LED lights

12 December

New LED street lights for Gore

Gore’s streets will soon have a different glow at night with the Council replacing the high pressure sodium lights with...

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hose spray watering garden

08 December

Pump failure forces urgent action

UPDATE ON URGENT WATER NOTICE Thursday 7 December 2017 The Gore District Council will lift the ban on handheld hosing at 7.00am...

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hose spray watering garden

01 December

Why should I conserve water?

Continued dry weather and falling well levels have forced the Gore District Council to put level two water restrictions in...

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mataura plans

29 November

Mataura redevelopment to be revealed

The Mataura Community Board will be unveiling its plans this Friday (1 December) for a recreation centre at Tulloch Park. The...

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24 November

Committee meeting briefs

Brief items from the Council's round of committee meetings this week are: *Muslim burials:* An area is being set aside at the...

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17 November

Free parking for Christmas

Watch out for the green bags on Gore’s parking meters between now and Christmas with the Council once again offering...

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trout selfie

15 November

Mayor to attend Chinese economic forums

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks left this week for China to attend a series of business investment forums. Mr Hicks will...

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06 November

Gore District Community Awards outstanding success

The Gore District community celebrated the success and contribution of its own at the 11th annual Gore District Community Awards. About...

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19 October

Stabicraft CEO to speak at economic summit

Southland businessman, entrepreneur and CEO of Stabicraft Paul Adams will be the keynote speaker at the Gore District Council’s economic...

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new staff for economic development

19 October

Duo to lead economic development

The Gore District Council has stepped up to the challenge of building the District’s business and social capacity with the...

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street markings

11 October

Eccles Street safety work due to begin

Road marking aimed at improving road safety is schedule to begin in Gore and Mataura this week. The Council’s contractor Fulton...

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SoRDS chair image

27 September

Gore deputy mayor to lead hearing panel

Gore District Council deputy mayor Cr Cliff Bolger has been selected to chair the committee to hear submissions on the...

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Industrial hub

12 September

New industrial hub joint effort

A joint initiative between the Gore District Council and Mataura Valley Milk will see construction of one of the most...

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01 September

Community input key to dog control action plan

Gore District councillors have unanimously supported a proposal to develop a dog control action plan, which will see a more...

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Hyde Park reserve transfer

18 August

Reserve status transfer proposed

Public consultation opens this weekend on a proposal to have recreation reserve status transferred from a block of land in...

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Love Gore sign

08 August

Gore's Main Street gets some love

The ‘Love Gore Shop Local’ campaign is showing no signs of slowing down with the now familiar slogan going up...

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07 August

MVM on track for August 2018 start up

Southland farmers are expressing significant interest in becoming Mataura Valley Milk shareholders and the company expects to fill its supplier...

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cycle trails

21 July

Call goes out for passionate cycling advocates

Are you passionate about cycling and your community? The Southland Cycling Governance Group is seeking Community Representatives to support the advancement...

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swing at playground

11 July

Time called on playground

The Gore District Council will start removing equipment from the Irk Street playground next week, vacating the land it’s leased...

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Otama scheme tanks

01 July

Otama water supply users vote for new company to run scheme

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks has reiterated the Council’s pledge to support Otama water scheme users take over ownership of...

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MVM plant construction June2017

12 June

Traffic disruptions likely with utilities infrastructure work

Another stage of the construction phase of Mataura Valley Milk’s multi-million dollar milk processing plant near Gore is about to...

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07 June

Subsidised buses to ILT Kidzone from Gore and Mataura

Once again travelling to ILT Kidzone will be cheap as chips for Gore District families with a return bus ride...

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Fire Hydrant Flushing System 1

24 May

Water mains cleaning technology a NZ first

The Gore District Council is the first local authority in New Zealand to use specialist technology to clean its water...

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kids hub

23 May

Funding boost for new playground

One of Gore’s most ambitious community projects is to receive a $50,000 grant from the Gore District Council. The Gore Kids...

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national survey project

19 May

National water survey offers chance to win big

A national water survey aims to provide a better understanding of consumer attitudes to drinking water and stormwater, and offers the...

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03 May

Mataura trust given six months for business plan

A group wanting to take over operating the Mataura swimming pool has been given six months by the Gore District...

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beyond the book

01 May

Expanding your English beyond the book

Every second Friday a small but enthusiastic group of people meet in the Gore Library to read and talk in...

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19 April

Anzac Day Services

There are numerous services in the Gore District on Anzac Day lest we forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice...

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Otama scheme tanks

07 April

Poll to decide future of rural water scheme

Otama Rural Water Supply Scheme users are being given the chance to decide the future ownership and management of the...

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03 April

Mataura pool send off planned

With the Mataura pool due to close its doors for the last time at the end of next month, staff...

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land sold subdivision

28 March

Land bought for residential section development

The Gore District Council has decided to buy a 3.6ha block of land in East Gore with a view to...

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24 March

Gore District Ambassador entries open

*The current Gore District Ambassador runner up Rosie Alderton and Gore District Council Events and Promotions Coordinator Emma Carlé will...

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14 March

Toxic algae warning for Mataura River

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland has shown increased abundance of benthic cyanobacteria (bluegreen algae) in a number of rivers,...

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03 March

New general manager joins Council team

It’s a long way from the southwest of England to the deep south of New Zealand but it’s a move...

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donna in main pool

27 February

Main pool to reopen on Wednesday after electrical fault

Gore Aquatic Centre staff got more than they bargained for when they turned up for work on Saturday morning. They were...

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cafe food

27 February

Deadlines for new food safety law coming up

The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes...

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dog drinking water

24 February

Management of stock water scheme to go to a referendum

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks is refuting claims the Council wants to gain control of the Otama rural water supply...

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cycle trail study

24 February

Cycle trails community workshop

Do you want to have your say into the development of cycling, walking or horse riding trails around the Gore...

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CleanAirLoansGore Logo colour

13 February

Interest free loans for home heating a reality

Making the move to cleaner home heating will become easier for Gore residents from today with the start of the...

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Fair Go for the South logo

10 February

Southlanders rally for fair electricity transmission pricing

Southland’s three local authorities are encouraging Southlanders to give feedback on an electricity transmission pricing review, which would see them...

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Waikaka Road resurfacing 31.1.2017

31 January

Roads get a new top coat

The Gore District Council’s road resurfacing programme will be in top gear over the next couple of weeks. Two Fulton Hogan...

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27 January

Mataura Main Street beautification starting soon

The southern end of Mataura’s Main Street is about to get a makeover. Council contractors will start the construction of garden...

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hose spray watering garden

12 January

Time to conserve water

*UPDATE 23 January: Water restrictions lifted, persistent rainfall has the Mataura River flowing at 400cumecs which will recharge the aquifers....

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