Public Notices

2020 Resident Satisfaction Survey

Resident Survey 2020_0.pngWestland District 2020 Resident Satisfaction Survey happening soon!

The bi-annual Resident Satisfaction Survey will be conducted for Council by National Research Bureau between 24 January and 9 February 2020.

Old4New Life jackets 17 Jan

medium_Old4New-FB-Profile.jpgThe Old4New lifejacket van will be in Hokitika on Friday, around the back of the Council building on Railway Terrace from 9am to 12pm. This is a great opportunity to upgrade your lifejacket at a reduced price.


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

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.

NZTA Road Update

South Westland, SH6 update on anticipated full opening of route

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that it is aiming to fully reopen State Highway 6 south of Hokitika to Makarora in Otago in time for Christmas.

This includes the only section currently still closed, with the most slips and damage, Mt Hercules south of Harihari to Whataroa.

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.


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