Public Notices

Public notices relating to alcohol licences can be found on our Alcohol Licensing pages.

Public notices relating to road closures can be found on our Road Closures and Road Conditions page.


Notice of extraordinary meeting

An extraordinary meeting of the Gore District Council will be held on Tuesday 26 May, at 4.00pm.

The meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom.  At the conclusion of the meeting there will be a link on the Council's agenda page to a recording. Alternatively, the meeting recording can be viewed on the Council's YouTube page.  The agenda will be available on our agenda page.



Water Allocations

The Otama Rural Water Scheme Committee is offering additional water allocation during winter. For any consumer electing to take up this offer your restrictor will be removed prior to Friday 1  May. The restrictor will be reinstated after 31 August.

In addition to the normal cubic metre rate for any additional water used, there will be a charge of $250 per connection per year to cover the cost of removing and reinstalling the restrictor, and additional administration costs.

If you would like to take up this offer please make your request to the Council’s Customer Service Team (03 209 0330) before Friday 17 April 2020.

NB: Requests after this date will be accepted. However the necessary changes may not be made before 1 May.


 Stormwater network smoke testing

The Council will be carrying out smoke testing on our stormwater mains in Gore, starting next Monday (24 February), after recent tests identified high levels of E.coli in the network.

The testing may result in smoke vapor venting from pipe outlets, both in the street and within people's properties. If people see smoke, there is no need for concern as it is harmless.

The testing should be finished by Friday 13 March. The proposed schedule is:

First Area

  • Aotea Crescent
  • Norton Street
  • Takitimu Street

Second Area

  • Charlton Road
  • Moa Street
  • Thames Street
  • Kaka Street
  • Robertson Street
  • Robertson Place
  • Oreti Street
  • Waiau Street

Third Area

  • Lawrence Street
  • Walker Street
  • Wentworth Street
  • Talbot Street
  • Gordon Tce

Fourth Area

  • Ardwick Street
  • Canning Street
  • Bowler Ave
  • Albany Street
  • William Street

If anyone has any questions please call the 3 Waters team, phone 03 2090330.


Asbestos Management at Water Tower

The Hilbre Avenue water treatment site was recently assessed by specialist company K2 Environmental Ltd for asbestos as part of the Council’s health and safety process to develop a asbestos management plans for all our buildings. 

The assessment found some contamination of the soil immediately surrounding the reservoir, potentially caused by rainfall runoff from the roof of the reservoir. 

The Council has been advised there is unlikely to be a risk to neighbouring properties as potential health problems only occur when asbestos fibres are airborne. 

The reservoir is due to be replaced in approximately 2 years’ time, however, in the interim the following steps will be taken to minimise any risk:

  • The immediate area surrounding the reservoir will be fenced and warning signs put in place
  • The grass will not be mowed until the reservoir is replaced, which is planned to occur in  two years’ time
  • Anyone entering the site, including our staff, will be required to wear appropriate protective clothing.

Please contact 3 Waters Asset Manager Matt Bayliss, phone 209 0330, if you have any questions.


Flush Water Before Drinking

The Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking water tap each morning, before use, to remove any traces of metals from the plumbing fittings that may have dissolved. This simple precaution is recommended for all households in the District, whether on public or private water supplies, as trace metals in water can pose a small risk to your health.

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