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Council congratulates 16 new citizens at ceremony

South Wairarapa District Council Mayor Martin Connelly welcomed 16 new citizens to the district on Thursday 9 May at a ceremony during which he paid homage to mana whenua, the…

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Enhanced Annual Plan consultation closes with 131 submissions

South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) closed its month long 2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan consultation on Sunday 5 May with a flurry of submissions over the weekend, the final number reaching…

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Have your say on council decisions by Sunday 5 May

South Wairarapa District Council encourages all communities in its district to voice their feedback by Sunday 5 May about three decisions that the council has to make as part of…

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South Wairarapa community benefits from grants of $32,000   

South Wairarapa District Council voted today to support its youth and treasure its heritage with community grants of $32,200 being awarded by the council’s Assurance, Risk and Finance Committee.  This…

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Hinekura Road red ribbon cutting to mark reopening 

It has been a long and winding road for residents in Hinekura over the past 18 months since their road was washed out by a devastating slip in a rain…

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South Wairarapa communities invited to have their say on council decisions   

South Wairarapa District Council invites the community to have their say this month as part of the 2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan (Enhanced AP) consultation, which is open until 5 May.   …

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South Wairarapa to consult on 15.3% rates increase for 2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan

On Wednesday 27 March, South Wairarapa District Council adopted the consultation document for the 2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan (Enhanced AP). This follows Council’s deferral of the 2024-34 Long-Term Plan (LTP)…

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South Wairarapa District Council Mayor to take leave of absence

At an extraordinary Council meeting held today, 28 February, Council approved a request from Mayor Martin Connelly for a two-month leave of absence, effective 4 March, to allow him to…

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South Wairarapa District Council opts for Enhanced Annual Plan for 2024/25

South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) has deferred the adoption of the 2024-34 Long-term Plan (LTP) and will instead produce an Enhanced Annual Plan for 2024/25, with Council receiving the recommendation…

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South Wairarapa District Council votes to establish Māori ward 

In a historic vote at today’s Council meeting, South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) passed a resolution to establish a Māori Ward for the district.     The move follows the recommendation of…

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