Covid-19 Alert Level 2. Play it safe!

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Needing support: Welfare Helpline 0800 725 678 or
(9am to 5pm, seven days a week) or visit Welfare and Support.

Covid19 Breaches can be reported to Police - 105support.

Latest District-wide information available at Covid-19 Information.

Council Services & Facilities

In line with government legislation, we will be re-opening some of our Council facilities and services across the District. Here are the details:

Rubbish and Recycling

All Waste Transfer Stations will reopen from Monday 18 May, and will return to normal hours and operations (including recycling) with the current safety protocols staying (under Alert Level 3) in place.

Council Facilities

Service / FacilityStatusDetails
Offices - Marton and TaihapeOPEN

Will reopen to the public on Monday, 18 May at 8am. Normal hours will be resumed.
All enquiries: 0800 422 522 (24hrs)

Libraries - Marton, Taihape and BullsOPEN

Marton Library will re-open on Monday, 18 May.

Bulls Library remains closed as we are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements with regards to social distancing and staff supervision. This will be reviewed on 29 May. In the meantime, contact-less delivery of books can be arranged. Anyone interested in this service, can ring 06 327 0083 and leave a message. Rates and other payments can be made at Bulls Information Centre.

All enquiries:

Pools - Marton, Taihape and HuntervilleCLOSED
Information Centres -Bulls and TaihapeOPEN REDUCED HOURS

Bulls Information Centre will re-open on Monday, 18 May, however due to COVID-19 requirements and the necessity for staff supervision, the centre will be closed each day between 12-12.45pm.

Taihape Library, Information & Service Centre will re-open on Monday 18 May, however due to COVID-19 requirements and the necessity for staff supervision, the centre will be closed each day between 12.30 pm-1.30pm.

Youth Spaces - Marton and TaihapeCLOSED / OPEN

Marton Youth Space will remain closed until Alert Level 1.

Taihape Youth Space - will re-open from Monday, 18 May.

Playgrounds and Skateparks


All playgrounds and parks will reopen on Monday, 18 May.

Drinking Fountains

CLOSEDDrinking fountains will remain closed.
Fill & Go Water Filter Tap - Marton Memorial HallCLOSEDWill remain closed until Alert Level 1.

Large functions and events that exceed the restrictions on numbers for gatherings are not permitted, however they may be used if they can do so safety and meet the requirements for gatherings and physical distancing under Alert Level 2 (e.g. a yoga class in a large hall with a small number of people).

Public ToiletsOPENWill re-open from Monday, 18 May

Will remain open with updated protocols for burials and services.

Council Services

Service / FacilityStatusDetails

Regulatory Functions

including Building Control, Consenting, Animal Control, Licensing, Environmental Health

OPENNormal services will resume from Monday, 18 May. Any inspections will be done following the physical distancing and sanitising criteria under Alert Level 2.

Council Meetings & Consultations

Service / FacilityStatusDetails
District Plan Change Hearing

POSTPONEDMeeting scheduled for Monday, 30 May postponed until further notice
Council Meetings


All future meetings a will live stream via Facebook
Council Committees and BoardsCANCELLEDUntil further notice. Includes Te Rōopu Ahi Kā, Rural Water Supply Management committees and Reserve Management committees

Drinking Water / Building Water Systems

With many community facilities/businesses being closed during the COVID-19 4-week self-isolation period this provides the opportunity for drinking-water and building water system's quality issues to occur upon return to normal service activities. These issues are most likely to arise when water is used for the first time given the water may have been sitting idle in your pipes and stagnated or deteriorated.

Please read the following information provided by the Ministry of Health:

COVID-19 DRINKING-WATER ADVICE Returning to Normal Service [PDF]

Ensuring the safety of your Building Water System post Covid19 Lockdown [PDF]

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