Consent application Xmas deadline
People needing a building or resource consent before the Christmas / New Year break need to lodge their application with the Council by Friday 19 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.
Special Licence application Xmas deadline
Anyone wanting to sell alcohol at events and occasions need to obtain a special licence. This includes 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|
|December 2021||Friday 29 October|
|January 2022||Friday 19 November|
|February 2022||Friday 3 December|
Otama Rural Water Scheme referendum
There will be a referendum later this year to decide whether ownership and management of the Otama Rural Water Scheme is transferred from the Council to the company Otama Rural Water Ltd.
The referendum is a result of the Local Member's Bill, passed by Parliament in 2019, which resulted in the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Act.
The referendum will be conducted under the First Past the Post electoral system, by postal vote. The voting period will be from Thursday 18 November to Friday 10 December. The result will be binding.
Inspection of electoral roll
The preliminary electoral roll to be used for the referendum is available for inspection during office hours at our main office and the Gore Library, in Jacob Street, from Thursday 16 September.
Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from www.lets.talk.goredc.govt.nz or our main office. Updates to the preliminary roll close at 4:00pm on Thursday 14 October.
Ownership transfer information
The following documents are available at www.lets.talk.goredc.govt.nz or our main office:
1. The views of the Medical Officer of Health
2. The transfer plan and the proposed agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities of the Company and any contractors (including the Council) in relation to the scheme
3. The assessments made by Otama Rural Water Limited
4. A map of area to be subject to the referendum.
Flush water before drinking
The Ministry of Health recommends flushing 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.