201912 Tussock country logo

20 December

Tussock Country launched - NZ's Country Music Festival

Gore’s traditional country music celebrations at Queen’s Birthday weekend are set to go up another notch, as familiar and new...

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2019 water leaks traffic lights

16 December

New identification system for water leaks

We all need to look after our water — it’s a vital resource. If you see a water leak on...

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201911 building upgrade before and after

20 November

Tenders approved for new office building

The Gore District Council will begin a major redevelopment of its main offices early in the New Year. Councillors this week...

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20191015 new admin building

15 October

Build Upgrade Nears Final Hurdle

A major upgrade of the Gore District Council’s main administration building, which has been 10 years in the planning, faces...

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12 October

2019 Election Results - 3 New Councillors for Gore

  There will be three new faces around the table when the Gore District Council meets next. They are • Richard McPhail, who...

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201910 eccles st playground makeover

09 October

Eccles St playground to get a makeover

The toddler / small children area at the District’s most popular playground is getting a make-over. New playground equipment is being...

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201910 countrymusic

03 October

Survey confirms visitors love Gore's country music festival

People who attend Gore’s annual festival of country music love it, according to a survey carried out by the Gore...

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10 September

Olympic medallist guest speaker

  BMX Olympic medallist Sarah Walker is guest speaker at this year’s Gore District Community Awards, to be held on Friday...

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201908 bridge

29 August

New Pyramid Bridge construction time shorter than expected

Construction of the new Pyramid Bridge is expected to take considerably less time than previously estimated courtesy of design efficiencies. Gore...

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2019 elections

23 July

Nominations open for local council elections

If you see yourself as a potential leader and are passionate about your community then now’s your chance to give...

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12 July

Deal signed to remove ouvea premix

The removal of ouvea premix from the former Mataura paper mill is scheduled to begin within the next three months...

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201907 memorial pillars

04 July

Old pillars find new home

Two concrete pillars commemorating pupils of the former Charlton School who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II have...

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01 July

New Pyramid Bridge contract awarded

The contract for the construction of a new Pyramid Bridge has been awarded to New Zealand company Concrete Structures (NZ)...

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27 June

Bigger discount coming for desexed dogs

The Gore District Council this week decided on changes to dog registration criteria and fees, but is delaying the roll...

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Agreement signing

27 June

Financial contribution agreement signed

The Gore District Council and Mataura Valley Milk today (27 June) signed an agreement confirming the company’s financial contribution for...

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Wastewater CCTV

17 June

CCTV puts wastewater network under the spotlight

Cameras mounted on a robotic platform will be looking down wastewater pipelines in Gore and Mataura over the next three...

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20190606 tender

06 June

Mayors concerned about tender process after ICC decision

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong and Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks have serious concerns about the tender process to award...

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Hamish Goatley snr supreme with HWM

27 May

2019 Gore Youth Awards winners

Teenagers Hamish Goatley and Lucy Swain were the Gore District Council Supreme Award senior and junior winners respectively at this...

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Main Street resized

18 April

Pop Up Job Shop coming to Gore

Job-seekers looking for work or employment advice are being encouraged to attend a pop up job shop in Gore on...

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2019precinct visual

18 April

Govt invests $3.7m in Gore projects

The announcement today of a $3.7 million investment in the Gore District from the Provincial Growth Fund has been applauded...

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gore library

11 April

Gore Library to relocate

The Gore District Council will close the Gore Library next month and relocate it to the James Cumming Wing hall...

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08 April

2019 / 2020 Annual Plan We're on track

The Gore District Council‘s 2019/2020 Annual Plan is on track to deliver on the targets identified in the 10-Year-Plan. The coming...

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hose spray watering garden

22 March

Level 2 water restrictions for Mataura

Falling water levels in the Pleura Dam has prompted the Gore District Council to move to Level 2 water restrictions...

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19 March

Getting Ready for Growth

Promoting growth across the District has been a focus for Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks for some time. “Like many other...

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gore library

15 March

No risk at present from mould found at Gore library

Mould, discovered in the Gore Library late last month, does not present a hazard at present to library customers and...

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05 March

Inspirational athlete to host Gore Youth Awards

This year’s Gore District Youth Awards are already shaping up to be a spectacular night with double gold medal Paralympian...

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26 February

Theft at Dolamore Park

The Gore District Council is appealing for any information about suspicious activity at Dolamore Park after the theft of a...

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otama scheme chlorination

11 February

Hot weather sees daily water use increase

The Gore District Council is moving to level 2 water restrictions for Gore tomorrow (Tues 12 February).   With the new water...

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Prezzy card competition

07 February

Be in to win with paperless rates invoices

Sign up in February to get your rates invoice emailed to you and be in to win a $100 Prezzy...

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30 January

Level 1 Water Restrictions in place

The Gore District Council has moved to level 1 water restrictions for Gore. With the new water restriction regime now in...

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old bridge

14 January

NZTA approves funding for new Pyramid Bridge

The Gore District Council is aiming to award the contract for construction of a new Pyramid Bridge within the next...

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main street leak

14 January

Hunt on for cause of Main St leak

The Gore District Council’s 3 Waters staff are on the hunt for the cause of a leak in Gore’s Main...

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Otama scheme

09 January

Otama scheme users urged to conserve water

Otama Rural Water Supply consumers are being asked to conserve water as the scheme continues to struggle to keep up...

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