Archive: Media Releases

Featherston Masterplan feedback

Featherston residents have indicated that they are open to smaller sections and denser housing provided it is done well, so more people can access affordable housing that meets their needs.…

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News: Greytown Wheels Park update

Following an engagement period with South Wairarapa residents and ratepayers in May 2022 (and after assessing the feedback), the initial design of the Greytown Wheels Park was approved and has…

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News: Heavy rain ahead

18 August 2022 MetService has issued an Orange heavy rain warning for the Tararua Ranges. It is forecasting 120 to 180 mm of rain from 12pm Thursday to 3pm Friday.…

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News: Plotbox is here

17 August 2022 South Wairarapa District Council has launched a new service which will make life easier for those visiting our cemeteries. PlotBox is a cemetery management system used by…

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News: Funding for Featherston dog pound approved

10 August 2022 At today’s Council meeting, the South Wairarapa District Council agreed to allow extra funding for a new dog pound. “This has been a contentious issue – many…

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News: Pre-election Report now available

29 July 2022 The Chief Executive of South Wairarapa District Council, Harry Wilson, has today released his Pre-election Report for this year’s Local Government Election. This is required under section…

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News: Informal consultation on Featherston Masterplan opens

25 July 2022 This week the South Wairarapa District Council is launching the informal consultation stage of the Featherston Masterplan proposal. Council’s planners have already talked to multiple community groups…

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News: Excitement builds as bridge project nears completion

9 July 2022 Work on a new 150m long suspension bridge spanning the Tauherenikau River is progressing well, with bridge builders Abseil Access expected to finish the build shortly. Work…

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News: South Wairarapa District Council adopts 2022/23 Annual Plan

1 July 2022 South Wairarapa District Council adopted its 2022/23 Annual Plan on 30 June 2022. The increase in net costs to run Council is 6.61% on the 2021/22 budget…

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News: SWDC welcomed into Welcoming Communities programme

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is delighted to announce South Wairarapa District Council is amongst the latest group of Councils to join the Welcoming Communities programme. South Wairarapa is one of…

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