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Draft Enhanced Annual Plan 2024/25

We have extended the submission period for water and wastewater rate changes.

The submission period for the proposed changes to wastewater and water rates has been extended to 3 pm June 4, 2024. This extension allows affected ratepayers additional time to consider their submissions.

The extension applies exclusively to submissions on water and wastewater rates. All other submissions for the Enhanced Annual Plan were accepted until 4.30pm May 20, 2024.

This extension provides four weeks from the date the letters were received.

Inspection of rating information database

In terms of Section 28 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 Council advises the rating information database (RID) is available for inspection on our website.  

The RID contains the valuation details, the classification for rating on a rateable property, and any targeted rates a property may be liable for, but does not give any owner or ratepayer detail.

The information available in the RID is relevant for the  2023/24 rating year ending 1 July 2024.

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.

Dog registration is approaching, update your dog’s details now.

If you own a dog, now is a great time to check that your four-legged friend’s paperwork is up to date.

  • Do you have a new dog?
  • Has your dog recently been microchipped or desexed?
  • Did your dog pass away in the last year?
  • Are the contact details we hold for you up to date, including an email address?
  • Have you moved house recently?

Making these changes now will make your dog registration paperwork super simple to complete later.

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 community newsletter Connect is always worth a look to stay up to date with what Council is doing in our community.

Connect is printed on a bi-monthly basis and delivered throughout the district.

You can sign up to our newsletter online and receive your issue straight and conveniently into your inbox.

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.

Request a recycling bin online!

Do you need a new glass crate, a replacement recycling bin, an additional wheelie bin to deal with your recycling, or did you moved into your new property and want to get your recycling containers? 

Eligible properties in refuse and recycling zone one in Buller can request glass crates and recycling wheelie bins easily and conveniently through or online form.

Zone one covers Westport, the areas from Westport to the Mōkihinui Bridge, Westport to Punakaiki, Westport to Reefton including Blacks Point, and Reefton to Ikamatua.