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Open Fire Season
The Wairarapa Rural Fire District has lifted
Restricted Fire season and is going to an Open Fire
Season in the rural district.
Shaping Our Future Waihangatia Ngā Rangi Meake Nei - 2016/17 Annual
Council's draft Annual Plan for 2016/17 is out now!
The 2016/17 Annual Plan is Year 2 of the Long Term Plan (LTP)
that Council adopted last year. The Consultation Document
that outlines key differences between what we said we were going
to do in Year 2 of the LTP, and the proposed work programme for
the coming year, is now available.
Food Act (2014) Fees and Charges
The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016. The Act
requires food premises to operate under a Food Control Plan
(FCP) or National Programme and enables Council's to fix fees to
recover the direct and indirect costs of Council's functions
under the Act.
Road Closure Notice - (Blairlogie)
We have just been advised by the contractor that
Masterton Castlepoint Road closure is now necessary
today (between 9am and 3pm) in lieu of traffic
control which would have caused much longer delays.
We realise this is short notice and apologise for
any unexpected inconvenience this will cause.
Further to previous communications, this is to
advise that the Masterton Castlepoint Road will be
closed Monday and Tuesday next week with potential
stop/go Manual Traffic Control on Wednesday and
possibly Thursday. After this, Masterton
District Council (MDC) would expect one further road
closure under Manual Traffic Control with some minor
Thank you for your continued patience on this job.
MDC has seriously considered going to manual traffic
control, however some of the delays would be longer
than the detour, and every day that MDC closes the
road avoids a potential four days traffic control.
Hence the reasons for the road closures - albeit the
number that have eventuated were more than
At this stage MDC would expect the job to be
finished late April, early May.
Please be aware of the
Whareama School as you approach it - especially at
2.45pm when children are leaving.
Have a great weekend.
NZ Forest Works Ltd - Rob Calder - 027 283 6888
Masterton District Council - Alec Birch - 06 370
Restricted Fire Season - (Fire by Permit Only)
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 22 of the
Forest and Rural Fires Act, 1977, that a:
RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON has been
imposed on the lighting of fires in the open on all
lands within the Wairarapa Rural Fire District.
Commission Thanks Wairarapa Community
The Local Government Commission is appreciative of
the Wairarapa publicís attendance and contributions
at public meetings to discuss local government
reform in their area.
Council To Investigate Strengthening Masterton Municipal Building
Masterton District Council has commissioned a full structural
engineering report on the Town Hall and Chapel Street offices, prior
to carrying out this yearís planned interior renovation programme.
Henley Lake Closed to Recreational Water Users
Masterton's Henley Lake currently has high levels of
toxic algae and is closed for all water activities.
Masterton Urban Ward & Taueru Alternate Day Water Sprinkling
Public Notice is hereby given that an alternate day water
sprinkling ban will be in force from Tuesday 1st December 2015
to 31st March 2016, in the Urban Masterton water supply and
Taueru water supply areas.