Public Notices

Skateboard Ban Bylaw Review

The Gore District Council has reviewed its Skateboard Ban Bylaw and made a change to include motorised and non-motorised scooters and longboards within the definition of a “skateboard”.

As this was the only change to the Bylaw and the amendment being 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 10 April 2018. The updated Bylaw will come into effect on 1 May 2018.

Skateboard Ban Bylaw 2018 [PDF, 502 KB]

Upcoming Road Closures 


ANZAC Day Dawn Parade

The following Gore streets will be closed to all traffic from 6.00am until 8.00am on Wednesday 25 April  for the ANZAC Day parade:

  • Bowler Avenue - from Fairfield to Main Streets
  • Fairfield Street - from Bowler Avenue to Mersey Street
  • Mersey Street - from Fairfield to Main Streets.

The closures are undertaken in accordance with section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974.

Any enquiries to Peter Standring, Transport Manager, 209-0330.


Gore central business area

The following streets in Gore’s central business area will be closed to through traffic between 6.00pm and 7.00am, for three or four days during the week starting Monday 16 April, to allow for the renewal of asphalt at the Hokonui Dr/Main St roundabout: 

  • Medway Street at the Norfolk St/River St roundabout
  • Medway Street at the intersection with Hokonui Dr (SH94)
  • Main Street at Mersey Street
  • Irk Street at the intersection with Main Street (SH1)
  • Hokonui Dr (SH94) at the intersection with Irwell and Norfolk streets

Detours will be in place at:

•             Southbound - via River St, Mersey St and rejoining at Main St (SH1)
•             Northbound – via Mersey St, River St and rejoining at Main St (SH1)
•             Eastbound – via Trafford St, Richmond St, Norfolk St and rejoining at Main St (SH1)

Access will be available to bars, restaurants and public toilets.


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Freeze Ya Bits Off Busking 

The Gore District Council advises that Medway Street, Gore, will be closed to through traffic from the intersection with Hokonui Drive and the Countdown Supermarket carpark on Saturday 2 June between 10.00am and 7.00pm. 

This is to allow for the finals of the Freeze Ya Bits Off busking competition. 

There will be access to businesses via the western end of Medway via Fairfield Street.


Stock underpass 

Otama Flat Road will be close to through traffic between Otamita road and Dillon Road, from 16 April to 11 May. This is to allow for the installation of a stock underpass.

A detour will be in place via Jaffray, Otama and McBain roads.

Resource Consent Application to demolish a heritage structure

The Gore District Council has received an application from Jack Dilcock Phillips to demolish a scheduled heritage structure (H13), and construct a new single story building without providing required on-site parking. 

The site subject to the application is located at128 Main Street, Gore being Part Section 11 Block VII Town of Gore as described in Computer Freehold Register SLA2/37.

The application is being notified under sections 2AA(2) and 95A(3)(a) of the Resource Management Act 1991 and is a discretionary activity under the provisions of the Gore District Plan.  The Council reference for this application is LU 2018/357.

The application includes an assessment of environmental effects and can be viewed here or inspected or purchased at the Civic Administration Building 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore during normal business hours.

Please contact William Watt of William J Watt Consulting Limited, phone 027 4959288 or email if you have any questions about the application.  Please direct any queries regarding the processing of the consent to the Council’s regulatory administrator, Lynley Blythe, phone 03 2090330 or email

Any person may make a submission on the application.  However, a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may only make a submission if they are directly affected by an adverse environmental effect and that effect does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to the Gore District Council, by post to P O Box 8, Gore 9740, deliver to the Civic Administration Building or email to  The submission must include the matters contained in Form 13 of the Resource Management Regulations 2003, copies of which are available on the Council website and at the Civic Administration Building.  Information on making a submission can be found at

Submissions close at 4.00pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

You must serve a copy of your submission on Jack Dilcock Phillips (the applicant), whose address for service is William J Watt Consulting Ltd, by mail at P O Box 6203 Invercargill North 9841, or by email to, as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on the Gore District Council.

 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.

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