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High Community Interest In Water Reforms

Friday, 15 October 2021, 11:01 am | Ruapehu District Council

There was a lot of interest in the first of two public hui on the government’s proposed reforms to the 3 waters (drinking, storm, waste) held in Taumarunui this week with a second scheduled for Raetihi at the Baptist Church Hall next Wednesday ... More >>

Men arrested in Ohakune for breaching Auckland Lockdown

Friday, 17 September 2021, 11:40 am | Ruapehu District Council

Three men from Auckland were arrested in Ohakune yesterday after travelling to Turoa Ski Field. More >>

Next Stage Of Taumarunui Water Infrastructure Upgrade Underw

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 11:54 am | Ruapehu District Council

The next major stage of Taumarunui's water infrastructure upgrade has started this week with work on the relining of the wastewater and storm water mains along Hakiaha St getting underway. More >>

Council Services At Alert Level 2

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 4:04 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council offices and libraries will reopen on Thursday 9 September to allow for deep cleaning tomorrow (Wed 8 Sept) before staff and the public come back into the buildings. Mayor Don Cameron said that while the move to Alert Level 2 and its additional freedoms ... More >>

Call To Remain Disciplined And Buy Local Safely At Level 3

Monday, 30 August 2021, 5:59 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron is welcoming Ruapehu moving to Alert Level 3 and the opportunity this provides for many businesses to recommence trading but is warning of the need to remain disciplined in adhering to the Level 3 rules. “While supporting local ... More >>

Council Recognises Ratepayer Concerns Around 3 Waters Reform

Friday, 27 August 2021, 9:35 am | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron said that Council was very aware of the desire for more information from the community on 3 waters reform and the opportunity for people to have their say. "While there is information available on official websites such as ... More >>

Ruapehu EOC Up And Running Smoothly

Friday, 20 August 2021, 1:00 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu’s Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) is up and running smoothly benefiting from the experience from the Level 4 lockdown last year. All staff with the exception of EOC staff or staff required to work in the field are working from home. Chief ... More >>

Smaller Council And More Community Boards With Expanded Roles Proposed For Future Representation Arrangements

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 11:37 am | Ruapehu District Council

Council is proposing to reduce councillor numbers to eight plus the mayor made up of six general ward, and two Māori ward councillors, all elected at large, and have four Community Boards with four community representatives on each, all elected at ... More >>

Council Due To Propose Future Representation Arrangements

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 4:06 pm | Ruapehu District Council

This August is set to be a significant month for local government in Ruapehu with Council due to decide on its 'initial representation proposal' at its meeting on the 25th. The 'initial representation proposal', which will be consulted on with ... More >>

King Country Reap Funded For Mayors Taskforce For Jobs Programme

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 3:47 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council and King Country REAP sign the agreement to deliver the Industry Partnerships, Skills for Industry - Mayors Task Force for Jobs Community Recovery Programme. L2R: Council CE Clive Manley, Hiraina Tarawa, Dianne Bunn and ... More >>

Ruapehu Welcomes Funding In Support Of 3 Waters Reform

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 4:17 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron has welcomed the $16.4m in Government support for Ruapehu announced today as part of the $2.5 billion package to support local government transition through the reforms to New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater ... More >>

Reducing Water Demand Key To Avoiding Boil Water Notices

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 8:50 am | Ruapehu District Council

The increased demand for water from holiday visitors combining with bad weather on the horizon is raising the possibility of a potential boil water notice for Ohakune. Council is urgently asking everyone in the township to reduce their water usage and ... More >>

Ruapehu Welcomes Announcements On 3 Waters Reform

Friday, 2 July 2021, 8:39 am | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron said that Ruapehu welcomes central government's release of information on the reform of the 3 waters (drinking, storm and wastewater) sector. “Under the government's proposal water services will be delivered by one of four multi-regional ... More >>

Taumarunui Reuse Shop Off To A Flying Start

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 9:14 am | Ruapehu District Council

The opening of the Reuse Shop at the Taumarunui Transfer Station/Resource Recovery Centre got off to a flying start over the weekend. <img src="" width="720" height="405"> Rachel and Mark Adams were very ... More >>

$200 Plumbing Offer To Help Stem Ohakune Water Losses

Monday, 21 June 2021, 10:16 am | Ruapehu District Council

Council is offering to fix small leaks and drips for people on Ohakune's drinking water network in an effort to help stem the loss of some 720,000 litres (720m3 cubic meters) of water that typically goes missing every day. Environmental Manager Stuart ... More >>

Surge In Rate Rebate Applications Wanted Before 30 June Deadline

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 3:43 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is hoping for big increase in the number of people applying for a Rate Rebate before the cut-off at the end of June. Mayor Don Cameron said that he wanted to urge ratepayers to call Council to check their eligibility for receiving a rate rebate ... More >>

Aging Bridges Highlight Infrastructure Funding Challenges In Support Of Rural Economy

Friday, 30 April 2021, 5:53 pm | Ruapehu District Council

L2R: Ivan Young, Mayor Don Cameron, Scott YoungMayor Don Cameron discusses options for replacing the Mangateitei Rd rail over-bridge and the associated issues with Waimarino growers Scott and Ivan Young of Kim Young and Sons. Funding for rural bridges ... More >>

Live Streaming Hui Boosts Community Engagement

Friday, 30 April 2021, 9:35 am | Ruapehu District Council

The submission period on Council's draft ten-year Long Term Plan 2021/31 and Representation Review closed this week having received 142 formal submissions on the Long Term Plan and 26 on the Representation Review along with 450 other contributions via Facebook. ... More >>

New Restrictions & Monitoring For Waimarino Rail Over-bridges On Main Trunk Line

Monday, 19 April 2021, 4:21 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Chicanes are being installed at the Ruapehu Rd rail over-bridge to help limit the size of vehicle that can cross over it. The old wooden structure bridge is currently limited to 3.5 tonnes which means cars and utes only. New restrictions and compliance ... More >>

Independent Assessment Showing Council Doing Many Things Well

Monday, 29 March 2021, 4:25 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu chief executive Clive Manley is pleased with the second independent CouncilMARKTM assessment rating of BBB which shows Council has maintained its overall performance while making improvements in the key areas highlighted by the inaugural 2017 report. ... More >>