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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 >>

2020 Ruapehu Citizens Of The Year Awards

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 3:13 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu’s 2020 Citizen of the Year Awards were presented at this week’s Council meeting to Mark Federicks and Sally Lashmar of Owhango, and Major Patrick Hibbs (retired) of Motuoapa. The Northern Ruapehu Citizen Award is presented to a resident or residents ... More >>

Aucklanders Urged To Stick To The Rules And Stay Home

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 1:51 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The Ruapehu District Council and Ruapehu iwi Ngāti Rangi met with Police this morning to discuss the current Alert Level 2, and response protocols should we move to a higher Alert Level. Mayor Don Cameron said that the discussions reinforced the learnings ... More >>

Support For Ruapehu Communities To Get Through Changes

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 10:22 am | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron said that a primary focus for Council in the year ahead will be to support our communities to get through and adjust to some of the major changes coming their way. "There are a number of significant issues that we need to ... More >>

Desludging Of Taumarunui Wastewater Treatment Plant To Use Bio-bags

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 9:59 am | Ruapehu District Council

Preparation for desludging of the Taumarunui (Hikumutu) Wastewater Treatment Plant is well underway with work on a lined pit for holding three large bio-bags to contain the settling pond sludge almost complete. Acting Environmental Manager Stuart Watson ... More >>

Māori Ward Poll Seekers Have 3 Months To Submit Valid Petition To Council

Monday, 23 November 2020, 5:26 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Anyone wanting a poll on Council’s resolution to establish Māori Wards must collect the signatures of at least five percent of Ruapehu voters enrolled for the last triennial elections and deliver it to Council’s head office in Taumarunui by 5pm on Monday ... More >>

Trade & Vocational Event Links Students With Real Opportunities

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 5:51 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council’s Community Development Manager Peggy Veen said that the Trade and Vocational Event provided the ability for Students to meet with a wide range of employers and trade training organisations and get a feel for the opportunities they offer in different ... More >>

Ruapehu Mayor Calls For "No Scan - No Service" This Mardi Gras Weekend

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 4:00 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron is calling on all Ohakune businesses to ask people to use the COVID Tracer app or demonstrate they have recorded their visit to their store in another way before serving them over this Mardi Gras weekend (7-8 Nov). My call to ... More >>

Ruapehu Seeks To Introduce Maori Wards

Friday, 30 October 2020, 3:52 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council has voted to improve Maori representation on Council by seeking to introduce Maori Wards in time for the 2022 Local Body elections. The establishment of Maori Wards has the backing of the Ruapehu District Maori Council which has been ... More >>

Kerbside Food Waste Collection Off To Great Start

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 8:48 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu’s new kerbside food waste collection is off to a great start with high levels of support from local communities. The kerbside food waste collection that runs alongside the existing blue bin recycling and pink rubbish bag service is key ... More >>