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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 >>

New Rating Valuations For Ruapehu District

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 10:08 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District property owners will soon receive a 2020 Notice of Rating Valuation in the post with an updated rating value for their property. The new rating valuations have been prepared for 9,854 properties on behalf of the Ruapehu District Council ... More >>

Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board By-election - STV (Single Transferable Voting) PROGRESS RESULT

Friday, 25 September 2020, 4:20 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The progress result for the Ruapehu District Council election that closed on Friday 25 September 2020 is: Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board (1 vacancy) · HINCH, Janelle Elected · NELIO, Jerry Excluded For this election, Janelle Hinch received 524 first ... More >>

Council Mourns Sudden Loss Of Popular Councillor

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 1:06 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council is mourning the loss of long serving councillor Ben Goddard QSM who died suddenly yesterday (23 Sept 20). Mayor Don Cameron said that the thoughts of Council and staff were with Ben's wife Trish, whanau and friends at this very ... More >>

Youth Council Has Their Say On Ruapehu’s Spatial Plan

Friday, 11 September 2020, 10:29 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Youth Ambassadors have contributed to a draft Spatial Plan (a strategic plan and map for the future) currently under development for the district in a series of workshops this week. The two workshops in Taumarunui and Ohakune provided an opportunity ... More >>

OMR Cycle Trail – Te Ara Mangawhero Funding Application Still Alive

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 11:41 am | Ruapehu District Council

Council has met with officials from MBIE’s Provincial Development Unit (PDU) to discuss progressing funding approval for the Ohakune Mountain Rd Cycle Trail – Te Ara Mangawhero between Turoa ski area and Ohakune and the link trail to Horopito. ... More >>

Council Celebrates Housing Funding

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 4:12 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is welcoming the announcement by Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones of $7.78m from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund toward the development of social and affordable housing in Ruapehu. Mayor Don Cameron said Council wanted to thank ... More >>

Ruapehu District Council Services At Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 3:16 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council services will continue as normal at Alert Level 2 with a focus on physical distancing, contact tracing and hygiene practices. Anyone visiting a council facility including offices, i-SITES or Transfer Stations need to use the ... More >>

Call On Community To Help Find Environmental Vandals

Monday, 10 August 2020, 5:26 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is committed to finding the people responsible for dumping rubbish in secluded scenic spots around the district and holding them to account for environmental damage and expense they cause. Compliance Team Leader Brenda Ralph said that her team was ... More >>

Council Celebrates Return Of Cherry Grove Swings

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:47 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is celebrating the return of expensive playground swings stolen from Ngā Huinga Cherry Grove in Taumarunui earlier this year that were found as part of a larger Police operation on local organised crime. Property Team Leader Rebecca van ... More >>

Boy Racers Damage Reserve Areas

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 11:34 am | Ruapehu District Council

Local communities in Ohakune and Rangataua are being called upon to help stop vehicular vandalism of local reserve areas. Property Team Leader Rebecca van Orden said that road side reserves in Ohakune and Rangataua have sustained extensive damage in recent ... More >>