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Customer Satisfaction Survey Key Findings

16th September, 2019
Thanks for rating us, below is a summary of the findings from Council’s Customer Satisfaction Survey (please click on the images below to view them larger) Question 1: In the last 12 months, which, if any, of the following have you done with Buller District Council? Question 2: How would you rate the customer service […] Read more »


6th September, 2019
2019 marks the 41st Anniversary of the Buller Civic and Sporting Awards which Pulse Energy are proudly sponsoring for the third year. Nominations can be completed online at http://www.bullerawards.co.nz/ Or download the appropriate nomination form from the links below: Civic Award Nomination form 2019 Community of the Year Nomination form 2019 Local Hero of Year […] Read more »


6th September, 2019
Consumers on the Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply are advised that as the Westport reservoir has reached the 92% threshold, the ‘Essential Use’ water restriction that had been imposed on the supply is now LIFTED.  However, whilst work on the water tunnel pipeline continues, consumers are requested to continue to conserve the amount of […] Read more »

Public Notice of Buller District Plan Change

5th September, 2019
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Media Release-Positive annual review of Chief Executive’s performance

4th September, 2019
Today Buller District Council released the outcomes arising from its annual performance and salary review of its new Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Mason. Buller Mayor Garry Howard said that the review was overwhelmingly positive and was formally signed off unanimously by Council. “There is no doubt that Sharon has delivered on what was asked of […] Read more »

Media Release-2019 Whitebait Season

3rd September, 2019
The Buller District Council, West Coast Regional Council and Department of Conservation would like to encourage whitebaiters to whitebait responsibly. The rules and regulations around whitebaiting for 2019 remain the same as they have for the last few years. Common offences during whitebait season include not remaining within 10 metres of a set net, water […] Read more »

Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan(PAMP)- Draft Walking Access Plan

28th August, 2019
In June, Council held workshops with the local community to help to develop a ‘Walking Action Plan’ for the Buller district.  The community actively engaged in this project and as a result of the workshops and community feedback, a draft plan has been developed.  Whether you were able to attend the workshops,  provided additional comments […] Read more »

Media Release-Old Hector Landfill Update

27th August, 2019
The Buller District Council continues to proactively monitor and manage the threat that tidal action is causing to the Old Hector Landfill. The Council is aware high tides are due this coming weekend. And it is reassuring the public that despite a funding application for $660,000 being declined by the Ministry of Contaminated Sites Remediation […] Read more »

Media Release- CommuniTea’s success goes global

22nd August, 2019
The success of Granity’s CommuniTea is going global. Buller District Library Manager Emma Sherie recently show-cased the volunteer led project to attendees at a national community engagement conference in Canberra, Australia. As co-founder and volunteer with CommuniTea, Sherie is passionate about sharing the success of this citizen led project and how it has contributed to […] Read more »

Media Release-Residents return home after fire

21st August, 2019
Residents at Buller District Council’s elderly housing flats have returned to their homes after spending four weeks in temporary accommodation after fire forced the residents to evacuate their flats. The fire which was caused by an electrical fault ruined an exterior switchboard and damaged a wall. “While there is still some minor brick work to […] Read more »
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