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Media Release – Councillors decide on Reefton water chlorination

26th November, 2020
Yesterday Buller District Council agreed to chlorinate the Reefton water supply once the upgrade project is complete. Council accepted the recommendation from the Finance, Risk, and Audit Committee with the only change being a resolution to remove the word ‘permanent’ which leaves the door open in the future for a different approach to be taken. […] Read more »

Media Release – Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, Industry Training Graduation

19th November, 2020
On Saturday, Mayor Jamie Cleine hosted an industry training graduation ceremony at the NBS Theatre. Ten graduates received a certificate of achievement in recognition and to celebrate the success of industry trainees and apprentices. This is an initiative through the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) with a goal to elevate the status of trades and […] Read more »

Media Release – Sealing of boatshed carpark

19th November, 2020
Buller Cycling Club is gearing up to complete their project at the lagoon end of the Kawatiri River Trail. The carpark and boat ramps in this area will be closed from Monday 23 November for approximately four weeks to allow for sealing of the carpark area. Local contractor Avery Brothers will be carrying out the […] Read more »

Media Release – Reefton Water Supply – Update – Resolutions from FRAC Meeting of the 18 November 2020

19th November, 2020
At the Buller District Council Finance Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC) meeting on Wednesday 18 November, the committee resolved to immediately commence a preventative chlorination programme of the Reefton Water Supply’s reservoir to mitigate against the risk of recontamination. The committee also resolved to recommend to full Council that it enact permanent residual disinfection (chlorination) […] Read more »

Media Statement – Reefton swimming pool project update

13th November, 2020
Work continues to refurbish the Reefton swimming pool.  Seismic strengthening work, roof cladding replacement, repairs to walls and ceiling linings are nearing completion in the changing rooms and office block.   New internal partitions, doors and fittings are currently being manufactured.  A local contractor has been engaged to plaster and paint the change rooms and office […] Read more »

Media Release – Provincial Growth Fund Planting Project

13th November, 2020
As a result of $900,000 funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), a team of six people have successfully prepared more than five hectares of land and planted 15,090 seedlings at select locations at North Beach and Carters Beach. A further 40,000 native plant seedlings have been purchased for future planting from South and North […] Read more »

Media Release – Recycling situation in New Zealand affecting Buller District Council

13th November, 2020
As a country we have limited infrastructure to be able to process all the plastic and paper that some may consider recycling and most of this material goes to other countries offshore.  In 2018 China banned the importing of plastics causing a problem for New Zealand, as we are only able to recycle plastics 1, […] Read more »

Media Release – New information signs installed in Reefton

12th November, 2020
New information panel signage has been installed in Reefton thanks to the Buller District Council, district wide revitalisation funding. This project was a collaboration between the Inangahua Community Board and Reefton i-Site. Signs have been installed at the top of the town kiosk on The Strand, with information about Blacks Point and the Princess Theatre. […] Read more »

Media Release – Motorhome rally boosts Reefton economy

10th November, 2020
Reefton was the destination for 475 vans as part of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) top of the south rally over Labour weekend. The rally injected approximately $80,000 into the local economy. The rally arrived in Reefton on Friday 23 October and departed on Monday 26 October. Reefton is the newest motorhome friendly […] Read more »

Media Statement – Reefton schools out in force planting for the future

30th October, 2020
Buller District Council, the Inangahua Community Board, OceanaGold and three Reefton schools all joined forces recently to plant trees along the Inangahua River as part of the Strand Revitalisation Project. Reefton Early Learning Centre, Sacred Heart School and Reefton Area School are all Enviroschools.  There are over 1,300 Enviroschools around New Zealand, participating in an […] Read more »
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