16 minutes ago

Featherston Wastewater and future planning drop in session

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

A reminder of this event with Wellington Water tomorrow.
Click the link to complete the 'What's On Top?' survey your responses will be used to form our Long Term & Spatial Plans. Have your say now: www.surveymonkey.com...
For our other events please go to www.swdc.govt.nz...

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2 hours ago

Wellington Water update for Martinborough

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

WELLINGTON WATER UPDATE 10.30am

Thanks again to Martinborough residents! Your conservation efforts yesterday have been incredibly helpful!

While we have made great progress, we do ask that you continue to be mindful of your water use throughout the weekend to ensure the reservoir has the … View more
WELLINGTON WATER UPDATE 10.30am

Thanks again to Martinborough residents! Your conservation efforts yesterday have been incredibly helpful!

While we have made great progress, we do ask that you continue to be mindful of your water use throughout the weekend to ensure the reservoir has the opportunity to refill. You can do your part to love every drop!

Also remember garden watering restrictions are in place (you can only water your garden on odd days if you live at an odd address, and even days if you live at an even address).

4 hours ago

Martinborough water treatment plant

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

WELLINGTON WATER UPDATE

Repairs at the treatment plant have been successful, and we are currently working to bring the plant back online.

Thanks again to the residents of Martinborough for their conservation efforts so far. We continue to ask residents to keep their conservation efforts up … View more
WELLINGTON WATER UPDATE

Repairs at the treatment plant have been successful, and we are currently working to bring the plant back online.

Thanks again to the residents of Martinborough for their conservation efforts so far. We continue to ask residents to keep their conservation efforts up through the weekend until Monday to assist with reservoir recovery.

Showering and washing clothes is okay, however please keep your showers short and only run full loads of washing.

1 day ago

Martinborough residents urged to conserve water

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Wellington Water have been working on an upgrade to the Martinborough water treatment plant and the work has taken longer than planned. As a result the reservoir is currently running low and we need residents and businesses to urgently conserve water.

We are making urgent repairs to get the plant … View more
Wellington Water have been working on an upgrade to the Martinborough water treatment plant and the work has taken longer than planned. As a result the reservoir is currently running low and we need residents and businesses to urgently conserve water.

We are making urgent repairs to get the plant back online. This means the supply to residents and businesses is limited throughout the town. Water should only be used for drinking, cooking and hygiene.

We ask that you avoid showers and baths, running washing machines and dishwashers, and avoid garden watering.

We thank you from your patience during this time.

7 days ago

What’s on Top? Long Term Plan and Spatial Planning Community Engagement

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

We would like to hear What’s on Top for you to help us identify our district’s priorities over the next 10 years, and beyond, to form the Long Term and Spatial Plans!

To take a 5-minute survey now head to www.surveymonkey.com...

Hard copies of the survey are also available at council offices … View more
We would like to hear What’s on Top for you to help us identify our district’s priorities over the next 10 years, and beyond, to form the Long Term and Spatial Plans!

To take a 5-minute survey now head to www.surveymonkey.com...

Hard copies of the survey are also available at council offices and libraries or you can chat to elected representatives when they’re out and about!

Community workshops will be held in each town.
Greytown Town Hall, 7-9pm 30 Septemeber - please email ltp@swdc.govt.nz

Workshops in Martinborough and Featherston will be mid-October and will be advertised.

More information can be found on our website www.swdc.govt.nz...

We look forward to hearing What’s on Top for you!

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51 days ago

Covid-19 Level 2 – What does it mean for South Wairarapa District Council services?

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

We've been planning for this. We’ve been here before. We got rid of the virus, and we can do it again!

As a Council, we’re following Government advice and protocols to reduce the risk of community spread.

At Level 2, there are not many changes - most relate to contract tracing, physical… View more
We've been planning for this. We’ve been here before. We got rid of the virus, and we can do it again!

As a Council, we’re following Government advice and protocols to reduce the risk of community spread.

At Level 2, there are not many changes - most relate to contract tracing, physical distancing and increased hygiene measures. Please be patient when accessing our buildings and services.

