3 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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3 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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20 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.

43 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

53 days ago

Annual Plan Consultation 2020/21 - Live online Q&A events

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible for SWDC to hold the town hall meetings that usually feature in the Annual Plan consultation timeline.
The advertised live online Q&A events will go ahead as Microsoft Teams Live Events.

More information, including a link to join … View more
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible for SWDC to hold the town hall meetings that usually feature in the Annual Plan consultation timeline.
The advertised live online Q&A events will go ahead as Microsoft Teams Live Events.

More information, including a link to join the event, is available here.www.swdc.govt.nz...

Three events are being held to keep numbers manageable, but if you can’t join your ward’s event, or you have no affiliation to a specific ward, you can join the event that suits you best.
The Martinborough event was last week.

Upcoming Q&A events are:
* Featherston – 7pm, Monday 18 May.
* Greytown – 7pm, Weds 20 May.

Attendees are encouraged to email questions by 5pm the day before each live event to ap@swdc.govt.nz.
. Questions can also be asked throughout the event using on the Q&A tool.

If you are not able to join an event live, a video recording and written Q&A will be available on the SWDC website as soon as possible after each event.

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73 days ago

South Wairarapa Transfer Stations and Recycling Centres in Level 3

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

• Martinborough Transfer Station is open for all services, with extended hours for this first week, in anticipation of high demand. Opening hours will be from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday 28 April through to Sunday 3 May. Hours will return to normal the following week (beginning 4 May).

For the … View more
• Martinborough Transfer Station is open for all services, with extended hours for this first week, in anticipation of high demand. Opening hours will be from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday 28 April through to Sunday 3 May. Hours will return to normal the following week (beginning 4 May).

For the safety of the transfer station staff, contactless payment is being implemented. Payment by PIN entry is acceptable for now. Paywave will be the only acceptable way of paying, once this is in place. Cash payments will not be accepted.

Rural residents dropping off Council rubbish bags only can do so for no extra charge on entry.

• Featherston and Greytown Recycling Centres are open with extended hours in anticipation of the backlog. Both centres will be open for recycling and greenwaste Tuesday 28 April through to Friday 1 May from 11:00am to 3:30pm. Opening days and times will return to normal the following week (beginning 4 May).

Please be patient and stay in your vehicles if there are queues. In Level 3, people are still advised to limit unnecessary travel. Where possible, please combine your trip to the transfer station with other essential travel.

Also, a reminder that urban kerbside rubbish and recycling collections this week are one day later due to the Anzac Public Holiday that was on Monday.

For a full list of what services are available in level 3, please see here: www.swdc.govt.nz...

Kia Kaha,

The Team at South Wairarapa

79 days ago

Rural residents can drop-off council rubbish bags at Martinborough Transfer Station

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

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 household waste in prepaid council bags only, which are available for purchase at local supermarkets. There is no additional charge for … View moreAs 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 household waste in prepaid council bags only, which are available for purchase at local supermarkets. There is no additional charge for this at the transfer station.

Martinborough Transfer Station’s opening days are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, as usual, but hours have been extended to 10am to 4pm in anticipation of high demand this week – please be patient if there are queues. Please note, this is for household waste only and people are advised to limit unnecessary travel so where possible - please combine your trip to the transfer station with other essential travel.

Transfer station arrangements in Level 3 will be confirmed in the next few days. Note, for now, recycling centres in Greytown and Featherston remain closed.

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91 days ago

Easter greetings and updates from SWDC

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Kia ora
South Wairarapa,

What great news it is that New Zealand is doing so well battling COVID-19. With the numbers of new cases dropping over the past few days, we’re apparently tracking along with the most optimistic of scenarios. It’s important that we stick at it and continue to stay … View more
Kia ora
South Wairarapa,

What great news it is that New Zealand is doing so well battling COVID-19. With the numbers of new cases dropping over the past few days, we’re apparently tracking along with the most optimistic of scenarios. It’s important that we stick at it and continue to stay home to save lives, so keep up the good work!

