Public Notices

Meeting Notice

A meeting of the Council’s District Growth Committee will be held, in committee, on Wednesday 4 October 2017. The business to be considered 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).


Tour of Southland road closure

The 2017 SBS Tour of Southland cycle race will be coming through Gore on Friday 3 November. This means State Highway 94 Hokonui Drive, between Preston and Traford streets, will be closed from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Detours will be in place via Traford, Fairfield, Preston streets or Avon, Ordsal, Traford streets. Any person can object to the proposed closure in writing, before 29 September. Please send it to NZ Transport Agency, Level 2, AA Centre, 450 Moray Place, P O Box 5245, Dunedin 9058. 

Tour of Southland road closure public notice [PDF, 484 KB]

Pioneer Women's Scholarship applications open

The Pioneer Women's Trust is offering two educational bursaries to students who are contemplating tertiary education or a trade apprenticeship. The grants are to be available to students who are currently pupils at:

  • Gore High School
  • St Peter’s College
  • Blue Mountain College
  • Menzies College

and have resided in the normal catchment area of the above schools.

Application forms and criteria are available to download here [PDF, 649 KB] or from the Council's Civic Administration Building. They can be dropped off to the Council or emailed to

Applications close Friday 20 October at 5.00pm.

Southland Regional Development Agency Proposal  public consultation

The Southland Mayoral Forum is inviting submissions on its proposal for a Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA).

The SRDA proposal seeks to combine the work and goals of the Southland Regional Development Strategy & Action Plan, and the regional and economic development activities of Venture Southland into one agency with a broader community base and wider focus.

The aim is to have one agency that would be a champion for and leader of regional development activity across Southland.

For further information, including the consultation document and online submission information go to our Consultation page.

Submissions close at 4.00 pm on Monday 2 October.

Sport and Creative Communities Grants open

Applications for financial assistance from the Creative Communities New Zealand scheme’s first funding round for 2017-18 and the Sport New Zealand rural travel fund are now open. Applications for both must be received by Wednesday 4 October.

Creative Communities NZ Scheme

Funds available are for arts and cultural activities for distribution to projects that increase participation or the range and diversity of cultural activity within the community. Projects should take place in the Gore District Council area and the benefits should be largely experienced within the District.

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

Funds are available to assist with travel costs for junior teams (aged between 5 and 19 years) participating in local summer sports competitions.  The fund is not available for travelling to regional or national events. 

Application forms, together with detailed information, are available on our Grants & Funding page, the civic administration building in Gore, Mataura service centre, the Gore library or by telephoning (03) 2090330. 

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.

Notice of intention to exchange reserve status

The Gore District Council is proposing a land exchange so that the freehold land in Charlton Road, near Wayland Park, will become recreation reserve, vested in the Council, and reserve land known as Hyde Park will become freehold land, in the name of the  Council.

Submissions on the proposal are open until Friday 22 September. More information is available here.

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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