Covid-19 Alert Level 4. STAY AT HOME!

We are at Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks. Essential services, such as water operations, waste, supermarkets, petrol station etc. will continue. For District-wide information visit our Covid-19 Information page.

For all official government information and updates, please visit Unite against COVID-19

Covid-19 - Our Response

Closure of Council facilities across the District

March 23, 2020

*Note: Additional information updated 25 March in italics

With the impending Covid19 Alert 4 activation to take place nationwide at 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March. We have made the decision to close all Council facilities across the District, however essential services will continue. Here are the details:

Facilities / Services CLOSED until further notice

  • Marton and Taihape Offices CLOSED
    All enquiries: 0800 422 522 (24hrs),
  • Marton, Taihape and Bulls Libraries CLOSED
    Online E-books & E-magazines are still available
    Public Wifi available outside library buildings
    All enquiries:
  • Marton, Taihape and Hunterville Pools CLOSED
  • Bulls and Taihape Information Centres CLOSED
    Bookings for essential travel can be booked online directly with the agency
  • Bulls and Taihape Youth Spaces CLOSED
  • Building Inspections CLOSED
    Processing and inspections will not take place until further notice.
  • All Playgrounds and Skateparks CLOSED
  • All Community Halls CLOSED
  • District Plan Change Hearing POSTPONED
    Meeting scheduled for Monday, 30 May postponed until further notice
  • Council Meetings CANCELLED
    All future meetings are postponed until further notice

Essential Services to CONTINUE

  • Water Operations and maintenance OPEN
  • Urgent Road Repairs OPEN
  • Public Toilets OPEN
  • Animal Control OPEN
    Only for stock on roads, attacks on humans. Staff will also collect stray dogs if deemed to be a safety risk. Staff will not go into homes. Dog to be secured on property and staff will collect maintaining social distancing.

    Animal Control enquiries: 0800 422 522 (24hrs)
  • Waste Transfer Stations OPEN
    Will operate as normal
  • Kerbside Collections OPEN
    Operated by private companies and will continue as normal. More information
  • Cemetery Services OPEN
  • Social Housing OPEN
    Contractors will only attend for urgent maintenance. Physical distancing (2m) will be required.
    All enquiries: 0800 422 522 (24hrs)
  • Volunteer Welfare Team OPEN
    An official team of volunteers has been set up to help the elderly and vulnerable. More details will be available shortly.

With all essential services physical distancing, good hygiene is a must for the safety of our community and staff.
Please contact our Customer Service team in the first instance for all enquiries.
P: 0800 422 522 (24 hrs) E:

Official information relating to Covid19 is available at

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