Masterton’s swingbridge across the Waipoua River is likely to be re-opened to all users by summer, after Masterton District Council approved replacing decking on the bridge to make it once again accessible to mobility scooters as well as pedestrians and cyclists.
The aviation and agricultural communities in Wairarapa are deeply saddened by the death of a pilot in a crash at Kourarau Hill, Carterton, this morning.
As part of the move to Alert Level 3, transfer stations in Masterton, Carterton, and Martinborough, will reopen for all waste and recycling from Tuesday, 28 April, with strict social distancing protocols.
Masterton District Council has dropped a range of fees and charges and extended timeframes as immediate measures to support the community during the COVID-19 response.
All three Wairarapa district councils are putting measures in place to ensure ongoing support for local retailers and service providers during lockdown.
After one of the driest summers in recent memory, consistent rain over recent days has allowed Masterton District Council (MDC) to end garden watering restrictions for what is hoped is the foreseeable future.