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Balloons adorn the Waipukurau Bridge this morning as the toddler who died in an incident at a Mt Herbert Road property last week is laid to rest.

A service to celebrate the life of three-year-old Saige Karaitiana-Wiki is being held at Stonehaven in Waipukurau at 1pm today.

A whanau post on Facebook said Saigey Girl was “sassy, mischief and cheeky, and loved her Mama, Papa, and big brothers more than all the snowflakes that have ever fallen”.

The whanau gave a huge thank you to the community for all the love and support they have shown.


With the number of people wanting to live in Tararua District increasing, the Tararua District Council is developing an Urban Growth Strategy.

Grants from Central Government will fund the strategy, with a particular focus on potential future demands on Council infrastructure.

The Urban Growth Strategy will provide an overview of growth predictions over the next 30 years, and where the growth is most likely to occur.

Information is available on the Council's website, and public consultation is expected to take place from mid-September.


Another meeting in the second round of community conversations following Cyclone Gabrielle is being held in Omakere this evening.

There was a good turnout to last week’s first meeting in Waipawa, and Mayor Alex Walker said there were some good questions asked.

This evening’s meeting at the Omakere Hall starts at 5.30pm.