Buller District Council

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Westport/Carters Beach Water Supply Meetings

19th September, 2017
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Westport/Carters Beach Water Supply Public Meeting

12th September, 2017
Council invites you to a Q&A session regarding the Westport/Carters Beach Water Supply. Read more »

Public Meeting- Punakaiki Water Supply

8th September, 2017
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Media Release-Westport residents urged to comply with water restrictions

6th September, 2017
Council says at current rates of consumption, Westport and Carters Beach will run out of water in less than two weeks unless residents comply with the restrictions in place. Due to the collapse in the No.1 Tunnel, and the need to pump all water to the Westport Water Treatment Plant from the alternative water supply, […] Read more »

Media Release – Spring is here!

31st August, 2017
On the last day of winter for 2017 it feels as though we are already in the midst of spring as Council gardens throughout Westport flower in beautiful daffodils. Council invests heavily on planting areas in parks and reserves, streets and urban areas throughout the district to enhance the overall beautification of the area for […] Read more »

Media Release – Kawatiri Dredge to be Sold

23rd August, 2017
Westport’s Kawatiri dredge is to be sold at and the community consulted on what to do with the proceeds. At today’s Council meeting, Buller District councillors resolved 6-4 to sell the dredge.  Councillors’ Hart, Barry, Neylon and Hill voted against, Councillor Nahr abstained from voting. The Council-owned company, Buller Holdings Ltd, will manage the sales […] Read more »

Media Release- People Powered 7 Day Makeover To Happen In Westport

22nd August, 2017
A public space in Westport is set to get a 7 Day Makeover.  Which space this will be is yet to be decided, but this will happen with consultation over the coming month, depending on interest, it may be more than one.   The space will be transformed on a shoe-string budget, in just seven days, […] Read more »

Media Release- ‘Time to face facts’: Mayor

18th August, 2017
Buller District mayor Garry Howard says it’s time to front up and openly debate whether or not the district can afford to keep the Kawatiri dredge. Next Wednesday Buller District councillors will formally consider whether or not to sell the dredge which made Westport harbour viable for large cement ships.  With Holcim now gone, Howard […] Read more »

Punakaiki Boil Water Notice

11th August, 2017
Consumers on the Punakaiki water supply are advised that a boiled water notice is in effect immediately due to the poor quality of the raw water supplying the Water Treatment Plant. This is due to the current poor weather conditions which are expected to continue for the next few days. Consumers will be required to […] Read more »

Current Reservoir Capacity and Water Usage Update-Up to 9 August

11th August, 2017
Council appreciates the community’s efforts in conserving water. The situation is reviewed daily by Council staff. As a risk control measure, the current restrictions will remain in place until further notice. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation. Read more »
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