Public Notices

Rural Sport travel fund applications open

Applications are invited for financial assistance from the Sport New Zealand rural travel fund. Funds are available to assist with travel costs for junior teams (aged between 5 and 19 years) participating in local winter sports competitions.  The fund is not available for travelling to regional or national events.

Application forms, together with detailed information, are from the civic administration building in Gore, Mataura service centre, the Gore library or by telephoning (03) 2090330. Or download a form here [PDF, 472 KB] 

Applications close on Wednesday 28 June.

River Street road closure

River Street, Gore’s southern heavy traffic bypass, will be closed to through traffic between the Medway Street/SH 1 roundabout and the Mersey Street intersection from Saturday 15 July at 7.00am until Monday 17 July at 7.00pm.

The closure is to allow repairs to the railway crossing. A detour will be in place at the Medway Street/SH1 roundabout. 

Detour map [JPG, 665 KB]

Water Mains Cleaning

Gore and Mataura residents are advised that from Wednesday 31 May to Friday 30 June a specialised mobile filtration unit, mounted on a truck, will be cleaning the water mains in both towns.

The work schedule is

  • Thursday 1 June to Friday 16 June - starting in the Hilbre Avenue water tower area and moving south.
  • Saturday 17 June to Thursday 22 June - starting near the East Gore water treatment plant and moving west.
  • Friday 23 June to Friday 30 June - Mataura

Stage 3 Ma [PDF, 128 KB]p - week start Monday 19 June

There should be minimum impact on the water supply, however, some residents may notice a temporary reduction in water pressure and/or some discolouration. If discolouration occurs, please turn on a tap and run the water until it’s clear. The Council thanks residents for their patience and understanding. For more information go to our 3 Waters section

Flush Water Before Drinking

The Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking water tap each morning, before use, to remove any traces of metals from the plumbing fittings that may have dissolved. This simple precaution is recommended for all households in the District, whether on public or private water supplies, as trace metals in water can pose a small risk to your health.

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