Public Notices

Resource Management Act fees and charges review

Following a comprehensive review, extensive changes have been recommended to the fees and charges associated with the Council’s regulatory functions under the Resource Management Act 1991. The review also highlighted that the Council was not adopting best practice in the way that it recorded and recovered its costs.

Proposed fees
A full schedule of fees is available from the Council office, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore or click here

Public notification and submissions
The Council invites submissions on the proposed fees commencing from Wednesday 23 May 2018. The consultation period will run for no less than 30 days and will close at 5.00pm on Friday 22 June 2018.

Submissions may be delivered to the Council’s office at 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore, mailed to PO Box 8, Gore 9740 or emailed to

The Council will acknowledge in writing each submission received. Submitters who wish to speak regarding their submission will be contacted by the Council with the date and time of the hearing.

This summary of statement of proposal is prepared pursuant to special consultative procedures as required by section 83 of Local Government Act 2002.

A copy of the statement of proposal is also available at the Gore and Mataura offices of the Gore District Council, the Gore Library, or click here.

Resource Consent Hearing

A resource consent hearing will be held on Tuesday 5 June, starting at 10.00am, to hear the application by J D Phillips for the demolition of 128 Main Street, Gore, a scheduled heritage structure, and establish a commercial building with a shortfall in the required parking.

The hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore and is open to the public.

Background information relating to the application can be found on here.

Road Closures 

Freeze Ya Bits Off Busking 

The Gore District Council advises that Medway Street, Gore, will be closed to through traffic from the intersection with Hokonui Drive and the Countdown Supermarket carpark on Saturday 2 June between 10.00am and 7.00pm. 

This is to allow for the finals of the Freeze Ya Bits Off busking competition. 

There will be access to businesses via the western end of Medway via Fairfield Street.

Gore Trucking Parade

There will be disruptions to traffic flow on Saturday 2 June, between 2.00pm and 3.00pm for the Gore Trucking Parade. The route is Oreti Street - Charlton Road - Main Street (SH1) - Hokonui Drive (SH94) - Traford Street. 

Stock underpass 

Otama Flat Road will be close to through traffic between Otamita road and Dillon Road, from 7 May. This is to allow for the installation of a stock underpass.

A detour will be in place via Jaffray, Otama and McBain roads.

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]

Otama Rural Water Scheme Boil Water Notice

A permanent boil water notice was today (Friday 13 October) put in place for the Otama Rural Water Scheme.

The notice is the result of a catchment assessment, which indicated a very high risk of microbiological contamination. It is important to note that the Council's weekly water quality testing for the scheme has not returned a positive for e-coli or any other form of contamination.

Go to our Otama scheme page for more details.

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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