Visiting our offices:

* Opening hours as per Level 1
* We ask you to adhere to the physical distancing tape that has been laid on the floor in reception
* Screens have been re-installed at the counters
* Please use the hand sanitizer available at the counter
* Please sign into the contact tracing register at the counter, and
* Use the Government contract tracing app if you have it – a QR code sign is available
* Cleaning protocols have been increased.

Libraries:

* Opening hours as per normal
* Returning items - we encourage customers to use the after-hours returns dropbox rather than your counter, if possible
* Public PCs will NOT be operating (this is because of the difficultly of ensuring the keyboards are cleaned after each use)
* People in each library building (staff and customers) will be limited to 100
* We ask you to adhere to the physical distancing tape that has been laid on the floor
* Screens have been re-installed at the counters
* Please use the hand sanitizer available at the counter
* Please sign into the contact tracing register at the counter, and use the Government contract tracing app if you have it – QR code signs are available in each location
* Cleaning protocols have been increased.

Public Meetings/venues:

* Our venues will not be available for gatherings of more than 100 people
* Council meetings scheduled in the Council Chambers have been relocated to the Waihinga Centre to provide more room for physical distancing, which for our public venues is 2 metres
* Please use the hand sanitizer available on entry
* Please sign into the contact tracing register at the counter, and
* Use the Government contract tracing app if you have it – QR code signs are available
* Cleaning protocols have been increased.

Parks, transfer/recycling stations and public toilets:

* All open as normal but with extra cleaning in place, as per protocols
* Please practise physical distancing – 2 metres
* Contactless payment at transfer stations/recycling centres is encouraged.
Offsite council appointments:
* Visiting council staff will be following protocols, including using hand sanitiser, masks and keep a 2-metre physical distance.

Communications:

* Council’s Response Team has been re-activated and will communicate and coordinate with the Civil Defence Emergency Management, and the other two Wairarapa district councils where appropriate
* Council’s website, Facebook and Neighbourly will be used to share updates on COVID-related information.

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58 days ago

NZRA service grave and memorial restoration work in SWai

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Into this Spring the New Zealand Remembrance Army, in partnership with the South Wairarapa District Council, Featherston Memorial RSA and local volunteers, will re-start service grave and memorial restoration work at the Featherston and Martinborough cemeteries.

If you are interested in … View more
Into this Spring the New Zealand Remembrance Army, in partnership with the South Wairarapa District Council, Featherston Memorial RSA and local volunteers, will re-start service grave and memorial restoration work at the Featherston and Martinborough cemeteries.

If you are interested in supporting this work by participating in our painting/restoration activities, please contact us through the NZRA Facebook page.

If you have loved ones buried or memorialised in these cemeteries and do not wish to have their grave or memorial restored please contact us through our Facebook page. Alternatively, such notification can be provided to Trish Drury at the South Wairarapa District Council (emailing Trish.Drury@swdc.govt.nz).

Thank you for supporting our activities.

Lest we forget

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65 days ago

Grave and memorial restoration work at the Featherston and Martinborough cemeteries

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Into this Spring the New Zealand Remembrance Army, in partnership with the South Wairarapa District Council, Featherston Memorial RSA and local volunteers, will re-start service grave and memorial restoration work at the Featherston and Martinborough cemeteries.

If you are interested in … View more
Into this Spring the New Zealand Remembrance Army, in partnership with the South Wairarapa District Council, Featherston Memorial RSA and local volunteers, will re-start service grave and memorial restoration work at the Featherston and Martinborough cemeteries.

If you are interested in supporting this work by participating in our painting/restoration activities, please contact us through the NZRA Facebook page.

If you have loved ones buried or memorialised in these cemeteries and do not wish to have their grave or memorial restored please contact us through our Facebook page. Alternatively, such notification can be provided to Trish Drury at the South Wairarapa District Council (emailing Trish.Drury@swdc.govt.nz).

Thank you for supporting our activities.

Lest we forget.

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66 days ago

The Creative Communities Scheme is open for applications

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

The Creative Communities Scheme is open for projects taking place within 12 months from 16 September 2020. The scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities.

