Council Information

Notice of January Meetings


Pursuant to Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, public notice is hereby given of the following meetings to be held in the Council Chambers, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika, during January 2020:


Purpose of Meeting


Mayoral Relief Fund December Storm

Applications are now open for the Mayoral Relief Fund for any Westland District residents, ratepayers, business owners, and not-for-profit organisations who have suffered financial or emotional hardship as a result of the December 2019 weather event.

In order to be considered, applications must be received by 31 January 2020. Applicants will be advised of funding determinations by 20 February 2020.

See here for further information and how to apply.

Christmas / New Year operating hours


Council Offices, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika

The office will close at 12.00 pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and re-open at 8.00 am on Monday 6 January 2020.

Building Consents and Planning will be closed for processing from 20 December 2019 to 10 January 2020.

Emergency Calls Only – Water/Sewerage/Drainage/Roading/Animal Control

Proposed road closures

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the Westland District Council proposes to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic indicated hereunder.

Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge their objection and the grounds thereof in writing before the close of the objection period at the office of the Westland District Council, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika.

The officer for enquiries is Karl Jackson, Transportation Manager, 03 756 9010

Racecourse purchase

MEDIA RELEASE – 16 December 2019


Westland Racing Club land will stay with the community

The future of the grounds that house the Westland Racing Club has been secured with Council satisfactorily completing due diligence to purchase the property. This ensures that, following racing industry reforms, the land will be retained for the benefit of the community.

LGOIMA releases

Starting with responses from November 2019, Council is now proactively releasing our responses to LGOIMA requests on the website on a regular basis. This means that anyone will be able to see the information that we are providing to requests for official information.

No information that is private to an individual or their contact details will be included. If the information is requested by the media, lobby groups, public sector organisations and MPs the name of the requestor and their organisation will be made available.

Harihari rubbish collection

Council will try our best to maintain services following the severe storm of 5 – 7 December, but this will depend on the state of the road network. Thank you for your patience.

Council's public spaces

Council would like to remind members of the public that if you see something of concern in one of Council’s public spaces such as parks, reserves, playgrounds and cemeteries, you should contact the Council in the first instance. Our contractors take these matters very seriously and have been trained and equipped to ensure their safety when dealing with matters of concern.


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