Below is a summary of key updates from Council this week:

• Good news for those who receive the kerbside recycling service - collections will recommence next week. Due to the public holiday on Monday, urban collections move to a day later than normal: Greytown will be Wednesday, Martinborough Thursday and Featherston Friday. No change to coastal collections, which will be Monday as normal. More information on our website.

• On another positive note, water restrictions have now been lifted for Greytown and Featherston. Hand-held watering restrictions are still in place for Martinborough, just until we have a little more rain.

• You may be aware that Council has been working on its Annual Plan for next year. Due to COVID-19, we have had to delay this slightly. However, we will be ready for the consultation process to start on 24 April 2020. If you would like to know more about the consultation process, visit our website.

Happy Easter to you and everyone in your bubble.

Kia Kaha, from The Team at South Wairarapa District Council.

103 days ago

ALERT LEVEL 4: Rubbish and Recycling Update

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

29 March 2020

On behalf of the three Wairarapa councils.

Below is information on changes during lockdown to rubbish and recycling collection for urban and rural residents throughout Wairarapa, by Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils.

Key points:

• kerbside recycling … View more
29 March 2020

On behalf of the three Wairarapa councils.

Below is information on changes during lockdown to rubbish and recycling collection for urban and rural residents throughout Wairarapa, by Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils.

Key points:

• kerbside recycling collection suspended for two weeks

• transfer stations closed to all but essential services.

Urban residents:

• Kerbside rubbish collection will continue as normal.

• Recycling collection will be suspended for the next two weeks while we ensure a safe protocol is in place for pick-up and processing - this includes Riversdale and Castlepoint.

• Don’t forget to pick up your Council rubbish bags when your nominated bubble member heads to the supermarket for essentials.

• Or, make sure they’re included when you place your online shopping order for delivery.

• Transfer stations are closed to all except those providing essential services (as listed here: covid19.govt.nz... )

• If you have rubbish collection through a private provider, check to see if their services are still running.

Essential services:

• If you’re providing an essential service, you can continue to take rubbish and recycling to Wairarapa transfer stations.

• Transfer station operators can readily identify those who are likely to be an essential service.

• You’ll need to show a drivers licence at the transfer station.

Rural residents:

• If you normally put your rubbish out for Council collection on the roadside, continue as normal. Recycling collection will be suspended for the next two weeks while we ensure a safe protocol for pick-up and processing.

• If you have rubbish collection through a private provider, check to see if their services are still running.

• If you normally take your rubbish and recycling to the transfer station, and you’re NOT registered as an essential service, we are asking you to find a dry place to keep your rubbish and recycling for the time being.

• We want everyone to stay at home to eliminate COVID-19. While it may be inconvenient, stockpiling rubbish and recycling for now will help save lives by stopping the spread of the virus.

• Still use the Council rubbish bags as you will be able to drop off when the transfer station reopens fully.

• We appreciate that having rubbish remain on your property is not ideal, but it’s all part of saving lives in the Wairarapa. Here are some tips to help:

o Now is the time, more than ever, to try and reduce and reuse wherever possible to minimize your stockpile.

o Wash all your recycling to stop it getting smelly

o If you don’t have compost for food waste, now’s a good time to start one

o Keep non-compostable food waste in a high location where animals and children can’t get to it (It’s best not bury it, this will attract vermin if it contains bones etc)

o Another option is to put meat bones into a deep freeze if you have space, or you can put carcasses in a fire (but not other household rubbish like plastic).

o More tips are available here: lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz...

For Wairarapa updates on COVID-19, go to: www.facebook.com...

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104 days ago

No flooding damage on SWDC roads, being monitored

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

All this rain brings some much-needed drought relief but also causes some surface flooding on numerous SWDC roads. At this stage, there are no reports of damage to the SWDC roading network.

If you are going about essential business, please drive to the conditions. If you are not going about … View more
All this rain brings some much-needed drought relief but also causes some surface flooding on numerous SWDC roads. At this stage, there are no reports of damage to the SWDC roading network.

If you are going about essential business, please drive to the conditions. If you are not going about essential business, you should not be driving on the roads anyway. Stay Home, Save Lives.

