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Council supports next generation

21st June, 2021
Buller District Council supports the next generation through partnering with Buller High School (BHS) and the Youth Employment Success (YES) program. Two Buller High School students will gain insight and hands on experience into council’s work as part of BHS Work Experience program. Council’s human resources and health and safety advisor Glenda Martyn says: “Our […] Read more »

Management of aggressive dog

21st June, 2021
Last Tuesday (15 June) Buller District Council staff were called to a dog attacking stock, subsequently the dog was impounded. Due to the aggressive behaviour of the dog, a veterinarian was engaged to euthanise the animal. The usual euthanasia procedures were not possible, and safety of personnel became a significant risk. As a result, the […] Read more »

Harbour upgrade

21st June, 2021
Installation of the new pontoons on the jetty is underway and will restrict public use of the floating basin car park for approximately six weeks starting in the next two weeks. Access to the basin, lagoon and the Kawatiri Cycle Trail will not be affected for users during this time. The installation of the pontoons […] Read more »

Kawatiri update

21st June, 2021
On Saturday (12 June) afternoon while conducting dredging work, the Kawatiri sustained some minor damage to hull plating when the vessel briefly grounded. The damage has been assessed and is not of a critical nature. Some repairs will be required once the vessel can be slipped however, following consultation with the ship’s surveyor, the ship […] Read more »

Kawatiri dredge maintenance

11th June, 2021
Media Release The Kawatiri dredge is being beached for essential maintenance over the weekend. Dredge master Steve Christieson says following on water preparation work on Saturday the dredge will be beached at the lagoon near the rowing club. “The crew will use a high tide to drive the ship onto shore to enable access for […] Read more »

Bowel cancer screening program rolled out on the West Coast

8th June, 2021
Last week on Monday (31 May) the national bowel cancer screening program was rolled out on the West Coast. The program aims to detect bowel cancer early through test kits that are sent out to people 60 to 74-years old. The kits enable people to easily take a fecal sample at home and send it […] Read more »

Council improves website experience

31st May, 2021
It just got a whole lot easier to lodge a service request with Buller District Council online. It is also easier to find out how to minimise waste and get information about council’s Reefton Service Centre. Group manager community services Rachel Townrow says council is always looking for ways to improve customer experience and that […] Read more »

Ngāti Waewae to vote

27th May, 2021
Ngāti Waewae will have voting rights on Buller District Council’s committees from 1 July 2021. At its meeting on Wednesday (26 May), council resolved that one representative from Ngāti Waewae will vote on decisions that are made at its four committees. Representation will be shared by Francois Tumahai and Ned Tauwhare. Iwi representation Ned Tauwhare […] Read more »

Māori representative on council committees

21st May, 2021
At its meeting next Wednesday (26 May), councillors will consider a report from staff that makes four recommendations about mana whenua representation on council committees and on full council. The report suggests transitioning from 1 July 2021, to enable mana whenua to have voting rights at committee meetings, but not at full council meetings. Continuing […] Read more »

Council connects with next generation

21st May, 2021
Buller District Council connected with the next generation at Buller High School’s Vocational Pathway Forums over the past two weeks. Council was one of several businesses who presented to year 9-13 students about future career options within the district. The Vocational Pathway Forum connects future employees with employers through a speed dating approach. Teams of […] Read more »
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