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Buller District Council partners with Homebuilders for International Women’s Day

8th March, 2021
Buller District Council celebrates International Women’s Day by entering a permanent partnership with Homebuilders West Coast Trust (Homebuilders). Female council staff who become a mentor in Homebuilder’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program will be paid one hour per week to support a young girl in the Buller district. Chief executive officer Sharon Mason says: “We […] Read more »

New home for Coast Medical, Westport Dental Service and Coast Physio

5th March, 2021
The Buller Health Trust (BHT) announced that the trustees have formalised an agreement with South Peak Homes Ltd. to build a new combined health facility on Palmerston street. The new building will bring together the existing Coast Medical practice, Westport Dental Service and Coast Physio into one facility. Having these primary health care services in […] Read more »

High contamination puts Ngakawau recycling service at risk

2nd March, 2021
Failure to follow recycling guidelines is putting the recycling service in Ngakawau at risk of closing. Smart Environment operations manager Alan Corbett said because people are not following recycling guidelines an unacceptably high amount of material is being sent to landfill instead of being recycled. “In December 2020, more than one tonne of glass was […] Read more »

Kawatiri’s TUIA candidate announced

26th February, 2021
Buller District Council Mayor Jamie Cleine has announced Kawatiri’s TUIA candidate. The TUIA programme invites Mayor’s across the country to select a rangatahi candidate to participate and take a mutually beneficial journey. Ella Moore will start her TUIA journey at a wananga in Waikato early next month. TUIA brings together young Māori, 18 – 25 […] Read more »

Submissions close on council’s proposed rates review

26th February, 2021
Submissions in response to Buller District Council’s proposed rate review closed last Friday with a total of 455 submissions received. Of the responses received, 80% did not support the proposal, 16% supported it, and 4% gave no response. 79 submitters indicated they want to speak to their submission at hearings that will take place on […] Read more »

Free refrigerator disposal available in Westport

22nd February, 2021
Buller District Council, Electro Services Ltd and Smart Environmental Ltd have signed an agreement to offer a free refrigerator disposal service for Buller residents. The agreement will enable residents to safely dispose of refrigerators at the Westport Transfer Station without charge. The initiative is the result of a resident contacting council to explore options for […] Read more »

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