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Chlorination of Reefton’s water supply

Chlorination of Reefton’s water supply is expected to start by early June 2023.

Preparing the Reefton water supply for the introduction of chlorine has involved about 6-8 weeks of preliminary work, starting in April 2023.

Find out more about the chlorination of the Reefton water supply.

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.

Rating valuations

Did you get a letter to inform you that a rating valuation has been carried out?  

Rating valuations are usually carried out on all New Zealand properties every three years to help local Councils set rates for the following three-year period.

They reflect the likely selling price of a property at the effective revaluation date, which was 1 October 2022, and do not include chattels.

New rating values have been posted to property owners in Buller in May 2023. If owners do not agree with their rating valuation, they have a right to object through the objection process before 8 June 2023.

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.