4 days ago

Changes to Grants Policy

comms@swdc.govt.nz from South Wairarapa District Council

We’ve made some changes to our Grants Policy

We want to give more certainty to community groups for activities that align well with our community outcomes and from next financial year propose to enter into partnership arrangements for multi-year or operational funding.

This will also make … View more
We’ve made some changes to our Grants Policy

We want to give more certainty to community groups for activities that align well with our community outcomes and from next financial year propose to enter into partnership arrangements for multi-year or operational funding.

This will also make it clear the amount of grant budget that has been allocated to such arrangements and how much contestable funds remain for other applications.

Other changes to the policy include amendments to the eligibility and assessment criteria so that we can support those causes most important to us and bringing Community Board and Māori Standing Committee grants together under the one policy.

18 days ago

MEDIA RELEASE: Long Term Plan and Spatial Plan consultations open for community feedback

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Consultation is now open for SWDC's Long Term & Spatial Plans. To view the document, and to find out how to make a submission please visit swdc.govt.nz...

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31 days ago

SWDC is proud to support Neighbours Day Aotearoa.

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

SWDC is proud to support Neighbours Day Aotearoa.

Supporting the reduction of loneliness and isolation experienced by many members in our communities is especially important for our elderly and vulnerable population post COVID-19, and in the event of another possible lockdown. Making it easier … View more
SWDC is proud to support Neighbours Day Aotearoa.

Supporting the reduction of loneliness and isolation experienced by many members in our communities is especially important for our elderly and vulnerable population post COVID-19, and in the event of another possible lockdown. Making it easier for members of neighbourhoods and community groups to contact each other, can be a simple yet powerful way to support the building of community connections, networks, wellbeing and resilience.

SWDC is also supporting two events for Neighbours Day Aotearoa, the first being this Saturday!

Meet your Neighbours Plant Swap and Sale at the Cobblestones Museum, 169 Main Street, Greytown!

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59 days ago
64 days ago

Water race review - community engagement sessions

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

If you are a water race ratepayer, please come along to one of our community engagement sessions to talk about your water race and how pending changes might affect you.

Moroa water race - Greytown Town Hall, 10am-2pm, Saturday 13 February 2021

Longwood water race - Tin Hut, 7-9pm, Monday 15 … View more
If you are a water race ratepayer, please come along to one of our community engagement sessions to talk about your water race and how pending changes might affect you.

Moroa water race - Greytown Town Hall, 10am-2pm, Saturday 13 February 2021

Longwood water race - Tin Hut, 7-9pm, Monday 15 February 2021

In order for us to better understand how you use your water race and to plan for the future, we are asking you to complete a survey. The survey can be completed during the session or taken away.

If you can’t make the event, don’t worry the survey will be available in the mail to water race ratepayers and on our website within the next week.

73 days ago

Creative Communities Grants

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

The Creative Communities Scheme is open for projects taking place within 12 months from 19 March 2021.

The Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities.

There is approximately $25,000 available for… View more
The Creative Communities Scheme is open for projects taking place within 12 months from 19 March 2021.

The Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities.

There is approximately $25,000 available for distribution and applications close Friday 26 February 2021.
We are also seeking community representatives to sit on the assessment group that allocates funding.

Forms, guidance and more information is available from the SWDC libraries, Council office in Martinborough and at www.swdc.govt.nz...

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74 days ago

Council and Community Youth Grants in 2020/21

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Applications are open for a further funding round for Council and Community Youth Grants in 2020/21. There is approximately $22,000 remaining for distribution for community grants and $7,000 for youth grants.

Grants will be awarded to eligible community organisations which contribute to the … View more
Applications are open for a further funding round for Council and Community Youth Grants in 2020/21. There is approximately $22,000 remaining for distribution for community grants and $7,000 for youth grants.

Grants will be awarded to eligible community organisations which contribute to the community.

Applications close Monday 15 March 2021.

To access an application form and criteria please go to www.swdc.govt.nz...

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76 days ago

Discounted prices on water tanks for South Wairarapa ratepayers

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

SWDC has made arrangements with Farmlands Greytown and The Tank Guy Fielding to offer South Wairarapa ratepayers discounted prices on water tanks.

There are a range of sizes and discounts available, depending on property requirements. To receive a discount, simply quote ‘SWDC’ when ordering.

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SWDC has made arrangements with Farmlands Greytown and The Tank Guy Fielding to offer South Wairarapa ratepayers discounted prices on water tanks.

There are a range of sizes and discounts available, depending on property requirements. To receive a discount, simply quote ‘SWDC’ when ordering.

