Westland District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Top Score For The West Coast Wilderness Trail

Monday, 2 August 2021, 11:34 am | Westland District Council

Latest national rider survey results show that the West Coast Wilderness Trail continues to score amongst the top of the New Zealand Great Rides across all factors measured, including economic return. Trail Manager Jackie Gurden recently presented the data ... More >>

Scenic Circle Hotel Closures

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 5:03 pm | Westland District Council

We have received the news today that Scenic Hotel group will be closing hotels in Fox Glacier and Franz Josef due to decimated international tourism market. There is a significant oversupply of accommodation and tourism product in the region. Scenic ... More >>

The Luminaries Production Material Gifted To Hokitika Museum

Monday, 7 December 2020, 12:00 pm | Westland District Council

Hokitika Museum staff will be busy in the New Year assessing and cataloguing production materials from the BBC/TVNZ production of Eleanor Catton’s “The Luminaries”. The generous donation from Lisa Chatfield and production company, Southern Light ... More >>

Government Funding Secured For 2020/2021 Responsible Camping

Monday, 5 October 2020, 10:38 am | Westland District Council

The summer holiday season will soon be underway and Westland District is preparing to welcome domestic tourists to experience the beauty of the district. To ensure that everyone is offered an exceptional experience, $500,000 of funding from MBIE ... More >>

Securing Hokitika’s Social And Cultural Wellbeing

Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:12 pm | Westland District Council

  While Council maintains its commitment to ensuring that the Carnegie Building has a long-term future through earthquake strengthening and refurbishment, Council has agreed to purchase 41 Weld Street at a lower price than initially offered. ... More >>

$1 Million Funding For Community Hall Upgrades

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 5:57 am | Westland District Council

Communities in the Westland District will receive a windfall of funding following the announcement by Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development, of $1 million for the renovation of community halls and war memorials. “This is excellent ... More >>

New Art Awards Coming To Westland

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 4:15 pm | Westland District Council

Facilitated by Westland Arts Incorporated (WAI) and supported by Hokitika Museum, Destination Westland, Westland District Council, and the West Coast Society of Arts, an exciting new art initiative is coming to the West Coast. Project Manager, Sue ... More >>

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 >>