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Stratford Hosting Careers Expo This Friday

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 12:18 pm | Stratford District Council

Businesses, services and training providers from across the career spectrum are coming together this Friday in Stratford to inspire future workers. The expo is hosted by the Stratford Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs Workforce Programme, with support from ... More >>

Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Now Open

Monday, 10 May 2021, 10:42 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford district residents are invited to let Council know how they’re doing in the annual Customer Satisfaction Survey, open now. Complete the survey online at or fill out the posted survey, which is expected to reach letterboxes ... More >>

Nominations For Stratford Citizen Awards Now Open

Monday, 3 May 2021, 12:46 pm | Stratford District Council

The annual Stratford District Council citizen and youth citizen award nominations opened today and close on Friday 28 May 2021. The awards are a highlight on the community calendar and identify those who have shown leadership, inspiration, or dedication ... More >>

Stratford Careers Expo Set To Inspire Local Job Seekers This May

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 3:41 pm | Stratford District Council

A careers expo is planned for Youth Week 2021 in Stratford this May, and it’s sure to inspire our next generation of workers and those already in work but looking for change. Hosted by the Stratford Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Workforce Programme, ... More >>

Time Is Ticking To Have Your Say On The Stratford Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 1:19 pm | Stratford District Council

Water, waste, economic development and housing are the key themes up for debate in Stratford District Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021-2031 and people now have less than a week to share their views on Council’s options going forward. At last ... More >>

Stratford Anzac Day Commemorations 2021

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:43 pm | Stratford District Council

After missing Anzac Day services altogether in 2020 Stratford District Council is looking forward to commemorating the day with an extended dawn service this Sunday, 25 April 2021. This year Council has focused its activity on a single service on ... More >>

Stratford – Have Your Say On The Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 10:26 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council’s proposed activity for the Long Term Plan 2021-2031 (LTP), outlined in its consultation document and supporting information was adopted for public consultation at an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday 23 March 2021. The ... More >>

Meet Your 2021 Stratford District Youth Councillors

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 2:12 pm | Stratford District Council

This week four new Stratford District Youth Councillors have been officially sworn in by District Mayor Neil Volzke. Pictured from L to R: Connor ... More >>

Stratford’s New Aquatic Centre Site Blessed Today

Friday, 19 February 2021, 1:29 pm | Stratford District Council

The site of the new aquatic centre in Stratford was blessed today by Koro Sandy Parata and representatives from Ngāruahine, Ngāti Maru and Ngāti Ruanui. Stratford District Mayor Neil Volzke turned the first sod and gave thanks to everyone who had ... More >>

Shaun Preston Set To Take The Stage For Stratford’s Summer Nights

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 9:24 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council is excited to announce that Summer Nights will be back on the events calendar for its 11th year – scheduled across two weekends this February 2021. You’re invited to enjoy the musical talents of Aotearoa’s most sought after ... More >>

TSB Pool Complex Evacuation - 21 December 2020

Monday, 21 December 2020, 12:10 pm | Stratford District Council

On Sunday 20 December the TSB Pool Complex was evacuated when a chlorine alarm was triggered. Up to 20 people were using the facility at the time and pool staff safely evacuated them when the alarm went off. Emergency services were notified immediately ... More >>

Stratford I-SITE And Stratford Library A One Stop Shop From 15 December 2020

Monday, 14 December 2020, 4:20 pm | Stratford District Council

The Stratford Information Centre i-SITE is on the move and will be co-located with the Stratford Library in Prospero Place from 15 December 2020. From this week people will be able to book a driving test, buy concert tickets, plan a trip around New ... More >>

13 Young People Employed Through Stratford Workforce Programme Within First Two Months

Monday, 30 November 2020, 10:45 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford’s Workforce Programme aims at connecting young people with employment opportunities, and it’s done exactly that for 13 keen workers within two months of launching. The Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) initiative launched in September ... More >>

Council Agrees To Financially Support A&P Association Vision

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 12:13 pm | Stratford District Council

At an Extraordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday 24 November 2020, elected members agreed to loan the Stratford A&P Association $7.18m towards their vision of a multi-use facility in Stratford known as the ‘Stratford Park Project’. More ... More >>

Gift Donations Called For In Stratford District

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 9:54 am | Stratford District Council

Christmas is fast approaching and Stratford District Council is once again asking residents to donate gifts and bring a little extra joy to some of our local families in need. The Mayoral Christmas Gift Appeal is a tradition in Stratford encouraging ... More >>

Funding Creates Two New Roles At Stratford Library

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 12:47 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford District Council has been successful in receiving funding from the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme, allowing the creation of two community focused positions within the Stratford Library. The Community Engagement Librarian (Full ... More >>

Stratford’s Scarecrow Trail Starts Today

Friday, 30 October 2020, 12:03 pm | Stratford District Council

Stratford district’s famous Scarecrow Trail kicks off today and finishes Friday 13 November 2020. Cassidy Bishop and her Shaun the Sheep Scarecrow You’re invited to hit the trail with friends and family to see how many scarecrows you can find. ... More >>

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 >>