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Free Wifi Coming To Downtown Stratford

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 2:42 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council is pleased to announce a partnership with local internet provider Primo, offering access to free WiFi along Broadway, Stratford. Through this partnership, WiFi will be provided free of charge to users between the northern and ... More >>

Calling All Stratford District Scarecrows

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:04 pm | Stratford District Council

Entries are now open for Stratford District’s annual Scarecrow Trail! An online registration form for Scarecrow entries is available from Council’s website or alternatively forms can be picked up from the Stratford Library or Stratford i-SITE. ... More >>

Stratford District Community Halls Get Funding Boost

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 6:04 am | Stratford District Council

Today the Government announced that Stratford District Council is receiving a Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $339,190 towards the renovation and refurbishment of eight community halls. Stratford District Mayor Neil Volzke says the district’s ... More >>

Former Mayor Remembered As Respected Leader

Monday, 7 September 2020, 4:24 pm | Stratford District Council

Former Stratford District Council Mayor David Walter will be remembered as a well-respected leader says Mayor Neil Volzke. Mr Walter sadly passed away on Saturday 5 September due to a short illness. Mayor Volzke says, “David was a very well-known and much ... More >>

Council To Launch Programme Focused On Youth Employment

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 11:38 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council has been successful in receiving funding to deliver a programme aimed at connecting young people with employment opportunities. In collaboration with the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) and Ministry of Social Development (MSD), ... More >>

Pool Development Location Decided By Stratford District Council

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 5:56 pm | Stratford District Council

On Tuesday 25 August at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council, elected members decided on the location of Stratford district’s new pool development. Through a vote, it was decided that the pool be developed on the sports field to the north of the hockey ... More >>

Give Your Next Creative Project A Funding Boost

Monday, 3 August 2020, 11:55 am | Stratford District Council

Funding for round one of the 2020/21 Stratford District Creative Communities Scheme (CSS) is now open. Stratford District Council has a partnership with Creative New Zealand to promote, support and increase participation in community arts and cultural ... More >>

Stratford Mayor Ecstatic About Major Funding Announcement

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:03 pm | Stratford District Council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Taranaki today has brought great news for the Stratford community. The Prime Minister has announced $10 million of funding to the Stratford District Council for the new pool development ($8 million), and ... More >>

Customer Satisfaction Survey Now Open

Monday, 22 June 2020, 11:59 am | Stratford District Council

Have your say on the Stratford District Council’s Customer Satisfaction Survey, open now. Complete the survey online at or fill out the posted survey, which is expected to reach Stratford residents’ letterboxes in the coming ... More >>

Funding And Jobs Announced For Stratford District Road Safety Projects

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:50 pm | Stratford District Council

This week Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced $1.12 million for road safety projects in Taranaki - with $770,000 of this secured for the Stratford District. District Mayor, Neil Volzke says this funding is a huge win for our community. ... More >>

2020/21 Annual Plan For Stratford District Adopted

Friday, 12 June 2020, 4:14 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council adopted the 2020/21 Annual Plan at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 9 June. In April, Council reviewed the assumptions that the Long Term Plan (LTP) Year 3 budget was based on, and made changes to better reflect the current ... More >>

Council Services At Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 10:30 am | Stratford District Council

The move to Alert Level 2 for Stratford District Council means a step forward to getting back on track. Following safe working rules, Council will be able to open up its facilities but is reminding the community to ‘play it safe’. Chief Executive ... More >>

Council Services At Alert Level 3

Friday, 24 April 2020, 4:40 pm | Stratford District Council

Following the Government’s announcement that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 from Tuesday 28 April, Stratford District Council is making some changes to its services. Throughout Alert Level 4 Council have continued to deliver essential services ... More >>

Council Invites You To #StandAtDawn This Anzac Day

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 11:02 am | Stratford District Council

For the first time in history, Anzac Day Services across New Zealand have been cancelled due to COVID-19. In the Stratford district, we’re supporting the RSA and New Zealand Defence Force campaign #StandAtDawn to remember those who gave their lives for our ... More >>

Business As Usual For Councillors, But From A Distance

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 8:29 am | Stratford District Council

Since Alert Level 4 commenced, Councillors and staff have been getting on with business, while adapting to a new way of connecting. District Mayor Neil Volzke says the last couple of weeks of video conferencing with his peers and council officers has been ... More >>

Water Restrictions Start For Stratford District - March 2020

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 4:08 pm | Stratford District Council

The Stratford District Council has imposed a total ban on all outdoor water use following the continuous hot and dry weather conditions. From Thursday 19 March 2020, the Stratford District Council introduced the total ban on all outdoor water including ... More >>

SH43 Funding Another Win For Economic And Tourism Growth

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:36 am | Stratford District Council

This morning Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones announced that a further $13.4 million will be spent on improving State Highway 43 (SH43) the ‘Forgotten World Highway’. Stratford District Mayor, Neil Volzke says the $13.4m funding announcement ... More >>

Celebrate Children’s Day With A Free Swim At TSB Pool Complex

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:21 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford district will be celebrating all our tamariki this Children’s Day with a free pool party at TSB Pool Complex, Sunday 1 March from 1pm to 3pm. TSB Pool Complex Team Leader Holly Baker says the team are looking forward to hosting the celebrations ... More >>

Stratford’s Colour in the Park Back for 2020

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 12:52 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Youth Council invites everyone to leap for joy this leap year as they bring Colour In The Park back for 2020 on Saturday 29 February. More >>

Community Meeting Invites Ideas for Future of Big Day Out

Monday, 3 February 2020, 3:34 pm | Stratford District Council

Ideas and public support is being sought to find a future for Stratford's Baldrick's Big Day Out. More >>