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Assessment and Clean up begins

21st February, 2018
8am, 21 February 2018 Assessment and Clean up begins The night has now passed and residents are waking up to possible damage caused by Ex Cyclone Gita.   The worse was over prior to midnight and thankfully high tide came and went with no major issues.  Reefton and Karamea escaped most of the storm with the […] Read more »

Current State Highway Closures for the West Coast

21st February, 2018
  NZTA wishes to advise the following The current State Highway is  still closed and will be reassessed at 12pm: SH73 Jacksons to Kumara Junction These State Highways are now open: SH6 Hokitika to Fox SH6 Fox Glacier to Haast SH6 Westport to Rapahoe Inangahua Junction – Westport Haast to Makarora   to get updates […] Read more »

Buller District Declares State of Emergency

20th February, 2018
Buller District Declares State of Emergency A state of emergency was declared for Buller District at 3.53pm in response to Ex Cyclone Gita.  The decision to declare was made primarily to protect lives and to give emergency services the powers they need to be able to evacuate residents if deemed necessary. Mayor Garry Howard says: […] Read more »

Heavy Swell Warnings for Buller District

20th February, 2018
      Forecast of Heavy Swells are predicted for the West Coast from Hokitika to Mokihinui Expect combined waves to rise to about 4 metres north of Greymouth, and to about 5 metres north of Cape Foulwind this evening. Waves should ease below warning thresholds during Wednesday morning. Winds are expected to be mostly […] Read more »

Latest road closures for Buller District

20th February, 2018
The following local roads have been closed as a  safety precaution:  Cnr Schadick and Airport  -to discourage vehicle access onto the Western tip head Eastern tiphead road at the gate– the gates are closed and locked to stop vehicle access onto the tip head Les Warren Park entrance–  to discourage vehicle access into a potential inundation […] Read more »

Latest update on cyclone Gita

19th February, 2018
  4pm 19 February 2018 Severe Weather Alert – Cyclone Gita Cyclone Gita remains over the Tasman Sea and is forecast to affect the West Coast and Central New Zealand over Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Residents and tourists should be aware of the potential for severe gale-force winds, road closures, power outages, dangerous […] Read more »

Update on rubbish collection and transfer station operations

19th February, 2018
      Smart Environmental would like to advise the following: Refuse collection will be as programmed tomorrow (Tuesday 20 February) as scheduled until 12:00pm.  If wheelie bins, glass crates or rubbish bags have not been collected by midday they should be brought back inside properties. The Reefton refuse collection run programmed for Wednesday will […] Read more »

Severe Weather Alert – Cyclone Gita

19th February, 2018
  Media Release 19 February 2018 Severe Weather Alert – Cyclone Gita Cyclone Gita is currently located over the North Tasman Sea and is forecast to affect the West Coast over Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a significant storm and is likely to cause road closures and power outages within the region. Residents […] Read more »

Punakaiki Water Supply- Precautionary Boil Water Notice

19th February, 2018
Heavy rainfall over the weekend has resulted in the Punakaiki Water Treatment Plant being shutdown for the majority of the weekend. Turbidity levels have been very high, with sediment levels heavy enough to cause blockages to the intake as well. WestReef staff have been nursing the plant along over the weekend, in the hope that […] Read more »


19th February, 2018
In accordance with Section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the result of the by-election for the Seddon ward (as held on 17 February 2018) is as follows, noting that the names of the candidates appear in the same order for each issue as they appeared on the voting paper:  Rosalie Mary SAMPSON 490 […] Read more »
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