Public Notices

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

Meeting Notice

In accordance with section 46 (6) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, a meeting of the Gore District Council’s Mataura Valley Milk Development Committee was held in committee on Friday 12 October 2018. The general nature of the business transacted at the meeting related to the levying of financial contributions.


Pest Control

The Council's contractor will be carrying out pest control, including night shooting, on Wednesday 17 October and Thursday 18 October at the following locations:

Dolamore Park, Charlton Park Cemetery, Gore Cemetery, Mataura Cemetery, Pukerau Cemetery, Hamilton Park, Henderson Park, Gore A and P Showgrounds, and Bannerman Park.


Youth Council nominations

The Gore District Council is now recruiting youth councillors and welcomes anyone between the ages of 12 and 24 years to apply. If you are interested in the future of our District and want to make it a better place for young people, this is the right opportunity for you.

The Youth Council provides a forum where the views of young people are heard, enables youth to work with Council staff and elected members to initiate and support programmes, and acts as a link between young people and the Council. It also participates in the planning of youth focused and intergenerational events.

Membership consists of up to 21 young people, with 10 representing the Gore District at large and 11 from local secondary schools and Longford Intermediate.

Applications for district-wide positions on the Youth Council close on Friday 7 December 2018.

2019 Youth Council application form [PDF, 243 KB]

2019 Youth Council job description [PDF, 115 KB]


Road closures for TARGA Rally 

The following roads will be closed on Tuesday 23 October to allow for stages of the Targa NZ rally:

From 8.30am to 1.00pm –

  • Ontario Street from Toronto Street to the intersection with MacGibbon Road/River Road;
  • River Road from the intersection with MacGibbon Road to Diamond Peak Road;
  • Diamond Peak Road to Kaiwera Road;
  • Kaiwera Road from the intersection with Diamond Peak Road to Voights Road.

From 9.20am to 1.50pm –

  • East Chatton Road;
  • North Chatton Road from the intersection with East Chatton Road to Waikaka Road; 
  • Waikaka Road from the intersection with North Chatton Road to Lurgan Street.

From 9.45am to 2.15pm –

  • Greenvale Road from the intersection with Wendon Valley Road to Crossan’s Corner.

Please note times are approximate. If you have any queries please call GDC Roading Officer Paul Williamson, phone 209 0330.


Special Licences for summer events

If you're holding an event this holiday season that requires a special alcohol licence, make sure you apply as soon as possible or your application may not be processed in time.

You may need a special licence if you're organising a party this Christmas or New Year and selling or supply alcohol.

Applications for a special licence must be lodged at least 20 working days before the event is held, although exceptions may be made for unforeseen events. Please remember working days do not include weekends, statutory holidays or any day between 20 December 2018 and 15 January 2019.

Special licence application deadlines are:

December 2018 event - application submitted by Friday 2 November 2018 

January 2019 event - application submitted by Friday 16 November 2018

February 2019 event - application submitted by Friday 7 December 2018


Tertiary Education Scholarships 

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 in 2019.  A scholarship recipient may be offered up to 10 weeks paid work experience at the Council during future summer holidays.

You can download the criteria and an application form or collect from the civic administration building, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore.

Applications close at 5.00pm, Wednesday 31 October 2018. 


Road Closures

The Gore District Council’s roading team advises the following roads will be closed:

Kennedy Road

Kennedy Road will be closed to through traffic from Monday 24 September to Thursday 20 December to allow for the construction of a new bridge. There will be a temporary bridge bypass for light traffic only.


Removal of boil water notice

Chlorine levels in the Otama Rural Water Scheme are meeting the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards minimum requirement of 0.2 mg/l. Therefore, the Council has removed the permanent Boil Water Notice.

Our staff will continue to monitor chlorine levels throughout the scheme’s network to ensure they are meeting NZ Drinking Water Standards.


Tulloch Park closure for redevelopment

Stage One of the redevelopment of Tulloch Park, in Mataura, will result in the following being closed to the public:

  • Playground access from SH1 and Glendhu Road
  • The gravel car park behind the old pool and rugby field
  • Tulloch Park public toilets (Queens Park public toilets are open 24/7)

The carpark immediately to the south of the old pool is still available for use.

It is hoped to have the work finished by December.


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]


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: info@goredc.govt.nz