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Deadline for Special Liquor Licence Processing Requirement

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:07 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Organisers of events in Ruapehu requiring a special liquor licence are being advised to ensure they allow the statutory 20 working days for its processing. More >>

Gutbuster all about fun

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:41 am | Ruapehu District Council

Cyclists with a taste for history have made the Easter Sunday Raetihi ‘Gutbuster’ one of the most popular community events of its type. Created to celebrate the sealing of the historic road between Pipiriki on the Whanganui River and Raetihi at the foot ... More >>

Ruapehu Asked To Make Every Drop Count

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 12:19 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu residents are being urged to “make every drop count” as Ruapehu’s rivers and soil moisture have dropped to very low levels and water sources are now under extreme pressure. More >>

Visitors Need To Contribute More

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 12:37 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Visitors Need To Contribute More Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is concerned that the reality of the financial issues facing Ruapehu tourism have not been accepted or understood by some operators. RDC Mayor, Don Cameron, said that although the proposals ... More >>

Ruapehu Ratespayers Urged to Think Long Term

Monday, 17 March 2014, 4:56 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is asking ratepayers to consider two possible rate rises as part of the consultation on their Annual Plan for the coming financial year. More >>

Testing Allows Precautionary Boil Water Notice to Be Lifted

Monday, 17 March 2014, 1:17 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Testing has shown that water from the Taumarunui Water Plant meets national health standards allowing the precautionary ‘boil drinking water notice’ that was in place over the weekend to be lifted. More >>

Boil Drinking Water Notice for Taumarunui & Manunui

Friday, 14 March 2014, 10:19 am | Ruapehu District Council

A fault with filters at the water treatment plant in Matapuna has required Ruapehu District Council (RDC) to issue a precautionary ‘boil drinking water’ notice for Taumarunui and Manunui. More >>

Diesel Spill Focuses Community on Long Term Water Supply

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 3:22 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Raetihi is now back drawing its drinking water from the Makotuku River that was contaminated by a diesel spill from the Turoa ski field in October last year. More >>

Raetihi Returns to Makotuku River for Water on Monday

Friday, 28 February 2014, 2:49 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) will be returning the water supply for Raetihi to the Makotuku River on Monday (3 March) following a meeting with the Raetihi community last night. More >>

Health All-Clear to Return to Makotuku for Raetihi Water

Friday, 21 February 2014, 3:47 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) has received clearance from the Medical Officer of Health for Waimarino that they can return to the Makotuku River to source drinking water for Raetihi. (see attached pdf) More >>

New Creative Communities Committee Appointed

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 12:51 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) has approved the appointment of the Creative Communities Committee (CCC) for the next three years. The CCC which is funded by Creative NZ has the aim of increasing participation in the arts at a local level as well as increasing ... More >>

Youth Sport team travel fund applications open

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 5:14 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The latest application round of the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund (RTF) which assists Ruapehu youth sport teams attend regular local sport competitions is now open. Youth sport teams with young people aged between five to 19 years who need financial assistance ... More >>

Public Help Sought In Catching Rogue Dogs

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 12:07 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Residents of Raetihi and the surrounding farming area are being asked to report any roaming dogs they see to Ruapehu District Council (RDC) compliance staff. RDC Compliance Team Leader, Brenda Ralph, said that over the last six months Raetihi has been plagued ... More >>

Taumarunui Brass Band History on Display

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 3:58 pm | Ruapehu District Council

An important slice of Ruapehu’s musical heritage can be viewed at the i-SITE information centre with historic photos and original instruments from ‘Taumarunui’s Silver Band’ era on display. More >>

Reuse/Recycle Shop Opportunity for Local Nonprofit Groups

Friday, 14 February 2014, 12:28 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Reuse/Recycle Shop Opportunity for Local Nonprofit Community Groups Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is giving local, nonprofit, community organisations the opportunity to apply to run the reuse/recycle shop at the Taumarunui transfer station. RDC Waste ... More >>

Emergency Preparedness Improves But More Work Needed

Friday, 14 February 2014, 9:21 am | Ruapehu District Council

Household Emergency Preparedness Improves But More Work to Be Done Ruapehu residents are better prepared to look after themselves in the event of a civil defence emergency. Results from the 2012 General Social Survey and the Ministry of Civil Defence and ... More >>

Challenge Aims to Cut Plastic Checkout Bag Use

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 3:22 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) and New World have joined up to encourage shoppers to use less plastic checkout bags. More >>

Council Fine Tunes Hydrocarbon Sensor Protecting Raetihi

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 10:12 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is continuing to test and adjust the hydrocarbon sensor on Raetihi’s water intake in preparation for returning the Makotuku River as the township’s water source. A spill from the Turoa ski field on Mt Ruapehu ... More >>

Aquatic insect populations indicate Makotuku River returning

Monday, 3 February 2014, 5:34 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The Makotuku River which provided water for Raetihi before it was contaminated by a diesel spill at the Turoa ski area on Mt Ruapehu in October last year is returning to health. As part of Ruapehu District Council’s plan to return to the Makotuku ... More >>

Cattle Wandering Onto State Highway Shot

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 11:52 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) compliance staff took part in a joint agency operation yesterday to shoot cattle that have been wandering onto SH47 and causing vehicle accidents and near misses. More >>

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