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State of emergency has been declared for Buller District

1st February, 2018
    Mayor Garry Howard declared a state of emergency at 1pm due to the flooding that has occurred as a result of cyclone Fehi.   There have been evacuations in many low lying areas such as Snodgrass, Carters beach , Derby Street and many houses have experienced flooding.   The Emergency Operation Centre has […] Read more »

Severe Weather Event has Arrived in Buller

1st February, 2018
The predicted weather event has arrived in the Buller district – please note the following to ensure your safety: Road closures: Barrytown to Westport Crossroads closed Lower Buller Gorge- closed Martins Road – Closed Both Tiphead roads in Westport – closed North Beach – Closed Westport Harbour Closed until further notice   Schools are advised […] Read more »

Severe Weather Warning for Buller

31st January, 2018
Buller Civil Defence has been advised that there is potentially a significant weather event and that the combination of Rain, Wind and Storm Surge could have a significant impact on some Communities. This may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding, slips and coastal inundation are also possible and driving conditions may be […] Read more »

Media release – Westport Harbour

24th January, 2018
On the 31st of January 2018 Buller District Council will be discussing and making a decision on the designation of the Westport Harbour, which will directly determine its future. Westport Harbour Limited, a subsidiary of Buller District Council’s holding company, Buller Holdings Limited is expected to be wound up by the end of March 2018, […] Read more »

Reefton Water Supply – Water Conservation Notice

22nd January, 2018
The Reefton Water Supply reservoir has recovered sufficiently to allow water restrictions to be downgraded to conservation usage. Conservation measures are expected to remain in place over the duration of this ongoing dry period. Water saving tips are available on our website here Council appreciates residents cooperation during this time. Read more »

Media release – Rates hearings start soon

19th January, 2018
Buller District Council will be listening to submitters next week about a proposal to change the rating system to Capital Value, and to reduce the 43 different rates in the dollar paid by ratepayers to nine. Before the hearings start Councillors will have read over 1,000 pages of written submissions and met with many interested ratepayers […] Read more »

Precautionary Boiled Water Notice- Punakaiki Water Supply

8th January, 2018
Consumers on the Punakaiki water supply are advised that a precautionary boiled water notice is in effect immediately due to the need to introduce raw water to the reservoir tanks. High usage and a recent water leak has resulted in the treated water reservoir becoming very low. Raw water has been introduced to ensure continuity […] Read more »

Water restrictions now in place for Reefton

2nd January, 2018
Due to low reservoir levels and higher than normal usage, consumers on the Reefton water supply are requested to restrict the amount of water they use each day. To enable the treated water reservoir to recover, consumers are asked to restrict the amount of water used as much as possible. This includes garden irrigation, car […] Read more »

Water Conservation Notice- Reefton Water Supply

19th December, 2017
The Reefton Water Supply reservoir has recovered sufficiently to allow water restrictions to be downgraded to conservation usage. Conservation measures are expected to remain in place over the duration of this on-going dry period. Water saving tips are available by clicking here Council appreciates residents cooperation during this time. Read more »

Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply: Low Pressure

18th December, 2017
Consumers on the Westport and Carters Beach water supply are advised that the supply will be operating on low pressure on Tuesday 19 December from 10.00am until approximately 3.00pm to allow for urgent repairs to the 14 inch trunk main. Normal pressure will be resumed as soon as possible. Some consumers may experience very low […] Read more »
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