Conditions will be accessed regularly to maintain emergency and urgent access.

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110 days ago

Covid-19 - Important advice for all Wairarapa residents - 22 March 2020

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

On behalf of all three councils,

1. We’re urgently asking everyone to adhere to advice from the government:
• those over 70 and with compromised immunity or underlying respiratory conditions to stay at home
• everyone to practise physical distancing measures (Keep yourself out of any … View more
On behalf of all three councils,

1. We’re urgently asking everyone to adhere to advice from the government:
• those over 70 and with compromised immunity or underlying respiratory conditions to stay at home
• everyone to practise physical distancing measures (Keep yourself out of any situation where you come into face-to-face contact with others closer than 1 metre away).
• The requirement for physical distancing INCLUDES businesses

2. We need you all to stay calm, stay clean, stay apart but keep connected.

3. If you are going into café, bar or other hospitality venues, you will most likely be asked for your name and contact details. Please be kind to each other and be prepared to share your personal information, it’s all about keeping each other safe.

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120 days ago

Power Outage Update 1 - Featherston and Greytown residents please use water for essential use only

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Update 10.15am Thurs 12 March - please continue to restrict water to essential use only in Greytown and Featherston until we confirm everything is operating as it should and reservoirs have recovered sufficiently.

We will provide an update here, on our website and on Facebook as soon as we can.

151 days ago

Meet the Candidates standing in the Greytown Community Board by-election

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

Lions have organised a meet the candidates evening on Wednesday 12th February at 7 pm in Greytown Town Centre. Come along and get to know your two candidates: Hilary Wilkie and Simone Baker.
Postal voting closes noon Tues 18 Feb. Candidates profiles are available with your voting papers and on the … View more
Lions have organised a meet the candidates evening on Wednesday 12th February at 7 pm in Greytown Town Centre. Come along and get to know your two candidates: Hilary Wilkie and Simone Baker.
Postal voting closes noon Tues 18 Feb. Candidates profiles are available with your voting papers and on the SWDC website.

215 days ago

IMPORTANT MESSAGE for Featherston residents on town water supply

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

8.30am, Sunday 12 December - Update - The water plant worked overnight to refill the reservoir so residents can use water as normal now. With all the rain today we don't expect people to be watering their gardens anyway, and the alternate days watering policy still applies - odd number … View more8.30am, Sunday 12 December - Update - The water plant worked overnight to refill the reservoir so residents can use water as normal now. With all the rain today we don't expect people to be watering their gardens anyway, and the alternate days watering policy still applies - odd number properties on odd number days and evens on evens. Thank you to those who shared the message last night.
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Original message - Please minimise water use as much as possible overnight. We have a Wellington Water technician at the supply plant monitoring things closely, following an issue with the plant stopping. It takes 4 hours to get the plant started again so it would be helpful if residents could limit water use to essential use only until everything is back to normal. We'll share a further update in the morning. Thanks for your co-operation.

For further information contact:
Alexander van Paassen
Wellington Water
027 232 1677

308 days ago

New recycling service calendar for South Wairarapa residents

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

The new urban kerbside recycling service kicks off next week.

•Crates and wheelie bins will be collected on alternate weeks
•All urban South Wairarapa residents are Week 1, meaning they put out their wheelie bin on Week 1 according to the calendar (in their booklet and on the website here - … View more
The new urban kerbside recycling service kicks off next week.

•Crates and wheelie bins will be collected on alternate weeks
•All urban South Wairarapa residents are Week 1, meaning they put out their wheelie bin on Week 1 according to the calendar (in their booklet and on the website here - www.wairecycle.nz...
•IMPORTANT: The new service actually starts on a Week 2 so the week commencing 9 September, all South Wairarapa residents need to put out their crates with glass recycling with their yellow rubbish bags
•The following week, starting 16 September, all South Wairarapa residents need to put out their wheelie bin with mixed recycling with their yellow rubbish bags
•There are no changes to the collection days for South Wairarapa residents.

Here's a calendar (attached) to show what days you need to put out your crates and wheelie bins. Happy recycling!

Recycling calendar for SW.pdf Download View

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