Henley Lake Toxic Algae Warning
Council arrangements at ‘Orange’ traffic light level
Wairarapa is currently at ‘Orange’ in the Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system).
In Masterton, Vaccine Passes are required at the Trust House Recreation Centre (pool and gym). Children under 12 attending the pool will be required to be accompanied by someone aged 16 or over with a Vaccine Pass. Children aged 12 years and older will need to show a Vaccine Pass upon entry.
Vaccine Passes are not required at Masterton District Library or in the Council’s Queen Street office.
All attendees at council and committee meetings will required Vaccine Passes.
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The Wairarapa Archive is reopening for 30-60 minute appointments.
Masterton District Council has introduced further water restrictions following continued dry conditions. Sprinkler use is banned – only hand-held hoses may be used. Restrictions are linked to flow levels in the Waingawa River, the source of Masterton’s drinking water.
Masterton District Council has closed Henley Lake for recreational purposes and issued a health warning after tests show concentrations of cyanobacteria (toxic algae) to be at high levels.
Toxic algae (cyanobacteria) is found in the majority of lakes and rivers in New Zealand. Under certain conditions, including warm temperatures, prolonged periods of sunshine and low water flow through the lake, the algae can proliferate to very high numbers.