When choosing the size to purchase, we recommend a 25/30,000 litre tank for larger properties or a 4/5,000 litre tank for smaller properties.

If you would like to purchase a tank or discuss details, please call The Tank Guy Feilding on 06 326 8888 or Farmlands Greytown on 06 304 8045.

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80 days ago

Council offices and libraries closed today

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Due to a staff bereavement, our Martinborough offices and all three town libraries will be closed today.
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.
For any urgent matters, please call us on 06 306 9611.
Kia Kaha

80 days ago

Car and train crash near Featherston 28 January 2021

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Police have reported a car and train crash at Speedy's Crossing on Western Lake Rd at about 2 pm today. The road is closed with diversions in place. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. Bus replacement services are operating. See the Metlink website for future rail updates - … View morePolice have reported a car and train crash at Speedy's Crossing on Western Lake Rd at about 2 pm today. The road is closed with diversions in place. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. Bus replacement services are operating. See the Metlink website for future rail updates - www.metlink.org.nz...

Update 3.11pm - Road closure on Western Lake Road from Woodward Street to Viles Road until further notice.

116 days ago

New Martinborough Transfer hours 2021

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Opening hours until 31 Dec 2020:

Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Accepts: Refuse, recycling, green waste and e-waste.

Agricultural recycling only from 1pm – 3pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.Accepts: Refuse, recycling, green waste and … View more
Opening hours until 31 Dec 2020:

Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Accepts: Refuse, recycling, green waste and e-waste.

Agricultural recycling only from 1pm – 3pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.Accepts: Refuse, recycling, green waste and e-waste.

Agricultural recycling only from 1pm – 3pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

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116 days ago

Coastal recycling - extra pick up days

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Collection days for all South Wairarapa customers, including rural/coastal, are not impacted by Public Holiday this year. They remain as follows but coastal has the additional pick up days.

Coastal: Monday*
Greytown: Tuesday
Martinborough: Wednesday
Featherston: Thursday

For further information … View more
Collection days for all South Wairarapa customers, including rural/coastal, are not impacted by Public Holiday this year. They remain as follows but coastal has the additional pick up days.

Coastal: Monday*
Greytown: Tuesday
Martinborough: Wednesday
Featherston: Thursday

For further information on services over the Christmas period please go to www.swdc.govt.nz...

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128 days ago

Annual Book Sale tomorrow at Greytown Library

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

|| TOMORROW || AT Greytown Library ||

Come along to the first Annual Book Sale for the Wairarapa Libraries! There will be deselected stock from South Wairarapa, Carterton, and Masterton District Libraries at a bargain price, with all money raised from the book-sale going directly back into the … View more
|| TOMORROW || AT Greytown Library ||

Come along to the first Annual Book Sale for the Wairarapa Libraries! There will be deselected stock from South Wairarapa, Carterton, and Masterton District Libraries at a bargain price, with all money raised from the book-sale going directly back into the Libraries’ budgets to purchase more collection items, to ensure we can provide you with fresh, interesting and up-to-date collection items.
We will be selling fiction, nonfiction and nonbook items.

• Fill a bag for $5
• Lucky dip (adult books) – 3 items $2
• Lucky dip (children’s) – 5 items $2

We can take cash or Eftpos. Any unsold items will be donated to a local charity or organisation. SEE YOU ALL THERE!

📕📗📘📙

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139 days ago

SWIMMING POOLS ARE OPEN ||

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

SWDC is proud to provide South Wairarapa towns community pools, free of charge open during the summer months!
For all opening days/times please go to www.swdc.govt.nz...

STAY SAFE 🏊‍♀️🏊

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139 days ago

Mayoral Mentorship Programme - TUIA | Applications for Wairarapa open now!

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Mayoral Mentorship Programme - TUIA | Applications for Wairarapa open now!

Are you Māori, aged 18-25 and care about your community?

Tuia is a unique opportunity for rangatahi Māori to be mentored by their local mayor and to experience wānanga throughout the motu. You'll connect with other… View more
Mayoral Mentorship Programme - TUIA | Applications for Wairarapa open now!

Are you Māori, aged 18-25 and care about your community?

Tuia is a unique opportunity for rangatahi Māori to be mentored by their local mayor and to experience wānanga throughout the motu. You'll connect with other rangatahi that are passionate about their communities and learn a lot along the way!

You will need to:

-Commit to attending wānanga in 2021, there are 5 weekend wānanga throughout the year (all expenses are paid).

-Commit to meeting with the mayor at least once a month. (times and dates arranged once applicant is chosen).

To apply for your local council, complete the application: docs.google.com......

Applications close on December 11th.

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