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

Council makes difficult decision about whitebaiting

28th August, 2014
After receiving oral representations from wharf white baiters the Council took further legal advice to establish whether or not there was any way that council could permit whitebaiting in the wharf areas without exposing the ratepayers to liability. Mayor Garry Howard says that the expert legal advice established that the Council is the controller of […] Read more »

Council Community Info – Fortnightly e-newsletter

20th August, 2014
Would you like to be regularly updated on what is going on within Council? Council sends out an email every fortnight that has an update about what is going on within Council. This email includes planned works throughout Buller, any planned shutdowns, details about consultations and planned changes, information from Council meeting agendas, and anything […] Read more »

Rates Overhaul and how it affects you

15th August, 2014
Council is getting underway with a project called the ‘Rates Overhaul’ and it affects every ratepayer in the Buller district. Ultimately Council will continue to receive the same total amount of money, but the way the rates bills are distributed amongst the ratepayers may change, as some of us may be paying too much rates, […] Read more »

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 »