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17 December

Mataura Community Board extraordinary vacancy filled

A former Mataura Borough Councillor has stepped up to fill the extraordinary vacancy on the Mataura Community Board, created by...

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13 December

Changes to Litter Infringement Fees

The Litter Act 1979 provides for the maximum fee for Infringement offences against the Act to be $400. Under the...

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13 December

Two days set aside for Cooper’s Wells hearing

Two days have been set aside for a hearing to consider the Gore District Council's application to designate land around...

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12 December

Christmas Parade information

With 38 floats in this Sunday’s Christmas Parade those involved are asked to start assembling in Fairfield Street from 11.30am....

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06 December

Water restrictions in place for Gore

The Gore District Council has put in place the first of this summer’s water restrictions after weekend rainfall failed to...

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04 December

Use water wisely and make every drop count

With the weather warming up and demand on Gore’s water supply increasing, it’s time for people to start thinking about...

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03 December

Recycling bins being inspected to help raise awareness

WasteNet Southland staff will be inspecting people’s yellow recycling bins and providing helpful information to people about correct recycling to...

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29 November

Mayor urges people to vote for Gore's NZGT finalist Jenny

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks is urging people to take full advantage of the chance to put the Gore District...

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30 October

New Council sworn in

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks has introduced work streams for councillors as he sets the Council on course to secure...

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23 October

Hearing panel recommends new transmission line goes ahead

A Gore District Council hearing panel has recommended that Transpower New Zealand Ltd's notice of requirement to put up a...

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18 October

Community awards nominees of a high calibre

It is just over two weeks until the Gore District celebrates its achievers and those who have unselfishly given of...

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11 October

Elections 2013 Final Results

The 2013 local government elections have seen 41.5% of eligible voters have their say on who will be sitting around...

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11 October

Implementation plan produced for alcohol strategy

The Gore District Alcohol Strategy Advisory Committee has been reviewing initiatives in the Gore District Alcohol Strategy since it restarted...

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09 October

Cooper’s Wells Water Protection

Thirty-five submissions received on proposal designation The Gore District Council’s notice of requirement for the designation of land around its main...

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03 October

Triennial revaluation figures for the Gore District out next week

Property values in the Gore District have increased, on average, by 10.5 percent in the last three years, mainly due...

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24 September

Mataura Community Board News

Items from the latest Mataura Community Board meeting held on 23 September. Swimming pool patronage Last season’s low attendance figures at the...

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16 August

Final Nominations for Local Body Elections

A late influx of nominations for this year’s local body elections has resulted in seats on the Gore District Council...

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07 August

Resident survey points to water quality as a priority

Residents want to see the Gore District Council focus on water issues in the next 12 months, according to the...

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30 July

Well shut down after discoloured water affects parts of Gore

The Gore District Council has stopped drawing water from one of its wells at Jacobstown after some Gore residents had...

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24 July

Pre-election report available for the first time

Prospective candidates and voters in this year’s local body elections will, for the first time, be able to read a...

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23 July

Gore District Community Awards night a success

A couple who has given hundreds of children a home and support when they have needed it the most were...

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11 July

Routine cleanup uncovers meeting minutes from 1881

A routine cleanup of the basement at the Gore District Council’s civic administration building has uncovered gems from the town’s...

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27 June

Funding for scholarships and community patrol in 2013/14 Annual Plan

The Gore District Council is to fund two new education scholarships in the coming financial year. The scholarships, valued at $750...

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13 June

St Peter's student wins speech competition

It was a case of second year lucky for St Peter’s College student Tayla Marlow who has won this year's...

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10 June

New walkway to be officially opened

A new walkway in Mataura is proving popular even before it is officially opened. The 800m gravel walkway runs beside the...

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10 June

Sister city speech competition on this week

Three students from each of Gore’s high schools are going head-to-head on Wednesday to consider whether New Zealand should become...

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24 May

New cycling and walking trail gets the go-ahead

The Hokonui Trails Trust has been given the go ahead to develop a cycling and walking trail, linking Dolamore Park,...

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17 May

Alcohol law changes will affect Special Licences

Local authorities are going to need longer to process Special Licence applications under alcohol law changes that come into effect...

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15 May

New fees and charges adopted

The Gore District Council has increased admissions fees to the Gore Multisports Aquatic Centre and Mataura Centennial Pool. The increase is...

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07 May

Record entries for Young Ambassador

Gore Gold Guitar Young Ambassador Awards convenor Tracey Millan is confident this year's event will be outstanding with a record...

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06 May

All water restrictions lifted

Significant rain over the weekend has allowed the Gore District Council to lift all water restrictions that have been in...

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26 April

Emergency pumping stopped but hosing ban still in place

The Gore District Council has stopped pumping water from the Mataura River to supplement its urban water supply sources. However, the...

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23 April

Dump your TV for free at the Gore transfer station

The Gore District Council, in conjunction with WasteNet, is collecting old televisions for free at the Gore transfer station, in...

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11 April

Emergency pumping from Mataura River being carried out

The Gore District Council is carrying out emergency pumping from the Mataura River to supplement Gore’s water supply wells. District Assets...

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05 April

Have Your Say – draft Annual Plan 2013/14 is open for public consultation

The Gore District Council is looking at a district-wide rate increase of 4.72 percent for the coming financial year, which...

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05 April

Total hosing ban in place

The Gore District Council has issued a total hosing ban, effective immediately, as water usage for Gore exceeds supply. District assets...

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28 March

Mataura River level continues to fall

Total hosing ban possible Gore and Mataura residents could face a total hosing ban this week if the Mataura River continues...

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14 March

Total fire ban for Southland

A total fire ban has been declared for all of Southland and parts of the Clutha District covered by the...

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11 March

Sprinkler ban remains in place

A ban on sprinklers remains in place for Gore and Mataura as urban water supplies continue to be under pressure. The...

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27 February

Pavement repair for sections of State Highway 1 through Gore

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) expects to have pavement repairs to parts of State Highway 1 through Gore completed on...

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27 February

Sprinkler ban imposed in Mataura

The Gore District Council is urging Mataura residents to conserve water as the town's water source struggles to keep up...

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22 February

Revamped Gore Library set to reopen on Monday

The Gore Library will reopen its doors next Monday after a hectic week of installing new shelving and transferring books. District...

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19 February

Total sprinkler ban for Gore in place

The Gore District Council is moving to the next level of water restrictions as continued fine weather puts pressure on...

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18 February

District Plan heritage buildings hearing this week

Commercial building owners who oppose the Gore District Council’s proposal to include their property on the heritage register get to...

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05 February

2013 Census Key Messages for Maori

General information The census is on Tuesday, 5 March. Everyone, including babies and children, must fill in a form or...

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05 February

2013 Census - Every Person Counts

On Tuesday 5 March, every resident and visitor in New Zealand, irrespective of age, must take part in the 2013...

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30 January

Residents urged to conserve water - level two restrictions in place

The Gore District Council is urging residents in Gore and Mataura to conserve water as temperatures continue to rise and...

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09 January

Big names and big changes for Hokonui Moonshiners’ Festival

One of New Zealand’s best-loved bands OPSHOP is teaming up with one of Southland’s most successful singers Annah Mac for...

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09 January

Review of Class 4 Gambling and TAB Venue Policy

The Gore District Council is undertaking a review of its Class 4 Gambling and TAB Venue Policy, and is inviting...

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