Masterton / Wairarapa Sustainable Living Info
Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa Districts first joined in 2016. This page will carries shared local information relevant to sustainable living.
Natasha Tomic (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Senior Policy Advisor on Climate Change and Environment for Masterton District Council and Mélanie Barthe (email@example.com) is the Climate Change Advisor for Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils.
Suggestions about local page content to Rhys Taylor at SLET: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or to Mélanie Barthe (email@example.com)
Register to use the free learning guides from this website, on eight topics.
Councils' sustainability pages
Garden and backyard
Join a community garden group and share produce if you have no private garden or to learn more about food growing:
Oxford Street Community Garden Masterton.
There is a seed bank in Featherston Information Centre – 70-72 Fitzherbert Street.
Gardening learning guides (parts 1 and 2) are free to download at this Future Living Skills website. Register here if not already logged in.
Additional info: a PDF download planting calendar, with geographic climate zones, from Tui.
Wairarapa biodiversity (includes links for local projects across three districts). Gardens have a role in providing space for nature.
Download the Future Living Skills learning guide on home gardening (in two parts)
Beyond the supermarkets, consider:
Wairarapa Farmers Market 9am to 1pm every Saturday, Farriers carpark Masterton
Carterton Farmer’s Market 9am to 12.30 pm every Sunday at Memorial Square, Carterton
Featherston Weekly Market 8am to 2 pm every Saturday at 33 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston
Greytown Country Market 9am to 1 pm every third Sunday of each month at Stella Bull Park, Greytown -
Te Kairanga Farmer’s Market 10 am to 2 pm the first Sunday of the summer months at Te Kairanga Estate, Martinborough
Carterton Community Fruit & Veg Stand. (temporarily closed 25 March 2020 during Covid-19 outbreak - check FB for reopening)
The Future Living Skills food learning guide looks at food labelling, shopping criteria, food storage and preservation and impacts of food choices.
Info for schools - Zero waste education
Download the Future Living Skills learning guide on Waste Minimisation
Resilience and Emergency Responses
Masterton District Council civil defence
Carterton District Council emergency management
South Wairarapa District Council emergency management
Get prepared in case of emergencies: Get ready & Get thru
Download the Future Living Skills Community resilienece learning guide.
Energy efficiency & power bills
Energy Wise by EECA (Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority) includes videos
Check if your home is warm, safe and dry with Homefit
Check how your home compares (as healthy, warm, safe and efficient) with Homestar
Info on insulation for homes to make them warmer and drier - and any grants or subsidies available.
Download the Future Living Skills energy learning guide.
Water supply, use and wastewater
Wairarapa water supply network (download poster)
Download the Future Living Skills learning guide on water use and protecting streams.
Getting around the Wairarapa
Commute by car pooling?
Metlink Rail timetable
Metlink Bus 200 (Masterton - Greytown – Featherston – Martinborough) timetable
Metlink Bus 201 (Masterton – Masterton West - Masterton) timetable
Metlink Bus 202 (Masterton – Masterton South - Masterton) timetable
Metlink Bus 203 (Masterton – Masterton North - Masterton) timetable
Metlink Bus 204 (Greytown – Woodside) timetable
Metlink Bus 206 (Masterton – Masterton East - Masterton) timetable
Masterton street map from YellowPages
Download the Future Living Skills learning guide on travel choices, to help tackle carbon emissions.
Extra info sources
Masterton Safe and Healthy Community Council 06 3788900
Wellington region's Enviroschools
Masterton Library catalogue and online access
Access the Learning Materials
Click here to access our online learning materials.
Become a Course Facilitator
Click here to apply to become a Sustainable Living course facilitator.
Existing course facilitators, log in here