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Masterton farmer Mike Butterick has been selected by the National Party as its candidate for the Wairarapa electorate in this year’s General Election.

Mr Butterick said he was standing for National because it’s the only party that can strengthen our economy so we can reduce the cost of living, lift incomes, restore law and order, build infrastructure and deliver better health and education and the only party with the ability to actually deliver.

Butterick was National’s candidate for the electorate in the 2020 election.


The Patangata Tavern was packed to capacity on Saturday for the inaugural Bark-Up for Mental Health.

The event raised money for Farmstrong, advocates for mental health in the rural sector.

Results from the day :

1st Place: Rob Gallien & Shield

2nd Place: Brock Cumming & Jack

3rd Place: Dylan Gallien & Rime

4th Place: Joe McCash & Jase

5th Place: Callum Sutherland & Hood


Two weeks of daytime closures of the Saddle Road begin today.

The road will be closed 9am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am to 4pm Fridays for essential maintenance. There will be no closure on weekend days.

Light vehicles can detour through the Pahiatua Track, with heavy vehicles travelling westbound advised to detour via SH2, Bridge Rd, Scarborough Rd, Mangahao Rd, Pahiatua Mangahao Rd, Makomako Rd and Pahiatua Track, with the reverse for eastbound heavy vehicles.


A Lotto ticket sold at Dannevirke New World for Saturday nights draw was one of 20 to win Lotto Second Division.

The tickets are worth $24,497.00.

A MyLotto player from Hawke’s Bay also picked up a share of second division.