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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 >>

Update on the local roads and bridges in Westland

Monday, 1 April 2019, 4:23 pm | Westland District Council

This is the current status of the local roads and bridges in Westland following the storm event of last week. • The current priority is to gain access to the bridges between Hans Bay and Styx as the road is currently inaccessible and the bridges have ... More >>

Clean up effort in coastal Westland

Monday, 1 April 2019, 3:39 pm | Westland District Council

Following last week’s significant rainfall event, the closed landfill site at Fox River has been severely eroded by the river, with the river cutting through approximately 40m of bush, causing rubbish to be taken downstream and north through the northern ... More >>

Historic Fox River Rubbish Dump

Monday, 1 April 2019, 9:35 am | Westland District Council

Following this 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. More >>

State of Emergency lifted

Friday, 29 March 2019, 1:42 pm | Westland District Council

On behalf of Mayor Bruce Smith, Deputy Mayor Latham Martin has lifted the State of Emergency in Westland District as at 10:45am. The next step in the process is to transition into the recovery phase. More >>

OAG report to Parliament

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 2:05 pm | Westland District Council

The Office of the Auditor General has released their report to Parliament on the inquiry into procurement of works by Westland District Council to carry out works at Franz Josef. The works were judged necessary to address an imminent flood risk ... More >>

Westland reduced speed trial ended

Friday, 1 March 2019, 2:09 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council began a trial of various speed reductions around the district four weeks ago. The West Coast Road Safety Committee (Comprising representatives from WDC, Buller DC, NZ Police, AA, ACC, Community and Public Health, and NZTA) recognised ... More >>

Speed limit testing in the Westland District

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 11:42 am | Westland District Council

In November 2018 Council resolved to trial lower speed limits on a number of high profile roads in the district. Signposts with new speed limits are now being erected. The temporary speed limits will remain in place until 31 May 2019, unless formally ... More >>

 

 

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