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Busiest July On Record For South Canterbury Museum

Friday, 7 August 2020, 8:26 am | Timaru District Council

South Canterbury Museum has seen a post lockdown boost, recording its busiest July on record. The month saw more than 3,000 people use its services, mostly with on-site visits. This was 15% up against the 3-year average. South Canterbury Museum Director ... More >>

Panel Focus Moves From Surviving To Thriving Post COVID Thanks To Strong Local Industries

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 9:45 am | Timaru District Council

The reignition panel of council and community representatives has shifted focus from finding ways help the economy survive to supporting it to thrive. The re-ignition panel was formed in May by Timaru District Mayor Nigel Bowen and has been meeting ... More >>

$2m Stimulus Fund Now Open

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 3:04 pm | Timaru District Council

Applications for Timaru District Council’s $2 million post-COVID stimulus fund are now open. The one-off fund, which was agreed in the 2020/21 annual plan, is aimed at supporting initiatives that enhance and boost recovery in response to COVID-19, ... More >>

$2m Stimulus Fund Now Open

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 11:13 am | Timaru District Council

Applications for Timaru District Council’s $2 million post-COVID stimulus fund are now open. The one-off fund, which was agreed in the 2020/21 annual plan, is aimed at supporting initiatives that enhance and boost recovery in response to COVID-19, ... More >>

Great Blue Fish Hunt Raises Stormwater Awareness

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 1:26 pm | Timaru District Council

Kids throughout Timaru are being challenged to hunt for blue fish to help raise awareness of how people can help clean up urban waterways. The blue fish, which remind people that storm drains are for rain only, are appearing throughout Timaru. Otipua-Saltwater ... More >>

Statement From Mayor Nigel Bowen Regarding Proposed Water Reforms

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 9:15 am | Timaru District Council

“We would normally welcome central government support for what is the country’s most important infrastructure asset, but it’s extremely disappointing that this seems to come with the erosion of any local influence or accountability. “While ... More >>

Timaru Library Reopens After Major Makeover

Monday, 6 July 2020, 9:11 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru Library has been re-opened by Mayor Nigel Bowen this morning (MONDAY) following a $1.8 million repair and renovation project. The project to update the more than 40-year-old building included repairing and resealing the roof to ensure water tightness, ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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