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Stakes Raised On Cherry Grove Swing Theft

Monday, 6 July 2020, 2:10 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is upping the stakes in its efforts to recover the swings stolen from Ngā Huinga Cherry Grove in Taumarunui earlier year this by offering a $500 reward for their return and the charging of those responsible. Property Team Leader Rebecca ... More >>

3 Waters Has Major Impact On Avg. 3.5% Rate Increase

Monday, 29 June 2020, 12:46 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council has adopted an average 3.5% rate increase as proposed for the 2020/2021 financial year. The average increase is below the 4.03% forecast in the current 2018/2028 Long Term Plan (LTP) but on target with Council’s commitment to manage the rate ... More >>

Expressions Of Interest Sought For Immediate Worker Redeployment Contracts

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 3:35 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for contract work on various sections of the Mountain to Sea Cycle trail, maintenance of exotic trees on road margins, and the processing of firewood as part of their COVID-19 recovery response. Funded ... More >>

Rate Rebate Applications Wanted Before 30 June Deadline

Monday, 15 June 2020, 11:51 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ratepayers are being urged to check their eligibility for receiving a rate rebate for the current 2019/2020 rating year before the end of June deadline if they haven’t done so. Mayor Don Cameron said that Council wants to ensure that anyone who qualifies ... More >>

Clive Manley Appointed For Another Five Year Term

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 9:45 am | Ruapehu District Council

Following an open market recruitment process led by LGNZ Equip Clive Manley has been reappointed to the position of Chief Executive of Ruapehu District Council for a further five years. Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron said under the Local Government Act ... More >>

Retail Queens Recognise Lockdown Heroes

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 9:18 am | Ruapehu District Council

Taumarunui's 'Retail Queens' has awarded gift packs from local businesses to six special people for their support of the community over the COVID-19 lockdown period. The Retail Queens was formed by Deputy Mayor Karen Ngatai with Councillors and local ... More >>

Ruapehu Business Council COVID-19 Recovery Forum

Friday, 22 May 2020, 2:49 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The Ruapehu Business Council is holding a special Zoom Forum starting at 2.00pm next Thursday (28 May) focused on supporting the post COVID-19 lockdown recovery. Chairperson Andrea Messenger said that COVID-19 has seen businesses ‘bombarded’ ... More >>

No Questions Asked Amnesty For Nga Huinga Cherry Grove Swing Return

Monday, 18 May 2020, 3:30 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is offering a 'no questions asked' amnesty for the return of the swings stolen from Nga Huinga Cherry Grove in two different thefts in March and April. Property Team Leader Rebecca van Orden said that in March thieves stole two seat swings and ... More >>

Ruapehu Civil Defence Transition From Welfare Response To Social Recovery Underway

Friday, 15 May 2020, 5:27 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council is working with the Ministry of Social Development to help non-government organisations that have been providing welfare services during the COVID-19 to transition to recovery. Civil Defence Controller Clive Manley said that non-government organisations ... More >>

Thanks to NZTA for Best Practice Response to SH4 Recovery

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 2:47 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron said that he wanted to thank the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) for their approach to resolving the issues created by the Te Oreore slip that took out a section of State Highway 4 and cut the main Raetihi to Whanganui link. “The loss ... More >>

Anzac Weekend Is Alert Level 4

Friday, 24 April 2020, 1:56 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron wants to remind people that the country is still at Alert Level 4 until Tuesday (28 April) and even then the move to Level 3 is about more economic activity not more social activity. “Moving to Alert Level 3 was only achieved by ... More >>

Possible Move To Level 3 Brings Hope But Need For Vigilance

Friday, 17 April 2020, 3:52 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Following the Prime Minister's announcement of a possible move to Alert Level 3 from next Thursday (23 April) Mayor Cameron welcomed the news that some Ruapehu businesses have started to plan for how they can operate under the new restriction level. “Although ... More >>

Ruapehu Covid Case Recovery Good News But Extreme Caution Still Needed

Friday, 17 April 2020, 12:10 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron said that the announcement by the Whanganui District Health Board that Ruapehu's COVID-19 cases have all recovered was great news. "The five cases in two separate bubbles in Ruapehu were both related to overseas travel and are now ... More >>

Easter Starts Well But No Time For Complacency

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 3:22 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron said that so far Easter has been quiet around the District with most people following the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 requirements to stay home. “It was great to hear from the local Police that they have not encountered any major ... More >>

Emergency Services Not Hindered By COVID-19 Level 4 Restrictions

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 5:11 pm | Ruapehu District Council

The COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown restrictions didn’t prevent emergency services from responding to a large poplar tree damaging the roof of the Central Park Motel in Taumarunui. Civil Defence and the Taumarunui Fire Service attended the event caused ... More >>

Stay Home This Easter

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 5:27 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron is urging anyone thinking of travelling to Ruapehu for the Easter break not to do so. “Please rethink your plans and stay home,” he said. “People should not be travelling long distances such as between townships, districts or around ... More >>

Following Lockdown Rules Critical To Recovering Ruapehu’s Economy & Lifestyle

Sunday, 5 April 2020, 3:54 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Cameron said that it is more important than ever for us to keep to the self-isolation rules. “Most people in Ruapehu can be very proud of their commitment to following the lockdown rules however there is still a small minority who need to have a good ... More >>

Ruapehu Now Has 5 COVID-19 Cases In 2 Bubbles

Friday, 3 April 2020, 4:22 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Cameron said that the confirmation of two new COVID-19 cases in Ruapehu highlights the importance of everyone taking the self-isolation requirements extremely seriously. “Ruapehu now has five cases in two separate bubbles,” he said. “While both ... More >>

New COVID-19 Cases In Whanganui

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:06 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Cameron said that the inevitable increase in the number of confirmed cases in districts neighbouring Ruapehu highlights the importance of people staying at home and strictly within their immediate bubble of people. “The announcement of ... More >>

Mayor Further Reminds People Of Importance To Self-isolate

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 6:13 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron today reminded people of the Ruapehu District of the importance to self-isolate and stay home, given there are now three cases in the district. “COVID-19 is in our district now. This means we must more than ever keep to the health guidelines ... More >>