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Public holidays are coming up!

Summer is here and Buller Anniversary and Waitangi Day are around the corner.

Buller Anniversary is on Monday 30 January 2023 and Waitangi Day is on Monday 6 February 2023. 

Council's offices in Westport and Reefton will be closed for these days.

Residents can raise a service request or notify urgent issues through our 0800 807 239 number. Urgent noise or animal complaints can be directed to the Animal Management Team using Council’s 0800 807 239 number.

Council wishes you a great time enjoying the long weekends.

Council meetings

Want to know how your Council makes decisions?  

You can follow Council meetings during our live streams or watch recordings of previous meetings on our YouTube channel. 

We also live stream hearings and other Council events to our YouTube channel.

How we’re shaping our district

Our goal is to promote the well-being of our local communities. We have a wide range of responsibilities under the Local Government Act. Local government affects you daily. We encourage you to get to know us and to find out more about how you can participate in local decision-making.

Census 2023 is coming!

Census Day is Tuesday 7 March 2023.

The census is a nationwide survey that happens every five years to understand more about life in Aotearoa New Zealand and how it is changing.

Iwi, community groups, local and central government, and businesses use census data to make decisions about funding and providing services that affect you, your whānau, and your community.

By taking part in the census, you help create a better understanding of your community and what it needs.

Get out and about in Buller

Our 8,574 square kilometers boasts two national parks, one forest park, and two heritage areas, all offering the opportunity to experience peace and tranquility or excitement and adventure. Our district is unbeatable in its diversity, and a great playground to work, live and explore.

Meetings and Mayor chats

Council's monthly meetings are open to the public unless there is reason to consider some items “public excluded”.

You can meet our Mayor, on a first come, first seen basis, during one of the regular Monday Mayor chats at the Clocktower Chambers, 9am - 12pm. Drop-in days in Reefton and Karamea are also available.

Need a good read ?

Our December issue of Connect is out.

Council's community newsletter Connect is printed on a bi-monthly basis and delivered throughout the district.

Our newsletter is a great way to stay up to date with what Council is doing in our community. 

Living in Buller

With an enviable climate, laid-back lifestyle, and friendly community vibe, the Buller district is a great place to live, work, and visit.

Buller has so much to offer. You will be surrounded by national parks, beautiful beaches, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The added bonus of never worrying about traffic or parking, leaves plenty of opportunity to get out and explore, creating exceptional work life balance.

Grants and funding open now!

We have a range of funding rounds closing soon - check them out below and see if you or your community group could apply.

The following grants close for applications on 27 February 2023:

  • NZ Creative Communities Scheme Funding (Funding for the Arts)
  • Community Grants
  • Rural Travel Fund
  • District Economic Stimulus Fund