Public Notices

Public notices relating to alcohol licences can be found on our Alcohol Licensing pages.


Special Licences for summer events

If you're holding an event this holiday season that requires a special alcohol licence, make sure you apply as soon as possible or your application may not be processed in time.

You may need a special licence if you're organising a party this Christmas or New Year and selling or supply alcohol, unless your caterer holds an alcohol licence for events.

Applications for a special licence must be lodged at least 20 working days before the event is held, although exceptions may be made for unforeseen events. Please remember working days do not include weekends, statutory holidays or any day between 20 December 2018 and 15 January 2019.

Special licence application deadlines are:

December 2018 event - application submitted by Friday 2 November 2018 

January 2019 event - application submitted by Friday 16 November 2018

February 2019 event - application submitted by 7 December 2018

Hamilton Park road closure

The access road to Hamilton Park will be closed on Sunday 23 September and Friday 5 October to allow KiwiRail to renew the railway crossing. People can park their vehicles on the nearby side streets and access the park on foot.  Please do not park on the Railway Esplanade grass reserve.

Tertiary Education Scholarships 

The Council is offering two scholarships valued at $750 each for young people from the Gore District who will be studying at a tertiary level in 2019.  A scholarship recipient may be offered up to 10 weeks paid work experience at the Council during future summer holidays.

You can download the criteria and an application form or collect from the civic administration building, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore.

Applications close at 5.00pm, Wednesday 31 October 2018. 

Road Closures

The Gore District Council’s roading team advises the following roads will be closed:

River Road 

River Road, between Diamond Peak Road and Heaps Road, will be closed to through traffic from Monday 17 September until Friday 21 September. The closure is to allow repairs to a bridge.

Kennedy Road

Kennedy Road will be closed to through traffic from Monday 24 September to Thursday 20 December to allow for the construction of a new bridge. There will be a temporary bridge bypass for light traffic only.

Removal of boil water notice

Chlorine levels in the Otama Rural Water Scheme are meeting the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards minimum requirement of 0.2 mg/l. Therefore, the Council has removed the permanent Boil Water Notice.

Our staff will continue to monitor chlorine levels throughout the scheme’s network to ensure they are meeting NZ Drinking Water Standards.

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.

Long Grass/Overhanging Foliage Bylaw Review

The Council has reviewed its Long Grass/Overhanging Foliage Bylaw and made a change to remove any reference to fire hazards as required by the Fire Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.   

As this was the only change to the Bylaw and the amendment is a minor technicality, the Council exercised the discretion conferred under section 156 (2) of the Local Government Act 2002 and therefore by resolution, it approved the revised bylaw at its meeting held on 7 August 2018.  The updated Bylaw will come into effect on 1 September 2018.

As a result of the Fire Emergency New Zealand Act 2017, the Council’s Fire Prevention (Vegetation) Bylaw 2008 was automatically revoked on 1 July 2018.

 Long Grass/Overhanging Foliage Bylaw [PDF, 265 KB]

Copies of the Long Grass/Overhanging Foliage Bylaw 2018 are available from the civic administration office, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore, or the Gore and Mataura libraries.

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 from Wednesday 30 May 2018 to Friday 22 June 2018 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.

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