Public Notices

Otama Rural Water Supply Scheme public meeting

Otama Rural Water Scheme users are invited to a meeting on Tuesday 23 May, in the Otama Hall, to discuss the future of the scheme. The meeting will start at 7.30pm.

At the meeting the Gore District Council and Otama Rural Water Scheme committee will present their respective options for the management and governance of the scheme, which are the subject of a referendum.

Letters are being sent next week to all eligible voters with details about the referendum and the two options.

They 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.

For those wanting to vote in the referendum today (Friday 5 May) is the last day to inspect the preliminary electoral rolls at the Council’s main office, in Bowler Avenue, and the Gore Library.

Voting papers for the referendum will be sent out in early June.

More information is available here 

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.

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