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Ohakune Carrot Park nominated for 2nd major Award in a year

Friday, 16 August 2019, 6:46 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park has been named a finalist in the 2019 Kiwi Choice Award in the Beautiful Award - Kiwi Choice category. More >>

Canine Parvovirus warning to dog owners

Monday, 5 August 2019, 5:10 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is urging owners to ensure that their dogs are vaccinated against the highly infectious parvovirus after two dogs that were found roaming tested positive for the disease. Compliance Team Leader Brenda Ralph said that the canine parvovirus ... More >>

Boil water noticed lifted tomorrow

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 9:03 am | Ruapehu District Council

Council is planning to lift the boil water notice in Ohakune tomorrow (Thursday 25 July 2019). The turbidity levels are now under what they need to be to meet drinking water standards however Health officials require three consecutive days of negative ... More >>

Weather significant factor in lifting boil water notice

Friday, 19 July 2019, 3:05 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The forecast of more bad weather is likely to be the biggest impediment to Council being able to quickly lift the precautionary boil water notice in Ohakune. Environment Manager Anne-Marie Westcott said that daily tests are showing that turbidity levels ... More >>

Council and TLC ensure access to drinking water

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 3:01 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council and The Lines Company (TLC) have been working together to ensure that anyone in Ohakune affected by both the TLC planned three day rolling power outage and Council’s precautionary water safety notice are not without clean drinking water. Council Chief ... More >>

Heavy rain leads to precautionary water safety notice

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 5:40 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Localised heavy rainfall over the last three days and resulting high raw water turbidity in Ohakune's water source has led to Council needing to issue a precautionary water safety notice which is advising people to either use bottled water or to boil water ... More >>

Cooking class teaches life skills and helps our environment

Monday, 8 July 2019, 4:04 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Yummy, delicious and fun was the overwhelming response from the kids taking part in the zero waste, healthy food cooking class at Taumarunui REAP today (Mon 8 July). At today’s class the kids cooked a family favourite Nachos from the winter ‘Easy ... More >>

Mobile library brings love of reading to rural school kids

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 5:29 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Librarians Fiona Thomas and Libby Ogle have been on a mission to get books to children at the National Park and Owhango Schools who otherwise are not able to get into the library in Taumarunui. District Librarian Fiona Thomas said that there ... More >>

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 9:23 am | Ruapehu District Council

With Plastic Free July 2019 coinciding with the official ban of single use plastic bags by retailers Ruapehu Waste Minimisation Educator Emily Jasmine is encouraging people to think about what other single use plastics they could do without. More >>

Taking part in council elections important for Ruapehu

Friday, 21 June 2019, 4:47 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron is calling on all eligible Ruapehu voters to get involved in the Local Authority elections in October this year. “I strongly encourage people to inform themselves about the issues confronting Ruapehu, what the candidates stand ... More >>

Call for year-end Pride of Place funding applications

Monday, 10 June 2019, 4:20 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Community groups wanting project support from the final round of Pride of Place Funding for this financial year have two weeks to get their applications in which close on Friday 21 June. More >>

Call for Rate Rebate Applications Before 30 June Deadline

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 2:27 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council is urging ratepayers to check their eligibility for receiving a rate rebate before the end of June deadline if they haven’t done so. More >>

A lot of positivity at Visit Ruapehu Forum

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 10:14 am | Ruapehu District Council

Over 70 tourism operators together with representatives from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), DOC and Taupo’s Regional Tourism Organisation joined Mayor Don Cameron and Council economic and community development staff at ... More >>

Council thrilled with Trades Academy work on playground

Friday, 24 May 2019, 4:56 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The Kakahi community have celebrated the opening of their new playground that was constructed by carpentry and farming Trades Academy pupils from Taumarunui High School (THS). Residents together with Major Don Cameron, Deputy Mayor Karen Ngatai and the ... More >>

Youth Ambassadors help feed Raetihi

Friday, 24 May 2019, 12:03 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Waimarino-Waiouru Youth Ambassadors from Ruapehu’s award winning Youth Council have held a working bee at the Raetihi Community Gardens as part of the NZ Youth Week. Held every May, Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events designed to encourage ... More >>

Museum Building Committee supports housing collections

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 3:46 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Museum Building Committee supports housing collections together More >>

Eruption training exercise goes well

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:19 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Emergency Management Officer Nick Watson said that last week’s multi-agency training exercise based around a major eruption on Mt Ruapehu went well. "In terms of people and organisations taking part it was probably the largest emergency ... More >>

Support for Trades Academy helps build pathways

Friday, 10 May 2019, 4:38 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu’s booming construction sector is providing opportunities for students in the Taumarunui High School (THS) Trades Academy to take on real projects and gain real-life work experience. Council’s Property Team was struggling to find any spare ... More >>

Carrot Park award recognises efforts of Ohakune community

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:54 am | Ruapehu District Council

The Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park has won the Healthy Park Award category at the 2019 Recreation Aotearoa NZ Parks Awards held in Auckland last week. More >>

Excitement at Taumarunui Domain playground upgrade

Monday, 8 April 2019, 9:29 am | Ruapehu District Council

The playground at the Taumarunui Domain is about to get a major upgrade that will see new junior and senior multi-play equipment, swing zone, double flying fox, natural water play area, junior play train and accessible wheel chair carousel installed. More >>



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