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

Public Meeting – Exercise Southern Katipo

3rd March, 2015
The community are warmly invited to attend a public meeting being held by the New Zealand Defence Force to explain their planned activities for Exercise Southern Katipo being carried out in Buller in November 2015. Please see below for more details of the meeting. Read more »

Karamea Water votes tallied

2nd March, 2015
The Buller District Council has recently been consulting with the Karamea community about a proposed new water supply for the township area. Public meetings were well attended and of the 101 votes issued, 71 votes were returned. 51 were opposed to proceeding with the proposed water supply and 20 were in favour. Therefore the proposed […] Read more »

Westport Flood Protection Modelling

24th February, 2015
West Coast Regional Council and Buller District Council have been working together on options to mitigate potential flooding of Westport.  Matthew Gardner, Director – Senior Engineer / Hydraulic Modelling at Land River Sea Consulting has provided eight options from status quo to a 18.1km stopbank option with cuts from Orowaiti lagoon through to North Beach […] Read more »

Punakaiki Water Supply – Boiled Water Notice Lifted

9th February, 2015
Council wishes to advise that test results have shown NO CONTAMINATION of the water supply. 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. This message was updated on Monday 9 February 2015. Read more »

Rates Overhaul Timeline Extended

3rd February, 2015
The Buller District Council will defer the introduction of any possible new rating system until 01 July 2016. The Chair of the Council’s Rates Overhaul Committee Councillor (Cr) Lynn Brooks says that the Council has listened to those ratepayers who have asked for Council to take more time to understand all implications of any new […] Read more »