Rangitīkei District is at Red

At Red, we need to take action to protect our vulnerable communities and our health system from COVID-19.
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Covid-19 Red

Temporary Note

Vaccine Passes Required to Enter Council Operated Public Facilities

Effective from Wednesday, 22 December 2021 vaccination passes will be required for entry into the following Council operated public facilities:

  • Te Matapihi / Bulls Community Centre
  • Marton Library
  • Taihape Library and Information Centre

The implementation of vaccine passes at these facilities has been timed to be in place before the Christmas / New Year holiday period, noting that these facilities remain open when much of Council is closed.

Effective from Monday, 17 January 2022, vaccination passes will be required for entry into the following Council operated public facilities:

  • Front-of-house (High Street, Marton)
  • Marton Council Chambers
  • Taihape Council Chambers (or equivalent venue)

Council is currently working with its contractors to look at what requirements, if any, will apply to Swimming Pools, Waste Transfer Stations and Camping Grounds.

The Covid-19 Vaccine Pass will also be required by any member of the public entering Council operated public facilities while the District remains in Red or Orange under the government’s traffic light system.

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Summary of life at Red

Our region is at RED LIGHT because:

  • Action needed to protect health system – system facing unsustainable number of hospitalisations.
  • Action needed to protect at-risk populations.

General settings

  • Record keeping/scanning required
  • Face coverings mandatory in some places (e.g. on flights, public transport, taxis, retail, education (Year 4 and up, including tertiary), public facilities) and encouraged elsewhere
  • Public facilities (e.g. libraries, museums, public pools) – open with capacity limits based on 1m distancing
  • Retail (including farmers markets) – open with capacity limits based on 1m distancing
  • Education (schools & ECE) – open with public health measures in place
  • Workplaces – working from home may be appropriate for some staff

Council Services and Facilities at Red

Our Council facilities are open across the District at Red but with some restrictions in place.

Physical distancing and good hygiene is a must for the safety of our community and staff. Please follow directions and guidelines from our staff when entering our facilities.

Please contact our Customer Experience team in the first instance for all enquiries.

Please be patient and kind as we all adhere to the Traffic Light rules.


Facilities / Services

Updated: 2 December 2021
  • Where permitted occupancy numbers allow for 100 persons or more, the maximum number allowed at these facilities will be 100.
  • Any public entering these sites sign in using the QR Code.
  • Two metre physical distancing must be complied with.
  • Vaccine Passes may be required before entry.
Service / FacilityStatusDetails
Offices - Marton and TaihapeOPEN

Number of people entering will be restricted, please follow instructions from our staff when entering our staff.

  • Mandatory face coverings and scanning required.
  • 2 metres physical distancing is required.

All enquiries: 0800 422 522 (24hrs) or info@rangitikei.govt.nz

Libraries - Marton, Taihape and BullsOPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS
  • Where permitted occupancy numbers allow for 100 persons or more, 100 people maximum at all libraries.
  • Mandatory face coverings and scanning required.

All enquiries: libraries@rangitikei.govt.nz

Information Centres -Bulls and TaihapeOPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS
  • Where permitted occupancy numbers allow for 100 persons or more, 100 people maximum at all libraries.
  • Mandatory face coverings and scanning required.
Regulatory Functions
including Building Control, Consenting, Animal Control, Licensing, Environmental Health, Noise Control
OPEN

Normal services will resume.

Any inspections will be undertaken using the requirements under Red. Where appropriate PPE, masks / face coverings will be worn.

Pools - Marton, Taihape and HuntervilleOPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Social distancing regulations apply, please ring ahead to book use of pool and changing room facilities to avoid waiting delays.

Marton Swim Centre 06 327 7666, Taihape Swim Centre 06 388 0006

Hunterville Pool Closed.

Youth Spaces - Marton and TaihapeCLOSED
All Community Halls

OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

  • 100 people maximum at all halls where social distance requirements allow
  • Mandatory face coverings and scanning required.

Drinking Fountains

CLOSED
Fill & Go Water Filter Tap - Marton Memorial HallOPEN

Please use good hygiene practices and wipe down the tap for the next person.

Public ToiletsOPEN

Mandatory COVID Tracer QR Code scanning required.

CemeteriesOPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Contact info@rangitikei.govt.nz for protocols for burials and services.

Parks & Reserves

OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

  • The maximum number allowed at these spaces is 100 people.
  • Mandatory COVID Tracer QR Code scanning required.
  • 2 metres physical distancing from people you do not know is required at all times.
Playgrounds and SkateparksOPEN
  • The maximum number allowed at these spaces is 100 people.
  • Mandatory COVID Tracer QR Code scanning required.
  • 2 metres physical distancing from people you do not know is required at all times.
Waste Transfer StationsOPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Waste Transfer Stations will operate normal opening hours and operations (including recycling) with the required safety protocols in place.

See Waste Transfer Station in our region for more information.

Please be aware there could be delays entering the premises so be patient and observe the road rules.

Eftpos only (No Cash).
Hunterville and Rātana where there is no Eftpos facility in place, staff will be collecting details of customers so they can be invoiced the cost at a later date or alternatively pay via internet banking.

Kerbside CollectionsOPENWill continue as normal. Services operated by private companies.
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For more information see Unite Against Covid - Life at Red.