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Media Release: First meeting of 2023 makes historic progress

This first meeting of the Māori Standing Committee (MSC) was held on 31 January where some significant moments were recognised and celebrated. At the meeting held on Tuesday, Mayor Connelly…

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Voting open for the Greytown Community Board By-Election

Voting has opened for the remaining vacancy on the Greytown Community Board. If you live in the Greytown Ward and you’re on the electoral roll, look out for your voting…

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Council celebrates South Wairarapa’s Dark Sky status

South Wairarapa District Council congratulates the Wairarapa Dark Sky Association (Association) on achieving international dark sky reserve status over South Wairarapa and Carterton. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has…

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Cyclone Hale rural recovery assistance

Update: Inland Revenue has recently set-up an emergency helpline for anyone affected by Cyclone Hale (for example if you have missed payments or filing dates or are struggling to deal…

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Delay in Annual Report audit

UPDATE: 24 January 2023 Audit NZ has confirmed this week that they will be aiming to complete all outstanding audits and audit opinions by 31 March 2023 for all councils…

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Update on Tora and Pahaoa Roads

Tora Rd has reopened for 4 wheel-drive vehicles after being closed by a major slip following heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday. We do urge caution as there is heavy…

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Changes to speed limits in South Wairarapa

New speed limits are set to come into force between Masterton and Featherston from 27 January 2023. Waka Kotahi is making the changes after conducting public consultation in mid-2021 as…

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Slips and flooding block access to White Rock and Tora communities

UPDATE, 9.43am Friday 13 January – Please note White Rock Road is now open to 4 wheel drive and smaller vehicles only. Kawaika Road and Cape River Road are also…

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Road closures and surface flooding

12 January, 2.30pm Waihenga Bridge is now open after being closed earlier this morning due to high river levels. Still closed due to flooding and/or slips is White Rock Road…

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Further Notice of By-election for the Greytown Community Board

The nomination period to fill the extraordinary vacancy for the Greytown Community Board has now closed. Nominations have been received from Janette Wallace Gedge (Independent) and Neil Morison (Independent). As…

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