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.

Wow factor for shop fronts

Some of Broadways retail shop fronts have been given a make over this week.

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Sail into the summer reading programme

The popular Summer Reading Programme has returned to the Stratford Library this summer.

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Mayoral Christmas gifts for giving

The traditional Mayoral Christmas gift appeal will be held in December. Mayor Neil Volzke is appealing for people to bring their donated new or pre-loved toys, and gifts to the Council Office and place them under the Christmas tree.

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Future of Whangamomona in Focus

The Republic of Whangamomona will be looking to its future, with the release of an issues and options paper on Monday night by the Stratford District Council.

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Train as a lifeguard

The TSB Pool Stratford is offering you the opportunity to become a qualified lifeguard.

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Stratford launches into the future

The future of the Stratford district got a little more focus, with the release of three major plans tonight.

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Election Results

The results of the 2016 election are in.  

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Council to use new standard building consent forms

Stratford District Council is one of more than 20 councils that are working together to bring consistency to the building consent process.

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New roading contractor to start

Following a competitive tender process the Stratford District Council has awarded a three year roading contract.

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Satisfied Stratford

Every year Stratford ratepayers are invited to complete a customer satisfaction survey, asking them to provide feedback on their satisfaction levels with services Council provides.

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Library reopens its doors

The Stratford District Library reopened its doors to the public today.

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2016 Citizen Award recipients announced

Each year hard working locals are recognised by the District for their continued contributions to the community.  The recipients for the 2016 Stratford District Citizen Awards are:

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2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Stratford residents can expect to receive a copy of this year’s Customer Satisfaction Survey over the next week.

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Contamination doubles - we need your help

Seven months into the new rubbish and recycling contract, contamination in the recycling collection has more than doubled.

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Stratford District Council wins national Award

The 2016 McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in professional excellence in local government management.

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Changes to food licensing fees and charges

The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016. Stratford District Council heard and considered submissions to its Food Act 2014 Fees and Charges, at the Policy and Services Committee Meeting on Tuesday 12 April.

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Water and sanitary services assessments to start

Are you a resident in one of these rural communities?

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Stratford District Council adopts 2016/17 Annual Plan

Stratford District Council was the first in the region to adopt its 2016/17 Annual Plan at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 9 February.

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Remembrance wall at Kopuatama Cemetery

Two memorial walls have been erected at the Kopuatama Cemetery.

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Building team goes digital

In another step towards improving efficiencies and making life easier and hopefully cheaper for the customer, the Stratford District Council building inspectors have gone digital with the way they record site inspections.

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