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Council & Police Agree Approach To Businesses Flouting Covid Trading Rules

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 4:16 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Council has met with the Police to discuss a handful of local businesses that are generating complaints from the public about their non-compliance with COVID-19 trading rules. Chief Executive Clive Manley said that Council had been receiving a regular ... More >>

Taumarunui Well Prepared For First Covid-19 Case

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 3:25 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron said that Taumarunui is well prepared for its first positive case of COVID-19 that was confirmed this afternoon. For the last little while the Waikato DHB, Kokiri Trust, the Te Taumarutanga iwi collective comprising Ngāti Hāua, Ngāti ... More >>

Get Vaccinated For Your Whanau, Friends & Community

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 4:14 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron is urging people to get vaccinated for their whanau and community. "Unfortunately, too many people are still blissfully unaware, or in denial, of just how deadly the Covid-19 virus is," he said. "Ruapehu's vaccination ... More >>

Ruapehu Calls On Government To Maintain Its Stated 'Partnership-based' Approach With Councils

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 8:57 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council said that they are still wanting to receive a response to their questions and concerns around 3 waters reform sent to Minister Mahuta on the 23 September, and a commitment that the 'better off-not worse off' financial ... More >>

Community Working Together To Drive Vaccination Uptake

Friday, 29 October 2021, 4:55 pm | Ruapehu District Council

With almost half of all eligible people in Taumarunui still to get their second COVID-19 shot local iwi and community organisations are working together to get everyone possible fully vaccinated. Representatives from local iwi, healthcare, education, ... More >>

Ruapehu Welcomes End To Uncertainty Around 3 Waters Reform

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 4:06 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Mayor Don Cameron said that Ruapehu welcomed the certainty that Government's announcement that participation in reform of the 3 waters sector would be mandatory for all councils provides. “Now that Government has taken the need for consultation on the reforms ... More >>

No Reports Of Damage Or Other Issues From Weak Earthquake

Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:28 am | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Civil Defence says that no reports of damage or other issues have been reported from the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that was centered to the south-west of Taumarunui. GNS science reported the earthquake at a depth of 210km and shaking as weak. Ruapehu ... More >>

Ministry Of Health Adds Taumarunui To Wastewater Testing

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:03 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Medical Officer of Health Waikato, Dr Richard Vipond has requested Council to start testing wastewater from the Hikumutu Wastewater Treatment Plant in Taumarunui for COVID-19. Council Environmental Manager Stuart Watson said although there is currently ... More >>

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 >>