Buller District Council

Media Releases


21st April, 2017
Consumers on the Westport/Carters Beach water supply are requested to conserve the amount of water they use each day. Due to the collapse of Tunnel Number 1, water is being pumped from the alternate water intake. However, during periods of moderate-heavy rainfall the water quality reduces the amount of the time the pumps can operate, […] Read more »

Application for access arrangement for the proposed Te Kuha coal mine

13th April, 2017
Yesterday evening, the Council resolved to rescind its preliminary decision on 28 September 2016 to enter into an access arrangement with Rangitira Developments Limited for the proposed Te Kuha coal mine.  The Council’s original decision was conditional on the outcome of the resource consent process, particularly any conditions which were necessary to ensure there are no […] Read more »

Status of Buller District Council Water Supplies

11th April, 2017
The events that happened in Havelock North in 2016 have highlighted the level of risk that is associated with being a water supplier and the consequences of getting this wrong.   This has prompted a thorough review of all the Buller District water supplies and a shift to a risk based approach for managing water. At […] Read more »

Refuse and Recycling Collection Over Easter 2017

11th April, 2017
Council and Smart Environmental Ltd would like to remind all residents in the weekly collection areas of the kerbside and bin collections over Easter. Kerbside recycling that would normally be collected this Friday(14 April)  will be done on Saturday(15 April) all other recycling collection will remain the same. Kerbside recycling will be collected on Monday 17 April and […] Read more »

2017/2018 Annual Plan Consultation

7th April, 2017
Council wants to hear what you think of the 2017-2018 Draft Annual Plan. Please have a look at what we are proposing in the 2017-2018 Draft Annual Plan and please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or suggestions. Have your say by making a written submission, and if you want to […] Read more »

Strong Winds Forecast

4th April, 2017
Metservice have advised, strong south-easterly winds are forecast about central New Zealand. Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Nelson and Buller are expected to have the strongest winds, where gusts could reach 120 km/h for a time on Wednesday. People are advised winds of this strength could damage structures, power lines, and make driving hazardous. Do not venture […] Read more »

Strategic Direction of Buller District Council Water Supplies

4th April, 2017
Like most districts in New Zealand, Buller District Council are watching closely developments of the Havelock North water inquiry, which may force future legislative changes to reduce the likelihood of similar contaminations reoccurring.  At the Council meeting held 29 March 2017, two papers regarding water supplies were discussed in public excluded proceedings. The first paper […] Read more »

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 »
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