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We are constantly planning and following Ministry of Health advice regarding community and staff health and this includes the potential to reduce services or close non-essential community facilities.

We will let the community know immediately of any changes to services or facility operations in relation to COVID-19.

Council encourages the community to follow the advice, guidance and direction of the Ministry of Health and the Government in their role as the lead agencies.

Official information and updates

For the latest official Government information about everything related to COVID-19 go to Unite against COVID-19

For health advice and information contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) or visit the Ministry of Health website

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Supporting our community

We ask our community to check in on each other and be kind. People will have different experiences during this period. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.

More information, financial support, essential services etc.

More information about alert levels, financial support, essential services, questions & answers and up to date information about the situation can be found on www.covid19.govt.nz

For COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Guidelines please refer to https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and.../alert-level-2/

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Latest News

Trade Waste amnesty period continues

Trade Waste amnesty period continues

Around half the local businesses identified as needing Trade Waste consents have stepped up during t...

28 September 2021

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Online Meetings

Online Meetings

Council is continuing to hold meetings via Zoom video link.

27 September 2021

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Calling all film buffs

Calling all film buffs

If you love movies and helping the community then becoming a Gaiety Theatre volunteer is the perfect...

21 September 2021

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FAWC event sold out

FAWC event sold out

Tickets to Wairoa’s latest summer food and wine event sold out in just 48 hours. The FAWC (Food a...

21 September 2021

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Rates rebate

Rates rebate

Hundreds of people living in the Wairoa community could qualify for financial assistance to help pay...

20 September 2021

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Floodwater health and safety

Floodwater health and safety

Wairoa District Council has been working closely with the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board in rel...

18 September 2021

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Heavy rainfall event

Heavy rainfall event

Significant rainfall in the Wairoa district has caused surface flooding but no major issues.

17 September 2021

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Doctorate for Council IT team member

Doctorate for Council IT team member

People and problem solving were the drivers behind Wairoa District Council’s Dr Hanif Deylami’s ...

16 September 2021

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Wairoa advocates appointed to regional leadership group

Wairoa advocates appointed to regional leadership group

Two Wairoa advocates have been appointed as Wairoa’s representatives on the newly established Hawk...

14 September 2021

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Cultural Activator for Wairoa District

Cultural Activator for Wairoa District

Alex-Ann Edwards was recently appointed as a Cultural Activator for the Wairoa district.

14 September 2021

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Emergency funding boost for roading network

Emergency funding boost for roading network

Wairoa’s rural roading network has received a multimillion-dollar boost from Waka Kotahi NZ Transp...

13 September 2021

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Councils not convinced Government’s Three Waters reform proposal is right for Hawke’s Bay

Councils not convinced Government’s Three Waters reform proposal is right for Hawke’s Bay

Local Government leaders and iwi representatives are not convinced Government’s proposal for Three...

13 September 2021

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Free eBooks anytime, anywhere

Free eBooks anytime, anywhere

Wairoa Library readers can now access a whole new range of books through an alternative ebook platfo...

9 September 2021

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Alert Level 2 requirements

Alert Level 2 requirements

Wairoa, along with the rest of the country, excluding Auckland, will move into Alert Level 2 from mi...

7 September 2021

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Tautoko Wairoa

Tautoko Wairoa

Wairoa will be back in business tomorrow when the country, excluding Auckland, will move into Alert ...

7 September 2021

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Lockdown Legends

Lockdown Legends

Council is celebrating Wairoa’s lockdown legends acknowledging the positive difference our local p...

2 September 2021

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Online meetings

Online meetings

Council is taking its meetings online. Next Tuesday’s Council meeting will be held online using...

2 September 2021

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Alert Level 3 looming

Alert Level 3 looming

Wairoa, along with all parts of the country south of Auckland, is expected to move to Alert Level 3 ...

30 August 2021

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Lockdown Legends

Lockdown Legends

Council is celebrating those people who have put in the extra mile to “Tautoko Wairoa” during th...

24 August 2021

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Forum cancelled

Forum cancelled

Wairoa District Council forum meeting cancelled

23 August 2021

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Shop and buy locally- tautoko Wairoa

Shop and buy locally- tautoko Wairoa

A list of businesses currently trading is available below.

23 August 2021

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Supporting our community during lockdown

Supporting our community during lockdown

Wairoa people are once again showing their resilience in their response the unfolding COVID-19 commu...

20 August 2021

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COVID situation being monitored locally

COVID situation being monitored locally

Wairoa’s Emergency Operations Centre has been stood up and is monitoring the developing COVID-19 s...

19 August 2021

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Stay home and stay safe

Stay home and stay safe

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little is encouraging people to stay home and stay safe following the discovery o...

19 August 2021

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Let's Talk Reforms

Let's Talk Reforms

Council is inviting the community to catch up for a cuppa to hear what impact these reforms might ha...

27 July 2021

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Locals urged to share their thoughts with Council

Locals urged to share their thoughts with Council

The Council forums are designed to enable members of the public to bring matters to the attention of...

20 July 2021

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Car crushing campaign continues

Car crushing campaign continues

Around 385 car bodies have been collected from throughout the Wairoa District over the past few mont...

20 July 2021

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Employment success attracts additional funding

Employment success attracts additional funding

Wairoa was one of 23 rural Councils to successfully receive $500,000 to be invested into a post-COVI...

20 July 2021

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Council's Long-Term Plan adopted

Council's Long-Term Plan adopted

The Long-Term Plan process has been a two-year mission involving months of planning, design, develop...

5 July 2021

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Increase to Council charges

Increase to Council charges

The changes relate to most of Council’s activities with the increases reflecting the actual costs ...

5 July 2021

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Status of Council Facilities and Services

The below Council facilities will be open and will be operating under the COVID-19 Alert Level 2 guidelines. Normal operating hours will apply unless stated otherwise:

  • Council Office
  • Freedom Camping Sites
  • Funerals (in keeping with government guidelines)
  • The Gaiety Theatre
  • iSite
  • Landfill
  • Library
  • Community Centre (bookings required, for more information see https://www.facebook.com/wairoacommunitycentre/)
  • Mountain Bike Park
  • All Playgrounds
  • Public Toilets
  • Recycling collections
  • Refuse collections - only pre-paid refuse bags will be accepted from Monday 13 September 2021
  • Water Fountains

For COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Guidelines please refer to https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and.../alert-level-2/

 
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