News

Consultation closes on Rating Policies Review

South Wairarapa District Councils Rating Policies Review consultation has now closed. The proposal asked for feedback on a group of our financial policies as required under Section 102 of the…

Read more

South Wairarapa District Council seeking feedback on Remission of Rates policy

South Wairarapa District Council is seeking feedback on the remission of Uniform Annual General Charge and Uniform Targeted Rates in certain circumstances. To allow rate relief where it is considered…

Read more

Pause on new applications to connect to Greytown’s wastewater treatment plant 

MEDIA STATEMENT 18 July 2024  A recent technical assessment by Wellington Water Limited (WWL) of Greytown’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has recommended an immediate stop to approving all new connection applications…

Read more

Council takes steps to stop illegal rubbish dumping on coast

South Wairarapa District Council is working to prevent illegal rubbish dumping on the south coast, which is causing environmental damage to water quality and marine life. Council staff believe that…

Read more

New funds strengthen Hau Ariki Marae as community centre in emergencies

It’s official. Hau Ariki Marae’s ability to be an Emergency Assistance Centre to the community during crisis events has been strengthened thanks to gaining funds for solar power from central…

Read more

Septic disposal site temporary pause

South Wairarapa District Council has temporarily paused septic tank waste disposal at the Featherston Wastewater Treatment Plant dumping site, located in a manhole along Waite Street, following a recommendation from…

Read more

Applications open to new $500,000 wellbeing fund

South Wairarapa District Council is putting the capital C in Community with a new Wellbeing Fund of $500,000 available now for individuals and groups to build wellbeing initiatives that benefit…

Read more

Council puts best foot forward for pedestrian safety

South Wairarapa District Council is brightening the way for walkers with the installation of new lights at the 16 pedestrian crossings across the district. The work will standardise lighting at…

Read more

Rates search tool currently unavailable

This function is temporarily unavailable while we are updating the new financial year’s rates. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We anticipate that it will be available by mid July. If…

Read more

South Wairarapa District Council adopts Enhanced Annual Plan for 2024-25  

Wednesday 26 June 2024 Today South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) adopted its 2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan (Enhanced AP) with a unanimous vote. The Enhanced AP sets out the budget, including…

Read more

Matariki events in the South Wairarapa 2024

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars, that rises in midwinter and for many Māori, heralds the start of the new year. Matariki is a time to celebrate,…

Read more

Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support