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Ruapehu District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

New Fast EV Charger For Taumaunui

Friday, 22 December 2023, 6:51 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Weston Kirton opened a new fast electric vehicle (EV) charger on Hakiaha St in the centre of Taumarunui today. The fast EV charger was installed by The Lines Company (TLC) with funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority ... More >>

Omaka Lodge - Five Star Garden Of National Significance

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 9:36 am | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Weston Kirton has congratulated Omaka Lodge owner-hosts Christopher Riches and Scott Riches-McPherson for receiving a Five star - Garden of National Significance rating from the New Zealand Gardens Trust. Established by the Royal New Zealand Institute ... More >>

Quick Action Wanted On Carbon Farming From New Government

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 8:16 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu mayor Weston Kirton said that he was hopeful that the new Government will introduce additional controls over carbon farming on top of the changes to the National Environmental Standards for Commercial Forestry (NES-CF) introduced by Labour. "In ... More >>

Call To Help Determine Priorities For Next Long Term Plan

Monday, 31 July 2023, 4:08 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Weston Kirton is calling on people to take part in a pre-engagement survey for next year's new ten-year Long Term Plan and help set Council's future direction and priorities for the 2024/34 period. "Balancing our ‘needs and wants’ ... More >>

Memorial Unveiled To 1923 Ongarue Rail Disaster

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 11:40 am | Ruapehu District Council

Over two hundred people from around New Zealand attended the unveiling of the Ongarue Railway Disaster Memorial on Saturday (8 July 2023). <img src="" width="720" height="513"> The disaster holds significant ... More >>

End In Sight For Hakiaha St Watermain Outages

Monday, 10 July 2023, 5:28 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The end is in sight for Hakiaha St water outages from the old breakage prone 450mm watermain with work scheduled to start this week on its replacement. A new welded 180mm PVC watermain will be installed in stages using directional drilling equipment. ... More >>

Council Welcomes Changes To Freedom Camping Rules

Friday, 30 June 2023, 4:21 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Executive Manager Regulatory and Customer Services Warrick Zander said that Council's compliance arm was pleased to see changes to freedom camping rules which bring increased flexibility to safeguarding the environment and upholding the welfare ... More >>

Ohakune Mountain Road Tree Maintenance Addresses Safety Risks Posed By Dead, Dying And Leaning Trees

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 2:46 pm | Ruapehu District Council

In response to safety concerns regarding standing dead, dying, and leaning trees along the Ohakune Mountain Road, a comprehensive inspection and tree maintenance project has been successfully carried out. Executive Manager Infrastructure Vini ... More >>

Celebrating Two Years Of Success: Taumarunui Resource Recovery Centre Marks Milestone Achievements

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 10:02 am | Ruapehu District Council

The Taumarunui Resource Recovery Centre is celebrating its two-year anniversary marking a significant milestone in the journey towards a sustainable and zero-waste future for Ruapehu. Resource recovery and the opening of Reuse Shops at Ruapehu Transfer ... More >>

Ruapehu Mayor Applauds Government's $5 Million Support For Ruapehu 2023 Ski Season

Monday, 26 June 2023, 9:56 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu mayor Weston Kirton said he warmly welcomes the announcement that the Government will provide up to $5 million to the liquidators of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) to ensure the mountain’s 2023 ski season can go ahead. “This decision marks a significant ... More >>

Chateau Tongariro Recognised For Its Enduring Architecture

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 6:35 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Weston Kirton was in New Plymouth last Friday (16 June 23) to accept an Enduring Architecture Award from the Western Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects on behalf of the Chateau Tongariro Hotel. The enduring architecture award celebrates ... More >>

Library Survey To Inform Ten-year Project Priorities

Friday, 2 June 2023, 11:38 am | Ruapehu District Council

Community librarian Fiona Thomas is encouraging everyone to complete the library survey and help shape the future direction of Ruapehu’s library services over the next decade. "It is crucial for as many people as possible to participate in ... More >>

Council And Ngāti Rangi Celebrate Historic Relationship Agreement

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 11:54 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council and Ngāti Rangi are celebrating the signing of a Relationship Agreement establishing a framework for a cooperative and collaborative future. Mayor Weston Kirton said the signing of the Relationship Agreement marks a new chapter ... More >>

Ruapehu District Council To Use District Plan To Help Manage Carbon Farming

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 2:12 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is looking at how the existing District Plan forestry planting restrictions may be used to help mitigate against the adverse effects of carbon farming. Chief Executive Clive Manley said that while offering environmental benefits, how carbon ... More >>

Mayor Kirton Seeks Increased Involvement Of Rangatahi

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 6:22 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Weston Kirton and Council management met with senior students from Taumarunui High School over morning tea this morning to discuss opportunities for rangatahi with the Council. Mayor Kirton said that Council was committed to engaging with young ... More >>

Carbon Farming Threatens Viability Of Rural Communities

Friday, 5 May 2023, 7:14 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu mayor Weston Kirton has called for immediate government action to address the threats posed by carbon farming to productive farmland and rural communities. "In regions that are seeing a rapid pace of carbon farm conversions rural communities ... More >>

Mayoral Relief Fund Support For Cyclone Recovery & Local Tourism

Monday, 6 March 2023, 4:07 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council has committed $10,000 toward the Mayoral Relief Fund to aid Cyclone Gabrielle recovery efforts. Mayor Weston Kirton said that in deciding how to spend the money he wanted to do something to help people working at the forefront of the recovery. ... More >>

Council Developing Speed Management Plan For Local Roads

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 4:32 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council has started the development of an inaugural Speed Management Plan for local roads under its control starting with consultation on reducing speed limits around schools and kura and associated townships. Executive Manager Infrastructure Vini ... More >>

Ruapehu District In Recovery From Cyclone Gabrielle Other Regions Facing Long Recovery Period

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 11:10 am | Ruapehu District Council

While Ruapehu District was spared the worst of Cyclone Gabrielle many of our neighbouring regions face a massive clean-up and repair list with a long recovery period ahead. Emergency Management Officer Andy Chambers said that Cyclone Gabrielle has left widespread ... More >>

Weather Watches & Warnings Lifted For Central Nth Is. Inc. Ruapehu District - Please Remain Vigilant

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 12:19 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Metservice has lifted all severe weather watches and warnings for the Central North Island including Ruapehu district. Emergency Management Officer Andy Chambers said that that impacts from Cyclone Gabrielle are however still being felt across the ... More >>





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