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Westport Water Supply- Water Pressure

24th February, 2017
Consumers on the Westport Water Supply are advised that they may experience lower than normal water pressure and flow on Monday 27 February from 9am through to the afternoon. The reason for the low pressure will be due to the commissioning of a new water main in Derby Street, between Mill and Disraeli Streets. Council […] Read more »


24th January, 2017
WestMaps is a new public GIS mapping viewer.  This mapping system provides access to recent aerial photography of the region, property information, zoning and public infrastructure services, in online maps that are viewable from any internet connected computer.  The system was developed by Eagle Technology and is a collaboration between Buller District Council and West […] Read more »

West Coasters warned to batten down the hatches

17th January, 2017
West Coasters are being urged to keep a watchful eye on the weather following warnings and watches issued by Metservice. Metservice has officially warned that the West Coast is expected to face heavy rain. In Westland a prolonged period of heavy rain is expected from this evening until Thursday morning of up to 300 – […] Read more »

Westport Flood Protection Options

12th January, 2017
The West Coast Regional Council is now seeking your feedback on the options to provide flood protection for Westport. This is the chance to have your say. The Buller River has the largest flood flow of any river in New Zealand, yet Westport currently has very limited flood protection structures. Located next to the river […] Read more »

Christmas and New Year Holiday Hours

22nd December, 2016
Staff and management at Buller District Council would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe festive season. Please see below for the hours of Council offices, Libraries and Transfer Stations in Westport and Reefton, the NBS Theatre and the Solid Energy Centre. Also below is the link to the recycling calendar […] Read more »

Punakaik Boil Water Notice 20/12/2016

20th December, 2016
PUNAKAIKI WATER SUPPLY BOILED WATER NOTICE   Consumers on the Punakaiki water supply are advised that a boiled water notice is in effect immediately due to the poor quality of the raw water supplying the Treatment Plant. Consumers will be required to boil all drinking water and water used for food preparation until further notice. […] Read more »

2017 Buller Beautification Awards

14th December, 2016
Summer is upon us, the sun is shining and the gardens around the district are starting to flourish.  It is therefore timely that entries are now open for Council’s annual garden awards. Judging for the Westport and surrounding areas takes place the week beginning 30th January 2017.  Entry forms are available from the Buller District […] Read more »

Punakaiki Boil Water Notice- Lifted

13th December, 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 »


30th November, 2016
Some residents may have experienced pressure and flow fluctuations during times of high usage over the last two days. There has been some damage to a component within one of the two Filter Tanks at the Water Treatment Plant, likely to be as a result of the recent earthquakes, and this is currently being repaired. […] Read more »

24th November, 2016
Tomorrow (Friday) Buller District Council Staff will be dressing up in Red and Black in support of North  Canterbury after the devastating earthquake and continuing after shocks. We encourage everyone in the Buller District to do the same. Dress up in Red and Black to show your support for our East Coast neighbors. Below are […] Read more »
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