Buller District Council

Media Releases

Media release – Rates Overhaul

8th November, 2017
Council has made the rates overhaul consultation information publicly available ahead of the official consultation period which opens on November 15 and closes on December 18. “This is so that the community can have longer to review the proposal” says Mayor Garry Howard.  He cautioned that the consultation document was only part of the information […] Read more »

Media Release- Buller Economic Stimulus Fund, Calling for Applications

3rd November, 2017
The Buller District Council is now calling for applications to the Buller Economic Stimulus Fund. In 2015 Development West Coast allocated $1 million each to the three Coast district councils as a stimulus fund for business development and growth. There is $90,000 remaining for allocation to assist business and employment growth within Buller. Applications are […] Read more »

Media Release-Council reports sound financial result

1st November, 2017
Buller District Council has ended the 2016/2017 financial year with a sound financial result boosted by the performance of Buller Holdings Ltd. Mondays Council meeting formally adopted the audited 2016/2017 Annual Report, noting the pleasing performance of its Council-owned company.  Buller Holdings owns Westreef Services, Buller Recreation Ltd and Westport Harbour Ltd. Manager – Corporate […] Read more »

Media Release- Rating system to be reviewed

31st October, 2017
Buller District Council wants to change its rating system to make it simpler to understand and more transparent for ratepayers. At last nights Council meeting elected members agreed to formally consult with the community on a review of how rates are collected. Mayor Garry Howard stressed the proposed changes would help address inequities that had […] Read more »

Media Release – Water Supply Stable for Westport & Carters Beach Residents

30th October, 2017
Council has removed water restrictions on the Westport & Carters Beach supply with all consumers urged to be conservative, including good practice water saving tips (available on website). In line with the water supply transition plan, status was downgraded last week to Conservation after the reservoir capacity remained above 75% for 14 consecutive days. Conservation […] Read more »

Reefton Boiled Water Notice- LIFTED

27th October, 2017
Council wishes to advise that recent test results have shown NO CONTAMINATION of the water supply. Therefore the BOILED WATER NOTICE IS LIFTED for the Reefton Water Supply and normal water use may resume. Council apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates the co-operation of consumers during this time. Read more »


24th October, 2017
Consumers on the Reefton water supply are advised that a boiled water notice is in effect immediately due to an equipment issue at the Water Treatment Plant. This is a precautionary measure only. Consumers will be required to boil all drinking water and water used for food preparation until further notice. Consumers will be advised […] Read more »

Media release – Council to call a by-election for Seddon Ward

12th October, 2017
It has come to Council’s attention that Councillor Martin Hill is not a NZ citizen.  Under the Electoral Act 2001 all nominees standing for election must be a NZ citizen.  All candidates sign a declaration as part of the process to say they are a NZ citizen but the act does not require this to […] Read more »

Media Release – Water Restrictions Ease for Westport & Carters Beach Residents

11th October, 2017
Council will be easing water restrictions on the Westport & Carters Beach supply for all consumers. Effective tomorrow, Thursday 12 October 2017, residential properties will also be downgraded from Essential Use to Restricted Use. This allows limited consumption of potable water for outdoor use with hand-held buckets, watering cans, water blasters and low flow devices/attachments. […] Read more »

Media Release – Leaks fixed for Westport & Carters Beach Water Supply

9th October, 2017
Significant leaks discovered in the raw water line connecting the reservoir ponds to the Westport Water Treatment Plant were temporarily fixed over the weekend. WestReef crews battled difficult circumstances on Saturday to “bandage” two sections of concrete pipe with special purpose wrapping to stem the water loss, at least for the short term. The work […] Read more »
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