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 Information

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4.

For government information and updates, please visit the Unite against COVID-19 website.

Rangitīkei District Council is guided by the Ministry of Health on all decision making around coronavirus.


Solid Waste Update:

Update as of 5pm, Friday 27 March.

  • All existing kerbside rubbish bag collections for all areas will continue on the current scheduled day. Please note this a private service and if you have any questions with regards to this service please contact your local service provider.
  • The Marton Refuse Transfer Station at King Street will be closed to the public for general waste disposal, however there is a special drop-off facility setup for the Covid-19 lock down period at the front of the Marton Transfer Station. Available 24hrs. This is a single bin for both rubbish and recycling and is for essential/emergency bagged domestic refuse and recycling only.
  • Ratana Refuse Transfer Station – The Transfer Station facility will be open for essential/emergency bagged refuse and recycling only, at the standard times on 2:30pm -4:30pm Wednesdays and 9:00am-12:00pm Saturdays
  • Hunterville Refuse Transfer Station - The Transfer Station facility will be open for essential/emergency bagged refuse and recycling only, at the standard time 2:00pm-5:00pm on Sundays.
  • Mangaweka Refuse Transfer Station - The Transfer Station facility will be open for essential/emergency bagged refuse and recycling only, at the standard time 10:30am-1:00pm on Sundays
  • Bulls & Taihape Refuse Transfer Stations are currently closed to the general public and there will be NO provision for green waste disposal or general waste disposal at any of the Transfer Stations in the district. Council is currently working with our contracted provider to extend services at these sites and will provide an update as soon as possible.
  • All rural recycling centres will close.

Please ensure when using any Refuse Transfer Stations that you maintain the correct social distancing at all times. Only one person is to place the bags into the bin provided and no contact is made with the operator at the site.

If you have, or suspect you have Covid19, then please ensure:

  • All waste from these households should be held for at least three days, ideally a week before placed out for kerbside collection.
  • If you do not have a kerbside service, all infected waste should be placed in a tied plastic bag and held for at least three days before disposal.

During this time there will be heightened pressure on the Solid Waste service with reduced staff and contractor resourcing. If you are able to hold your refuse and/or recycling at your property please do – this will help to reduce the volume that we need to handle which will help us to maintain the service we can offer to the community.


In line with government legislation, we have made the decision to close all Council facilities across the District, however essential services will continue. Here are the details:

NOTE: Additional information updated 27 March in bold italics.

Facilities / Services CLOSED until further notice

  • Marton and Taihape Offices CLOSED
    All enquiries: 0800 422 522 (24hrs), info@rangitikei.govt.nz
  • Marton, Taihape and Bulls Libraries CLOSED
    Online E-books & E-magazines are still available
    Public Wifi available outside library buildings
    All enquiries: libraries@rangitikei.govt.nz
  • 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
  • All Recycling Centres CLOSED
  • Waste Transfer Station (Bulls and Taihape) CLOSED
    For the general public and there will be NO provision for green waste disposal or general waste disposal at any of the Transfer Stations in the district. Council is currently working with our contracted provider to extend services at these sites and will provide an update as soon as possible.

Essential Services to CONTINUE

  • Water Operations and maintenance OPEN
  • Urgent Road Repairs OPEN
  • Public Toilets REDUCED SERVICES
    Accessible Public toilets in Rangitikei Junction, Bulls, Bridge Street and Tui Street, Taihape available.
  • 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)
  • Kerbside Collections OPEN
    Operated by private companies and will continue as normal. More information
  • Waste Transfer Station (Marton) ALTERNATIVE IN PLACE
    King Street will be closed to the public for general waste disposal, however there is a special drop-off facility setup for the Covid-19 lockdown period at the front of the Marton Transfer Station. This is a single bin for both rubbish and recycling and is for essential/emergency bagged domestic refuse and recycling only.

  • Waste Transfer Station (Ratana) OPEN
    For essential/emergency bagged refuse and recycling only, at the standard times on 2:30pm -4:30pm Wednesdays and 9am-12pm Saturdays
  • Waste Transfer Station (Hunterville) OPEN
    Will be open for essential/emergency bagged refuse and recycling only, at the standard time 2pm-5pm on Sundays.
  • Waste Transfer Station (Mangaweka) OPEN
    For essential/emergency bagged refuse and recycling only, at the standard time 10:30am-1:00pm on Sundays
    • 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: info@rangitikei.govt.nz

    Information and updates a rapidly changing. Please check regularly, we will keep you updated with any changes as they occur. Follow us on FB /RangitikeiDC