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The latest information from Central Government on Monday afternoon included the fantastic news that many of our food and beverage businesses can now begin to prepare to move out of Level 4 -lock-down and into Level 3 with restricted trade next Wednesday 29 April....

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Transfer Stations and Rural Rubbish

Transfer Stations and Rural Rubbish

As we will be under alert level 4 for another week, drop-off points have been provided at each district's transfer station for rural residents to drop off their household waste only in prepaid council bags. Rural residents should drive to the kiosk at each transfer...

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Moving to Alert Level 3 from Tuesday 28 April.

Moving to Alert Level 3 from Tuesday 28 April.

Today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand will be able to move to Alert Level 3 from Tuesday 28 April. We know how hard you’ve worked Wairarapa and we must ensure that we do not lose any of the gains we have made. THE KEY THING TO REMEMBER (AND...

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Our playground and skate parks are closed.

Our playground and skate parks are closed.

At council we understand how tempting it is to stop at our playgrounds while you are out enjoying some local exercise.  These are closed for everyone’s safety.  It’s now known that COVID-19 can stay alive on various surfaces for numerous days. We’ve heard reports of...

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Councils focus on business support

Councils focus on business support

8 April 2020 All three Wairarapa district councils are putting measures in place to ensure ongoing support for local retailers and service providers during lockdown. They say helping local businesses now will help speed up the recovery of the local economy once Alert...

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Localised 0800 Number

Localised 0800 Number

We have a localised 0800 number for the Wairarapa if you are struggling to get essential items or need additional support. 0800 239 247 If you haven’t already please make sure you’re following the Covid-19 – Wairarapa Updates page.

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Passing of former Carterton Mayor Barry Keys

Passing of former Carterton Mayor Barry Keys

Thursday 2nd April 2020 Media Statement – Passing of former Carterton Mayor Barry Keys Carterton District Council acknowledges the passing of former Carterton Mayor, and local barrister, Barry Keys. Barry was Mayor from 1984 to 1995.  He oversaw the amalgamation of...

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Rubbish and recycling during Alert 4 lockdown

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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Councils unite to fight COVID-19

Councils unite to fight COVID-19

The three Wairarapa Councils are uniting to fight the spread of COVID-19 and urgently asking the community to follow Government advice. A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Wairarapa and the Councils have been advised to close libraries as a precaution. The...

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Update on confirmed COVID-19 case in Carterton

Update on confirmed COVID-19 case in Carterton

21 March 2020 On behalf of Carterton Mayor Greg Lang This afternoon the Ministry of Health confirmed Wairarapa’s first case of COVID-19. Out of interest to our close-knit community, and with the permission of the affected staff members, we can now confirm that this...

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