Buller District Council

Media Releases

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 »

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 »
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