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Reefton Water Supply Boil Water Notice

22nd January, 2020
Due to an E. Coli transgression found in a routine water sample, Council wishes to advise that all consumers on the Reefton Water Supply will be required to boil all drinking water and water used for food preparation until further notice. Testing of the water supply is being carried out and Council will advise once […] Read more »

Punakaiki Water Supply- Conservation Notice Lifted

15th January, 2020
The Punakaiki Water Supply tank levels have recovered to normal operating range and the water conservation measures can now be downgraded to normal usage. We wish to thank the Punakaiki community in their efforts and understanding during this time. Read more »

Punakaiki Water Supply- Information

9th January, 2020
Update 13 January 2020 Water Storage / Recovery Punakaiki Tank Levels: Top Tank = 73% Village Tanks (Klip-tanks) = 75% Water Conservation Status With this weekend’s rainfall in the backcountry and the subsequent turbidity levels in the catchments there has been some reduction in water production and recovery levels for Punakaiki. The prudent approach is […] Read more »

Media Release- New rating valuations for Buller District

7th January, 2020
The Buller District Rating Revaluation for 2019 is now confirmed and property owners will soon receive a 2019 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property. The new rating valuations have been prepared for 7918 properties on behalf of the Buller District Council by Quotable Value (QV). Rating valuations are carried […] Read more »

Punakaiki Water Supply- Water Conservation

6th January, 2020
Buller District Council are requesting residents of the Punakaiki area to conserve water until further notice. Damage to the weir on Friday and Sunday has affected the raw water supply to the treatment plant in Punakaiki creating a shortage, however please be advised that there is no concern to the treatment or quality of the […] Read more »

Media Statement- Swings at the Westport Domain

17th December, 2019
Buller District Council advises that following a complaint from a member of the community and subsequent assessment by Council staff the rope swings were removed from the domain reserve beside the Buller River because they were unsafe and were going to cause long term and possibly irreparable damage to the trees. The swings didn’t comply […] Read more »

Media Release- Carters Beach Reserve sacrificial bund

27th November, 2019
The clean-up of storm debris and the completion of stage one of the sacrificial bund on the Carters Beach Reserve will recommence this week. This work will see the sacrificial bund continued so that it extends from in front of the Carters Beach Hall along to Golf Links Road. Clean fill will be brought in […] Read more »

Media Release- Switching on the Lights

27th November, 2019
Thanks to the sponsorship obtained by former Mayor Garry Howard, Christmas lights will be installed on and around the Clocktower in Westport this festive season. Sponsorship has been generously donated from Nikau Group, Hadlee and Brunton and Westport Mitre 10 to purchase the festive lights. Buller Electricity have generously sponsored their services to install the […] Read more »

Media Release- Ngakawau Hector Water Supply

25th November, 2019
Council and the Ngakawau Hector Water Society Incorporated (the Society) have been in dispute about the ownership of the Ngakawau Hector Water Supply (the Scheme) for many years. Council has engaged with the Society and has been willing to consider options, but has been unable to reach an agreement. In 2016, Council requested that Buddle […] Read more »

Media Release- Councillor Remuneration

15th November, 2019
A new local government pay scale has been created by the Remuneration Authority following a review in 2018 brings with it changes in the way Buller District Councillors will be remunerated. The changes do not add any extra costs to ratepayers. The Remuneration Authority’s review last year resulted in the creation of three new size […] Read more »
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