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Reefton Water Supply – Precautionary Boil Water Notice

22nd November, 2018
Consumers on the Reefton Water supply are advised that a precautionary boil water notice will be in effect from Tuesday 27 November 2018 beginning at 8.00am. This is to enable installation of the new Ultraviolet System for the Reefton Water Treatment Plant. The treatment plant will be offline over this time and the township will […] Read more »

We welcome your thoughts on a Mascot for Buller

16th November, 2018
Mascot for Buller Competition Form Read more »

Media release- Buller District Council looking to see how to extend its relationship with Iwi.

26th October, 2018
At its Council meeting next week, the Buller District Council will consider how best to further extend their working relationship with iwi. Mayor Garry Howard said that iwi are such an important part of every aspect of the future of the district and it was crucial that Council had a close working relationship. “It’s not […] Read more »

Waimangaroa Water Supply Community Meeting

25th October, 2018
Wednesday 7 November 2018, 5.00pm Waimangaroa Community Hall Council invites Waimangaroa residents and ratepayers to attend a meeting with Councillors, Council staff and the Waimangaroa Water Board regarding the Waimangaroa Water Supply. Council has been working with the Waimangaroa Water Board to select a suitable option for a potable water supply for the community. The […] Read more »

Media Release- Council Reports End of Year Result for 2017/2018

25th October, 2018
Council meets next Wednesday (31 October 2018) where it will formally adopted the audited 2017/2018 Annual Report. The result, a $3m dollar loss against a budgeted surplus of $0.4m includes $1.5m dollars of unbudgeted non-cash accrual accounting entries related to the Councils infrastructure asset revaluation that is a paper revaluation that takes place every three […] Read more »


11th October, 2018
The Buller District Council is proposing some changes to its Freedom Camping Bylaw and wants to hear what ratepayers and stakeholders think about them. The changes being suggested include prohibiting freedom camping in five additional areas (to those prohibited areas that already exist). The proposed new prohibited areas include: The Punakaiki township and wider area […] Read more »

Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply- MAINS SHUTDOWN

5th October, 2018
Consumers on the Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply are advised that WestReef Services Ltd will be shutting down the water supply on Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 9.00pm until approximately 3.00am. Please note that this shutdown will affect ALL consumers on the Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply. The shutdown will enable physical works […] Read more »

Media Release- Buller District Council Appoints New Chief Executive

28th September, 2018
Mayor Garry Howard today announced the appointment of Sharon Mason to the role of Chief Executive of Buller District Council.  “Sharon comes to us with a wealth of experience in very senior executive roles in the health service” said Mayor Howard.  “In her past roles, Sharon has had overall responsibility for the delivery of complex […] Read more »

Pulse Buller Civic and Sports Awards

6th September, 2018
The Pulse Buller Civic and Sports Awards recognise people who have given long and outstanding service to the Buller community, and honor outstanding sportspeople. Nomination forms are available below. Completed nomination forms can be email to: awards@bullernetwork.co.nz or delivered to Buller Electricity or Westport News Offices. Nominations close at 4pm on 19 October 2018 Pulse […] Read more »

Media Release: Representation Review – submissions closed on Friday 31 August 2018

4th September, 2018
Council’s request for submissions to the elected representatives review has now closed. From a total of 48 submissions received, 20 submitters supported Council’s proposal to establish a Paparoa Ward for those that live south of the Buller River (excluding Carters Beach), with the majority of submissions received (28) against the proposal. The Mayor and Councillors […] Read more »
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