2018 merry xmas

20 December

Our Christmas Message

It doesn't matter how you say it, Merry Christmas means the same the world over. This festive season our Christmas...

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matai ridge logo on white

13 December

Subdivision project shelved

The Gore District Council has decided not to go ahead with a residential subdivision in East Gore due to a...

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2018 rhodos

13 December

Gore Gardens rhododendrons get a hair cut

The rhododendrons in Gore’s main gardens received a ‘short back and no sides’ haircut today, the first major pruning in...

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dolamore park

06 December

Dolamore Park signs get an overhaul

Visitors to Dolamore Park this summer will find it easier to navigate their way around following the installation of new...

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2018 gore bridge

07 November

Gore traffic bridge safety survey

The Gore District Council has this week launched a survey to find out if pedestrians and cyclists feel safe using...

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santa parade logo

06 November

Santa is coming to town

The Gore District Santa Parade is just over a month away, so it’s time for groups to register their floats. The...

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2018 GDCA

30 October

Achievers celebrated at Gore District Community Awards

Young athletes, administrators, volunteers and budding ecologists were among those celebrated at this year’s Gore District Community Awards. About 400 people...

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otama scheme chlorination

30 October

Turning on the WATER Taskforce Action Plan

The Gore District Council is planning to have a new well to supplement existing water sources for Gore installed and...

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planner Keith Hovell

11 October

Bylaw review proposes rainwater storage tanks for new builds

New buildings in Gore and Mataura will need to have rainwater storage tanks under proposed changes to the Gore District...

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2018 Gore Town Signs concepts

04 October

Council looks at new town signs options

The Gore District Council is considering entrance signs for Gore and Mataura that reflect its progressive aspirations for the District,...

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water drilling

10 September

Exploratory drilling for new water sources planned

The hunt is on for more water for Gore and Mataura. The Gore District Council in planning to this week start...

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mataura river at gore

07 September

Well water level low - emergency pumping likely

The Gore District Council is expecting to start pumping water from the Mataura River in the next few days to...

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2018 rebecca3

31 August

We're changing the way we do business

At the Gore District Council we pride ourselves on striving to deliver a quality, efficient service. We also know our...

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MLT Event centre 1

24 August

Council acts swiftly on event centre seating concerns

The Gore District Council is to carry out urgent remedial work on the concrete tiered seating at the MLT Event...

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Tulloch Park fence map

20 August

Tulloch Park redevelopment begins

Stage One of the redevelopment of Tulloch Park is schedule to start this week. This will require erecting a fence around...

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Main Street resized

16 August

Main Street finalist for best street in NZ award

Finalists for the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards 2018 have just been released and the Gore District Council is proud...

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ice warning lights

07 August

Ice warning lights installed in Crawford Road

The Gore District Council has installed blue flashing warning lights on a section of road renowned for becoming icy in...

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11 July

Stormwater network testing to be carried out

Recent testing of the Gore District Council’s stormwater main in Kana Street identified the presence of E.coli in Mataura’s stormwater...

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Kennedy Bridge ByPass 060

11 July

New use for old bridge

The Gore District Council plans to start construction of a new bridge across the Waikaka Stream next month. This follows an...

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2018 Southern Mobility Card final Page 1

26 June

Gore retains Total Mobility service

The Total Mobility service will continue to be available to Gore residents from 1 July albeit with a new provider...

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road works image

14 June

Traffic safety improvements about to start

Work is due to start next week (20 June) at two of Gore’s busiest intersections that should make it safer...

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bill and richard

12 June

Former PM optimistic about the future of provincial centres

If the Gore District’s leaders needed any validation they were on to a good thing with the Ready for Growth...

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fees and charges

22 May

RMA fees and charges review

The Gore District Council is proposing extensive changes to its resource management fees and charges that will provide consistency and...

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10YP Issues image

15 May

10YP attracts record number of submissions

The Gore District Council has received a record number of submissions to its 10 Year Plan with 232 individuals and...

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otama scheme chlorination

01 May

Otama water scheme to be chlorinated

The Otama Rural Water Scheme is to be chlorinated following a catchment assessment last year that revealed there is a...

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red poppies anzac day

23 April

Anzac Day hours

2018 ANZAC DAY HOURS   Our main administration office, and Gore and Mataura libraries will be closed on Wednesday 25 April. Opening...

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2016 anzac day

20 April

Anzac Day commemorations

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

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28 March

Mataura dam levels still marginal

Water levels in the Pleura Dam, Mataura’s main water source, remain low despite recent rain. Gore District Council 3 Waters Asset...

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19 March

Agreement in principle to fund removal of ouvea premix from Southland sites

A funding package has been broadly agreed to that will enable the removal of ouvea premix from four sites in...

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dolamore park and kid

16 March

Action teams to tackle District's future

Growing the Gore District’s population by 1500 people by 2030 is the ambitious aim of a development project launched in...

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save water

13 March

Mataura dam water level drops

UPDATE 15 March 2018 Mataura's water supply source, the Pleura Dam, is critically low therefore the Council has today started emergency...

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16 February

Mataura reservoir level low again

The Gore District Council warns it may have to start emergency pumping from the river to supplement Mataura’s water supply,...

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save water

13 February

Water reservoirs still low

The Gore District Council is urging Mataura residents not to get too complacent about water use just yet with recent...

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07 February

Water restrictions eased

The Gore District Council has eased water restrictions for Gore and Mataura to level 2 following the recent rainfall. Both towns...

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Otama helicopter

05 February

Otama water scheme pipeline repairs

*Otama Water Pipeline Repair Update* *Saturday 10 February*  The water is back on. It is pleasing to report that after a busy...

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02 February

Pyramid Bridge collapse

Pryamid Bridge collapse #3 *Friday 2 February 2018 @ 7.15pm* The 50m section of the Pyramid Bridge, which broke off late this...

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24 January

Council turns off sprinklers

The sprinklers have been turned off this week to the public gardens, Main Street centre plot annual beds and roadside...

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free swims 2018

23 January

Free entry to pool

With water restrictions putting the kibosh on water fun in the sun for Gore and Mataura children, the Gore District...

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15 January

Mataura water supply crisis eases

Mataura water supply update #5 Mataura’s water supply crisis has eased with the reservoir recovering to 87% capacity today. Gore District Council...

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12 January

GDC committed to having Taha premix removed

The Gore District Council will be doing everything in its power to ensure the removal of ouvea premix stored in...

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mataura river at gore

09 January

Driest summer in 46 years

Gore District Council 3 Waters staff will be closely monitoring water consumption levels for Gore over the next few days...

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