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Council To Stop Cheque Acceptance, End Online Transaction Fees From 21 May

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 8:47 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council will stop accepting cheques from 21 May due to the phasing out of the service by New Zealand banks. At the same time the council will be removing all transaction fees from online payments through its website at timaru.govt.nz/pay-online ... More >>

$40million, 5-Year Road Contract Awarded

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 10:53 am | Timaru District Council

The $40million, five-year contract to maintain all of Timaru District’s roads has been awarded to incumbent contractor Fulton Hogan. The council awarded its road network operations and maintenance contract for 2021-2026 to Fulton Hogan, which ... More >>

House Project Passes Major Milestone

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 2:33 pm | Timaru District Council

The project to strengthen and restore the Aigantighe Heritage House Gallery has passed a major milestone with the issuing of resource consent for the work. The issuing of the consent marks a significant step in the project to save the 116 year old heritage ... More >>

Caroline Bay’s Space-Age Aviary Closes For Refurb

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 9:15 am | Timaru District Council

The aviary at Caroline Bay will close for approximately two months from tomorrow for refurbishment. The major work will be the replacement of the forty year old netting on the geodesic dome section of the aviary, which was built in the early 80s and ... More >>

Council Retains Stable AA- Rating For Fifth Year Running

Friday, 26 February 2021, 5:26 pm | Timaru District Council

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

People’s Favourites Go On Display In My Beloved

Friday, 26 February 2021, 9:39 am | Timaru District Council

Aigantighe Art Gallery is preparing to showcase some the most popular works from its permanent collection in a new show. The gallery is home to 1,800 artworks, the new exhibition showcases 21 works that have been voted for by the public earlier ... More >>

Sunsational Success For Community Facilities

Friday, 12 February 2021, 12:02 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District community facilities have seen record attendances thanks to a Sunsational new competition. The event, organised by Timaru District Council was created with young families in mind during the long summer break. People collected a free bingo ... More >>

Artarama Goes Outdoors To Showcase Young Artists

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 11:08 am | Timaru District Council

Aigantighe Art Gallery is adding a splash of colour to their environment, offering a showcase for our district’s budding young artists. Artarama, an outdoor exhibit of the artwork from local school children was installed recently covering the safety ... More >>

Don’t Let Your DIY Become A Disaster

Friday, 15 January 2021, 9:06 am | Timaru District Council

Many people are taking the opportunity to catch up on all those DIY tasks, but need to be aware of the risks of an unseen disaster. The district has been seeing an increased number of problems with contaminates from urban stormwater entering our ecologically ... More >>

Route 72 Roundabout Work Kicks Off January

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 9:10 am | Timaru District Council

A major road safety project is set to get underway early next year following the awarding of a million dollar contract. Fulton Hogan has been awarded the contract to carry out the intersection upgrade at Winchester-Geraldine, Coach, Tiplady and ... More >>

$6.8M Three Waters Stimulus Work Confirmed

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:39 am | Timaru District Council

Thirteen physical works projects have been confirmed as part of Timaru District Council’s use of the government’s Three Waters Stimulus package. The projects, worth a total of $6.86 million cover both urban and rural projects, water, sewer ... More >>

Council Outlines Plan To Help Timaru District Thrive

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:59 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has laid out its vision for the next decade of development and is inviting the community to see if they agree. The first public engagement period for the Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-31 opened today, offering everyone in the ... More >>

Building Consents Go Digital With New Services

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 11:33 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council Building Consent services are going fully digital this month to provide a more efficient service. From 27 November the council is changing over to a new electronic consenting platform and will stop accepting any paper and hardcopy ... More >>

Safety, Innovation And Delivery Focus Of New Roading Season

Friday, 16 October 2020, 9:51 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council roading contractors have embarked on a $13 million road construction season, with a focus on delivery, innovation and most importantly safety. Contractors are working to resurface 70km of roads and 8km of footpaths, and reconstruct ... More >>

First Cut Of Draft District Plan Released

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 10:44 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Plan has released its blueprint for the future of the district, and it’s asking everyone to have their say on it. The first cut of the Draft Timaru District Plan - He Po. He Ao. Ka Awatea. was today published by Council and is now ... More >>

Council Welcomes Funding Boost For Pleasant Point Town Hall

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 10:53 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is welcoming Government funding to help bring Pleasant Point Town Hall back up to its former glory. The council has been awarded $43,000 from part of the Provincial Growth Fund earmarked for renovation of Town halls and war ... More >>

Return To Full Timetable For Timaru Flights

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 12:27 pm | Timaru District Council

Demand at Timaru Richard Pearse Airport sees it being one of the first places in the country to get 100% of its scheduled Air New Zealand services running again. Next week the airline will increase to 12 return services on the Timaru to Wellington ... More >>

Ten Projects Get Share Of $1.85m Stimulus Fund

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 12:31 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has selected ten local projects to share $1.85 million of the COVID-19 stimulus fund. The fund, which was agreed in the 2020/21 annual plan, was aimed at supporting initiatives that enhance and boost recovery in response to ... More >>

Waste Collaboration To Offer Environmental And Cost Benefits

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 11:00 am | Timaru District Council

Reducing the environmental impacts and cost of waste going to landfill is the aim of the new $112 million waste minimisation and management contracts awarded by Mackenzie, Timaru and Waimate District Councils. EnviroWaste Services Limited has been named ... More >>

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 >>