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18 December

Christmas & New Year Hours

The Council’s civic administration building will be closed for three weeks over the festive season although there will be staff...

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12 December

Norton Street temporary closure

The Gore District Council is currently laying new pipes in the north Gore area as part of a stormwater upgrade...

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10 December

Farmers urged to keep stock secure

A spate of calls about wandering stock has prompted the Gore District Council to remind rural residents of their responsibility...

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28 November

ES asked to delay implementing new air quality rules

The Gore District Council wants Environment Southland to defer its proposed rules around the use of open fires and burning...

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21 November

Funding review delivers a good result for the Gore District

Gore District Council roading manager Murray Hasler believes the New Zealand Transport Agency’s review of the Funding Assistance Rate (FAR)...

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24 October

Christmas deadline fast approaching

The festive season may seem a long way off but if you are organising an event and want to sell...

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20 October

Have Your Say on Mataura's Future

The Mataura Community Board is inviting people to help shape the future of their town at a public meeting on...

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08 October

Mayor urges residents to have their say

The Gore District Council today launched a campaign to ensure people concerned about Environment Southland’s proposed air quality rules get...

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Gore Christmas Parade 2014

07 October

Christmas Parade float registrations now open

In just over nine weeks Santa will make his annual pre-Christmas visit to Gore's Main Street, and you are invited...

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26 September

Record entries for Gore District Community Awards

This year’s Gore District Community Awards has attracted a record 62 entries across nine categories, setting the platform for a...

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24 September

New animal control officer joins Council staff

It was a case of back to the future at the Gore District Council this week with animal control services...

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17 September

Council staff say thanks with flowers

A random act of kindness by Gore florist Lily Jackson’s has touched the hearts of the Gore District Council’s parks...

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09 September

Iconic Aussie rockers to headline 2015 Moonshiners' Festival

Australian band The Angels will perform a one-off New Zealand concert as the headline act for Gore’s 2015 Hokonui Moonshiners’...

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02 September

Community workshop planned for Mataura

The Gore District Council and Mataura Community Board will host a community workshop early next month to ascertain the future...

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29 August

Committee meeting agendas now online

It has been a couple of months since the last round of committee meetings so there's plenty on the agenda...

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23 July

Sports broadcaster guest speaker at Gore District Community Awards

Nominations for awards are open Guest speaker at this year’s Gore District Community Awards will be one of the best known...

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30 June

Commissioners release decision on Cooper's Wells

The Gore District Council’s bid to designate land around its main water source for Gore has seen the importance of...

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25 June

Send your children to Kidzone for free

It is being billed as the bus trip of the year – the Gore District Youth Council and Hokonui Radio...

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18 June

Traffic queuing concerns at Mataura intersection

The NZ Transport Agency says some motorists appear to be confused or are choosing to ignore right-hand-rule signage, installed two...

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16 June

Recognising the contribution of our volunteers

Our communities would be the poorer without them and this week volunteers from all backgrounds get the recognition they deserve...

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11 June

Further delays to pool reopening

Ongoing issues with heating the water in the main and leisure pools at the Gore Aquatic Centre have forced the...

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06 June

Pool to reopen on Thursday

*Update:* The reopening of the pool has been rescheduled to *6am Thursday* because of issues with getting the water temperature...

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Queens Birthday

28 May

Queen's Birthday Weekend services

If you have an emergency over the long weekend, please ring our after-hours service on (03) 209 0330. Queen's Birthday...

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21 May

Gallery celebrates 30th anniversary

The Eastern Southland Gallery is hosting a special 30th anniversary function and artists’ floor talk in conjunction with the current...

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firewood warning

16 May

Burning treated timber warning

Do you know that burning treated timber is banned in New Zealand? The Council is urging people to not burn treated...

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14 May

Possum Control in Mt Wendon area

The Mt Wendon area is now part of Environment Southland's Possum Control Area (PCA) programme and it is planned to...

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06 May

Submissions open for the draft Annual Plan 2014/15

The Council's draft Annual Plan for the coming financial year has been adopted. The Plan allows for a 3.76% district-wide rate...

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TB free NZ

29 April

TB control operation for the Hokonuis

A programme to reduce possum numbers over approximately 10,000ha of public and private land along the Hokonui Hills, near Gore,...

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23 April

Anzac Day Services in the south

This Friday (25 April) young and old will gather in communities throughout the south to remember those who made the...

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31 March

New tanks for Otama water scheme

The Gore District Council’s 3 Waters team has started replacing the Otama rural water scheme reservoir tanks and pipework. The project,...

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26 March

District Plan changes come into force

Various changes to the Gore District Council’s District Plan have come into force following a lengthy public consultation process and...

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21 March

Tenders called for lighting and electrical work

The Gore District Council is calling for tenders for amenity lighting and electrical repair work. The tender document is available from...

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Mataura river project

14 March

Children's art exhibition celebrates Mataura River

An exhibition featuring work from an art project involving 1800 children from 21 primary schools along the Mataura River is...

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24 February

Publication on southern councils' Shared Services forum launched

An informative brochure that details how southern councils have been working together since 2000 to share services, making considerable cost...

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19 February

Draft policy adopted restricting the location of businesses selling psychoactive substances

The Gore District Council has condemned Government legislation around the sale of psychoactive substances and the limited power it gives...

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05 February

New brand for the District and the Council launched

The Gore District Council has unveiled a brand for the District it believes will become a powerful tool for promoting...

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05 February

Go Win Something Amazing – Photo Competition

We all know the Gore District is a special place to live. Now is your chance to let everyone else...

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27 January

Tenders for painting contracts

The Gore District Council invites tenders for assorted painting and decorating of Council property. Tender documentation is available from the Council’s...

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17 January

Applications open for sports and arts funding schemes

Applications are now open for the latest round of funding from the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund and theCreative Communities...

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14 January

Objections to proposed electoral boundary changes open for further comment

The Representation Commission did not receive any objections to the Clutha-Southland electorate, as proposed in its review of electoral boundaries...

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