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Henley Lake Toxic Algae Warning

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For more information, give us a call and to find details on Toxic Algae risk in our rivers, visit Greater Wellington Regional Council. To find swimming spots you can check Safe to Swim.


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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Homebush Waste Water Treatment Plant is currently NOT discharging to the river.
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The Wairarapa Archive is reopening for 30-60 minute appointments.

Latest News

Sprinkler ban introduced

Sprinkler ban introduced

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.

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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.

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