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Summer Opening Hours

Find all of our opening hours and services for the holiday period.

The council offices at 161 Queen Street will be closed from 12.00 noon on Friday 24 December 2021 and re-opening at 9.00am on Monday 10 January 2022. Our after-hours call centre will remain open for matters needing urgent attention, please call 06 378 7752.

Library and Archive

Masterton Library

Closed from midday Friday 24 December til Tuesday 28 December

Wednesday 29 December: Open, 10am – 5:30pm
Thursday 30 December: Open, 10am – 5:30pm
Closed from midday Friday 31 December til Wednesday 5 January.

Wairarapa Archive

Closed from midday Friday 24 December – opening again Monday 10 January.

Recreation Centre

From December 6th 2021

Gym:
Monday – Friday
5:30am – 8pm

Aquatics:
Monday – Friday
6am – 8pm

Full facility weekends and public holidays (including observed):
8am – 6pm

Spa closes every Friday at 1pm for cleaning

Full facility closed:
Christmas Day
Good Friday
ANZAC Day 1pm – 6pm

Animal Services and Pound

Closed: Weekends (as per usual) and all public holidays. 

Collection for impounded animals by arrangement (as per usual) between 24 December and 10 January.

Rubbish and Recycling

Rubbish and Recycling will be collected as normal this year, including Castlepoint, Tinui, Riversdale, and the CBD. Wellington Anniversary Day collections at Riversdale, Tinui, and Castlepoint will be done on Monday 24 Jan 2022 as usual.

Twice weekly kerbside collections at the coastal towns over summer will begin on Friday 24 December and include all Fridays in January. February onwards will see normal Monday-only collections resume.

Castlepoint

For safety reasons, glass must be in the green recycling crates or it will not be collected. Larger volumes of cans or glass should be taken to the transfer station or the recycling container set up near the toilets at the north end of the beach.

Please ensure your rubbish and recycling is out on the kerbside by 7.30am on collection day in official Masterton District Council rubbish bags (available from the Castlepoint Store).  If you are renting out your property, please make sure that renters are aware of rubbish collection and disposal options. 

The transfer station will be open as usual on Sundays from 11am to 3pm and Wednesdays from 9am to 12 noon. For visitors, the transfer station can be found on the Masterton-Castlepoint Road, less than 2km north of Castlepoint. If a non-council rubbish bag is used, the cost of dropping it at the transfer station is $7. It is not permitted to dump household rubbish in kerbside litter bins. These sites are monitored and illegal dumping may result in a fine.

Riversdale

For safety reasons, glass must be in the green recycling crates or it will not be collected. Larger volumes of cans or glass should be taken to the transfer station or the yellow recycling containers set up on Pinedale Crescent, near the park.

Please ensure your rubbish and recycling is out on the kerbside by 7:30am on collection day in official Masterton District Council rubbish bags (available from the Riversdale Store). If you are renting out your property, please make sure that renters are aware of rubbish collection and disposal options.

The transfer station will be open as usual on Sundays from 1:30- 7:30pm and Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. For visitors, the transfer station is at 1171 Homewood Road. If a non-council rubbish bag is used, the cost of dropping it at the transfer station is $7. It is not permitted to dump household rubbish in kerbside litter bins. These sites are monitored, and illegal dumping may result in a fine.

Transfer Stations

Masterton

Closed: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Altered Hours:

Sunday 26 December, Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 December: 10am – 4pm
Sunday 2 January, Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 January: 10am – 4pm

 

Castlepoint

Opening hours during December and January

Wednesdays 9am – 12noon
Sundays 11am – 3pm

 

Riversdale

Opening hours during December and January

Wednesdays 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Sundays 1:30pm – 7:30pm

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