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Masterton District Council to Evaluate Best Completion Options for Homebush

With the Homebush Wastewater Treatment Plant nearing completion, Masterton District Council is using the winter break to evaluate options for finishing the project with the best possible environmental and economic outcomes.

Hearings Committee Upholds Menacing Dog Classification

Masterton District Council’s Hearings Committee has upheld the classification of a German Shepherd dog as menacing by deed, following an incident on 8th February 2014.

Opportunities to Visit Mastertons Sister City Changchun

The Masterton International Relations Committee (MIRC) is offering a number of opportunities for residents to visit Changchun in China, one of Masterton’s Sister Cities.

Wairarapa Councils Award Joint Roading Contracts to Reduce Costs

The three Wairarapa Councils have worked together on retendering their road maintenance contracts for the next three to five years.

Masterton District Council Praised by Ministry for 'Exceptional Performance'

Masterton District Council has been praised by the Minister for the Environment for its “exceptional resource consent processing performance” following the Resource Management Act (RMA) survey report for 2012/13.

Health Warning Downgraded for Henley Lake

Tests carried out by Masterton District Council over the past fortnight have shown that levels of cyanobacteria (toxic algae) at Henley Lake are falling. Visitors to Henley Lake are advised that Masterton District Council have removed the health warning regarding contact with water at the lake.

Wairarapa Community Alcohol Survey Closes on Wednesday 30 April at 4pm

Wairarapa residents are reminded that they only have until 4pm on Wednesday 30th April to give their views on the positive and negative aspects of alcohol in the region. To date there have been more than 1,500 responses to the Wairarapa Community Alcohol Survey which is available online at or by calling 06 370 6300.

Draft Annual Plan 2014-2015

Masterton District Council has adopted its Draft Annual Plan for the 2014/15 year and will be seeking feedback from the community after it is released on 14th April.

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