1 February 2019

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.

Chief Executive Kath Ross relocated to Masterton from the Far North in August last year.

“One of the things that strikes me when arriving into Masterton is that you never quite know where the ‘entrance’ of the town is,” Ms Ross said.

“I get the sense a lot of other people in town also think we could do better with our welcome. Understandably there has been a lot of discussion about the flower beds at the northern entrance, that’s just one of the elements that we need to consider as part of the entrance into Masterton.

“We have an opportunity to rethink how we want to celebrate our gateways – whether that be artwork, signage or plantings.”
The Council is asking people to share their thoughts on the key elements that make Masterton New Zealand’s best little city via a survey available online and at various locations around town.

“We’ll use this information to invest in a refreshed welcome for Masterton that makes an impact,” Ms Ross said.

The survey can be completed at www.mstn.govt.nz/current-consultations/. Paper surveys are also available at the Masterton District Council office, Masterton Library and at supermarkets, cafes and other select locations. Alternatively, residents are welcome to contact Masterton District Council on 06 370 6300 to complete the survey over the phone.

Masterton District Council representatives will also be attending Waifest on 6th February, the Farmers Market on Saturday 9th and 23rd of February and the carboot sale on Sunday 17th February asking for feedback.

Residents will also be able to have their say via the Wairarapa Times-Age.