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Leadership Change At Ōpōtiki District Council

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 1:04 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Ōpōtiki Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, announced today that the Chief Executive, Aileen Lawrie, would be leaving the role in July to take up a new opportunity as Thames-Coromandel District Council Chief Executive. “On a personal level, I am ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Mayor Voices Concern Over Three Waters Announcement

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 2:32 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Ōpōtiki Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, added her voice to other councils around the country concerned at the “bulldozer tactics” as government announced its intention to continue largely unchanged in their approach to Three Waters reforms. ... More >>

Opotiki Harbour Construction Passes The Halfway Mark Just Two Years After Funding Announced

Monday, 28 February 2022, 4:18 pm | Opotiki District Council

Construction in Ōpōtiki of one of the largest pieces of non-roading infrastructure seen in New Zealand in decades has now reached the halfway mark, with the Bay of Plenty town’s Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, describing progress as “outstanding.” Two ... More >>

Council Supports Iwi Calls To Restrict Movements This Summer

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:09 pm | Opotiki District Council

With a large number of vulnerable, rural communities in the Ōpōtiki District, Ōpōtiki District Council is backing calls from iwi leaders to restrict movement to help keep covid from spreading into the rohe. Ōpōtiki Councillor, Louis Rapihana, ... More >>

Huge crane working hard at harbour construction site

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 3:37 pm | Opotiki District Council

Some project milestones come in very large packages and the huge Liebherr crane which has been purchased to work on the Ōpōtiki Harbour entrance has certainly turned a lot of heads as it has been delivered (in parts on several trucks) and now that ... More >>

Harbour Project Update - Sand Pile Growing By The Day

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 4:38 pm | Opotiki District Council

Hanbar units stockpiled by size ready for use on the harbour walls. The large mound of sand near the mouth of the Waioeka River in Ōpōtiki has been attracting almost as much attention as the huge rows of variously-sized hanbar units that line the ... More >>

Shelving The ‘outdated’ Library Overdue Fine

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 10:58 am | Opotiki District Council

Ōpōtiki District Library has joined the growing number of libraries in New Zealand and around the world that are shelving the ‘odd and outdated’ notion of fines on books returned late. Ōpōtiki library manager, Jo Hunt, said that existing fines ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Library Saves A Kilometre Of Plastic From Landfill

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 3:31 pm | Opotiki District Council

Small changes can add up to larger, collective action and Ōpōtiki Library has been considering its own plastic footprint over recent years. This Plastic Free July has been a good opportunity to do some analysis and put facts and figures to the ... More >>

Ōpōtiki’s Harbour Project Wins Local Government Award

Monday, 19 July 2021, 1:06 pm | Opotiki District Council

  On Friday night [subs 16 July 2021], Local Government New Zealand held the 2021 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards in Blenheim. These awards recognise and celebrate outstanding work by local councils around the country to promote and grow the well-being ... More >>

Matariki Festival Flourishing In Provincial Town

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 12:06 pm | Opotiki District Council

Ōpōtiki district is well-placed to be the go-to destination to celebrate Matariki, and this year’s week-long festival of activities and concerts has something for the whole whānau. From 1 July to 11 July, there is an activity each day to bring ... More >>

Ōpōtiki’s Harbour Project A Finalist In LGNZ Awards

Monday, 14 June 2021, 11:50 am | Opotiki District Council

Last week, LGNZ announced the finalists in the 2021 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards . These awards recognise and celebrate outstanding work by local councils around the country to promote and grow the well-being of their communities. Ōpōtiki District Council ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Welcomes Government Housing Announcement

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 4:08 pm | Opotiki District Council

Ōpōtiki’s Mayor Lyn Riesterer, welcomed today’s announcement from the government about significant investment in housing in an effort to start a long-term resolution of the nation’s housing crisis. “Just last week, I was speaking pretty candidly ... More >>

Turning Ōpōtiki’s Employment Statistics Around – One Job At A Time

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 1:30 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Ōpōtiki’s Workforce Development Co-ordinator, Barbara MacLennan knows that Opotiki’s benefit figures don’t make great reading – at the end of January, there were 586 local people on Job Seeker Work Ready benefits, 50% higher than the ... More >>

Council Seeks Way Forward On Housing Squeeze

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 4:12 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Ōpōtiki District Council is looking for a way forward to ease the pressures caused by a lack of housing in the Ōpōtiki town, but agrees there are only a few options at its disposal. Council’s Planning and Regulatory Group Manager, Gerard ... More >>

Mould-maker Announced For Ōpōtiki Harbour Project

Friday, 11 September 2020, 2:55 pm | Opotiki District Council

An Ōpōtiki firm is playing a key role in the $100 million Ōpōtiki harbour project. C Hayes Engineering is making steel moulds for the special reinforced concrete anchors that will be part of rock sea walls at the harbour entrance. The contract calls for ... More >>

Tonnes Of Action On Ōpōtiki’s Harbour Development

Friday, 11 September 2020, 2:52 pm | Opotiki District Council

It has been a busy couple of months with plenty of action on the ground and even more on paper towards the build of Ōpōtiki’s Harbour. Some of the most obvious action has been along Snell’s Road where Ōpōtiki District Council’s work on ... More >>

New Opportunities As Opotiki Booms

Friday, 4 September 2020, 6:00 am | Opotiki District Council

Ōpōtiki’s local paper, the Ōpōtiki News, was bursting with job opportunities in recent weeks, many at the local Council as staffing needs increase to support a wide range of projects receiving funding support from the Government. Ōpōtiki ... More >>

“Turning Opotiki Around” With Funding For New Community Facilities

Friday, 31 July 2020, 12:34 pm | Opotiki District Council

Today, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, was in Ōpōtiki to announce funding for a wide range of projects which will see locals employed in the development and upgrade of community facilities. In April this year, central government called for ... More >>

New Jobs And New Footpaths For Ōpōtiki District

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:02 pm | Opotiki District Council

  Boots are on the ground and work is already underway to build new footpaths across the Ōpōtiki district bringing new employment and work opportunities for locals. Earlier this month, the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) committed $60m for job-creation ... More >>

Safe Housing For RSE Workers A Priority

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 2:33 pm | Opotiki District Council

Ōpōtiki District Council will be working with accommodation providers over the coming months to ensure that seasonal workers and those in temporary accommodation are housed in safe and compliant buildings throughout the district. Council’s Planning ... More >>