interest free loans

21 December

Interest free loans for home heating & insulation

Residents in the Gore airshed will be able to apply for an interest free loan of up to $5000 in...

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20 December

What you should know if you get a drone for Christmas

Drones are shaping up to be one of the hottest gifts this Christmas. However, for those lucky enough to find one...

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GDC manager Ian Soper

16 December

Public urged to watch out for vandals

The school holidays are hardly a week old and already young vandals are causing problems around Gore. Last night (Thursday) vandals...

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free parking pix

08 December

Free parking makes an impact on CBD

Gore retailers will be adding a splash of colour to the central business area this month with new parking meter...

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clean air news

25 November

Clean air loans likely next year

Gore residents may be able to access an interest-free loan scheme to install clean heating options. The Gore District Council’s Policy...

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04 November

Govt grant for arts centre

It’s not often Eastern Southland Arts and Heritage Curator Jim Geddes is left speechless. He was today though when an $110,000...

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Gore district councillors 2016

04 November

New councillors sworn in

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks and councillors were sworn in for the coming three year term at the Council’s statutory...

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Ontario St bridge

31 October

Speed hump modification update

UPDATE:  The Gore District Council has had to delay modification work to a speed hump at the Ontario Street bridge. The speed...

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26 October

Milk plant geotech investigations underway

Regular users of River Road and MacGibbon Road will notice some unusual activity over the next couple of weeks as...

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201607 ballot box

13 October

Gore tops New Zealand for voter turnout

As the dust settles on Saturday’s local body elections, the Gore District has come out as a national winner with...

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2017 moonshiners

10 October

Diesel coming to Moonshiners' Festival

He brought you such songs as Tip of my Tongue and now Aussie rocker Diesel is bringing his music to...

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30 September

Property values in District show slight increase

Gore District property values have increased slightly in the latest revaluation. Property owners can expect to receive their latest rating valuations...

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bar alcohol licensing

27 September

Plan ahead for Xmas functions

Are you planning a Christmas function or an event this summer where you want to sell alcohol? Then you may...

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2016 santa parade

19 September

Countdown starts to the Santa Parade

The Gore District Santa Parade is less than three months away, so it’s time to start designing floats. The Parade will...

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Methodist church

14 September

Demolition of disused church approved

Retaining the heritage features and history of a 107-year-old church in central Gore are among conditions in a land use...

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2016 silver fern rally

07 September

NZ Silver Fern rally coming to Gore

Summer in Gore will start with a motoring buzz as the NZ Silver Fern Rally overnights in the District on...

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susan devoy banner

06 September

Dame Susan Devoy to speak at community awards

*Tickets for the gala dinner are $45 each and are available from the Gore Visitor Centre. The dinner starts at...

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party bottles

25 August

New alcohol policy comes into effect

The Gore District Council’s new Combined Licensing Alcohol Policy (LAP), which affects the way alcohol is sold and supplied in...

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28 July

Mataura Valley Milk project “massive” for the Gore District

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks says news of a $200 million milk plant to be built at McNab is “massive”...

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Afton St. Repair site

25 July

Afton Street: Temporary closure

Afton Street will be closed to traffic this week to allow repair of a wastewater main. The closure will be from...

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funding grants

19 July

Funding applications open

Applications for financial assistance from the Creative Communities New Zealand scheme’s first funding round and the Sport New Zealand rural...

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Ontario Bridge Final 071

18 July

Keep Within Limits on Ontario Bridge

Motorists using the newly repaired Ontario Bridge are being asked to keep their speed down and truck drivers to keep...

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water shutdown

30 June

Water Shutdown - North Gore

Water will be shut down to residents in the north-west Gore area on Wednesday 6 July while the water main...

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bridge closed sign

17 June

Ontario Street Bridge, Gore, closed 27 June to 1 July

  UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ontario Street Bridge will no longer be open overnight 29 June or 30 June...

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water tap

07 June

Late night water shutdowns scheduled

The water will be shutdown to sections of Gore over the next couple of weeks as the Gore District Council...

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Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks with the Bowler Ave street sign

25 May

War hero commemorated

The Council has agreed to change the name of Civic Avenue to honour one of Gore's forgotten war heroes. The street...

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kidzone 2016

16 May

Council helps families get to ILT Kidzone

The Gore District Council is helping families get to ILT Kidzone this winter with subsidised buses to the event on...

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12 May

Pyramid Bridge replacement project underway

The Gore District and Southland District Councils will soon be talking to transport operators and landowners about replacement options for...

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mataura river low

04 May

Water restrictions reminder as dry autumn continues

Gore residents are reminded water restrictions are still in place, as the long spell of fine weather and low river...

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mataura pool

27 April

Auger problems close pool early

Ongoing issues with the Mataura pool auger has forced the pool’s closure for the season a week earlier than scheduled. Gore...

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free wifi in CBD

20 April

GoConnect with Gore's free WiFi

Gore is leading the way in making sure locals and visitors to the town stay connected by providing free WiFi in...

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Shared services

14 April

Southland's 'can-do attitude' impresses

The Gore District Council and other Southland local authorities have come in for praise from the Local Government Commission during...

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08 April

Velvetleaf search ramps up

Gore District Council staff have joined the growing contingent out walking in fodder beet crops around Southland this week in...

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velvetleaf week

30 March

Farmers urged to look for velvetleaf

Southland farmers are being urged to be proactive in the fight against the pest weed velvetleaf. There are plans to inspect...

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22 March

What's open over Easter

A number of the Council's facilities will be open over the Easter break. However, we will be observing Southland Anniversary...

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17 March

Mataura recreational consultation this weekend

If you had $500,000 to spend on developing a unique recreational attraction in Mataura what would you choose? This is the...

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food act sandwich

03 March

Transition period for new food regulations

The Gore District Council says it will work with businesses to ensure there is as smooth a transition as possible...

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260216 GM district assets Paul Withers marks up a water leak

26 February

Council halves response time to water leaks

The Gore District Council is stepping up its approach to water conservation by initiating a 60 minute response time to...

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01 February

Southern Field Days road closures

Getting to and from the Southern Field Days site this year should be a lot easier with increased signage on...

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cycle trail LTP submission

21 January

Cycle trail feasibility study

A feasibility study into the coordinated development of cycleway, walkway and equestrian trails in the Gore District is to be...

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conserve water

13 January

Water restrictions tightened

The Gore District Council has been forced to ban the use of unattended hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems as...

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07 January

Win a double pass to the Highlanders v Crusaders game

The Council is giving away a double pass for one adult and one child every week, from next Monday, to...

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