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March storm remains costly for small council

Friday, 12 July 2019, 1:43 pm | Westland District Council

Three months after the storm that washed out 60 metres of riverbank and breached the capped Fox Glacier landfill, Westland District Council and its ratepayers are still bearing financial costs for their part of the clean-up work. More >>

Committed to vulnerable landfills

Monday, 1 July 2019, 3:58 pm | Westland District Council

Along with the other councils in New Zealand, Westland District Council has been assisting the Ministry for the Environment and Local Government New Zealand to identify landfills in the district that are close to rivers or the coast. David Inwood, Group ... More >>

Westland District Council adopts Annual Plan 2019/20

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:22 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council adopted the Annual Plan 2019/20 at the June council meeting. Mayor Bruce Smith said “Council was really pleased to hear and read the submissions earlier in the month. We had 162 written submissions to the draft Annual Plan, which ... More >>

Council remains committed to its role in Fox River clean-up

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 5:32 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council is fully committed to its continued role in the clean-up of the Fox and Cook Rivers, and South Westland beaches, following the devastating March floods that washed out an old landfill in the Fox River. More >>

Rain Event Update #2

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:01 pm | Westland District Council

The Westland District Council is standing down its Emergency Operations Centre at 2.00 pm on Thursday 30 May 2019. More >>

Rain Event Update #1

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 1:57 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council activated its Emergency Operations Centre on the 29 May 2019, to monitor the current rain event in Westland More >>

Council urgently seeks further funding for Fox River cleanup

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 8:16 am | Westland District Council

Westland District Council has advised the Government that the operation to remove rubbish resulting from the wash-out of the disused Fox River landfill will cost a minimum of an extra $750,000. This is on top of money already spent on the post-flood ... More >>

Fox River clean-up teams recover five tonnes rubbish

Monday, 13 May 2019, 3:55 pm | Westland District Council

More than five tonnes of rubbish has been cleared from Fox and Cook Rivers, wetlands and beaches between 30 April and 7 May, the Westland District Council reported today. The clean-up, from the March floods wash-out of the former Fox River landfill, continues ... More >>

Future of Wildfoods Festival confirmed

Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:58 am | Westland District Council

The future of Westland’s Wildfoods festival was settled during the Public Excluded part of the Extraordinary Council meeting on Friday, 3 May. Earlier in the week, there was uncertainty as to who would run the event after Destination Westland announced ... More >>

Funding for Fox Landfill clean-up and flood recovery welcome

Friday, 3 May 2019, 6:56 pm | Westland District Council

The Westland District Council has today welcomed an injection of $400,000 from the Government to support recovery from the March floods, including cleaning up rubbish from river-beds and coastline after the wash-out of the long-closed Fox River landfill. More >>

Fox River/World Heritage Area clean-up programme extended

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 7:35 pm | Westland District Council

Fox River/World Heritage Area clean-up programme extended while critical search for funds continues More >>

Waiho Bridge reopening increases access for landfill cleanup

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:04 pm | Westland District Council

The Fox River landfill clean-up is expected to make good progress this week, following the opening of the Waiho Bridge, which means volunteers can use vehicles to access remote locations, rather than relying on helicopter transport. More >>

Council provided response to the Local Government Minister

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 1:35 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council received a letter from the Local Government Minister dated 20 March 2019. Chief Executive Simon Bastion says, “a response was sent to the Minister on 1 April 2019, and acknowledged by the Minister’s office. Reports that ... More >>

Volunteer effort “massive”

Monday, 8 April 2019, 3:01 pm | Westland District Council

A massive effort from volunteers over the weekend of 6-7 April has cleared significant amounts of rubbish from the area just north and south of the Fox River in South Westland. “The initial clean-up of this area is now almost complete,” says Westland District ... More >>

West Coast - Update 5: Clean-up response continues

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 3:38 pm | Westland District Council

Good progress continues to be made in cleaning up the West Coast says Westland District Council Mayor, Bruce Smith. More >>

Update 4 Fox River landfill clean up

Friday, 5 April 2019, 2:11 pm | Westland District Council

Good progress is being made in cleaning up the West Coast says Westland District Council Mayor, Bruce Smith More >>

Member of the public trespassed

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:31 am | Westland District Council

During the Extraordinary Council Meeting of Thursday 4 April, a member of the public was trespassed from Westland District Council. More >>

Update 3 Fox River landfill clean up

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 4:39 pm | Westland District Council

Rubbish is no longer flowing into the Fox River from the closed Fox Glacier Township Landfill after contractors working there successfully diverted the river today. This has stopped the flow of rubbish into the river. The next step is to install rock ... More >>

Update 2: Fox River closed landfill clean-up

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 5:28 pm | Westland District Council

This landfill was originally developed by the local community in the 1940’s, with resource consent gained in the 1960’s, in an old river channel with the river course some distance away from the landfill site. The weather event of the past week forced ... More >>

Update on the South Westland clean-up

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 12:23 pm | Westland District Council

Following last week’s significant rainfall event, Westland District Council has been undertaking assessments to assets throughout the district. The Council has found significant damage to roads and other assets. One of these being a closed landfill ... More >>

 

 

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