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Dive Pool To Close For Maintenance

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 1:09 pm | Masterton District Council

The dive pool at the Trust House Recreation Centre will be closed for a week from Monday 4 December, reopening on Monday 11 December. This is to allow it to be emptied for maintenance before the Christmas holidays and to address water loss that has ... More >>

Check Before You Buy - Plant Thieves Likely To Try Cashing In

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 3:04 pm | Masterton District Council

Fed-up Masterton District Council staff want help in fighting plant thefts from Queen Elizabeth Park, The latest thefts in the past week have brought to 28 the number of lavender plants stolen from Hosking Garden – designed to be a drought-resistant, ... More >>

‘Tis The Season To Talk Dogs

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 2:40 pm | Masterton District Council

With school holidays approaching, the weather getting warmer, and people and pets more likely to come face-to-face, Masterton District Council is reminding dog owners of their responsibilities, as well as providing some tips for people coming across ... More >>

Parking Survey Planned

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 1:13 pm | Masterton District Council

A survey of parking behaviour is planned for Masterton on 30 November to gather information to support Masterton District Council's decision-making on parking-related issues. Engineering consultants Stantec will manage the survey of: the central business ... More >>

Council Considers Closures Due To Vandalism

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 12:03 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council is considering closing the exeloos at Queen Elizabeth Park overnight due to ongoing issues with vandalism. Over the past three nights, the toilets have been tagged with spray paint. Manager Community Facilities and Activities, ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Voluntary Buy-out Programme

Monday, 20 November 2023, 2:21 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council is consulting the community on its participation in the Government’s Future of Severely Affected Locations (FOSAL) buy-out programme for properties in Tinui damaged in Cyclone Gabrielle. Under the FOSAL funding arrangement, ... More >>

Masterton Parks Keep Green Flags Flying

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:37 am | Masterton District Council

Masterton’s Queen Elizabeth Park and Henley Lake have maintained their international Green Flag status in the latest awards. It is the fifth year running Queen Elizabeth Park has received a Green Flag, with glowing comments from the mystery shopper-style ... More >>

Chief Executive Commissions Independent Review Of Wastewater Issues

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 3:51 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council Chief Executive, Kym Fell has confirmed his intention to seek independent engineering advice on the wastewater issues faced some Cockburn Street and Colombo Road properties. Some residents in these areas have faced ongoing ... More >>

Halloween Island Is Back!

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 2:27 pm | Masterton District Council

Calling all ghosts and ghouls – Halloween Island is returning to Queen Elizabeth Park for Tuesday 31 October, with the frightful addition of a haunted house for the first time this year. Masterton District Council will once again be making Park Island ... More >>

Senseless Vandalism Wrecks Start To Cricket Season

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 1:37 pm | Masterton District Council

A senseless act of vandalism has wrecked the start of the new cricket season at Queen Elizabeth Park this weekend after a car was illegally driven over the cricket pitch and playing block causing extensive damage. Masterton District Council has ... More >>

Hood Aerodrome Infrastructure Project Re-scoped

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 10:57 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council has agreed to a re-scoping of what will be delivered as part of the Hood Aerodrome Infrastructure Upgrade Project. Over the past year, project cost estimates have risen to the point where reprioritisation is needed to ... More >>

Next Steps Agreed For Civic Facility

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 4:43 pm | Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council has agreed to get costs for two options for consultation on the next steps of its planned Civic Facility project. The two options to be costed are: Option 1 (Do the minimum required): no further work on a new facility, noting ... More >>

Applications Open For Peter Laing Memorial Trust Grants

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 4:01 pm | Masterton District Council

Applications are now open for Peter Laing Memorial Trust grants, designed to assist people who intend to follow a practical farming career. Peter Laing was a Wairarapa farmer dedicated to agriculture, farming, and his community. Grants can be used to ... More >>

Welcoming Week Packed With Activities In Masterton

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 12:19 pm | Masterton District Council

A host of events and activities culminating in a cultural festival on Park Street are in store for locals and newcomers in Masterton for Welcoming Week (1-9 September). Coordinated by Masterton District Council’s Welcoming Communities Advisor, Welcoming ... More >>

Masterton Mayor Calls Out Bad Behaviour

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 11:58 am | Masterton District Council

Masterton Mayor Gary Caffell is raising concerns about increasingly aggressive and threatening behaviour being directed at Council staff. “As Mayor of Masterton, I am in the privileged position of seeing and hearing about the very best of our ... More >>

Support For Library Passes $500,000 Mark

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 1:30 pm | Masterton District Council

More than 30 years of support for Masterton District Library by the Masterton Trust Lands Trust is being celebrated following the latest grant of $25,000, which has seen total contributions since 1991 pass $500,000. The regular annual grant, applied ... More >>

Major Boost For Recovery Response

Monday, 27 February 2023, 2:56 pm | Masterton District Council

Communities near and far have shown their generosity, with healthy support being offered to Wairarapa recovery efforts in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle. The recently established Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund has seen donations start to arrive, with ... More >>

Cyclone Gabrielle Mayoral Relief Fund For Wairarapa

Monday, 20 February 2023, 7:38 pm | Masterton District Council

A Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund is being set up by the three Wairarapa mayors in response to the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle. Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils are currently planning how best to administer the support, and ... More >>

Masterton-Castlepoint Road Closed To Maintain Crew Safety – Expect Delays

Monday, 20 February 2023, 2:53 pm | Masterton District Council

The Masterton-Castlepoint Road will be closed between 8am and 4pm daily from tomorrow (Tuesday) until, and including, Friday 24 February, opening for one hour for traffic between noon and 1pm. The road will be closed after the Riversdale turnoff at Blairlogie-Langdale ... More >>

Response Update #1 - Cyclone Gabrielle

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 1:07 pm | Masterton District Council

Food and supplies are on the way to rural communities in the Wairarapa cut off by Cyclone Gabrielle. The Masterton-based Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for the Wairarapa is in regular communication with local communities, particularly the coastal ... More >>





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