News Archive



19 April

Anzac Day Services

There are numerous services in the Gore District on Anzac Day lest we forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice...

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Otama scheme tanks

07 April

Poll to decide future of rural water scheme

Otama Rural Water Supply Scheme users are being given the chance to decide the future ownership and management of the...

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03 April

Mataura pool send off planned

With the Mataura pool due to close its doors for the last time at the end of next month, staff...

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land sold subdivision

28 March

Land bought for residential section development

The Gore District Council has decided to buy a 3.6ha block of land in East Gore with a view to...

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24 March

Gore District Ambassador entries open

*The current Gore District Ambassador runner up Rosie Alderton and Gore District Council Events and Promotions Coordinator Emma Carlé will...

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14 March

Toxic algae warning for Mataura River

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland has shown increased abundance of benthic cyanobacteria (bluegreen algae) in a number of rivers,...

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03 March

New general manager joins Council team

It’s a long way from the southwest of England to the deep south of New Zealand but it’s a move...

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donna in main pool

27 February

Main pool to reopen on Wednesday after electrical fault

Gore Aquatic Centre staff got more than they bargained for when they turned up for work on Saturday morning. They were...

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cafe food

27 February

Deadlines for new food safety law coming up

The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes...

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dog drinking water

24 February

Management of stock water scheme to go to a referendum

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks is refuting claims the Council wants to gain control of the Otama rural water supply...

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cycle trail study

24 February

Cycle trails community workshop

Do you want to have your say into the development of cycling, walking or horse riding trails around the Gore...

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13 February

Interest free loans for home heating a reality

Making the move to cleaner home heating will become easier for Gore residents from today with the start of the...

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10 February

Southlanders rally for fair electricity transmission pricing

Southland’s three local authorities are encouraging Southlanders to give feedback on an electricity transmission pricing review, which would see them...

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Waikaka Road resurfacing 31.1.2017

31 January

Roads get a new top coat

The Gore District Council’s road resurfacing programme will be in top gear over the next couple of weeks. Two Fulton Hogan...

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27 January

Mataura Main Street beautification starting soon

The southern end of Mataura’s Main Street is about to get a makeover. Council contractors will start the construction of garden...

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hose spray watering garden

12 January

Time to conserve water

*UPDATE 23 January: Water restrictions lifted, persistent rainfall has the Mataura River flowing at 400cumecs which will recharge the aquifers....

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