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.

Roading engineer retires after 34 years service

Council's Roading Asset Manager, Barry Jagersma, retired on April 10, after completing 34 years service for the Stratford District.

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An upgrade for Broadway

The start of the Broadway beautification project being launched this week starting with the sight of eight flower baskets hanging from lamp posts either side of the clock tower pedestrian crossing.

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New employment opportunities follow consent approval

The planned Countdown supermarket for Stratford has been given the go ahead which will bring more jobs to the district.

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Significance and Engagement Policy

The amendments in August 2014 to the Local Government Act require Council to adopt a Significance and Engagement Policy by 1 December 2014.

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Local Approved Products Policy Approved

The Stratford District Council adopted the Local Approved Products Policy at the Policy Meeting on Tuesday 26 August.

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And the 2014 Citizen Award recipients are

Each year hard working locals are recognised by the District for their continued contributions to the community.  The recipients for the 2014 Stratford District Citizen Awards are:

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Civic leaders list Taranaki priorities

Wellington is getting a strong and clear message from Taranaki as campaigning begins in the lead-up to the General Elections on 20 September.

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New Broadway toilets open

The doors are now open to Stratford's new public toilets. The upgrade has taken just over two months to complete and Council is happy with the result.

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Council's 2014/15 Annual Plan Adopted

Stratford District Council met on Tuesday 10 June to adopt the 2014/15 Annual Plan. The Plan sees Stratford rate payers looking at an overall increase of 3.1%.

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Food Bill Progress

On Tuesday 27 May, the Food Bill had its third and final reading in Parliament and was supported by all parties.

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Changes to the Food Safety Bylaw

Council looks to adopt its new Food Safety Bylaw on 10 June 2014, which has significant amendments to the Food Safety Bylaw. If you are a registered food business with Stratford District Council, this WILL affect you.

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Draft Annual Plan 2014/15

Council's Draft Annual Plan for 2014/15 was approved for consultation at the Council's ordinary meeting on 11 March 2014, with a proposed overall rates rise of 3.15%.

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Daily Hawera to New Plymouth Bus Service

The 'Connector' bus service is here! The new Hawera to New Plymouth bus service starts on Monday 24 February and will make four return trips daily, Monday – Friday.

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Check your swimming pools

Council officers are about to start inspections of swimming pools and spa pools within the district.

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Oil and Gas – Renewable Energy – Climate Change

Whether it's oil and gas, renewable energy, or even coal mining – energy activities can have an impact on both the economy and the environment.  We need to make sure our planning rules protect the environment, but also enable the development of these resources to meet our needs.

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Communications Survey

Have your say on how Council communicates with you!  

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Change of library system

Stratford District Library and South Taranaki LibraryPlus are embarking on a combined software system, Koha that will enable both to share books and other resources.

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District Licencing Committee formed

The following people have been confirmed as being on the list required to form the District Licensing Committees for the Stratford and New Plymouth Districts.

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2013 Election Results

The results in the Stratford District Council 2013 local government elections are:

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Commercial development update

Council has now sold two parcels of land at the Orlando Street commercial development site.  

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