Buller District Council

Media Releases

Water Conservation Notice- Reefton Water Supply

19th December, 2017
The Reefton Water Supply reservoir has recovered sufficiently to allow water restrictions to be downgraded to conservation usage. Conservation measures are expected to remain in place over the duration of this on-going dry period. Water saving tips are available by clicking here Council appreciates residents cooperation during this time. Read more »

Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply: Low Pressure

18th December, 2017
Consumers on the Westport and Carters Beach water supply are advised that the supply will be operating on low pressure on Tuesday 19 December from 10.00am until approximately 3.00pm to allow for urgent repairs to the 14 inch trunk main. Normal pressure will be resumed as soon as possible. Some consumers may experience very low […] Read more »

Media Release-Don’t be too late to have your say about Buller Rates Overhaul

15th December, 2017
Buller District Council is proposing to change the way rates are calculated and wants to hear what ratepayers think about it. “Submissions close on Monday and we would like to remind all ratepayers of this to give them a last opportunity to put a submission in over the weekend” says Buller District Council CEO Andy […] Read more »

Media Release – Commission: ‘no’ to amalgamation, ‘yes’ to combined district planning

6th December, 2017
The Local Government Commission has determined its preferred option for local government reorganisation on the West Coast is the transfer of district plan preparation from the Buller, Grey and Westland district councils to the West Coast Regional Council. This will include a joint committee of the four councils to be responsible for developing and approving […] Read more »

Water Conservation Notice – Reefton Water Supply

28th November, 2017
The Reefton Water Supply reservoir has gradually depleted during the recent dry weather. Without this buffer storage, the pumps are now operating continuously to ensure safe drinking water is maintained for all consumers. Staff are investigating options to boost reservoir levels as quickly as possible. Restoring this buffer will provide contingency in case of unplanned […] Read more »

Punakaiki Boil Water Notice Lifted

28th November, 2017
Council wishes to advise that reservoir levels have recovered. Therefore the BOILED WATER NOTICE IS LIFTED for the Punakaiki Water Supply and normal water use may resume. Council appreciates the patience and co-operation of users during this time. Read more »

Media Release- Seddon Ward By-Election

23rd November, 2017
There is a vacancy in the Seddon ward of Buller District Council. It is intended this will be filled with the running of a by-election in February of the New Year, with nominations opening this Friday 24 November 2017. Candidates must be a NZ citizen and enrolled on a NZ Parliamentary roll. The two nominators […] Read more »

Media Release- Reading to dogs at the Sue Thomson-Casey Memorial Library

23rd November, 2017
A Reading to Dogs service has begun at the Sue Thomson-Casey Memorial Library in Westport as a part of the library’s support of the development of literacy in children in our community. Several libraries in New Zealand – and internationally –run a reading to dogs programme as a service. The rationale behind this is that […] Read more »

Media release – Rates Overhaul Consultation open now

15th November, 2017
Buller District Council is considering changing the way rates are calculated and are asking for community input on the proposal. “Consultation starts today (15th November 2017) and closes on 18th December 2017, and we would like to hear from as many people as possible, to understand the community point of view on this proposed change” […] Read more »

Media release – Defence Force use of Carters Beach Domain

8th November, 2017
As part of Exercise Southern Katipo 2017 the New Zealand Defence Force is utilising the Carters Beach Domain area. The combination of wet weather and heavy vehicles has resulted in some damage at the Domain which has become of concern to some residents. As part of the agreement to use this area, the New Zealand […] Read more »
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