Council Structure

About the Council

The Gore District Council has three committees. 

They are: 

Capital Works Committee - chaired by Cr Cliff Bolger

Audit and Risk Committee - chaired by Cr Bret Highsted

Community Strategy Committee - chaired by Cr R McPhail

The full Council meets on a three-weekly basis, in the Council chambers. The meetings are usually on a Tuesday, starting at 4.00pm.

There is one community board - the Mataura Community Board. It meets on a Monday, at 5.30pm in the Mataura Elderly Citizens Centre, on a six-weekly basis.

All meetings are notified in the Council's ChinWag Noticeboard, which appears every fortnight in The Ensign. Agendas are available two days prior to meetings at the Civic Centre, Gore Library, Mataura Service Centre and on our Agenda page.

The Council is also represented on various organisations and joint committees.


Other Government agencies

Great South 

Great South is Southland’s Regional Development Agency. With a focus to create better lives for all Southlanders through sustainable development, Great South will work with key stakeholders and Southland residents to encourage regional growth of our culture and lifestyle, economic diversity and overall population. 

Environment Southland

Environment Southland is the brand name of the Southland Regional Council - the statutory body responsible for managing the region's natural and physical resources of air, land, water and coast.

Southland District Council

The Southland District Council covers an area of 30,900km² and has a population of 29,613. It is Southland's largest local authority, extending from Te Anau to Bluff.

Invercargill City Council

Invercargill City Council is the local council for Invercargill city and Bluff. It  has a population of more than 51,000 people.

Local Government New Zealand

LGNZ represents the national interests of councils in New Zealand and leads best practice in the local government sector. It provides advocacy and policy services, business support, advice and training to its members to assist them to build successful communities throughout New Zealand.

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