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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 »

Public notice of Off-Licence Application

29th March, 2017
Ultimate Breeding Limited, Westport has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Westport for the issue of an off-licence in respect of the premises situated at 18 Fonblanque Street, Westport to be known as FreshChoice. Please click here for more information. Read more »

20th March Direct Debits

22nd March, 2017
Due to a computer problem, the 20th March 2017 Direct Debit deduction for rates was not withdrawn on the due date. This has been processed on 21st March 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience. Read more »

Funky Seat Competition

14th March, 2017
Fancy yourself as a bit innovative and able to think outside the square? Handy with a hammer or know someone who you could rope in to help you out? Then get your creative cap on to design and build a funky piece of art that doubles as a seat, and be in to win with […] Read more »

Westport Water Supply – Water Pressure

28th February, 2017
The works scheduled for Monday 27 January on the Derby Street water main renewal between Mill and Disraeli Streets has been delayed and will now take place on Wednesday 1 March. This is to allow the changeover to the new water mains as part of the Derby Street upgrade. Consumers outside the immediate area are […] 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 »
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