Public Notices

Hyde Park hearing panel meeting

The deliberative meeting of the Hyde Park hearing panel will be held in the Council Chambers, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore, on Monday 20 November 4.00pm.

Agenda [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Notice of Meetings

An extraordinary meeting of the Gore District Council will be held on Tuesday 21 November 2017, at the conclusion of the Committee meetings.

The business to be considered at the meeting relates to the proposal submitted by the Mataura Enriching Lives Trust for retention of the Mataura swimming pool.

A meeting of the Gore District Council’s District Growth Committee will be held in committee on Monday 27 November 2017.

he business to be considered at the meeting relates to development opportunities.

The public is excluded in accordance with section 7(2)(i) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 - enable any local authority holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

Representation Review for the 2019 Local Authority Elections

On 24 October 2017, the Gore District Council reviewed its representation arrangements and resolved that an amended proposal apply for the Council and its Community Board, for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019.

It is proposed to amalgamate the existing Waikaka Ward and Waimumu-Kaiwera Ward into one rural ward, to be represented by two elected members.

Copies of the Council’s resolution and the report and appendices which provide background information on the proposal may be viewed and obtained from the Gore District Council offices at 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore or the Mataura Service Centre, McQueen Avenue, Mataura, and on the Council’s Consultation page

Written submissions on the proposed representation arrangements are invited and must be received by Friday 1 December 2017.

Otama Rural Water Scheme Boil Water Notice

A permanent boil water notice was today (Friday 13 October) put in place for the Otama Rural Water Scheme.

The notice is the result of a catchment assessment, which indicated a very high risk of microbiological contamination. It is important to note that the Council's weekly water quality testing for the scheme has not returned a positive for e-coli or any other form of contamination.

Go to our Otama scheme page for more details.

Road Closure - Main Street / Hokonui Drive

The Council’s roading team advises the following streets will be closed on Friday 17 November, from 8.00pm to 10.00pm, for the Motoring Mad nostalgic street cruise:


  • Main Street (SH1) – from the Mersey Street roundabout to Medway Street,
  • Hokonui Drive (SH94) – from Medway Street to Traford Street,
  • Traford Street – from Hokonui Drive to Ordsal Street,
  • Ordsal Street – from Traford Street to Medway Street, and
  • Medway Street – from Main Street to Brennan Lane.

Street closures will be signposted and a detour will be in place via the Gore heavy traffic bypass.

Detour map [JPG, 1.8 MB]

Christmas deadlines for consents and licences

If you planning a Christmas function or an event this summer where you want to sell alcohol, you will need to get a special licence. Applications for a special licence must be made at least 20 working days before the event. This does not include weekends or public holidays. There may be exceptions for unforeseen events.

The deadline for the Christmas / New Year period is:

  • December event - apply by 3 November 2017
  • January 2018 event - apply by 17 November 2017
  • February 2018 event - apply by 8 December 2017

Special licence application form [PDF, 930 KB]

If you are applying for building consent or resource consent, and want to get it processed before the Christmas break, the deadline is Friday 17 November.

Building consent form [PDF, 486 KB]

If you have any questions, please contact our building or regulatory teams on 209 0330.

Road Closure - River Street, Gore

River Street will be closed between Bury Street and Blue Sky Meats from 1 September until December. The closure is to allow contractors to lay utilities infrastructure for the Mataura Valley Milk plant.

MacGibbon Road Traffic Delays

There will be intermittent traffic delays and road closures on MacGibbon Road, between the intersection with Mountain Road and State Highway 1 for about two months, starting Wednesday 28 June. This is to allow contractors lay utilities infrastructure from the Mataura Valley Milk plant, at McNab just north east of Gore, into the town. 

Flush Water Before Drinking

The Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking water tap each morning, before use, to remove any traces of metals from the plumbing fittings that may have dissolved. This simple precaution is recommended for all households in the District, whether on public or private water supplies, as trace metals in water can pose a small risk to your health.

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