Public Notices

River Street closure to through-traffic

River Street, in Gore, will be closed to through-traffic between the Medway Street/SH 1 roundabout and Mersey Street intersection from Saturday 27 May 2017 at 7.00am until Monday 29 May 2017 at 7.00pm. This will affect the southbound heavy traffic bypass.

The closure is to allow KiwiRail to carry out essential repairs to the railway crossing.

Detours will be in place at the Medway Street/SH1 roundabout. Traffic will be detoured via Main Street and the northern heavy traffic bypass (Richmond Street) to Hokonui Drive, Waimea Street and Broughton Street.

Detour map [PDF, 184 KB]

River St road closure map April2017 

For further information please contact the Council’s Transport Manager Peter Standring, phone 2090330.

Otama Rural Water Supply Poll

Under Sections 52 and 54 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 notice is given that the following poll of electors will be held by postal vote on Saturday, 1 July 2017.

The two options to be put before electors in the referendum are:

Option 1

Council governance, management, operation and administration of the scheme. The governance of the scheme will be effected via a Council sub-committee comprised of two Councillors and five consumer representatives.

Option 2

The formation of a new company with directors appointed by consumers. This company will own, govern and manage the scheme. It will also enter into a contract with another private company to operate and maintain the scheme. This poll is a binding poll and will be conducted using the First Past the Post electoral system.

Tony Shepherd, Electoral Officer – Gore District Council

29 Bowler Avenue, PO Box 8, Gore 9740


Phone: (03) 209 0330

Electoral Rolls

In accordance with section 132 of the Local Government Act 2002 eligible electors are registered parliamentary electors whose residential address is serviced by the Otama Rural Water Scheme OR ratepayers of properties serviced by the scheme who are not already on the residential roll may apply to become ratepayer electors. Only one ratepayer elector per property is permitted to be on the ratepayer roll.

Preliminary Electoral Rolls for the above elections can be inspected at the following locations during normal office hours from Friday, 7 April 2017:

  • Gore District Council Civic Administration Building, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore
  • Gore Public Library, Norfolk Street, Gore

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the Residential Electoral Roll by:

  • Completing an enrolment form available at Post Shops or Gore District Council Civic Administration Building
  • Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
  • Visiting the Elections website (
  • Free text your name and address to 3676

Updates to the Preliminary Electoral Roll close at 5.00pm on Friday, 5 May 2017. Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the ratepayer elector enrolment form available from Gore District Council Civic Administration Building, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore, and must be returned to Electoral Officer before 5.00pm on Friday, 5 May 2017.

Anzac Day Dawn Parade Street Closure

The following streets will be closed from 6.00am to 9.00am on Anzac Day, Tuesday 25 April, for the Dawn Parade:

  • Bowler Avenue, from Fairfield Street to Main Street
  • Fairfield Street, from Bowler Avenue to Mersey Street
  • Mersey Street, from Fairfield Street to Main Street

Any enquiries to Transport Manager Peter Standring, phone 209 0355.

Gore Visitor Centre extended hours

With the increase in visitors to the Gore District, we have decided to ensure we are catering for their needs by opening the Gore Visitor Centre earlier on a Sunday. The centre will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm for the remainder of the summer.

This means people can ask our knowledgable consultants about the best places in the south and look through the Hokonui Moonshine Museum before heading away.

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 F: 03 209 0357 E: