a friend or two, if you wish, everyone is welcome.
We'd love to see you there,

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17 hours ago

A message for all neighbours and users of Sparks Park

Steve from Carterton District

At the Carterton council meeting on 18/09/2019, a submission to consider substantial changes to Sparks Park was approved.

This submission has the backing of the Sparks park trustees and is being done in order for a sub division to be built on adjoining land.

Ultimately the decision will be made … View more
At the Carterton council meeting on 18/09/2019, a submission to consider substantial changes to Sparks Park was approved.

This submission has the backing of the Sparks park trustees and is being done in order for a sub division to be built on adjoining land.

Ultimately the decision will be made by the minister of Conservation and there will be a brief opportunity for the community to make submissions.

Minutes of the meeting have not yet been updated but you can find out more about the submission in the meeting’s agenda here docs.cdc.govt.nz...

As a daily user and as a nearby resident of Sparks Park I do not want the proposed changes to proceed and I will be making a submission to council accordingly.

These changes involve a land swap deal with the developer which ultimately will make Sparks park a bigger park with additional amenities. While that sounds a great deal, I am not convinced bigger is going to make it any better. The old proverb 'beware of strangers bearing gifts' springs to mind.

The subdivision, which will only go ahead if this submission is successful, will fundamentally change the nature of the surrounding area. The park will no longer look out over paddocks filled with grazing stock but instead over a high density urban development. The area around Sparks park is presently a quiet and sleepy corner of Carterton, with bigger sections, trees and animals where the urban environment merges quietly into the traditional New Zealand rural landscape. In my opinion, a high density development in this area is not going to improve anything for Sparks Park users or local residents.

There are probably a multitude of other reasons people can think of for why this is not a good idea. Increased traffic levels, building on a potential flood zone are possible examples.

Something you need to be aware of is that at the council meeting, it was said the proposed sub division, a plan for which has not yet been submitted to council, may not require public consultation.

So, if like me you do not want to see a subdivision like this going ahead in this area, then you need to start the fight now and oppose the Sparks park submission. You may not get another opportunity.

You can make your own submission to council in writing and here are some guidelines to help you do this

mstn.govt.nz...

E & OE
Steve Hart

1 day ago

What would you like to see happen in Wairarapa over the next ten years?

Ruby Macandrew Reporter from Dominion Post

Hey Wairarapa neighbours! When polled, the majority of you (64 per cent) told us you thought your area had progressed in the past decade. We're keen to know why and what you would like to see happen to keep Wairarapa on the right track. Let us know in the comments below. (Please mark comments … View moreHey Wairarapa neighbours! When polled, the majority of you (64 per cent) told us you thought your area had progressed in the past decade. We're keen to know why and what you would like to see happen to keep Wairarapa on the right track. Let us know in the comments below. (Please mark comments not for print with 'NFP')

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21 hours ago

Garden Ornament

Robert from Carterton District

1x Budda garden ornament $ 85.00
On a base
Two view Ph 063795970

Price: $85

22 hours ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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1 day ago

NEW white pair of net curtains

Joan from Masterton District

White pair of net curtains. I bought them new but have never used them as I shifted house.
Measurements: Height 115cms, length 2 and a half metres.

I do not have the original packaging as I really thought I was going to use them.


The length can be shortened by pulling off as much as you wish if … View more
White pair of net curtains. I bought them new but have never used them as I shifted house.
Measurements: Height 115cms, length 2 and a half metres.

I do not have the original packaging as I really thought I was going to use them.


The length can be shortened by pulling off as much as you wish if they are too long....no sewing needed.

Sorry about the photo. Just had to drape them over the settee whereas they would have looked better hanging.

Pickup is in Kuripuni.
Thanks for looking.

Price: $10

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1 day ago

Blue flowered climber....Asarina SOLD

Joan from Masterton District

This dainty climber has thumb sized blue flowers, likes a sunny position with reasonably supply of water, and flowers all through the Summer. It is not invasive.
It likes to climb up a trellis, or tree trunk, can last several seasons, though now and again new little plants self seed and can be … View more
This dainty climber has thumb sized blue flowers, likes a sunny position with reasonably supply of water, and flowers all through the Summer. It is not invasive.
It likes to climb up a trellis, or tree trunk, can last several seasons, though now and again new little plants self seed and can be grown in its place.
It is reasonably frost tender, but I have had them get a little frosted but come away again in the Spring.

I have never seen it for sale in plant shops. I got it originally many years ago when I visited a home where it was growing, admired it and was given some seeds.

Name: Asarina
The last photo is the plant for sale in the blue pot. The other photos are from my parents plants.

Pickup is in Kuripuni.
Thanks for looking.

I have only one potted plant of this at the moment.

Price: $12

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1 day ago

Large collection of Artificial Flowers / Vases /Glass beads

Thomas from Masterton District

Large collection of New Artificial Flowers/Lots of small/med vases
and 20 30 bags of the Glass beads/fancy stones ,for holding arrangements in vases
Beads $1 a bag
Vases $1-$2
Flowers $1-$3
first in gets
Ring to come view Thomas 3782945

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Active 10 in Sub JBL E150p

Thomas from Masterton District

Good tidy condition...working well...only selling as upgraded sub to matching Wharfedale one
Welcome to come listen b4 buying
06 3782945 Thomas
$90 ONO

Price: $90

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1 day ago

What's On: HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR 1959 R16

David from Brooklyn

“A cornerstone film of the French New Wave, Alain Resnais’ first feature is one of the most influential films of all time.” -Criterion. With Emmanuèle Riva. See trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR 1959 R16
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1 day ago

Colouring isn't just for kids! 🖍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Mindful colouring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and induce a meditative-like state in adults too.

Help scribble your worries away with this free community-inspired colouring sheet to give your brain a creative boost.

#NSNZmentalhealth

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