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Spring is nearly summer now, and the town looks amazing – the Town Square in particular looks well groomed and a credit to the town, and the Council for its hard work.

You may be aware urban berms are now to be mown by the property owners. If you are elderly or disabled and having trouble with this, please let the Council know and we will look into it.

We have noticed an increase in fly tipping of rubbish – if you see this occurring, again, please let us know.

Recently, we decided there are no fines on overdue items from our libraries – so pull out those books and drop them back, and keep using our fantastic library service.

The road to Ngawi and the coast certainly took a hammering with recent spring storms, and work will be ongoing fixing the washouts. The Hinekura Hill road remediation work is underway and on track, with tree removal, dam decommissioning and planting occurring at pace. 

South Wairarapa District Council’s 3Waters initial feedback to the Department of Internal Affairs has been made, with a huge number of clarifications requested before presenting the matter to the public for consultation.

We now await the Government’s response and, hopefully, its willingness to engage in changes to the governance and ownership model proposed. This appears to be quite untenable to the Council and public alike.

Finally, you may have read a number of claims and misinformation regarding a number of topics related to the Council, mainly through newspaper opinion pieces. Please be assured the Council is operating very efficiently, continues to make solid informed decisions, and will balance the opinions of a vocal minority with the best interests of the majority.

Ngā mihi Alex

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