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

Civil Defence Warns of Possible Heavy Swells

4th May, 2016
Storm force winds South of Australia have generated exceptionally powerful waves and heavy swells which are expected to arrive on the Southwest of the South Island Wednesday evening, before moving North on Thursday. These conditions could put boat moorings under a lot of stress and make harbour bars hazardous. Civil Defence wish to advise the […] Read more »

CEO Appointment

3rd May, 2016
Buller District Council is very pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Gowland-Douglas as its new Chief Executive Officer. Andy brings with her an extensive background in leadership with a specific focus on community development, in engaging with the community to create a shared vision and in developing individual, organisational and community potential. She is […] Read more »

Paint A Plane Competition

3rd May, 2016
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Sounds Air Westport Service – Celebrates One Year Anniversary

2nd May, 2016
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Public Notification – Lease of Land

2nd May, 2016
Te Hā O Kawatiri Incorporated has expressed interest to lease an area of land containing approximately 3700 square metres, being part of the land described as Lot 2 DP 5150 (part CT 125/191). This land is a recreation reserve owned by the Crown and administered by the Buller District Council. Te Hā O Kawatiri wishes […] Read more »


2nd May, 2016
Council wishes to advise that recent 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. Read more »