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Stratford Programme Supporting Locals Into Work

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 10:43 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council’s Workforce Programme is nearing the end of its second year running and there’s a lot to be proud of. Since starting in 2020, the programme has supported 104 young people into employment across 45 local businesses. The Mayors ... More >>

Stratford's Puanga Flag Competition Back For 2022 - 4 May 2022

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:22 pm | Stratford District Council

Preparations for Puanga 2022 in Stratford/Whakaahurangi are in full swing with our annual Design a Flag competition kicking things off this week. Entry forms are available online here , picked up from the Stratford Library and Visitor Information Centre ... More >>

Local Arts And Cultural Projects Invited To Apply For Creative Community Scheme Funding

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 12:37 pm | Stratford District Council

The Stratford Creative Communities Scheme (CSS) committee is urging local arts and cultural project leads to apply for funding available to support their initiatives. Sheila Boyes, Committee Chair says, “We want to ensure that everyone eligible for ... More >>

Submissions Invited On Draft Annual Plan 2022/23

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 9:36 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council is pleased to share its Draft 2022/23 Annual Plan for Year Two of the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021-31. This plan outlines the Council’s budget and services for the coming year, and includes some variations to the LTP ... More >>

Six New Youth Councillors Sworn In For Stratford District

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 1:49 pm | Stratford District Council

On Tuesday 1 March 2022 six new Stratford District Youth Councillors were officially sworn in by District Mayor Neil Volzke. Zoe Pitcher, Lara Abraham, Aidan Campbell, Lucas Jacobson, Cady Webb and Georgia Payne have joined Connor Giblin, Achim Hanne, ... More >>

Trustees Of Stratford’s Percy Thomson Gallery Appoint Laura Campbell As Gallery Director

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 6:08 pm | Stratford District Council

The Trustees of Stratford’s Percy Thomson Gallery are delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Campbell as Gallery Director. Laura takes up the role on 31 January taking over from Rhonda Bunyan, who is retiring after six years at the helm. ... More >>

Stratford Summer Nights Postponed Until Further Notice

Monday, 24 January 2022, 5:59 pm | Stratford District Council

Taranaki along with the rest of New Zealand moved to the Red traffic light setting today, 24 January 2022. With this move the scheduled Summer Nights movies (29 January) and Summer Nights concert (19 February) have been postponed until further notice. ... More >>

Stratford’s Summer Nights Series Is Back For 2022

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 10:26 am | Stratford District Council

Summer Nights is back for its 12th year! The Summer Nights 2022 line-up includes two great events with movies on Saturday 29 January and music on Saturday 19 February. Chill out with friends and family on Saturday 29 January with a movie in the park. ... More >>

Stratford District Youth Council Applications Open

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 4:01 pm | Stratford District Council

The Stratford District Youth Council (SDYC) is recruiting Youth Councillors for 2022! It’s your chance to join a team of youth invested in making a difference and hosting awesome local events! Applications are open now for 2022/2023 and close ... More >>

Safer School Streets Proposed For Stratford

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 1:18 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council (SDC) is currently undertaking a district wide approach to making streets around schools safer. Working with all urban schools, SDC is kicking off the project with the Stratford High School on Swansea Road. Victoria Araba, Director ... More >>

Stratford District Council - Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Stratford

Friday, 12 November 2021, 10:45 am | Stratford District Council

Taranaki District Health Board and the Ministry of Health announced last night that there are 6 positive COVID-19 cases in the Stratford community. This further confirms the recent positive wastewater sampling found in Stratford over the last 10 days. ... More >>

SDC Working Closely With Health Providers In Response To Positive COVID-19 Result Detected In Stratford

Friday, 5 November 2021, 10:43 am | Stratford District Council

Please see an update below which can be accredited to Sven Hanne, Chief Executive: · Taranaki District Health Board has announced a wastewater sample in Stratford has tested positive for COVID-19. Further testing is underway and results are expected ... More >>

Stratford’s 5th Scarecrow Trail Starts Today

Friday, 29 October 2021, 9:13 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford district’s favourite scavenger hunt kicks off today as we invite locals to jump on the Stratford Scarecrow Trail and see what creative creatures can be found. The trail is an annual celebration that runs alongside the region’s garden and ... More >>

Community Help Needed For Stratford Heritage Collection Project

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 11:20 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council (SDC) holds a large collection of photos of Stratford District places, people, and events, and is seeking the help of locals to correctly identify them. SDC was recently successful in a funding application through the National ... More >>

Have You Recently Completed Your Trade Certificate?

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:24 pm | Stratford District Council

This November Stratford District Council (SDC) is celebrating local people who have recently completed their chosen training. The annual Trade Graduation celebrations are part of the Mayors Task Force for Jobs initiative and are a chance to recognise ... More >>

Stratford District Council Express Views On Three Water Reforms

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 4:36 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council discussed its concerns on the Central Government Three Waters Reform at a Policy and Services Committee meeting yesterday, which will be fed into a letter of feedback for Central Government this week. Local authorities ... More >>

School Holidays Set To Be A Wheelie Good Time!

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 7:56 am | Stratford District Council

With the October school holidays about to kick off, Stratford District Council (SDC) is excited to announce that locals will have the opportunity to try out the brand new Stratford Bike Park. Chief Executive Sven Hanne says, “The Bike Park isn’t ... More >>

Calling All Stratford District Scarecrows

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 2:14 pm | Stratford District Council

Entries are now open for Stratford District’s 5th Scarecrow Trail! <img src="" width="541" height="720"> Pre-School Category Winner 2020 ... More >>

Stratford Creative Communities Funding Round Extended

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 3:17 pm | Stratford District Council

To ensure local arts and cultural projects in the Stratford district can thrive during these uncertain times, the Stratford Creative Communities Assessment Committee is extending the current funding round for an additional two weeks. Sheila Boyes, ... More >>

Council Services At Level 3 From 1 September 2021

Monday, 30 August 2021, 4:44 pm | Stratford District Council

From Wednesday 1 September, Taranaki will be in Alert Level 3. For Stratford District Council services, this means a couple of changes to our service delivery across the district. Chief Executive Sven Hanne says, “The move to Level 3 sees a return to ... More >>