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COVID-19 CORONOAVIRUS – Update: 25 March 2020, 5.15pm

From 11.59pm Wednesday 25 March, New Zealand will move into lockdown to eliminate COVID-19.

All non-essential services must close and everyone should stay at home. These are big measures, but they will save lives.

Every person who doesn’t play their part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19 risks these strict measures being in place longer than the initial four weeks.

Everyone needs to stay home and stop all interactions with others outside of your household, unless you are part of an essential service.  Whatever you do must be solitary. You can only spend time with those who you are in self-isolation with, and keep your distance from all others at all times.

Business owners – close your doors unless you are classified as an essential service outlined on the page here.

All the information you need about the national response to COVID-19 is available at

You can also follow the regional Wairarapa Facebook page to keep up to date with local COVID-19 developments, including welfare support as that becomes available.

The essential council services which are still operating (e.g provision of drinking water, rubbish and recycling collection) are all listed on our page

If you have any health concerns, please contact your GP via phone in the first instance, or Healthline on 0800 358 5453

Stay well, play your part and, most importantly, be kind. We’re all in this together.



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Rubbish and recycling during Alert 4 lockdown

Rubbish and recycling during Alert 4 lock down Urban residents: The kerbside rubbish collection will continue as normal. Recycling collection will be suspended for the next two weeks while we ensure a safe protocol for pick-up and processing. Don’t forget to pick up...

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Today's updates from our EOC centre - based in Masterton and is predominately staffed by WREMO, Council officers and officials from Masterton District Council, South Wairarapa District Council, Greater Wellington and of course Carterton District Council.

Make sure you like & follow their page. Covid-19 - Wairarapa UpdatesThere are quite a few important updates today, so have a read!

If you need essential household goods (such as a heater or a blanket etc) you can now purchase these online at The Warehouse, Noel Leeming, Briscoes and Harvey Norman.

If you don't have the essentials you need to get through lockdown (such as food, medication or cleaning supplies), in the first instance please try calling a:
• neighbour
• family member who lives nearby
• friend who lives nearby
• check the availability for shopping online.

If these options are not available to you, then please call our Wellington Region COVID-19 Helpline on 0800 141 967.
Please note: The call centre is temporarily running in a reduced capacity. When ringing, please hold the line. It may ring, or be silent, for some time – this is normal. This call centre is available between 7.00am-7.00pm. Our call centre staff will connect you with the services you need.

There has been an change in guidlelines regarding tangihana and funerals.

There will be an opportunity for family and whānau who have been in the same isolation bubble as the deceased to go to the funeral home to view the body. Other family, whānau, friends or others in separate isolation bubbles cannot go to the funeral home for viewing.
For full information on this please visit

We want to recognise the role Māori are playing in responding to COVID-19. Iwi and Māori are a key part of any response, and they are connected at all levels of the COVID-19 response. Regional response centres such as ours have iwi liaison advisors and Māori organisations are mobilising to support their community.

Staying home, saves lives. The message is simple. The vast majority of New Zealanders are doing this. We recognise it’s challenging and Police are enforcing the rules to keep us all safe. Travel should be restricted to essential reasons only – such as going to the supermarket or pharmacy.

Please stay inside you bubble. We know you want to help people but Under level 4 ONLY registered, essential volunteers are permitted - NOT individuals or unregistered volunteers who are only allowed to help those within their own bubble. If you haven't already, and wish to, you can register for future volunteer opportunities by contacting your local Red Cross, Salvation Army or Age Concern.
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Our team will be out today doing their routine fire hydrant flushing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks team for keeping Carterton functioning under difficult circumstances. Kia hauora ki a koutou 🌱

You may have heard that there are changes to this year’s Easter trading.

Here are the facts we have at hand.

🔵 Supermarkets are to remain closed on Good Friday (Friday 10 April)

🔵 This does not mean you need to panic shop on Thursday, plan ahead over the next week and purchase extras (like Easter eggs) as you go.

🔵 Supermarkets will reopen on Saturday, and then stay open as normal.

Check your recipe books for how to make your own hot cross buns, maybe get a little old school and paint your own real eggs!

Whatever you do be kind, be calm, stay home and save lives.
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As from yesterday (30 March) the Wairarapa District is moving to a restricted fire season, that if fires by permit only.

The Public need to go to or
0800-65-86-28 to get permits.
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The link isn't working Carterton District Council. Maybe it should be

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