Public Notices

2017 Gore District Council Tertiary Scholarship

The Council is offering two scholarships valued at $750 each for young people from the Gore District who will be studying at a tertiary level next year.  A scholarship recipient may be offered up to 10 weeks paid work experience at the Council during future summer holidays. 

You can collect an application form and scholarship criteria from the civic administration building, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore. Or download them from our Grants page

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 6 November 2017.  

Otama Rural Water Scheme Boil Water Notice

A permanent boil water notice was today (Friday 13 October) put in place for the Otama Rural Water Scheme.

The notice is the result of a catchment assessment, which indicated a very high risk of microbiological contamination. It is important to note that the Council's weekly water quality testing for the scheme has not returned a positive for e-coli or any other form of contamination.

Go to our Otama scheme page for more details.

Road Closure - Main Street / Hokonui Drive

The Council’s roading team advises the following streets will be closed on Friday 17 November, from 8.00pm to 10.00pm, for the Motoring Mad nostalgic street cruise:


  • Main Street (SH1) – from the Mersey Street roundabout to Medway Street,
  • Hokonui Drive (SH94) – from Medway Street to Traford Street,
  • Traford Street – from Hokonui Drive to Ordsal Street,
  • Ordsal Street – from Traford Street to Medway Street, and
  • Medway Street – from Main Street to Brennan Lane.

Street closures will be signposted and a detour will be in place via the Gore heavy traffic bypass.

Detour map [JPG, ]

Hyde Park reserve status transfer hearing

A hearing into the proposed transfer of reserve status from Hyde Park to freehold land in Charlton Road, near Wayland Park, will be held on Tuesday 31 October, starting at 3.00pm in the Council Chambers. The Council received 20 submissions, with five requesting to speak at the hearing. More information is available here

Submissions [PDF, ] 

Christmas deadlines for consents and licences

If you planning a Christmas function or an event this summer where you want to sell alcohol, you will need to get a special licence. Applications for a special licence must be made at least 20 working days before the event. This does not include weekends or public holidays. There may be exceptions for unforeseen events.

The deadline for the Christmas / New Year period is:

  • December event - apply by 3 November 2017
  • January 2018 event - apply by 17 November 2017
  • February 2018 event - apply by 8 December 2017

Special licence application form [PDF, 930 KB]

If you are applying for building consent or resource consent, and want to get it processed before the Christmas break, the deadline is Friday 17 November.

Building consent form [PDF, 486 KB]

If you have any questions, please contact our building or regulatory teams on 209 0330.

Summary of Statement of Proposal to set fees


This summary of statement of proposal is prepared pursuant to special consultative procedures as required by section 83 of Local Government Act 2002.


Recent amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 have created two new activities which require processing charges. These are:

  • Boundary activities – the Council must deem ‘boundary activities’ to be permitted where the correct information and written approval of the relevant neighbour(s) is provided; and
  • Marginal/temporary activities – the Council may deem ‘marginal or temporary activities’ to be permitted where: sufficient information is provided; and the effects of the activity are no different in character, intensity, or scale as a permitted activity; and the adverse effects on any person are less than minor.

These new activities will enable some restricted discretionary activities within the District Plan to be deemed permitted. The Council currently process such activities as ‘minor landuse’ resource consents.   These new processes are similar to its existing ‘minor landuse’ consent applications.

Proposed fixed fee

A fee of $210.00 (inclusive of GST) is proposed to be applied to these activities.

We invite submissions on the proposed fees commencing from Wednesday 11 October 2017.  The consultation period will close at 5.00pm on Friday 10 November 2017.

Submissions may be  emailed to , delivered to the Council’s office at 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore, or mailed to PO Box 8, Gore 9740.

The Council will acknowledge in writing each submission received.  Submitters who wish to speak regarding their submission will be contacted by the Council with the date and time of the hearing.

Statement of Proposal [PDF, ]

A copy of the statement of proposal is also available at the Gore and Mataura offices of the Gore District Council, the Gore Library

Road closure for rhodo festival

Our roading team advises that Irwell Street, between Fairfield and Ardwick streets, will be closed on Sunday 5 November from 7.00am to 5.00pm for the 2017 Gore Rhododendron Festival.

Tour of Southland road closure

The 2017 SBS Tour of Southland cycle race will be coming through Gore on Friday 3 November. This means State Highway 94 Hokonui Drive, between Preston and Traford streets, will be closed from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Detours will be in place via Traford, Fairfield, Preston streets or Avon, Ordsal, Traford streets. Any person can object to the proposed closure in writing, before 29 September. Please send it to NZ Transport Agency, Level 2, AA Centre, 450 Moray Place, P O Box 5245, Dunedin 9058. 

Tour of Southland road closure public notice [PDF, 484 KB]

Pioneer Women's Scholarship applications open

The Pioneer Women's Trust is offering two educational bursaries to students who are contemplating tertiary education or a trade apprenticeship. The grants are to be available to students who are currently pupils at:

  • Gore High School
  • St Peter’s College
  • Blue Mountain College
  • Menzies College

and have resided in the normal catchment area of the above schools.

Application forms and criteria are available to download here [PDF, 649 KB] or from the Council's Civic Administration Building. They can be dropped off to the Council or emailed to

Applications close Friday 20 October at 5.00pm.

Road Closure - River Street, Gore

River Street will be closed between Bury Street and Blue Sky Meats from 1 September until December. The closure is to allow contractors to lay utilities infrastructure for the Mataura Valley Milk plant.

MacGibbon Road Traffic Delays

There will be intermittent traffic delays and road closures on MacGibbon Road, between the intersection with Mountain Road and State Highway 1 for about two months, starting Wednesday 28 June. This is to allow contractors lay utilities infrastructure from the Mataura Valley Milk plant, at McNab just north east of Gore, into the town. 

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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