Public Notices

Drinking Water Plumbosolvency

Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water standing in the fittings for several hours. 

Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking-water tap each morning before use to remove any metals that may have dissolved from the plumbing fittings. 

We recommend this simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies.

On-licence Applications

Section 101 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012


The following businesses have made an application under section 101 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012:

Hokitika Golf Club Incorporated, PO Box 136, Hokitika 7842 – New Licence

Notice posted 8 January 2019.  Objection period closes 29 January 2019.

Waiho Investments Limited, PO Box 31328, Ilam, Christchurch 8444 – Renewal of Licence

Notice posted 9 January 2019.  Objection period closes 30 January 2019.

Proposed Road Closure

Proposal to close streets to vehicular traffic: Westland Car Rally

As advertised in the Hokitika Guardian, Monday 7 January 2019, the Westland Car Rally has requested to close roads on Saturday 23 March 2019 from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The road for closure was not noted.

The road proposed for closure is: Old Christchurch Road, from Duffers Creek Road to SH73.

The officer for enquires is John Bainbridge, Transportation Officer, phone 03 756 9010.

Accounts Officer Vacancy

Accounts Officer

We have a great opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic Accounts Officer to join our small, professional and committed team. Working within the Finance Team and other council staff, you will provide timely, accurate and effective duties in both accounts receivable and accounts payable duties. Applications close 5pm, 28 January 2019.

Please see our Job Vacancies page for further information and how to apply.

Water Conservation - Kumara

Water Conservation alert – Kumara Level 1

Updated 28 Dec 2018

Kumara reservoir water levels have improved significantly over night. WDC wish to thank the Kumara community for their continued support.

The alert has now been downgraded to level 1.

See here for water alert status’:

Water use

As the summer warms up, Westland District Council would like to remind residents that many of our water supplies are reliant on the surrounding rivers and streams. This means that water restrictions may come into force. Please keep an eye on the water alerts for your area:

There are a number of ways that you can save water such as:

Festive Season Hours

The office will close at 4.30 pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and re-open at 8.30 am on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Building Consents and Planning will be closed for processing from the 20 December 2018 to the 10 January 2019.

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

Telephone 0800 474 834

Westland District Library (20 Sewell Street, Hokitika)

Adopted Freedom Camping Bylaw

The Bylaw and associated maps can be found here:

Westland District Council held the hearing of submissions for the proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw on Thursday evening, 29 November 2018. The Bylaw was adopted by Council with amendments made based on the verbal and written submissions received.

Extraordinary Council Meeting


Pursuant to Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, public notice is hereby given of the following Extraordinary Council Meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, Westland District Council, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika:




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