Public Notices

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

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


Extraordinary Council Meeting

An extraordinary meeting of the Gore District Council will be held in committee at 4.00pm on Tuesday 17 November 2020.

The business to be considered at the meeting will be a cost update for the Hokonui Moonshine Museum redevelopment project.

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).



Alcohol Special Licence application deadlines

Anyone wanting to sell alcohol at events and occasions needs to obtain a special licence. This include events such as Christmas functions, race meetings, fundraisers, or sports matches.

Applications must be lodged no later than 20 days before the event. If you need a special licence over Christmas/New Year, the deadlines are: 

For events in:

Application deadline date

December 2020

Friday 30 October

January 2021

Friday 20 November

February 2021

Friday 4 December



Xmas deadline for building consents 

People needing a building or resource consent before the Christmas / New Year break need to lodge their application with the Council by Friday 20 November.

Our staff process applications as quickly as possible. However, there’s always an influx in the lead up to Christmas.

And don’t forget, it’s important to make sure applications have all the necessary information. If not, the application may not be accepted or processing may be suspended until the information is provided. 


Asbestos Management at Water Tower

The Hilbre Avenue water treatment site was recently assessed by specialist company K2 Environmental Ltd for asbestos as part of the Council’s health and safety process to develop a asbestos management plans for all our buildings. 

The assessment found some contamination of the soil immediately surrounding the reservoir, potentially caused by rainfall runoff from the roof of the reservoir. 

The Council has been advised there is unlikely to be a risk to neighbouring properties as potential health problems only occur when asbestos fibres are airborne. 

The reservoir is due to be replaced in approximately 2 years’ time, however, in the interim the following steps will be taken to minimise any risk:

  • The immediate area surrounding the reservoir will be fenced and warning signs put in place
  • The grass will not be mowed until the reservoir is replaced, which is planned to occur in  two years’ time
  • Anyone entering the site, including our staff, will be required to wear appropriate protective clothing.

Please contact 3 Waters Asset Manager Matt Bayliss, phone 209 0330, if you have any questions.


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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