Buller District Council

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Welcome to the Buller District Council – West Coast, New Zealand.

This website gives our residents and visitors access to information and resources, here you will find information on Council activities, events and services. We invite you to learn about your Council and available services so you are able to participate in Council activities and local decision making.

The Buller district is a great and beautiful place to be. With an enviable climate, laid back lifestyle and close community environment, the Buller district is a great place to live, work and visit.


Latest News

Outward Bound Scholarships available for Buller residents

19th May, 2015
Outward Bound is offering young Buller District residents an opportunity to take on a 21 day Outward Bound Course. Thanks to some generous donors, the non-profit organisation is offering  scholarships to 18-26 year olds on their August and September life-changing Classic Courses.  The spots are available to those who are not able to afford the […] Read more »

Punakaiki Water Supply – Boiled Water Notice LIFTED

15th May, 2015
Council wishes to advise that repairs to the broken pipe have been completed and treated water reservoir volumes are back to normal. Therefore the BOILED WATER NOTICE IS LIFTED for the Punakaiki Water Supply and normal water use may resume. Council appreciates the co-operation of users during this time. Read more »

Denniston Road Emergency Works – Contract

5th May, 2015
CONTRACT 14/15/09 - DENNISTON ROAD EMERGENCY WORKS AT RP 7.60 Suitably experienced contractors are invited to tender for the above contract. This work involves the realignment and reconstruction 200m of Denniston Road at Denniston including culvert placement and rock protection. Contract documents are available from the Buller District Council, 6-8 Brougham Street, PO Box 21 Westport.  […] Read more »

Reefton Community Centre

5th May, 2015
The Reefton Community Centre theatre/cinema, sports hall/gymnasium recently underwent a survey to determine their earthquake risk and fire protection – and were found to be in need of upgrading. While this is Council’s responsibility, the Inangahua Community Board has been asked to make a recommendation on the future use of these buildings. We need your […] Read more »

‘Positioning for Progress’ Council’s ten year plan – out for consultation now!

23rd April, 2015
The good news is that total rates for next year will decline by 0.6% because we have held the costs of operating Council down. While there are increases in later years of this ten year plan, the rate of increase is modest and below the expected local government inflation index. In the 2013/14 year it […] Read more »