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Media Release – Buller district receives $802,063 for halls and war memorial upgrades

26th September, 2020
Buller District Council made an application to the Provincial Development Unit on behalf of the community and has received funding to carry out upgrades to eleven community halls throughout the district and the Westport war memorial gates and statues. In total twelve projects have been granted funding in Buller. These are: $21,660 for the Westport […] Read more »

Media Release – Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs providing opportunities

17th September, 2020
The Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery initiative continues to flourish in regions throughout Aotearoa. Buller District Council, supported by the MTFJ, Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), is working towards the vision of local young people under 25 being able to access employment, and gain skills to […] Read more »

Media Release – Buller District Libraries Secures Funding from the New Zealand Libraries in Partnership Fund

11th September, 2020
Buller District Libraries has received funding from the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme. The fund supports librarians and library services to be retained in New Zealand libraries and assists them to support community recovery from COVID-19. Buller District Librarian Emma Sherie said she is delighted with the funding. “Public Libraries in New Zealand have never […] Read more »

Improvements to Westport and Greymouth ports

11th September, 2020
An application for funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has resulted in funding being made available for renovations and improvements to wharf and berthing facilities at Greymouth and Westport ports. The project is important to support ongoing growth in the fishing industry and provide fit-for-purpose infrastructure in both regions. The fishing industry will provide […] Read more »

Media Release – Buller Road Maintenance Contract 2020-2023 – Awarded to WestReef Services Ltd

9th September, 2020
Council’s road maintenance contract (the contract) expires on the 30 September 2020. As part of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) approved procurement strategy Council staff have completed a robust tender process to renew the Contract. The contract scope includes maintenance of roads and bridges within the Buller district. It will be effective from 1 […] Read more »


4th September, 2020
Consumers on Queen Street between Bentham and Wakefield Streets as well as those on Fonblanque and Mill Streets between Queen and Palmerston Streets are advised that WestReef Services Ltd will be shutting down the water supply on MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2020 from 9.00am until approximately 2.00pm. Please note that this shutdown will affect ALL consumers […] Read more »

Reefton Service Centre Closed for the remainder of Friday 4 September 2020

4th September, 2020
Due to a staff bereavement, the Reefton Service Centre will be closed for the remainder of today. Council appreciates the community’s understanding at this time. Read more »

Media Release – Waimangaroa Water Supply decision made

27th August, 2020
Waimangaroa currently has an untreated water supply sourced from Conns Creek. It is under a permanent ‘Boil Water Notice’ due to public health risk, and is also vulnerable to loss of supply, poor water quality and maintenance hazards. There are currently 139 connections serving a population of approximately 250 residents. The existing system does not […] Read more »

Cabinet art is spreading in Buller

17th August, 2020
Chorus is working with Buller District Council to extend its cabinet art programme in the district and is calling for designs from local artists. Three cabinets throughout the district have been chosen for beautification and artists are encouraged to get their designs in. The project, which sees some of their more frequently tagged cabinets painted […] Read more »

Waimangaroa Water Supply – Community Meeting

13th August, 2020
Waimangaroa water supply community meeting will be going ahead tonight at the Waimangaroa Hall beginning at 6pm. Council will be following all Ministry of Health guidelines that are in place for the current Covid-19 alert level 2. The community is asked to remain at home if they are unwell. Contact tracing will be required upon […] Read more »
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