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Recreation trail users enjoy safe new path on Underhill Road

Walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages can now enjoy a more comfortable and safe stretch of trail along Underhill Road in Featherston.   The new purpose built…

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Old Featherston Courthouse maintenance and refurbishment

A few weeks ago, the vinyl in the Old Featherston Courthouse was tested to ascertain whether asbestos was present and the results tested positive. Accredited Asbestos Specialists NZ Ltd (AASL)…

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Greytown Old Library lease awarded to local artisans

At the 5 June South Wairarapa District Council Strategy Working Committee (SWC) meeting, the lease of Greytown’s Old Library was awarded to Te Hupenui/Greytown Artists Incorporated (Te Hupenui) following Expressions…

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Greytown Playground upgrade closure

Greytown Playground on Kuratawhiti Street will be closing for upgrades from 12 June for approximately 3 weeks. During the construction period, it will re-open for weekends where possible. When it…

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NZ Army Reserve Training in Featherston 12-14 July 2024

NZ Army Reserve will be conducting a training exercise on the outskirts of the Featherston Township over the weekend of 12-14 July 2024. This exercise will be focused on training New Zealand Reserve Soldiers in stability and…

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Clear water meters for June

Water meters in the South Wairarapa will be read throughout the month of June by volunteers of the South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC), which asks all residents to ensure their…

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ABCs of Moo-ving Day for farmers

Moving Day heralds the start of the dairy season each year on 1 June (King’s Birthday) and South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) asks farmers to follow guidance when relocating animals…

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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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