South Taranaki District Council cans programs, but all facilities remain open

Following Thursday night’s government announcement, and in line with a regional approach, from Monday 23 March, the South Taranaki District Council will be cancelling all Council run programmes at TSB Hub, Hawera Aquatic Centre and LibraryPlus Centres (e.g. swimming programmes, school holiday programmes, library programmes, TSB Hub indoor sports programmes etc)

In a social media release, the council have stated that all of their facilities will remain open, however they are encouraging members of the public to conduct Council business via phone, email, or on their website.

Also in a bid to combat the covid-19 virus, local schools including Turuturu School based in Hawera have cancelled school camps and assemblies.

It was confirmed on Friday that New Zealand has 39 confirmed cases of the virus with 2 of those being in Taranaki.


Coronavirus restrictions have seen New Plymouth District Council close a number of its popular facilities.

After the Government banned indoor gatherings of more than 100 people to limit the spread of coronavirus, New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) closed facilities such as Puke Ariki, Brooklands Zoo and the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre that are used by thousands of people each week.

The ban does not apply to schools, universities, workplaces, supermarkets, or public transport.

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