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18 December

Water restrictions in place

Falling levels in Gore’s water supply wells has forced the Gore District Council to activate level 2 water restrictions, effective...

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10 December

Free Wifi rollout started

Work started this week on installing the infrastructure for the Gore District Council’s free WiFi project. The Council is partnering with...

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07 December

Hot temperatures push up water consumption

Last week’s record breaking temperatures made it a near record breaking day for water consumption in Gore. Last Wednesday water usage...

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26 November

Main Street Tree Removal Decision

The Gore District Council is to consider increasing footpath cleaning and other practical steps to mitigate the effects of leaves...

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25 November

Extreme Fire Risk Warning

*UPDATE 14.38 Thursday 26 Nov: The MetService predicts Gore will be among the areas worst affected by the gale force...

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11 November

Borrowing changes proposed

A proposal to change where the Gore District Council borrows money from will provide considerable savings in interest payments. The Council...

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02 November

Get creative with cardboard

If you're keen to take part in this year's Santa Parade but a bit stuck for ideas, the Gore District...

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27 October

Taha Fertilizer consent granted

Taha Fertilizer Industries Ltd’s land use consent application for the storage of up to 10,000 tonnes of Ouvea Premix and...

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15 October

Councils support collaborative strategy

The Southland Regional Development Strategy launched today is the result of a strong working relationship between the councils, iwi, business...

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02 October

Council scholarship applications open

The Gore District Council is once again offering two tertiary education scholarships worth $750 each. This year is the third the...

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18 September

Mataura Pool opening delayed

A mechanical fault has forced a delay to the opening of the Mataura swimming pool, albeit by only three days. The...

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18 September

Roading manager reappointed to national executive

The Gore District Council’s roading manager Murray Hasler is making sure rural local authorities have a say in future developments...

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28 August

Generous gift for Eastern Southland Gallery

A collection of work by one of Gore’s most famous artistic sons, Trevor Moffitt, will have a permanent home at...

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29 July

Innovation to mend gravel roads

The Gore District Council is launching a concentrated campaign to fix the District’s gravel roads left potholed and rutted by...

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28 July

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 the Creative...

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23 July

New rates brochure popular

The Gore District Council has produced a new rates brochure so people can better understand their rates. The brochure -...

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Railway Esp road side

16 July

Road sign vandalism

The Gore District Council is concerned that a spate of vandalism to signs around Gore in recent weeks is putting...

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kidzone bus

17 June

$2 buses to ILT Kidzone

Travelling to ILT Kidzone will be cheap as chips for Gore District families this year, with bus rides only $2...

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12 June

Pamper Your Pooch

Gore District dog owners have a good reason to make sure their dogs are registered on time this year with...

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Tony Brown and Fred Booth

29 May

Gore to host Highlanders v Crusaders game

Southern Field Days has scored a major coup, today announcing the Highlanders will play a pre-season match against the Crusaders...

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cycle trail LTP submission

27 May

Support sought for cycle trails

The Gore District Council has been asked to support the coordinated development of cycle trails in the District at this...

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2015 Gore district Ambassador

19 May

Gore District Ambassador short films now online

It’s only two days until we find out who our 2015 Gore District Ambassador will be. The six contestants - Stephanie...

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14 May

Great response to LTP consultation

The Gore District Council's draft 2015-2025 Long Term Plan consultation document has attracted a great response from people wanting to...

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08 May

Mataura Museum wins national award

The Mataura Museum project, which transformed Clematis Cottage into a fun, interactive place to visit, has jointly won the Best...

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Gores Main street 2015

01 May

Council throws the spotlight on the CBD

Gore's retail sector is set for renewed focus and support following a combined initiative led by the Gore District Council...

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28 April

Gore District Ambassador finalists announced

The six entrants in this year’s Gore District Ambassador will find out this week what’s in store for the competition. The...

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16 April

Taha consent hearing likely to be in Mataura

The Gore District Council has received 63 submissions on Taha Fertiliser Industries’ retrospective land use consent application, with almost half...

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Bunny With Egg Easter Day

27 March

Easter Hours

The Gore District Council is among those businesses who mark Southland Anniversary on the Tuesday following Easter. Therefore, please note...

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18 March

New look Gore District Ambassador

The Gore District Council is looking for a new Ambassador for the District. We have revamped the Gore Gold Guitars Young...

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04 March

Two stage urban reseal work nearing completion

The Gore District Council’s resealing work in central Gore is expected to be completed early next week, weather permitting. The first...

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internet survey

18 February

Internet survey launched

What have been your experiences with internet and mobile services? Venture Southland has launched a survey to assess peoples' experience of...

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conserve water

15 February

Restrict water use now

Gore residents are being asked to immediately restrict water use after a pump failure at Cooper’s Wells, the main water...

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10 February

Possum control underway in Otama/Knapdale area

The Otama/Knapdale area is now part of Environment Southland’s Possum Control Area (PCA) programme. Possum control will be carried out on...

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09 February

Summary of air plan review submissions available

Gore residents featured prominently among the 800 people who made a submission to Environment Southland’s air plan review. They and...

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04 February

Water users being surveyed

Where do you swim, boat and collect seafood? That’s the question being asked this summer. Environment Southland and members of the...

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30 January

Council puts ban on washing fleet vehicles

The Gore District Council has put a ban on washing its fleet vehicles as the District moves to level 3...

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29 January

Potential fire risk with overgrown sections

The Gore District Council is urging property owners to tidy up any overgrown sections as the fire risk continues to...

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29 January

Water restrictions at Level 3

The Gore District Council has ramped up water restrictions for Gore and Mataura to level 3. This means there is a...

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15 January

Potentially toxic algae in Waikaia River

A health warning has been issued after monitoring by Environment Southland shows a high abundance of the naturally occurring and...

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burn ban

12 January

Fire and water restrictions in place

Falling river levels have forced the Gore District Council to initiate this summer’s first round of water restrictions, while the...

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