Public Notices

Public notices relating to alcohol licences can be found on our Alcohol Licensing pages.

Public notices relating to road closures can be found on our Road Closures and Road Conditions page.


Notice of extraordinary meeting

An extraordinary meeting of the Mataura Community Board was held in committee on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

The business considered at the meeting related to the Mataura railway station project.  The public was excluded in accordance with sections 7(2)(a) and (i) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 – protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural persons; and enable any local authority holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).



Upcoming Meetings 

Monday 2 December

The Mataura Community Board is scheduled to meet at the Elderly Citizens Centre, in McQueen Avenue, starting at 5.30pm.

Tuesday 10 December

The Gore District Council will meet at 3.00pm in the Council chambers, 29 Bowler Avenue, starting at 3.00pm.

The agendas for meetings are available on our Agenda Page the week before, with the exception of meetings held in committee.


Property Files Availability Notice 

The Council is to start digitising its property files on Friday 6 December. This project involves sending over 7000 files off-site to a secure facility to be scanned. For customers, this means the hard copy property files will be unavailable for viewing from this day.

The Council appreciates this may cause some short term inconvenience for our customers. Therefore, anyone needing to view a property file next month is asked to contact the Council, phone 209 0330, as soon as
possible. Staff will do their best to ensure the file is available before it is packed for removal.

The deadline for file requests is Friday 29 November. Property files can be requested when the Council reopens in the New Year. However, it will take three days to provide the file and it will be in a digital format.


Irwell Street Traffic Disruptions

There will be disruptions to traffice in Irwell Street, in Gore, between SH94 (Hokonui Drive) to Fairfield Street from Friday 15 November until Thursday 28 November. This is due to our 3 Waters team needing to urgently replace a wastewater main, which collapsed this week affecting businesses in the area.



Main Street Temporary Closure

Main Street (SH1), from the roundabout at Hokonui Drive (SH94) to the roundabout at Hyde Street/Crombie Street intersection with Main Street, will be closed on Sunday 8 December between 9.30am and 6.00pm.  The closure is to allow for the Gore Santa Parade and Christmas in the Park.

There will be a detour in placevia the heavy truck bypass: SH 1/Hyde Street/River Street and Richmond Street/ Avon Street/SH94.




Special Licence Application Deadlines

To sell alcohol at events and occasions, you need to apply for a special licence. Examples include race meetings, fundraisers, or sports matches.

Applications must be lodged no later than 20 days before the event. The deadlines for the remainder of this year are:


For events in  Application deadline date 
November 2019           Thursday 3 October 2019
December 2019         Friday 1 November 2019
January 2020   Friday 22 November 2019
February 2020    Friday 6 December 2019


For more information about special licences go to our Alcohol Licensing pages


Asbestos Management at Water Tower

The Hilbre Avenue water treatment site was recently assessed by specialist company K2 Environmental Ltd for asbestos as part of the Council’s health and safety process to develop a asbestos management plans for all our buildings. 

The assessment found some contamination of the soil immediately surrounding the reservoir, potentially caused by rainfall runoff from the roof of the reservoir. 

The Council has been advised there is unlikely to be a risk to neighbouring properties as potential health problems only occur when asbestos fibres are airborne. 

The reservoir is due to be replaced in approximately 2 years’ time, however, in the interim the following steps will be taken to minimise any risk:

  • The immediate area surrounding the reservoir will be fenced and warning signs put in place
  • The grass will not be mowed until the reservoir is replaced, which is planned to occur in  two years’ time
  • Anyone entering the site, including our staff, will be required to wear appropriate protective clothing.

Please contact 3 Waters Asset Manager Matt Bayliss, phone 209 0330, if you have any questions.


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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