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Timaru District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Council Asks Community For Help In Finding The Balance

Monday, 15 April 2024, 11:46 am | Timaru District Council

The Council has opened consultation on its draft Long Term Plan, and is asking for public submissions on it before 12 May. The Long Term Plan is a document that sets out council spending, priorities and budgets for the next ten years, it is reviewed ... More >>

Introducing Safer Speeds For Our Community

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 9:47 am | Timaru District Council

While urban schools will be reduced to 30km/h, this will vary from rural and state highway facing schools. Our rural schools will receive a 60km/h permanent or variable speed limit due to a lower volume of active transport used in these areas. More >>

District Goes To Level 1 Water Restrictions As Dry Forecast Ahead

Thursday, 25 January 2024, 10:32 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is today introducing Level 1 water restrictions for all urban areas in Timaru District, as well as users of the Seadown rural scheme. Level 1 means no watering of lawns, and that we will continue to closely monitor water ... More >>

Sunsational Back For The Fourth Year Of Free Fun Around The District

Wednesday, 3 January 2024, 6:30 pm | Timaru District Council

Explore the Timaru District with some free activities to fill in the second half of the school holidays. The Sunsational Challenge card is for everyone under the age of 18 (and their guardians too!). “The Sunsational Challenge is a great way ... More >>

Two Timaru Gardens Acquire Five-star Rating From New Zealand Gardens Trust

Friday, 22 December 2023, 6:10 pm | Timaru District Council

Two Timaru District Council gardens have received the highest national honour. Both the Timaru Botanical Gardens and the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden have been awarded 5 stars as part of the New Zealand Gardens Trust. The trust’s Lead Assessor Jan ... More >>

Aigantighe House Strengthening To Start Before The New Year

Friday, 17 November 2023, 2:00 pm | Timaru District Council

The seismic strengthening of the Aigantighe House Gallery will start early next month following the acceptance of the tender submission for the main construction project. Farrell Construction, a Canterbury-based company experienced in working ... More >>

Mayor Announces New TDC Chief Executive

Friday, 25 August 2023, 5:59 pm | Timaru District Council

Nigel Trainor has been selected as the new Chief Executive of the Timaru District Council, the Timaru District Mayor is announcing today. Trainor, who is best known in Timaru District as the Chief Executive of South Canterbury District Health Board ... More >>

Rates Arrears Call

Friday, 4 August 2023, 3:03 pm | Timaru District Council

We've just been advised of someone being targeted with a fake call from someone claiming they are from Timaru District Council saying you are in rates arrears. Please ignore this call, and if in doubt please call our customer services team on 03 687 ... More >>

Mayors Welcome Whāngarei Move To Join Appeal

Friday, 4 August 2023, 1:49 pm | Timaru District Council

The mayors of Timaru and Waimakariri districts have welcomed today’s announcement by Whāngarei District Council of its intention to join the appeal against the Government's Three Waters plan. Timaru, Waimakariri and Whāngarei District Councils had asked ... More >>

New Service Makes Venue Bookings Only A Few Clicks Away

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 4:07 pm | Timaru District Council

It’s easier than ever to book a Timaru District Venue from today with the launch of a new online booking platform. The new booking site at offers straightforward and flexible online booking and payments for council venues from ... More >>

For Sale Signs To Go Up On Meadows Road

Friday, 28 July 2023, 9:55 am | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council is confident of a return to match the social benefit as it puts its four Meadows Road properties up for sale. The properties have been completely cleared and the land put up for sale in two separate tenders. One is for the 8,766 ... More >>

Boil Water Notice Added For Seadown / Still In Place St Andrews, Waitohi

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 10:51 am | Timaru District Council

Due to a continuing decline of water quality following this weekend’s rain, a boil water notice has been put in place for customers on the Seadown Rural Water Scheme. Boil Water Notices are currently in place for the following rural water schemes ... More >>

Rain Event Updates From TDC

Sunday, 23 July 2023, 6:43 pm | Timaru District Council

Current Updates from TDC at 1805h There is currently significant rainfall across the district causing high levels of surface water on roads, particularly rural roads. Fords will be high and could rise without warning, please avoid where possible. Water ... More >>

Communities Better Prepared For Coastal Hazards

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 2:16 pm | Timaru District Council

People in coastal areas of Timaru District will have better awareness of tsunami risks and emergencies thanks to work by Timaru District Council Civil Defence and Environment Canterbury. Twenty three tsunami bulletin boards have been placed in ... More >>

THREE WATERS / C4LD : Government Needs To Pause, Seek Mandate For Three Waters

Friday, 7 July 2023, 4:49 pm | Timaru District Council

The Government needs to pause and seek an electoral mandate for its controversial water reforms, say mayors. Communities 4 Local Democracy He hapori mō te Manapori chairs Mayors Helen Worboys and Dan Gordon spoke in opposition to the Government’s ... More >>

Future Of Food Bowl Adapting To Changing Climate

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 3:25 pm | Timaru District Council

Ensuring Timaru District remains an important food bowl for national and international markets through a changing climate is the aim of a public meeting next week. The meeting, Commercial Food Resilience in a warming climate, is part of the Action on ... More >>

Timaru District Council Launches ‘snap Your Favourite Park’ Campaign To Encourage Families To Use The District Parks.

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 9:30 am | Timaru District Council

  Timaru District Council, with support from Sport Canterbury and Sport NZ, are in the process of developing a Play, Active Recreation, and Sport Strategy. It wants to encourage more Play, Active Recreation, and Sport in the neighbourhoods ... More >>

Government Needs To Recognise And Support SC More As A Major Contributor To NZ Economy

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 2:51 pm | Timaru District Council

A new report has highlighted the significant importance of South Canterbury agriculture to New Zealand and makes a clear argument for more Government investment in the region. The report, The contribution of primary sector exports from Timaru and South Canterbury ... More >>

Councils File Appeal To Three Waters Declaration

Friday, 14 April 2023, 1:38 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru and Waimakariri District Councils have filed an appeal in the Court of Appeal against the High Court decision declining to grant declarations about property rights. Timaru, Waimakariri and Whangarei District Councils had asked the High Court for ... More >>

TDC Leader Selected For Prestigious National Role

Monday, 13 March 2023, 2:59 pm | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council’s Chief Information Officer has been selected be co-president of a prestigious national body. Justin Bagust has been selected alongside Western Bay of Plenty CIO Marion Dowd as co-presidents of the Association of Local Government ... More >>





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