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Media release: Greytown residents working smarter, not harder

20 September 2021 Water systems in Greytown are about to work smarter, not harder, as Wellington Water trials a more resilient and efficient water network system. The town will become…

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Media Release: No more overdue charges and reserve fees for Wairarapa Library Service readers

16 September 2021 From October 12, avid readers in Carterton and South Wairarapa Districts will be able to loan items from four Wairarapa libraries without worrying about overdue charges and…

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Media Release: South Wairarapa’s latest New Zealand Citizens

7 September 2021 On the evening of 16 August, 11 residents of South Wairarapa came before the Mayor Alex Beijen to give their oath or affirmation (as chosen by them),…

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Planning on visiting Council? Our office is open but visiting hours have changed under Alert Level 2

South Wairarapa District Council will be open for business as per our current practice, however, visits by the public under Covid-19 Alert Level 2 has changed.  For anyone wishing to…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Age Concern Wairarapa opens Nominations for Senior Person of the Year

1 September 2021 From Age Concern Wairarapa Sing their praises, blow their trumpets… Age Concern Wairarapa needs our community’s help to identify the Senior Person of the Year, 2021. The…

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Explanation of the Rates Increase

Most of South Wairarapa District’s ratepayers have experienced high rates increases for this year, 2021/22. The increase is more than we had advised in the Long Term Plan (LTP) Consultation…

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Councils Consider Government’s Three Waters Reform Programme

Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils are each working through the process of considering the Government’s Three Waters Reform Programme, first announced a year ago. Government is considering how…

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MEDIA RELEASE: SH2 Wairarapa speed review consultation extended

24 August 2021 Media Release from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is extending the consultation for proposed new speed limits and safety improvements for State…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Mayors Commend Community Response as Alert Level 4 Extended

20 August 2021 Wairarapa’s Mayors have commended the community response to the Level 4 lockdown so far and called for calm and a continued effort as Level 4 is extended…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Ministry of Health Advises of New COVID-19 Cases

20 August 2021 Media release from the Ministry of Health: Today there are 11 additional community cases and 2 new cases in managed isolation facilities . There are 11 new…

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