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

Fee increase at Westport & Reefton Transfer Stations

30th June, 2014
Buller District Council and Smart Environmental Limited wish to advise that from 1 July 2014 there will be an increase in some fees at the Westport and Reefton Transfer Stations, affecting both Refuse and Recycling disposal. Recycling will continue to be free at levels less than 5kg, however a handling fee is being introduced for […] Read more »

Punakaiki Water Supply

9th June, 2014
Investigations into the flow issues that have been affecting the Punakaiki Water Supply have now been resolved. The Buller District Council is able to advise that the Boiled Water Notice for the Punakaiki Water Supply has been lifted. Some minor modifications have been made to the UV light unit which has increased the flow rate […] Read more »

Stockton Coal Mine – Solid Energy

6th June, 2014
Today’s restructure had to come with current international coal prices and the New Zealand dollar. Given the announcement today, it is firstly how we can assist the workers, families and the community through the process which will take a number of weeks and no doubt result in a number of people no longer living or […] Read more »

Timber from Storm Ita

9th May, 2014
“The recovery of storm damaged timber should be milled on the West Coast” comments Buller Mayor, Garry Howard. In particular all native hardwoods need to be retained and processed as much as possible on the West Coast. I would strongly advocate for the recovery of storm damaged logs throughout private and public land, including National […] Read more »

Westport/Carters Beach Water Supply – Boil Water Notice Lifted

6th May, 2014
Council wishes to advise that the reservoir repairs at the Water Treatment Plant have been completed and the treatment processes resumed. Therefore the BOILED WATER NOTICE WILL BE LIFTED from Tuesday morning 6 May 2014. Council appreciates your co-operation during this time. Read more »