Waitaki District Council

H&S Bill will cover WDC volunteers

A Select Committee considering the Health and Safety Reform Bill has reported back to Parliament with some changes, some of which will affect the Waitaki District Council. Council human resources manager Lisa Baillie presented an...

Stick to drone rules: WDC

Owners of drones in Oamaru are being reminded to make sure they adhere to recently introduced Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules around their use. The rules came into effect on August 1, and aim to...

Crs, board chairmen shown state of roads

Friday, July 31 Waitaki's roading network is in good shape, but there's still work to be done. That's the verdict from Waitaki District Council assets group manager Neil Jorgensen after a series of tours of the...

Council CEO recruitment begins

Advertising for the role of Waitaki District Council chief executive has begun. Employment consultants Sheffield have been charged with conducting the process, and an advertisement that has appeared both online and in print publications says...

WDC to endorse submission

The Waitaki District Council is set to endorse a draft joint submission on the Local Government and Environmental Select Committee's Earthquake-Prine Buildings Policy at a meeting of council's customer services committee tomorrow. During the past...

Govt fire plan rings alarm bells

The Waitaki District Council has voiced its displeasure about several aspects of the Government's Fire Services Review Discussion Paper, particularly on the proposed centralisation of fire services. The review paper was prepared following a 2014...

$17m council loan finalised

A term loan agreement has been formalised by the North Otago Irrigation Company (NOIC) and Waitaki District Council, which will partially fund the company's stage two expansion plans. The terms of the $17 million loan...

Five CCTV sites revealed

Monday, June 15 Sites have been decided on for Oamaru's closed circuit television cameras. Five sites have been revealed - at Harbourside Station on Itchen St, the North Otago Yacht and Powerboat Club on Waterfront Rd,...

Landfill no longer accepting tyres

Tyres pop up everywhere, however they will no longer appear at the Oamaru Landfill on Tamar St. Until June 4 people could drop loose tyres off at the landfill, however a changing of the guard...

Rates rise of 1.7% approved

Friday, May 29 It may have taken a fully working day and some deep discussion and debate, but the Waitaki District Council has settled on a rates rise for next year. The district-wide increase for the...

Council says no to Meridian

Meridian Energy won't have its rates reduced by the Waitaki District Counil, after the councillors voted to decline the company's requests at its extraordinary meeting yesterday. Earlier this month Meridian submitted on council's Draft Revenue...

Final decisions to be made on WDC draft plan

The implementation of the Waitaki District Council's Draft 2015-25 Long-Term Plan has come to a critical juncture, with final decisions to be made at tomorrow's extraordinary council meeting before the plan is adopted next...

WDC lay out $50k for Moeraki

Monday, May 18 The Waitaki District Council will spend an extra $50,000 in Haven St, Moeraki, which volunteers are close to rebuilding after a slip closed the road. The money, in addition to the $60,000 already...

Tongan Oamaru speaks out

Almost one in five Oamaruvians are Tongan, the Waitaki District Council was told yesterday. Waitaki's Tongan population has grown significantly - prompting Waitaki Tongan Community president Talanoa Palu to make a submission to the Waitaki...

Meridian disputes rates bill

Meridian is challenging the amount it will pay in district rates - leaving councillor June Slee "horrified''. In the Draft Revenue and Financing Policy (DRFP) and Draft 2015-25 Long Term Plan, council proposes charging Meridian...
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