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New Zealand Water Survey

18th May, 2017
Water New Zealand have launched a survey and they want to know what you think about drinking water and storm water services. How can the water industry improve services and ensure sustainability? The survey is confidential. It should only take about 10 minutes to complete and you can go in the draw to win $2000. […] Read more »

Westport & Carters Beach Water Supply – Repair of No.1 Tunnel

11th May, 2017
The reservoirs for the Westport & Carters Beach network are normally supplied through a gravity-flow tunnel system upstream of the treatment plant.  After the partial collapse of No.1 Tunnel in 2014, Council commissioned an options study to identify the best solutions. Several options were proposed, including tunnel repair (stabilisation), microtunneling (pipe-jacking) and directional drilling.   The […] Read more »


21st April, 2017
Consumers on the Westport/Carters Beach water supply are requested to conserve the amount of water they use each day. Due to the collapse of Tunnel Number 1, water is being pumped from the alternate water intake. However, during periods of moderate-heavy rainfall the water quality reduces the amount of the time the pumps can operate, […] Read more »

Carters Beach Water Supply – Shutdown

19th April, 2017
Consumers on the Carters Beach Water Supply, from the Buller Bridge, are advised that the water supply will be shut down on Thursday 20 April from 9.00am until approximately 12 noon. The reason for the shut down is to allow for an urgent leak repair.  Normal pressure will be resumed as soon as possible. Council […] Read more »

Application for access arrangement for the proposed Te Kuha coal mine

13th April, 2017
Yesterday evening, the Council resolved to rescind its preliminary decision on 28 September 2016 to enter into an access arrangement with Rangitira Developments Limited for the proposed Te Kuha coal mine.  The Council’s original decision was conditional on the outcome of the resource consent process, particularly any conditions which were necessary to ensure there are no […] Read more »

Reefton Boil Water Notice – LIFTED

12th April, 2017
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 Reefton Water Supply and normal water use may resume. Council appreciates the co-operation of users during this time. Read more »

Status of Buller District Council Water Supplies

11th April, 2017
The events that happened in Havelock North in 2016 have highlighted the level of risk that is associated with being a water supplier and the consequences of getting this wrong.   This has prompted a thorough review of all the Buller District water supplies and a shift to a risk based approach for managing water. At […] Read more »

Refuse and Recycling Collection Over Easter 2017

11th April, 2017
Council and Smart Environmental Ltd would like to remind all residents in the weekly collection areas of the kerbside and bin collections over Easter. Kerbside recycling that would normally be collected this Friday(14 April)  will be done on Saturday(15 April) all other recycling collection will remain the same. Kerbside recycling will be collected on Monday 17 April and […] Read more »

2017/2018 Annual Plan Consultation

7th April, 2017
Council wants to hear what you think of the 2017-2018 Draft Annual Plan. Please have a look at what we are proposing in the 2017-2018 Draft Annual Plan and please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or suggestions. Have your say by making a written submission, and if you want to […] Read more »

Strategic Direction of Buller District Council Water Supplies

4th April, 2017
Like most districts in New Zealand, Buller District Council are watching closely developments of the Havelock North water inquiry, which may force future legislative changes to reduce the likelihood of similar contaminations reoccurring.  At the Council meeting held 29 March 2017, two papers regarding water supplies were discussed in public excluded proceedings. The first paper […] Read more »
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