Public Notices

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Public notices relating to road closures can be found on our Road Closures and Road Conditions page.


Notice of extraordinary meeting

Notice is given pursuant to section 46 (6) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, that an extraordinary meeting of the Gore District Council will be held in committee on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at the conclusion of the Committee meetings.

The business to be considered at the meeting relates to the formation of the Southland Regional Development Agency.

The public is excluded in accordance with section 7(2)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 – protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural persons.

Tulloch Park closure for redevelopment

Stage One of the redevelopment of Tulloch Park, in Mataura, will result in the following being closed to the public:

  • Playground access from SH1 and Glendhu Road
  • The gravel car park behind the old pool and rugby field
  • Tulloch Park public toilets (Queens Park public toilets are open 24/7)

The carpark immediately to the south of the old pool is still available for use.

It is hoped to have the work finished by December.

Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill

The Gore District Council gives notice that it intends to promote the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill as a Local Bill to Parliament.

The Otama Rural Water Supply Scheme is governed by the Otama Rural Water Supply Committee but not owned by that Committee. The water supply scheme services approximately 223 dwellings and the majority of those users have voted to have the Scheme's ownership transferred to a new company where the users are the shareholders.  A transfer from the Council to a company is prohibited by section 130 of the Local Government Act 2002. For this reason specific legislation is required to enable a transfer of ownership.

The objects of the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill are:

  1. To specify the process that the Gore District Council must follow to authorise a transfer of the Otama Rural Water Supply scheme to Otama Rural Water Limited. This process includes consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, the preparation of a transfer plan, and conducting a referendum of Scheme users; and
  2. To provide for related matters if the scheme is transferred to the Company.

Communications about the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill can be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Parry, Gore District Council, 29 Bowler Avenue, PO Box 8, Gore 9740.

The Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill can be inspected below. It is also available at the Council's office at 29 Bowler Avenue, the Gore Library, Norfolk Street, Gore, and the Mataura service centre and library, McQueen Avenue, Mataura. 

Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill draft for consultation [PDF, 477 KB] 

LINZ certification and letter [PDF, 1 MB] 

Representation Arrangements for the 2019 Local Elections

On 1 November 2017 the Gore District Council gave public notice of its final proposal for representation arrangements to apply for the Council and its community board for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019.

Representation Arrangements for 2019 Elections [PDF, 348 KB]

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.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: