Buller District Council

Media Releases

Media Release- Proposed health facility plans on display in the Library

10th May, 2018
The Sue Thomson-Casey library in Westport has been provided with large format copies of the proposed design for the Buller health facility and copies of the summary of community feedback. These are on display in the library and Buller residents are encouraged to come into the library, view the designs, take a copy of the […] Read more »

Media Release- Council negotiating to secure option to buy Holcim assets

13th April, 2018
The Buller District Council (BDC) is negotiating an option to purchase all of Holcim’s assets in the Buller district. The proposal forms one of the key aspects that Council will seek community feedback on in its upcoming Long-Term Plan process. The Holcim properties include assets at Westport, Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay. They include a […] Read more »

Media Release- Westport Water Fit for Future

13th April, 2018
Council will consider a further option for the future of Westport’s water supply. A new gravity-flow overland pipe will be evaluated to replace the century-old tunnel network, which has been out of service since the No.1 Tunnel collapse in December 2016. After completing the tender due diligence, Council’s project team concluded that an overland pipe […] Read more »

Media Release- Final stage of vessel dismantling

29th March, 2018
The hull of a vessel being dismantled alongside the former Holcim Silo Wharf in the Buller River will be moved to Shingles Beach for a week’s final work to finish the job after Easter. Formally named the Santa Monica, the derelict fishing vessel was brought to Westport by Alpine South Fishing Ltd which had planned […] Read more »

Media Release- Westport Harbour

28th March, 2018
The Buller District Council will take over management of Westport Harbour and associated assets from its holding company Buller Holdings Ltd from April 3rd. At its January meeting council resolved to enter into a sale and purchase agreement with Westport Harbour Limited to purchase land and improvements associated with the Port for their market valuation […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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