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Media Release- Councillor Remuneration

15th November, 2019
A new local government pay scale has been created by the Remuneration Authority following a review in 2018 brings with it changes in the way Buller District Councillors will be remunerated. The changes do not add any extra costs to ratepayers. The Remuneration Authority’s review last year resulted in the creation of three new size […] Read more »

Media Release- New Season Compliance Officers

12th November, 2019
Freedom camping compliance officers on the beat   This summer, freedom campers in the Buller District have a high chance of getting a very friendly welcome and some helpful advice from the new freedom camping compliance officers who will be regularly patrolling the district. Six officers have been recruited as a result of concerns raised […] Read more »

Public Notice on behalf of Department Of Conservation

9th November, 2019
Large quantities of dead rats are on North Beach, there was a predator control operation in Springs Junction last weekend which may have contributed to this problem. It is advised to keep dogs and children close by when on beaches. Do not touch any dead animals. Warning signs have been place in key access locations. […] Read more »

Public Survey- Chief Ombudsman

6th November, 2019
The Chief Ombudsman recently commenced a self-initiated investigation into the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) policies and practices within our Council. If you have recently made a LGOIMA request to us (i.e. within the past 12 months) or actively follow Council meetings, then the Chief Ombudsman would appreciate your feedback on […] Read more »

West Coast roading survey

4th November, 2019
Buller, Grey and Westland District Councils have jointly launched a West Coast roading survey aimed at getting a more detailed understanding of how West Coasters experience their Council-owned roads, bridges and footpaths. The survey seeks to understand how residents, ratepayers and visitors rate their council roading network. It aims to understand three key things – […] Read more »

Public notification of proposed changes to Dwellings on Unformed Legal Roads Policy 2019 and Licence to Occupy – Dwellings and associated services located on unformed legal road.

10th October, 2019
Buller District Council wishes to advise of a proposal to adopt the draft Dwellings on Unformed Legal Roads Policy 2019 and Licence to Occupy – dwellings and associated services located on unformed legal road. These documents control how Council deals with existing baches on unformed legal road in our district. Any person wishing to make […] Read more »

Reduction of treated water storage capacity for the Reefton Water Supply

1st October, 2019
From Monday 7 October 2019, the Reefton Water Supply will be operating with reduced treated water storage capacity while the current reservoir is isolated from the supply. Recent New Zealand wide changes relating to increased levels of microbiological testing required for drinking water by the Ministry of Health has highlighted a deficiency with the current […] Read more »

Upcoming Council Elections

23rd September, 2019
Buller residents need to make their vote count in the upcoming local elections if they want to influence how the Buller District and West Coast region are led and governed. Voting papers will be sent to all eligible voters from 20 September 2019 and will need to be completed and returned by 12 noon on […] Read more »

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 »
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