Public Notices

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Long Grass/Overhanging Foliage Bylaw Review

The Council has reviewed its Long Grass/Overhanging Foliage Bylaw and made a change to remove any reference to fire hazards as required by the Fire Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.   

As this was the only change to the Bylaw and the amendment is a minor technicality, the Council exercised the discretion conferred under section 156 (2) of the Local Government Act 2002 and therefore by resolution, it approved the revised bylaw at its meeting held on 7 August 2018.  The updated Bylaw will come into effect on 1 September 2018.

As a result of the Fire Emergency New Zealand Act 2017, the Council’s Fire Prevention (Vegetation) Bylaw 2008 was automatically revoked on 1 July 2018.

 Long Grass/Overhanging Foliage Bylaw [PDF, 265 KB]

Copies of the Long Grass/Overhanging Foliage Bylaw 2018 are available from the civic administration office, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore, or the Gore and Mataura libraries.

Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill

The Gore District Council gives notice that it intends to promote the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill as a Local Bill to Parliament.

The Otama Rural Water Supply Scheme is governed by the Otama Rural Water Supply Committee but not owned by that Committee. The water supply scheme services approximately 223 dwellings and the majority of those users have voted to have the Scheme's ownership transferred to a new company where the users are the shareholders.  A transfer from the Council to a company is prohibited by section 130 of the Local Government Act 2002. For this reason specific legislation is required to enable a transfer of ownership.

The objects of the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill are:

  1. To specify the process that the Gore District Council must follow to authorise a transfer of the Otama Rural Water Supply scheme to Otama Rural Water Limited. This process includes consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, the preparation of a transfer plan, and conducting a referendum of Scheme users; and
  2. To provide for related matters if the scheme is transferred to the Company.

Communications about the Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill can be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Parry, Gore District Council, 29 Bowler Avenue, PO Box 8, Gore 9740.

The Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill can be inspected from Wednesday 30 May 2018 to Friday 22 June 2018 below. It is also available at the Council's office at 29 Bowler Avenue, the Gore Library, Norfolk Street, Gore, and the Mataura service centre and library, McQueen Avenue, Mataura. 

Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill draft for consultation [PDF, 477 KB] 

LINZ certification and letter [PDF, 1 MB] 

Representation Arrangements for the 2019 Local Elections

On 1 November 2017 the Gore District Council gave public notice of its final proposal for representation arrangements to apply for the Council and its community board for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019.

Representation Arrangements for 2019 Elections [PDF, 348 KB]

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.

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.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: