59 days ago

Hey Wairarapa, show us ya bears!

Piers Fuller Reporter from News of Wairarapa

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP)

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1 hour ago


The Team from Wellington Water

Work is under way to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.

Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria St and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.

The burst caused a minor overflow. Signs warning of the risk have been placed on the waterfront and a visual inspection showed no sign of any discharge. Water quality testing will be undertaken from today.

The pipe will be excavated today to assess the extent of the burst, then repairs carried out. All going well work may be completed today, but it could take longer to complete reinstatement of the area.

We’ll provide a further update on repair progress around midday.

19 hours ago

Are you needing some help to find employment/employees?

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

South Wairarapa District Council and the Wairarapa Whanau Trust are working in collaboration on an employment initiative with the focus on people living in the South Wairarapa who are looking for work.

We recognise there are industries that have had to reduce staff, we are also aware that some industries are needing extra staff to cover business commitments and deadlines.

We are committed to working with local businesses, SMEs and those looking for work to provide effective solutions wherever we can.

If you have recently been made unemployed, and/or need work, you can register your interest with us by clicking on the first Google Form (work) link below.

If you are a business that is needing workers to meet your needs or requirements, you can also register with us by clicking on the second Google Form (business) link below.

For any further information, contact Alan Maxwell.
Aku mihi nui ki a koe
Alan Maxwell
Youth Development Coordinator
Wairarapa Whanau Trust
m: 027 809 2615 | e: alan@wairarapawhanautrust.com
a: 69 Boundary Rd, Featherston, 5710 w: www.wairarapawhanautrust.com...

This Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Pilot in South Wairarapa has been made possible with funding from the Industry Partnerships, Skills for Industry – Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Pilot, supported by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and other government agencies

4 days ago


Lee from South Wairarapa District


Pud Pud is a grey and black tabby male cat, 9 years old. He has an injured front right paw, could be limping. He is a medium/large kitty. Pud Pud is very shy of strangers.
He escaped at South Wairarapa Veterinary Services from a car in the carpark last Tuesday 19 May, High St North in Carterton.

Much loved companion animal to two disabled people; and 88 year young retired person. We are very worried about him as he escaped before he had received any treatment. Please call 022 374 3217.