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Hearings and deliberations on future plans this week, submissions and analysis available online

Council will meet this week to consider over 800 written submissions and listen to members of the public presenting their submissions before making decisions on the Long Term Plan and…

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Open letter in response to local iwi on the establishment of Māori wards

Tēnā koutou, Thank you for your letter of the 19 May requesting Council make a decision on the establishment of Māori wards by 21 May. I respect your views, and…

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Statement on the establishment of Māori wards

20 May 2021 We appreciate that the views of Wairarapa iwi are that our Māori partners be represented via the establishment of a Māori ward. The Mayor personally strongly supports…

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SWDC decide to retain central Greytown properties

South Wairarapa District Council will not sell or long-term lease Greytown properties 85 and 87 West Street at this time. This decision was made at a Council meeting yesterday in…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Long Term Plan and Spatial Plan consultations open for community feedback

31 March 2021 South Wairarapa District Council is seeking community feedback on its proposed Spatial and Long Term Plans. The two consultation documents are available online, in council offices and…

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MEDIA RELEASE: SWDC launches new-look website

SWDC has launched a newly refreshed and rejuvenated website. This new portal is the result of a project to move to a more modern, mobile-friendly, accessible and easy to use…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Reports of ‘blue staining’ at some Featherston & Greytown properties

South Wairarapa District Council and Wellington Water have noted a recent increase in the number of reports of bathroom fixtures in Featherston & Greytown showing signs of blue staining, often…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Consent application for Underhill Rd

18 February 2021 There is an active resource consent application being processed by South Wairarapa District Council under the Resource Management Act (RMA) for river stone stockpiling and crushing on…

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Water race review – community engagement sessions – 13 and 15 February

If you are a water race ratepayer, please come along to one of our community engagement sessions to talk about your water race and how pending changes might affect you.…

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Martinborough moves to tighter water restrictions

12 Feburary 2021 From 11.59 pm Friday, 12 February Martinborough residents join Featherston and Greytown and are being asked not to use sprinklers, irrigation systems or unattended hoses, and to…

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