13 June 2019

Kia ora koutou, and happy Matariki. It’s only been in recent years that we have begun to again celebrate Māori New Year and I’m pleased to see numerous events being held throughout our community. I encourage everyone to take part – join us at the Masterton Library Thursday night (13th) to celebrate Matariki. Also this month the Masterton District Council will make a key decision on how we proceed the Town Centre Revamp. We know there is a lot of interest in this project. I’ve heard some of these concerns personally and I’m looking forward to discussing our options with Councillors later this month. Whatever is decided around the Council table we will keep you updated.

Finally, I’ve highlighted before that wheelie bins are being rolled out (forgive the pun!) to all households that receive a kerbside recycling collection service. The bins will help us deliver a smarter, cleaner and greener recycling service and give households more capacity to recycle. For any initial questions, a list of FAQs is available. We’ll have more detailed information available as the wheelie bins are delivered next month. Please enjoy the other updates from Council this month. As always, if there’s anything you want to know, just give us a call.