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Westland District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Westland Emergency Management Operations Centre Update

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 2:08 pm | Westland District Council

Westland Emergency Management continues to operate its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in response to the severe weather event affecting the South Westland area. The forecast remains unchanged. More >>

Westland Emergency Management Operations Centre Activated

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 3:44 pm | Westland District Council

Westland Emergency Management activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at 7am this morning in response to the severe weather event affecting the South Westland area. Te Aroha Cook, Group Controller West Coast Emergency Management advises, “We ... More >>

Funding Supports New Suspension Bridge

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 12:33 pm | Westland District Council

Hokitika Gorge visitors can look forward to a new suspension bridge next summer, with Council’s successful application for an additional $300,000 in funding. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has agreed to a revised Tourism ... More >>

Report From The Review Into Local Government Welcomed

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 2:48 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Council welcomes the release of the final report from the Future for Local Government review panel. The independent panel has released its final report, with 17 key recommendations including new funding and financing tools, changes to ... More >>

Three Waters ‘Reset’ Misses The Mark

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 4:43 pm | Westland District Council

Local Government Minister Kieran McAnulty today announced details of the Government’s reset of the three waters reform programme, increasing the number of ownership entities from four to ten and a name change to Affordable Water Reform. “Today’s announcement ... More >>

Christmas Comes Early For Council Funding Applications

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 11:59 am | Westland District Council

Just in time for Christmas cheer, the Westland District Council has received notification that their applications to Three Waters Better Off funding and Lotteries Grants funding have been successful. “This funding is going to benefit communities throughout ... More >>

Mayors Propose Consensus Path Forward For Three Waters

Monday, 31 October 2022, 5:39 pm | Westland District Council

The Mayors of Aotearoa New Zealand’s two biggest cities, Auckland and Christchurch, have put forward a joint proposal to make progress the divisive “three waters” issue and achieve consensus. Auckland’s Wayne Brown and Christchurch’s Phil Mauger ... More >>

West Coast Mayors And Chairs Stand Strong In Support Of NZ Farmers

Thursday, 20 October 2022, 1:07 pm | Westland District Council

The combined Mayors and Chairs of the West Coast Region stand strongly in support of the NZ Farmers in today’s protest against the Governments proposed agricultural tax emissions plan. “We must protect our farming and rural communities at all costs. ... More >>

Better Off Funding Agreed

Thursday, 22 September 2022, 5:31 pm | Westland District Council

Following two workshops, Council has agreed on the projects to submit to the Department of Internal Affairs for ‘Better off funding’ under the government’s Three Waters Reform. $2.79 million is available to Westland District Council in Tranche 1 of the ... More >>

Passing Of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Friday, 9 September 2022, 9:26 am | Westland District Council

It is with great sadness that the people of Westland mark the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Her 70 years of dedicated service as Queen to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth will not be forgotten. “Her Majesty was a wonderful ... More >>

Westland Election Candidates Confirmed

Friday, 12 August 2022, 1:25 pm | Westland District Council

Following the close of nominations at 12pm today, Friday 12 August, the following candidates have been confirmed for elections within the Westland District Council area: Electoral Issue Candidate Mayor Te Arohanui (TC) Cook Helen Lash Latham Martin ... More >>

Westland Dodged The Weather Bullet

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 10:08 am | Westland District Council

After preparing for the worst, Westland Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is happy to report that there have been no significant events following the heavy rainfall that the district has experienced in the past 24 hours. "The rivers have run ... More >>

Civil Defence Continues To Monitor Weather Event

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 6:32 pm | Westland District Council

Monitoring of the Metservice Red weather event continues across the West Coast. The warning extends through until Friday. The second phase of the event has now started in southern Westland. Te Aroha Cook, West Coast Group Controller, said that this ... More >>

Westland Residents Asked To Prepare

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 5:05 pm | Westland District Council

Rivers levels throughout Westland and the wider West Coast are predicted to continue to rise and the rain continues. The Metservice are predicting particularly severe rainfall in ranges of Westland overnight on Wednesday and through until Thursday. ... More >>

Mayor Smith Appalled Over Government’s Three Waters Decision

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 1:44 pm | Westland District Council

Westland District Mayor Bruce Smith says he’s appalled the Government has forced the Three Waters Reform proposal on Westland and other Councils around the country without adequately taking on feedback. The Government announced they would legislate ... More >>

Westland District Council Says No To Three Waters Reform

Friday, 1 October 2021, 9:04 am | Westland District Council

Westland District Council firmly rejected reforming the structure of Three Waters in Westland at their meeting on Thursday 30 September based on the current information available from Government, but left the door open to further consideration of the ... More >>

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 >>





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