Buller District Council

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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 »

Punakaiki ‘drop-in’ sessions

9th February, 2017
The Buller District Council will be holding a ‘drop-in’ session in Punakaiki. This is to be on Monday 27th February in the Communal Room at the Punakaiki Motor Camp beginning at 1.30pm until approximately 4.30pm. In attendance will be Councillors Sharon Roche and Phil Rutherford. Residents, ratepayers and members of the public are all invited […] Read more »

Rating KnowHow – All about rates

9th February, 2017
To learn more about the Local Government Rating Act 2002, this document produced by SOLGM gives an excellent overview of all things to do with rating. To view the document please click here. Read more »

Toyota Kiwi Guardians

3rd February, 2017
Seal colonies, bush railways, New Zealand’s largest mine, rainforest and limestone arches are some of the attractions at the Toyota Kiwi Guardian sites near Westport and in the Buller region. Getting kids more connected to nature with FREE family-friendly, treasure hunt style activities at specific Department of Conservation sites encourages them to engage with the […] 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 »

Buller District rating revaluation shows residential property values have decreased by 18% since 2013

7th December, 2016
General overview The Buller District Rating Revaluation for 2016 is now confirmed and property owners will soon receive a 2016 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property. The new rating valuations have been prepared on 7,876 properties on behalf of the Buller District Council by Quotable Value (QV). Rating valuations […] Read more »

Earthquake- Information

14th November, 2016
Following on from the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks today, please be aware of the following: Power remains out in up to 40% of Buller District. All efforts being made to restore but all lines should be treated as live.Note bad weather expected later today ROAD CLOSURE – State Highway 7 – Springs junction to Hanmer […] Read more »


13th October, 2016
In accordance with Section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the result of the elections for the various Buller District issues are as follows, noting that the names of the candidates appear in the same order for each issue as they appeared on the voting papers:   Buller District Council, Seddon Ward Councillors (two required)  Bronwyn […] Read more »
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