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Alcohol bylaw passed

December 9, 2021 December 2021 Comments Off on Alcohol bylaw passed

An alcohol control bylaw which benefits hospitality venues in Featherston has been ratified by the South Wairarapa District Council.

At its meeting on 3 November, the council adopted the Alcohol Control Bylaw 2021 which controls the consumption or possession on alcohol in public places to reduce and mitigate crime and disorder.

The bylaw, which came into operation on 4 November, also controls for temporary special events in public places, including Toast Martinborough.

There are no permanent alcohol ban areas in the bylaw; however, it enables the Council to establish alcohol ban areas in future by resolution where criteria is met.

The bylaw benefits Featherston, which had a historic ban on outdoor drinking in public places, and now sits in the same position as Greytown and Martinborough.

A period of formal consultation was made from 2 August to 5 September.

A copy of the final bylaw is available on our website, or for inspection at the Council offices at Martinborough and the libraries in Featherston, Greytown and Martinborough.

Cooking Corner

December 9, 2021 December 2021, Regular Features Comments Off on Cooking Corner

Salmon, pasta and spring veg salad


Salmon fillet 

2 tbs Olive Oil

80 gr asparagus 

Garlic clove

1 tbs capers

Juice of ½ lemon

50 gr short pasta 

Soft herbs (tarragon, parsley, mint, basil, water cress etc) 


Roast oiled salmon at 190c for 5 – 10 minutes. Finely slice a good bunch of softs herbs with garlic clove and put in jar with the olive oil lemon juice and mustard (salt and pepper to taste) and then whisk. Add capers. Poach the asparagus in boiling salted water for 2 minutes then remove. Boil the pasta in that water until soft then remove. Add pasta to the herbs and place dish add the flaked salmon on side and top with asparagus. Serve.


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