Hurunui District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

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 >>

Council Facilities Reopen In Level 2

Monday, 18 May 2020, 11:52 am | Hurunui District Council

Many public facilities across the Hurunui reopened last week as the nation returned to Alert Level 2. Immediately reopened council facilities included the likes of playgrounds and reserves, libraries, public toilets, and service centers. Some facilities require ... More >>

Big Recycling Changes For Canterbury

Friday, 24 April 2020, 5:03 pm | Hurunui District Council

Canterbury’s recycling sorting facility is reopening under Alert Level 3, and kerbside recycling will start being processed again, rather than stored, from Monday 4 May. The move brings changes to the types of plastics that can be recycled, and ... More >>

Rates Decisions To Come

Friday, 17 April 2020, 6:58 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council is assessing how the district’s rates will be impacted by COVID-19 and working on solutions for residents that maintain essential services. Council continues to work hard maintaining many essential services for the district ... More >>

Recycling Temporarily Stockpiled

Friday, 3 April 2020, 5:20 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council is storing as much recycling as possible following an announcement by the region’s Material Recovery Facility, that it will be suspending its recycling sorting operations. Although kerbside collections will continue as ... More >>

Seeking Help Shows Strength

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 6:08 pm | Hurunui District Council

Hurunui Civil Defence has collated a list of local and national welfare services in an effort to keep residents connected to avenues of help and maintain wellbeing. While the Hurunui stays home to save lives, Hurunui Civil Defence will keep a watchful ... More >>

Local Emergency Operations Activated

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:07 pm | Hurunui District Council

A State of National Emergency has been declared across the country and in response, the Hurunui District Council has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). When the New Zealand Government announced today that it was putting in place the ... More >>

Deputy Mayor Selected

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 3:52 pm | Hurunui District Council

In an extraordinary council meeting today the Hurunui District Council appointed its next Deputy Mayor. When nominations opened, Councillor Fiona Harris nominated Councillor Vince Daly for the position and this nomination was seconded by Councillor ... More >>

All Council Non-Essential Facilities Closed

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:25 pm | Hurunui District Council

In line with the New Zealand Government’s announcement that New Zealand moves to Alert Level Three for Covid-19 today, all non-essential Hurunui District Council facilities and buildings are now closed. These closures will be reassessed when the ... More >>

Hurunui Deputy Mayor Resigns

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:17 pm | Hurunui District Council

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black has today announced the resignation of Deputy Mayor Jason Fletcher. Councillor Fletcher stood down as Deputy Mayor, Councillor for the West Ward and from the Hanmer Springs Community Board. Mayor Marie Black asked him to ... More >>

Great Outcomes For Hurunui Dogs

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 2:49 pm | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council has rehomed all homeless dogs found in recent years and had some real success with cheeky tail-waggers that have ‘done the dash’. Most dogs out exploring in the Hurunui are returned home so quickly, there’s barely ... More >>

Computer Classes Prove Popular

Monday, 10 February 2020, 10:11 am | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Library in Amberley has been running free classes helping people navigate their computers, smartphones and other interests of the digital world. More >>

A Word from the Mayor

Monday, 3 February 2020, 9:22 am | Hurunui District Council

We heard Last week that our central government is increasing its spending on infrastructure. This is welcome news to local government who provide forty percent of New Zealand’s public infrastructure. More >>