Archive: News

News: Locations of interest

14 January 2022 There are now 15 locations of interest for Covid-19 in the Wairarapa and five in Upper Hutt. Please check the Ministry of Health website for more details…

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News: Covid cases in Featherston

13 January 2022 The mayor of South Wairarapa, Alex Beijen, says today’s news that Featherston has four Covid-19 cases is not unexpected and urges people to continue to go about…

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News: Hinekura Road open

24 December 2021 After several days of intense work by contractors, Hinekura Road is now accessible to all vehicles, just in time for Christmas. Drivers are asked to exercise caution…

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News: Hinekura Road update

22 December 2021 Hinekura Road, a road which serves a number of farming households east of Martinborough, slipped again on December 18 due to heavy rains. The Council has only…

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News: Successful collaboration keeps Tora campsites open to campers

21 December 2021 South Wairarapa District Council in collaboration with the Martinborough Community Board has successfully developed a solution to keep the Te Awaiti and North Tora campsites open for…

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News: New Code of Conduct for Council

17 December 2021 The South Wairarapa District Council has adopted a new Code of Conduct which provides guidance on how Councillors should behave while in office. It is based on…

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News: Perception survey response exceeds expectations

17 December 2021 During June and July 2021, over 750 people participated in the residents’ perception survey of the Council’s service levels, a 25% response rate. This was significantly more…

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News: South Wairarapa’s 30-year vision for growth

9 December 2021 Fast-growing South Wairarapa now has a road map for the next 30 years of its growth phase. After nearly 18 months of consultation and research, the South…

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Wairarapa Councils respond to traffic light system

2 December 2021 Introduction of the Government’s ‘traffic light’ COVID-19 protection system on Friday (3 December) will see Vaccine Passes required for anyone aged 12 years and over at swimming…

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News: New service for heavy swell warnings

MetService is introducing a heavy swell warnings service which is expected to particularly benefit coastal communities. The service has been available for Wellington’s South Coast for some time but is…

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