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Hurunui District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Construction Work Starts On Soldiers’ Block Restoration

Friday, 7 June 2024, 10:01 am | Hurunui District Council

The building was blessed on Wednesday by Rāwiri Manawatu from Ngāti Kurī as the building moves into the construction phase. More >>

Petrol And Passion Ignite New Life Into Mockett’s Motors

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 3:58 pm | Hurunui District Council

“The vision was to get the workshop up for the community and to pay homage to the history of the site,” says new owner-operator of Mockett’s Motors, Chris Gudsell. “There are just so many stories about this building.” More >>

Gracie’s Love For Cars Lands Her Dream Job – Thanks To MTFJ

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 9:00 am | Hurunui District Council

Two months into her apprenticeship has seen Gracie grow in confidence. “Cars have always been my passion so it makes working hard towards an apprenticeship easier. This is my dream job – I love it.” More >>

The Dark Secret Of Hanmer Springs’ Conical Hill Reserve

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 12:37 pm | Hurunui District Council

Hurunui Council’s draft Reserves Management Plan, which is out for public consultation, describes the trees on Conical Hill Reserve- Te Tihi o Rauhea as “some of the New Zealand’s oldest exotic forests”. More >>

Council Purchases Wetland For Community Flood Protection

Friday, 10 May 2024, 8:50 am | Hurunui District Council

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black said about 90 hectares of bare land has been purchased to the north of Amberley, including a major wetland that will divert flood water away from the Eastern Drain. More >>

Fire Safety A Priority For Building Inspectors

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 8:00 am | Hurunui District Council

A big priority for HDC building inspectors is for all residents to feel safe within their homes. A significant step towards this is for all homes to have smoke detectors. More >>

New Life For The Soldiers’ Block Another Step Closer

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 3:57 pm | Hurunui District Council

Following a robust tender process with three competitive tenders being received, project work will commence for Hanmer Springs’ Soldiers’ Block in late May. The project will result in the building being made available for public use again. More >>

New Bund Is On The Cards For Amberley Beach Community

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 11:11 pm | Hurunui District Council

At the April Council meeting this morning, councillors unanimously agreed in principle to debt fund the shortfall of some of the costs associated with the build of the new Amberley Beach bund. More >>

‘The Spaces That Shape Us’ Looks At The History That Connects Us To Hurunui’s Reserves

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 4:36 pm | Hurunui District Council

Take your time when visiting the reserve to walk through the grove of oak trees that were planted on the Glenmark estate all those years ago. The story of Glenmark Reserve is just one of the stories in Hurunui Council’s draft Reserves Management Plan, ... More >>

Opportunities Aplenty For Hurunui’s Young Job Seekers

Friday, 19 April 2024, 9:05 am | Hurunui District Council

There are opportunities aplenty for Hurunui’s young job seekers. Hurunui Council’s Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Programme is calling for new programme candidates following a bumper 2023 that saw 35 MTFJ job placements. Youth Team Leader Jo Sherwood ... More >>

‘Ready Money’ Robinson Proves Cash Is King

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 5:06 pm | Hurunui District Council

South of Cheviot township, a small sign invites you to leave SH1 and venture down a side road to the Cheviot Hills Reserve. There you will find a peaceful parkland and the foundations of what was once a majestic mansion. More >>

Council’s Coastal Adaptation Project Wins Supreme Award.

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 1:55 pm | Hurunui District Council

It’s official, Hurunui District Council’s coastal adaptation project with the Amberley Beach community has been recognised as the best in New Zealand in the professional planning realm. Last week at the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) conference, ... More >>

Survey Shows Transport Biggest Challenge For Hurunui’s Newcomers

Friday, 15 March 2024, 3:01 pm | Hurunui District Council

One quarter of respondents taking part in the Hurunui Welcoming Communities survey found accessing transport in the district the biggest challenge to settling in the Hurunui – ranking it even more of a difficulty than finding work, making friends ... More >>

Striking The Right Balance

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 6:30 pm | Hurunui District Council

How and where ratepayer money will be spent in the Hurunui District for the next ten years was adopted as a draft Budget by Council this afternoon in Chambers. In an extraordinary meeting, Councillors agreed unanimously to adopt a draft Budget More >>

Road Sign Damage Expensive And Dangerous

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 9:20 am | Hurunui District Council

Road and trail sign vandalism in the Hurunui District is hitting the pockets of rate payers. In the past few months there has been a spate of damage to Give Way, Stop, Railway warning signs and speed limit signs on the district’s roads, as well ... More >>

Hurunui Welcomes New Youth Councillors

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 2:30 pm | Hurunui District Council

It’s shaping to be a stellar year for Hurunui’s young people, with the district’s newly selected youth leaders starting 2024 on full throttle. William Munsey was elected Chair and Millie Jane McIlraith Deputy Chair at this year’s first meeting of the ... More >>

Community Feedback Wins Hurunui Council Awards

Monday, 5 February 2024, 11:47 am | Hurunui District Council

Positive community feedback has won Hurunui District Council the Snap Send Solve NZ Community Engagement Award for the second consecutive year and Third place in the Top 10 Councils Award. The New Zealand Community Engagement Award is presented ... More >>

Hurunui Manu Champs Proves A Family Affair

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 10:41 am | Hurunui District Council

It proved a family affair at the weekend’s Hurunui Manu Champs at the MainPower Amberley Pool, with two families of siblings: Will and Marcus Smallwood, and Hema and Tekaia Laxon, joining Jock Waghorn to go through to the Z Manu World Champs regional ... More >>

Sustainability A Way Of Life For Hurunui Winery

Monday, 15 January 2024, 10:33 am | Hurunui District Council

  Pegasus Bay winery’s Paul Donaldson talks about sustainable viticulture with the ease of someone who lives what he speaks. With a degree in zoology and marine biology, and raised on the family winery, it’s a concept that sits as close as ... More >>

Emergency Services Convoy Traverses Leslie Hills To Map Evacuation Route

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:17 am | Hurunui District Council

A convoy of emergency services in four-wheel drive vehicles have traversed a path across Leslie Hills to map out an alternative evacuation route out of Hanmer Springs in preparation for a major emergency event. Hurunui Council’s Emergency Management ... More >>





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