Archive: News

Media statement: Hinekura Road Relief Fund for residents affected by the land slip

23 June 2022 The Hinekura Road hill slip following the wild weather experienced mid-June is understandably impacting the daily lives of all residents living beyond the slip. The slip has…

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News: Matariki comes to South Wairarapa

22 June 2022 This week New Zealand will hold its very first public holiday celebrating Matariki, the start of the Māori New Year, sparking a number of local events. In…

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News: A gift to the future

15 June 2022 South Wairarapa District Council is proud to be associated with the Tonganui Corridor project, which is restoring South Wairarapa pasture land back to native bush. Much of…

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News: Please conserve water

Update, 22 June: The plant is now fully repaired, lessening the urgent need to conserve water. 14 June 2022 Over the weekend, the Waiohine Water Treatment plant was struck by…

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News: Hinekura Road closed

UPDATE: Hinekura Road will remain closed to all traffic today (Wednesday 15 June) while engineers assess the damage from heavy rain. Please do not attempt to drive through and check…

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News: Hinekura Road, Waihenga bridge closed

13 June 2022 Due to rising river levels, the Waihenga Bridge near Martinborough on SH53 is closed. Updates will be posted on access to the bridge thoughout the day. The…

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News: Heavy swells prompt warning for residents, beach goers

25 May 2022 Wairarapa Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO) has advised that Wednesday’s and Thursday’s forecast wave swells will be more of a significant event than last weekend’s. If you…

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News: More engagement this week on the Annual Plan

Update, 25 May 2022 – In response to requests from commuters, we’ve extended our evening sessions. The Featherston and Greytown sessions will now run from 5pm-7pm. 23 May 2022 If…

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News: Sea level rise in South Wairarapa

10 May 2022 Climate change is a factor considered in almost everything the South Wairarapa District Council undertakes, particularly in future planning such as spatial plans, the Wairarapa Combined District…

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News: Water resilience project a “sensible decision”

6 May 2022 An infrastructure milestone for the South Wairarapa was marked on Thursday, with the official opening of the Waiohine Treated Water Reservoir. Mayor Alex Beijen cut the ribbon…

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