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Council Ready To Dig In For Shovel Ready Projects

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 4:32 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District and local contractors will be getting an employment boost from the Covid Response and Recovery Fund. Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau, announced on Wednesday that Westland District ... More >>

Glacier Country Heliport First to Achieve CAA Accreditation

Monday, 3 February 2020, 9:07 am | Westland District Council

Glacier Country Heliport (GCH) at Franz Josef on the South Island’s West Coast has become the first heliport in New Zealand to achieve Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ‘Part 139’ qualifying aerodrome certification, a new form of accreditation ... More >>

Media Release 5 – Heavy Rain Event West Coast

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 11:31 am | Westland District Council

West Coast Heavy Rain Event SH6 from Makarora to Haast will be open to one lane at Clarke Bluff from 10am today. More >>

Council welcomes Local Government Minister's decision

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2:22 pm | Westland District Council

The announcement from the Local Government Minister, Nanaia Mahuta that a Crown observer will not be appointed has been welcomed by Westland District Council. “We appreciate that the Minister recognises that Council is taking genuine steps to work through ... More >>

Final election results for Westland District

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:28 am | Westland District Council

West Coast Regional Council – Westland Regional Constituency: Stuart Challenger and Debra Magner are declared elected. More >>

Westland District Council progress result

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 4:50 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council 2019 Triennial Elections PROGRESS RESULT The progress result for the Westland District Council elections held on Saturday 12th October is as follows. More >>

March storm remains costly for small council

Friday, 12 July 2019, 1:43 pm | Westland District Council

Three months after the storm that washed out 60 metres of riverbank and breached the capped Fox Glacier landfill, Westland District Council and its ratepayers are still bearing financial costs for their part of the clean-up work. More >>

Committed to vulnerable landfills

Monday, 1 July 2019, 3:58 pm | Westland District Council

Along with the other councils in New Zealand, Westland District Council has been assisting the Ministry for the Environment and Local Government New Zealand to identify landfills in the district that are close to rivers or the coast. David Inwood, Group ... More >>

Westland District Council adopts Annual Plan 2019/20

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:22 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council adopted the Annual Plan 2019/20 at the June council meeting. Mayor Bruce Smith said “Council was really pleased to hear and read the submissions earlier in the month. We had 162 written submissions to the draft Annual Plan, which ... More >>

Council remains committed to its role in Fox River clean-up

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 5:32 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council is fully committed to its continued role in the clean-up of the Fox and Cook Rivers, and South Westland beaches, following the devastating March floods that washed out an old landfill in the Fox River. More >>

Rain Event Update #2

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:01 pm | Westland District Council

The Westland District Council is standing down its Emergency Operations Centre at 2.00 pm on Thursday 30 May 2019. More >>

Rain Event Update #1

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 1:57 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council activated its Emergency Operations Centre on the 29 May 2019, to monitor the current rain event in Westland More >>

Council urgently seeks further funding for Fox River cleanup

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 8:16 am | Westland District Council

Westland District Council has advised the Government that the operation to remove rubbish resulting from the wash-out of the disused Fox River landfill will cost a minimum of an extra $750,000. This is on top of money already spent on the post-flood ... More >>

Fox River clean-up teams recover five tonnes rubbish

Monday, 13 May 2019, 3:55 pm | Westland District Council

More than five tonnes of rubbish has been cleared from Fox and Cook Rivers, wetlands and beaches between 30 April and 7 May, the Westland District Council reported today. The clean-up, from the March floods wash-out of the former Fox River landfill, continues ... More >>

Future of Wildfoods Festival confirmed

Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:58 am | Westland District Council

The future of Westland’s Wildfoods festival was settled during the Public Excluded part of the Extraordinary Council meeting on Friday, 3 May. Earlier in the week, there was uncertainty as to who would run the event after Destination Westland announced ... More >>

Funding for Fox Landfill clean-up and flood recovery welcome

Friday, 3 May 2019, 6:56 pm | Westland District Council

The Westland District Council has today welcomed an injection of $400,000 from the Government to support recovery from the March floods, including cleaning up rubbish from river-beds and coastline after the wash-out of the long-closed Fox River landfill. More >>

Fox River/World Heritage Area clean-up programme extended

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 7:35 pm | Westland District Council

Fox River/World Heritage Area clean-up programme extended while critical search for funds continues More >>

Waiho Bridge reopening increases access for landfill cleanup

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:04 pm | Westland District Council

The Fox River landfill clean-up is expected to make good progress this week, following the opening of the Waiho Bridge, which means volunteers can use vehicles to access remote locations, rather than relying on helicopter transport. More >>

Council provided response to the Local Government Minister

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 1:35 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council received a letter from the Local Government Minister dated 20 March 2019. Chief Executive Simon Bastion says, “a response was sent to the Minister on 1 April 2019, and acknowledged by the Minister’s office. Reports that ... More >>

Volunteer effort “massive”

Monday, 8 April 2019, 3:01 pm | Westland District Council

A massive effort from volunteers over the weekend of 6-7 April has cleared significant amounts of rubbish from the area just north and south of the Fox River in South Westland. “The initial clean-up of this area is now almost complete,” says Westland District ... More >>