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9 February 2021 A Prohibited Fire Season means there is a total ban on the lighting of any fires in open air. All fire permits previously issued to enable fires during a restricted season are now suspended. For more info visit

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A friendly reminder that our library is still open but with Level 2 restrictions in place, as outlined below 🙂The Carterton District Library is still open under Alert Level 2 but with guidelines in place.

* You will be asked to please sanitise and either scan or sign in upon arrival
* Please return items via the out-of-hours bookdrop before you enter the building
* Newspapers will not be available
* Computers will be available but you must check-in at the counter before using them. Computers will be sanitised between each use
* The Toy Library will be closed. If you have any toys due back during Level 2, please hold onto them until we are back at Level 1. No overdue fees will be incurred
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Tonight (Saturday, 27 February 2021) the Prime Minister announced an alert level change. Auckland is to Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country to Alert Level 2.
As a result of this, The Board of Wings over Wairarapa has made the difficult decision to cancel Sunday’s air show.
Our team is absolutely gutted, especially after an amazing day today, but your health and safety, and the health and safety of our volunteers, crew and pilots is paramount. We are also following Government and Ministry of Health guidelines.
As per previous information we have shared with you, the Wings team will be touching base with all ticket holders for Sunday’s airshow regarding refunds.
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So sorry for everyone involved that the third day can't go ahead.

Here’s the official update Wairarapa:


From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert level 3 for 7 days.

The rest of New Zealand moves to ALERT LEVEL 2 for 7 days and needs to remain vigilant. This means stay home if you’re sick or vulnerable, wash your hands regularly and well, and use the NZ COVID Tracer app by scanning QR codes and keeping your Bluetooth turned on in the app, or sign in if you can’t use the app.

Businesses and schools remain open but public health guidance including physical distancing and record keeping need to be maintained.

Hospitality businesses must keep groups of customers separated, seated, and served by a single person with a maximum of 100 people at a time.

Mass gatherings will need to be limited to 100 people. Gatherings of up to 100 people are allowed for wedding services, funerals, and tangihanga.

Keep physical distancing of 2 metres from people you don’t know when out in public. Keep 1 metre physical distancing in controlled environments like workplaces, where practical. Wear a mask or a face covering if physical distancing is difficult.
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How long is rest of country in level 2 for? I know Auckland is for minimum of 7 days but how long is the rest of country in level 2 for?

Are the polls closed at L2?

✈️ For those of you going to Wings Over Wairarapa this weekend, make sure you leave early and follow the Wings page for any updates.

For those not attending Wings, please make sure you still leave plenty of time for travelling within the region as the roads will be much busier. Be patient and drive safely 🙂Planning your trip to Wings this weekend?

Coming from Wellington please stay on SH2 and follow the signage through to Carterton and watch for the signposted turn directing you to the Air Festival.

Leave home early, give yourself plenty of time and be patient. Lots of people drive to Wings and we want you to get here safely.

All parking is off Manaia Road. Parking is free for all ticket holders. Shuttles will be running from the carpark to the aerodrome. Gold coin donation.

Find out more here,
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***Water Shut Off**

The water on McKenzie Terrace will be turned off for the next 10 mins. We apologies for any inconvenience.
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Thank you!!! wish Johannesburg could aspire to your district council memos!!! We in johannesburg have NO water for 30 hours!!!! yes you heard right.....

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