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Multi-sector Group Launched To Reignite District Economy

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 12:32 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Mayor Nigel Bowen has formed a new collaborative panel to help reignite the local economy after COVID-19. The new ‘Reignition Panel’ brings together a diverse range of community representatives that reflect and articulate the goals ... More >>

Accelerated Renovation Closes Timaru Library, But Collection Service Launched

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 1:32 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru Library is to remain closed for a further eight weeks, but will emerge renewed following internal renovations. The council has decided as part of its economic stimulus plan to keep the building closed and accelerate all the currently planned internal ... More >>

Council Bids For Support For Major ‘shovel Ready’ Projects

Monday, 13 April 2020, 4:23 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has applied to the Government for multi-million dollar support funding for two major ‘shovel ready’ water projects to help with recovery post-COVID-19 lockdown. The two projects: the replacement of the main water trunk line between ... More >>

Help Us Reduce Green Waste Going To Landfill

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1:30 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is asking people to reduce the amount of garden and renovation waste in their bins to help protect staff while we’re on lockdown. With the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, all waste from the three bins is now being sent to landfill ... More >>

Caroline Bay Dog Prohibition Extended Until Further Notice

Monday, 30 March 2020, 2:50 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is extending the ban on dogs on Caroline Bay Beach until further notice as part of its fight against COVID-19. The council is also asking owners to keep dogs on the lead at all times, even when in dog exercise areas, and ... More >>

Council Community Facilities To Close From Today

Monday, 23 March 2020, 10:58 am | Timaru District Council

Due to heightened concern over the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the Timaru District Mayor has today announced that all community facilities including Timaru District Libraries, Temuka and Geraldine Library and Service Centres, South Canterbury Museum, ... More >>

More Volunteers Wanted For Timaru Civil Defence Response Team

Friday, 6 March 2020, 11:18 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Civil Defence Response Team is putting the siren call out for new volunteers to help the community in its time of need. The response team, which is looking for another 15 volunteers to come one on board, is funded by Timaru District ... More >>

Fourth Time Stable Fitch AA- Rating For Council

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 1:35 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has been given a good financial bill of health by one of the world’s largest rating agencies for the fourth time. The council has again been given a rating of AA- with a stable outlook by Fitch Ratings. The credit rating ... More >>

City Hub Strategy Project Takes Major Step Forward

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:32 am | Timaru District Council

The Timaru City Hub Strategy Project has taken a major step forward with the appointment of project manager. Design and engineering consultancy company Beca has been awarded the project management contract for the creation of the Strategy. The $130,000, 10-month ... More >>

Government Funding For Rangitata Road Response

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 10:09 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has been awarded $2 million funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for repairs to the roading network from the Rangitata River flooding in December 2019. The funding accounts for approximately 57% of the total cost associated ... More >>

Significant Upgrade Work On Otipua Road From Next Week

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:47 pm | Timaru District Council

Major upgrade works are set to start on the northern end of Otipua Road next week. The $220,000 renewal project, which will cover a section of road running between the Wai-iti Road roundabout and Kiwi Drive will see the removal of the existing road ... More >>

Free WiFi at Pleasant Point is now online

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 9:13 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council and Timaru-based Internet service provider Vetta Online have lit up a new, free public WiFi network at Pleasant Point. More >>

Council introduces Level 1 Water Restrictions

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 4:56 pm | Timaru District Council

A major spike in water usage across the district means that Timaru District Council is introducing Level 1 water restrictions as of now. More >>

Water conservation in summer

Friday, 24 January 2020, 2:53 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council Acting Group Manager Infrastructure Erik Barnes says that water in our area is a precious resource that could be in short supply during the hot dry summers. More >>

Drop in to help shape future of Highfield site

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:29 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is next week holding a drop in session where people can help shape the future of the Highfield Golf Course site. More >>

Significant upgrade work on Washdyke Flat Road

Friday, 10 January 2020, 11:05 am | Timaru District Council

Works on the section of road, running between the State Highway 1 and Laughton Street will see removal of the existing road surface and underlying pavement structure as well as the construction of a new kerb and channel. More >>

Glass great for capping project but could be used better

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 10:21 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has put its glass to good use improving the site of a closed landfill, but is looking at new ways of better utilising the resource. More >>

Pages Road renewal starts Monday

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:35 am | Timaru District Council

Significant road renewal work on Pages Road, Timaru alongside Mountainview High School will start this Monday. More >>

Remember the 4km rule when flying your drone

Tuesday, 24 December 2019, 3:02 pm | Timaru District Council

Airports around the country including Timaru Airport are urging locals and visitors who operate drones to know the rules and act responsibly this summer. More >>

Downlands debut for innovative new pipe rehab tech

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 9:15 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council’s adoption of an innovative water pipeline product for Downlands upgrade improve the speed, cost and longevity of future upgrades. More >>