South Wairarapa District Council

Featherston Ward
The South Wairarapa District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of nine councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Featherston ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the South Wairarapa District Council election.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Ensure that community boards have the resources to distribute and implement community arts and festivals.

    Promote tourism for the region. Carry on supporting festivals and art events.

    Ensure community centre, art spaces, volunteer organisations are adequately resourced by either direct funds or use of council facilities.

  • Investigate issues facing Featherston's main street premises and look for a solution to get them filled again.

    Investigate the potential to hold a regional cultural festival to celebrate the diverse ethnicities residing here.

  • Review community usage, cost to serve and cost benefit of all facilities.

  • I think we are sorted on theses types of facilities, it's time to focus on the fundamentals.

  • Install an Arts corridor between the train station and the CBD with a connected walkway, to be used for murals, performances, sculptures.

    Promote live music in the Squircle during weekends to attract visitors, food vendors, markets.

    Initiate a mural festival for our main street, encourage rangatahi participation.

  • Ensure that community boards have the resources to distribute and implement community arts and festivals.

    Promote tourism for the region. Carry on supporting festivals and art events.

    Ensure community centre, art spaces, volunteer organisations are adequately resourced by either direct funds or use of council facilities.

  • Investigate issues facing Featherston's main street premises and look for a solution to get them filled again.

    Investigate the potential to hold a regional cultural festival to celebrate the diverse ethnicities residing here.

  • Review community usage, cost to serve and cost benefit of all facilities.

  • I think we are sorted on theses types of facilities, it's time to focus on the fundamentals.

  • Install an Arts corridor between the train station and the CBD with a connected walkway, to be used for murals, performances, sculptures.

    Promote live music in the Squircle during weekends to attract visitors, food vendors, markets.

    Initiate a mural festival for our main street, encourage rangatahi participation.