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Collaborative Approach To Road Safety

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 9:43 am | Hurunui District Council

After extensive engagement with community groups, the Hurunui District Council proposed Speed Limit changes went out for consultation in mid 2020. This process resulted in the new Bylaw 2020 coming into effect on February 2. The implementation of this ... More >>

A Year Of Adaption Proves Successful

Friday, 18 December 2020, 8:27 am | Hurunui District Council

Council has adopted the Annual Report for the 2019/20 year. The report outlines the performance of the Council for the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. The Council also adopted the Summary Annual Report. As Hurunui District Council (HDC) ... More >>

Iconic County Council Landmark Makes A Comeback

Friday, 4 December 2020, 12:29 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Kowai County Council Archives Building on Upper Sefton Rd is looking spic and span and ready for its unveiling. Due to extensive damage in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, it received an insurance payout and a portion of the Lottery Environment and Heritage More >>

Majority Satisfied With Council Performance

Friday, 6 November 2020, 12:17 pm | Hurunui District Council

Hurunui residents have been surveyed and the majority are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the Council’s performance. The Hurunui District Council recently used Opinions Market Research to undertake a Resident & Ratepayer Satisfaction ... More >>

Funding To Encourage Responsible Camping

Friday, 16 October 2020, 3:06 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council is pleased to announce it can continue building on responsible camping efforts around the district, thanks to renewed Government funding. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has approved $185,705 ... More >>

What The Flush

Friday, 9 October 2020, 1:25 pm | Hurunui District Council

The council has recently completed several wastewater upgrades and is reminding all Hurunui residents to flush responsibly. The term “flush and forget” could not be further from the truth when it comes to taking care of your home. The reality ... More >>

HDC The First Council In New Zealand To Meet MoH Water Safety Plan (WSP) Approval

Friday, 2 October 2020, 4:41 pm | Hurunui District Council

The first Water Safety Plan (WSP) approved under the Ministry of Health’s new framework has been awarded to Hurunui District Council. The Culverden drinking water scheme is the first one in New Zealand to receive the tick from the Ministry. This ... More >>

Vacancies Filled With Enthusiasm On The Hanmer Springs Community Board

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 8:17 am | Hurunui District Council

Newly appointed Hanmer Springs Community Board member Bobby Harpur. The alpine town in northern Hurunui is in full steam as we begin to close in on a very challenging 2020, and there will be great confidence around the Hanmer Springs Community Board ... More >>

2020 Community Awards

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 4:22 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Hurunui Community Awards, including those who received community service awards and those who received heritage and environmental funding. The recipients were presented ... More >>

HDC Accepts Stimulus Funding For Three Waters Delivery

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 4:01 pm | Hurunui District Council

At a Council meeting this morning, Thursday August 27th, Councillors voted in favour of signing a Memorandum of Understanding, (MOU) and separate Funding Agreement under which, Hurunui District Council (HDC) will receive part of the $761 million of COVID-19 ... More >>

Three Waters Reform Proposed By Government

Friday, 14 August 2020, 3:51 pm | Hurunui District Council

The New Zealand Government is proposing a nationwide reform of Three Waters service delivery arrangements. The Government’s proposal envisages the setting up of one to five water authorities nationwide. Currently, delivery of water services in each ... More >>

Council Services And Level 2

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 12:09 pm | Hurunui District Council

The majority of Council facilities remain open to the public at Alert Level 2 - including transfer stations, playgrounds, libraries and service centres. We have reintroduced Level 2 safety protocols and ask all visitors to maintain social distancing, ... More >>

Slight Rates Increase For The District

Monday, 6 July 2020, 1:58 pm | Hurunui District Council

Annual Key community projects will retain their funding and the increase in rates will remain at 3.74% in the Hurunui District this year. The Hurunui District Annual Plan 2020-21 was adopted by the Council at its meeting of Thursday June 25, 2020. ... More >>

Dog Responsibility Is Better For Everyone

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:59 pm | Hurunui District Council

Being a Responsible Dog Owner in the Hurunui District means a few extra dollars will stay in your wallet. It’s that time of year again, dog registrations are due at the moment with the final payment date of August 1st. Records indicate there are ... More >>

Community Feedback Changes Annual Plan

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 4:39 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council today considered all community feedback and adopted the Annual Plan for 2021. Following the council’s significant loss in revenue due to COVID-19 and the hardships residents and businesses face, the Hurunui District ... More >>

First Meeting Of The Hurunui Youth Council

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 2:49 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui Youth Council had their first meeting of the year on the 9th of June, after being delayed by COVID-19. At the meeting, the Council elected their Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. During the meeting, the council identified significant projects ... More >>

Hurunui District Council CEO Announced

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 9:05 am | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council has made its decision following the Chief Executive Officer recruitment process. Mayor Marie Black made the announcement, wrapping up the Mayor and Councillor lead recruitment. “It is with great pleasure that I announce ... More >>

New Bore Softens Amberley Water

Monday, 8 June 2020, 5:26 pm | Hurunui District Council

A newly drilled bore is now the primary source of water for Amberley and is estimated to soften the water by nearly 50% The new water source was commissioned prior to COVID-19 Lockdown and has been slowly introduced over the last few months. It is ... More >>

Subsidised Internet Reduces “Digital Divide”

Friday, 5 June 2020, 5:13 pm | Hurunui District Council

Subsidised internet, in the form of a programme called Skinny Jump, is now cheaper and more widely available to those who may struggle getting online The Spark Foundation and Skinny have announced reduced rates for using Skinny Jump modems, their popular ... More >>

Youth Conservation Project Gains Momentum

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 5:37 pm | Hurunui District Council

One year on from the launch of a youth led conservation site in Balmoral Forest, work continues to restore native flora to the area and create a space where Hurunui youth can exercise guardianship of the land. The Hurunui Youth Kaitiakitanga Project* ... More >>