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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…

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Removal of public litter bins at Tora

Commencing Saturday 2 March, the public litter bins at Tora will be removed to promote a “pack in pack out” practice for visitors, and for locals to respect the environment…

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Featherston Level Crossing Upgrade – Fitzherbert Street

KiwiRail are continuing their safety upgrades at the Fitzherbert Street level crossing this weekend to get ready for the next stage of upgrading the railway pedestrian crossing. 2 – 3…

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South Wairarapa District Council Mayor to take leave of absence

At an extraordinary Council meeting held today, 28 February, Council approved a request from Mayor Martin Connelly for a two-month leave of absence, effective 4 March, to allow him to…

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South Wairarapa District Council opts for Enhanced Annual Plan for 2024/25

South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) has deferred the adoption of the 2024-34 Long-term Plan (LTP) and will instead produce an Enhanced Annual Plan for 2024/25, with Council receiving the recommendation…

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Featherston Masterplan consultation now closed

Consultation is now closed for the Draft Featherston Masterplan & Implementation Plan. The consultation asked for the community’s feedback on the Future of Featherston Draft Masterplan which proposed a series…

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‘Welcome to Featherston’ signs  

We would like to provide an update on the ‘Welcome to Featherston’ signs at the southern and northern entrances to Featherston on State Highway 2 (SH2).   In 2020, the signs…

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Gambling Policy Review consultation open

Consultation has opened for the Wairarapa wide Gambling Policy Review. Wairarapa’s three district councils have opened a month of consultation on proposed updates to their joint gambling policy which would…

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SH2 Featherston Flood mitigation – February update

Following an update in January about works to help address the flooding issue on SH2 in Featherston, we expect this work to commence mid-March, pending KiwiRail approval of the NZTA…

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2024 Funders Forum

The Funders Forum is back for 2024. This expo like event offers an opportunity to connect with key funders in the Wairarapa. You’ll be able to talk in person and…

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Riskpool payment clarification

At South Wairarapa District Councils Strategic Working Committee on 14 February 2024, retrospective approval was given for the December payment of $47k to Riskpool. Last week, the media reported that…

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