Council Services and Facilities at Alert Level 2
At Level 2 Council will resume all services, including reopening our facilities as all safe public health measures for Alert Level 2 are in place - in particular physical distancing and contact tracing measures.
- Most facilities will re-open on Wednesday 8 September with restrictions
- Some public programmes will remain on hold/closed
- Face coverings are mandatory at our public indoor venues
- We ask everyone to keep at least 2 metres apart from people not in their bubble
- We need to collect visitor details for contact tracing
- We continue to encourage contactless payments
- We ask people to stay at home if they’re feeling unwell
- Indoor gatherings, and hospitality and event venues have a limit of 50 people. Outdoor venues have a limit of 100 people
- There will be limits on the number of visitors allowed in our facilities at any one time to meet physical distancing requirements
What’s Opening and When
Hāwera Administration Building - open
- Public access is via Princes Street only
Library Plus Centres – open, normal hours
- All LibraryPlus centres will open normal hours except for Kaponga LibraryPlus which will open on Friday 10 September (due to a planned power outage on Thursday).
- The Click and Collect Service will restart when and continue for the foreseeable future (see explanation below)
Hāwera Aquatic Centre - open for lane swimming only.
- Wednesday 8 September Open 10am – 6pm
- Thursday 9 September, normal hours 6am – 7pm weekdays
- Lane swimming only – bookings preferred. Contact the Aquatic Centre (06 278 0021).
- No hydro-slide or recreational swimming.
- Toddler and learner’s pool closed.
- Weekend hours 9am – 4pm.
- Aquarobics and Learn to Swim Programmes will resume when Alert Level guidelines enable closer distancing between people.
TSB Hub – open
- Limited programmes operating (for more information contact TSB Hub on 06 278 0646 or email email@example.com or check out the TSB Hub facebook page)
Parks and Playgrounds - open
- Don’t forget towash and dry hands or use hand sanitiser before and after using playground equipment
- Lake Rotokare Reserve open
Public Halls – open
- Subject to restrictions on numbers and/or types of event
i-SITE Visitor Information Centre – open
- This includes AA Services being available.
Aotea Utanganui – Museum of South Taranaki
- Open normal hours
- Open with maximum number of attendees and contact tracing protocols in place.
Kerbside Refuse/Recycling Collections
- All kerbside collections will continue normal collection day.
- Transfer stations will open as per their normal operating hours to accept the usual general waste, glass and mixed recycling and green waste and 24-hour recycling will resume.
- Transfer station opening hours and charges are available at www.southtaranaki.com
Campgrounds and Freedom Camping sites – open
Boat ramps – open
Click and Collect at your Local LibraryPlus
The move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 on Wednesday 8 September will mean South Taranaki readers can again access physical books from their local LibraryPlus via the ‘click and collect’ contactless system.
South Taranaki District Council libraries and cultural services manager Cath Sheard says, while the LibraryPlus are open as normal, staff realise not everyone will feel comfortable coming in to select books. Staff have decided to offer contactless ‘click and collect’ for the foreseeable future.
People can place holds at home through the online catalogue or ask staff to select items for them. When people receive an email or phone call that their holds are ready, they’re welcome to choose a time for contactless collection and staff will leave the books on a table at the door.
“You can even start ordering books now, so we can have them ready for you to collect.” says Cath.
Cath says residents can find ‘how to’ videos on the South Taranaki Libraries Facebook page showing how to search for books, and how to place holds.
“All books are issued for four weeks, and there are no fines for late returns. If you would like to renew your items, phone or email and we’ll be happy to help,” she says.
If residents are unable to access the catalogue from home, or if you are unsure of your login, or need your password reset please phone 0800 111 323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and staff will help you out.