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Councils focus on business support

All three Wairarapa district councils are putting measures in place to ensure ongoing support for local retailers and service providers during lockdown.

Councils unite to fight COVID-19

The three Wairarapa Councils are uniting to fight the spread of COVID-19 and urgently asking the community to follow Government advice.

Water meter installation begins

Masterton District Council (MDC) is planning to start installing around 9,000 water meters in Masterton residential properties in February, but meters will not be used to charge for water services until the 2021-22 financial year.

Dry spell forces sprinkler ban

Ongoing dry conditions have forced a ban on sprinklers in Masterton, with garden watering limited to handheld hoses only until the level of the Waingawa River improves. Masterton District Council (MDC) is responding to flows in the river, the source of Masterton’s drinking water, falling below 1,300 litres per second.