News: Recent

  • News Release: Taihape Swim Centre Contract Awarded October 20, 2017

    The contract for the Taihape Swim Centre was awarded to West End Aquatics Ltd by the Rangitikei District Council at their meeting on 12 October 2017. Trevor Nicholls and his team from West End Aquatics have been successfully running the Marton Swim Centre for the past five years. Trevor said he will be looking locally for employees to work at the Swim Centre.

  • Public Notice: Reappointment of Ross McNeil, Chief Executive October 20, 2017

    Mayor Andy Watson announced that the current Chief Executive, Ross McNeil, has been reappointed for two years to the role of Chief Executive. Under the provisions of the Local Government Act the Council is allowed to reappoint for a maximum of two years before it has to re-advertise the role.

  • News Release: Funding Boost for Bulls Project October 18, 2017

    A grant of $200,000 has been received from the JBS Dudding Charitable Trust for the proposed Bulls Community Centre. Mayor Andy Watson, said he was delighted to receive this grant from the Trust. “The Dudding Trust has, since its inception, given out millions of dollars to community organisations in the Rangitikei.

  • News Release: Rangitikei District Council Gains Local Government’s CouncilMARK™ October 11, 2017

    Rangitikei District Council has completed its inaugural assessment as part of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme and been given an overall CouncilMARK™ rating of BB.

  • Public Notice: Rangitikei Conservation Week October 10, 2017

    The Rangitikei is going green for conservation week. The Treasured Natural Environment Group has worked together to put on a range of events throughout the District for conservation week which runs from 14 – 22 October 2017. Get involved!

  • Public Notice: Priority Areas Earthquake-Prone Buildings Consultation October 06, 2017

    The system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings changed on 1 July 2017. Under the new system Council must consult with the community on areas where the strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings should occur faster due to their location in areas where there are high numbers of people or traffic.

  • Public Notice: Funding Rounds Open October 06, 2017

    Applications for financial assistance are now being called for: Creative Community Scheme Community Initiatives FundEvents Sponsorship Scheme

  • Public Notice: The Great DDT Muster October 03, 2017

    ​A nationwide collection is on to clear New Zealand of DDT and other obsolete pesticides. And It's Free. Closing date : 31st October

  • Public Notice: Whats On? Holiday Programme September 27, 2017

    Have the kids out doing things these holidays with What’s On? Where there is a range of activities available for youth aged 12 -24. What's On Holiday Programme

  • Public Notice: Creative Communities Scheme Opens 2 October September 27, 2017

    The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Council and Creative New Zealand that helps to fund community-based arts activities in the Rangitikei District area. Creative Communities Scheme

  • Public Notice: Temporary Liquor Control Area - Hunterville Township September 27, 2017

    The Liquor Control area in Hunterville has been temporarily extended to include all of Hunterville within the township boundary apart from licensed premises. The period of this extension is: 11:00am Saturday 28 October to 11:00am Sunday 29 October.

  • Public Notice: Right to Demand a Poll on Local Electoral System September 13, 2017

    The electors of the Rangitikei District Council have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used for the elections of the Rangitikei District Council and its community boards. If a valid demand for a poll is received by 21 February 2018, the poll will be held not later than 21 May 2018, and will have effect for the 2019 and 2022 triennial general elections.

  • Public Notice: Proposed Name Change of Inland Road August 31, 2017

    Council has received a request to change the name of Inland Road to ‘Keith Law Road’. The request has been made in the memory of Keith Law who was the Chairman of the Board of Directors and a shareholder of Te Rangi Pai Forest Ltd, which is located on Inland Road.

  • Public Notice: Water Issues in Central Marton - ​29 August 2017 August 29, 2017

    A water mains in the Kensington Road area blew out overnight, which may affect Marton water - you may notice discolouration and should flush your cold taps - inside and outside. Our staff have been out most of the night fixing the mains, but the water will be discoloured until all areas have been flushed. If you have any concerns please ring the Council on 327 0099 or 0800 422 522.

  • News Release: Horizons Region to Receive over $5.84 Million for Freshwater Improvements August 09, 2017

    Great news for Rangitikei with two significant projects receiving money from the freshwater improvement fund.Whangaehu freshwater improvement project and the Lake Waipu project at RatanaMedia Release

  • Public Notice: Heavy Rain - Update Wednesday 2nd August 2017 August 01, 2017

    We have experienced fairly heavy rain - Council staff and contractors are out and about sorting the areas that have experienced surface flooding. We don't expect the weather to deteriorate further. Please drive to the conditions. If you have any problems please call us: 0800 422 522.

  • Public Notice: ​Consultation – RMA Fees and Charges August 01, 2017

    Recent amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 have created additional activities which require associated charges. The proposed fees are a deposit, with the total cost of processing the application determined following at the end of the process. It is proposed that the existing hourly rates specified in the schedule of fees and charges are used.

  • Public Notice: July 2017 Storms - EQC Factsheet July 21, 2017

    The storm danger has now passed. Click through for an EQC factsheet with information about EQC's role in providing natural disaster insurance for homes, land, and contents damaged in July's storm event.