Media Releases

Stratford District Council produces a weekly newsletter in the Straford Press called Central Link which is full of snippets of Council and community information, which can be found here.

You are also welcome to look at our media releases, listed here with the newest at the top.

ANZAC Day Commemorations 2017

Stratford District Council has long collaborated with the RSA to co-ordinate the district’s ANZAC Day events, however given the possible liquidation of the RSA, Council will now take full responsibility for the commemorations.

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Weather event road status final update

Some roads in the eastern hill country have seen some effects of the recent heavy rain.

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Get On the Bus with the Youth Council

If you are aged between 12 and 24 and looking for a fun night out, then it’s time to get on the bus with the Stratford District Youth Council.

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Vote for our new district entrance signs

Vote now for your favourite.  The district entrance signs have been reviewed as part of the Stratford 2035 project.

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New Chief Executive appointed

Stratford District Council announced its new Chief Executive at the February Policy and Services meeting.

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Have your say on Victoria Park

If there are developments and enhancements you would like to see at Victoria Park, now is the time to have your say.

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Lights on Broadway

New lighting has brought a touch of colour to Broadway South in Stratford.

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Summer Nights concert success

The sun was shining brightly when the Warratahs performed to a crowd of over 1,100 at Saturday’s Summer Nights Music concert at the Rhododendron Dell in Stratford.

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Children's Day Festivities

Mix together a pirate ship with teddy bears, sausages and a whole bunch of kids and you have the recipe for a great family day out.

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Summer Nights concert - what you need to know

Let’s hope that February signals the start of some warmer evenings, in time for this Saturday’s Summer Nights concert in the park.

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Changes to housing for the elderly policy

Stratford District Council has reviewed its Housing for the Elderly Policy at the Policy and Services Committee Meeting on Tuesday 24 January and has adopted changes to weekly rentals and the criteria for eligibility.

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Free training workshops to benefit Stratford community groups

Stratford’s community volunteers, team members and aspiring leaders are all set to benefit from free training sessions with a local inspiration.

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Audit and Risk Committee to be established

At the Stratford District Council Policy and Services Committee meeting on Tuesday 24 January it was resolved to establish an Audit and Risk Committee.

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Ultra Fast Broadband for Stratford

Stratford District Council Mayor Neil Volzke has welcomed the government’s announcement of ultra fast broadband for Stratford.

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Have your say on the future direction of King Edward Park

In November 2016 Stratford District Council approved the draft version of the King Edward Park Management Plan which looks to set the future direction of the park. This plan is now available for public comment.

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Summer Nights Movies 2017

The Summer Nights series will continue with two consecutive movies being played in mid February.

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Summer Nights Concert 2017

Next year’s Summer Nights concert details have been released this week with national group The Warratahs being named as the headline act.

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New Local Alcohol Policy Adopted

The joint Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) for New Plymouth and Stratford districts has been adopted by both council's.

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Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy 2017 Consultation

The Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy 2017 is currently out for consultation. 

Consultation closes at 4.30pm on 10 February 2017.

Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy

To have your say please click here

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Christmas in Prospero Place

With the installation of Stratford’s 8.8 metre outdoor Christmas tree the festive season has well and truly hit Prospero Place. The square will be filled with festive cheer this December with a raft of activities happening from 1 December.

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