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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 >>

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 >>