Applications close on Friday 28 August … View more
The Creative Communities Scheme is open for projects taking place within 12 months from 16 September 2020. The scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities.

Applications close on Friday 28 August 2020.

Forms and guidance are available from the SWDC libraries, Council reception in Martinborough and from www.swdc.govt.nz...

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84 days ago

SWDC's Annual Plan 2020/21 now available

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Our Annual Plan 2020/21, which was adopted by Council on 30 June, is now available online. Thank you to everyone who took the time to make a submission in our Annual Plan consultation process. See here: bit.ly...

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87 days ago

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is now open for applications

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is open to South Wairarapa sports clubs and school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions. The scheme is a partnership between Council and Sport NZ and was developed … View moreThe Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is open to South Wairarapa sports clubs and school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions. The scheme is a partnership between Council and Sport NZ and was developed in response to concerns about the lack of participation in sport by young people living in rural communities.

The 2020/2021 fund of $9,500 is now open and will close on the 10 August 2020.

For more information about this grant please contact Suzanne Clark (suzanne.clark@swdc.govt.nz or 06 306 9611 ext. 826)

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87 days ago

SWDC Community and Youth Grant Fund Applications Now Open

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

There is $157,000 available for distribution for community grants and $75,000 available for distribution for youth grants.
Grants will be awarded to eligible community organisations which contribute to the community in at least one of the following areas (these areas are linked to our Long-Term … View more
There is $157,000 available for distribution for community grants and $75,000 available for distribution for youth grants.
Grants will be awarded to eligible community organisations which contribute to the community in at least one of the following areas (these areas are linked to our Long-Term Plan community outcomes) and meet the criteria as outlined in our Grants Policy:

Arts, museums, heritage and culture (including Māoritanga)
Environment
Events
Sport and Recreation
Social and Educational Services
Economic Development

Applications close Thursday 6 August and applicants are invited to speak to their application on Thursday 27th August.

The application form and more information is available on our grants page www.swdc.govt.nz...

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104 days ago

FEATHERSTON WATER UPDATE - 9.10am Sat 20 June

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Residents of Featherston and Greytown - please continue to conserve water this morning. Every effort to conserve helps us to restore the reservoir level to a point where we have enough water to flush Featherston's network (it's not there yet).

The Boil Water Notice in Featherston will … View more
Residents of Featherston and Greytown - please continue to conserve water this morning. Every effort to conserve helps us to restore the reservoir level to a point where we have enough water to flush Featherston's network (it's not there yet).

The Boil Water Notice in Featherston will stay in place until further notice, which means after the network has been flushed and water testing and Regional Pubic Health confirm it can be lifted. The team is meeting this morning and we'll provide another update later today, as soon as we can.

There is NO Boil Water Notice in Greytown but residents there need to conserve water as the towns share a treatment plant.

127 days ago

Are you needing some help to find employment/employees?

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

South Wairarapa District Council and the Wairarapa Whanau Trust are working in collaboration on an employment initiative with the focus on people living in the South Wairarapa who are looking for work.

We recognise there are industries that have had to reduce staff, we are also aware that some … View more
South Wairarapa District Council and the Wairarapa Whanau Trust are working in collaboration on an employment initiative with the focus on people living in the South Wairarapa who are looking for work.

We recognise there are industries that have had to reduce staff, we are also aware that some industries are needing extra staff to cover business commitments and deadlines.

We are committed to working with local businesses, SMEs and those looking for work to provide effective solutions wherever we can.

If you have recently been made unemployed, and/or need work, you can register your interest with us by clicking on the first Google Form (work) link below.

If you are a business that is needing workers to meet your needs or requirements, you can also register with us by clicking on the second Google Form (business) link below.

For any further information, contact Alan Maxwell.
Aku mihi nui ki a koe
Alan Maxwell
Youth Development Coordinator
Wairarapa Whanau Trust
m: 027 809 2615 | e: alan@wairarapawhanautrust.com
a: 69 Boundary Rd, Featherston, 5710 w: www.wairarapawhanautrust.com...

This Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Pilot in South Wairarapa has been made possible with funding from the Industry Partnerships, Skills for Industry – Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Pilot, supported by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and other government agencies

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