Toxic algae in the Waingawa and Otaki rivers are at extreme levels of more than 50% riverbed cover. Detached mats of dried algae are widespread along the river margins. Mats have also been found in the Waikanae River at Jim Cooke Park.
Masterton District Council (MDC) owns, operates and maintains public water, wastewater and stormwater assets within the Masterton district. MDC also owns and supports, several smaller schemes in rural locations.
Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson has welcomed the Coalition Government’s decision to include Masterton as one of five new refugee resettlement locations.
Masterton residents are being asked to give their opinion on the district’s best bits as the District Council looks to invest in a revamp of the gateways into town.