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.

Customer Charter - our promise to you

This week Stratford District Council launches its Customer Service Charter.

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New Online Payments Option

Stratford District Council has new and improved online services, including an online payment option for credit card users. 

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Changes coming to region's rubbish collection

From 1 October, Taranaki residents will see some changes to their rubbish and recycling collection service as the three district councils take a regional approach to waste minimisation.

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2015 Citizen Awards

Each year hard working locals are recognised by the District for their continued contributions to the community.

The recipients for the 2015 Stratford District Citizen Awards are:

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Single Region-Wide Approach to Oil and Gas Consent Applications

Taranaki's three district councils are working towards a consistent approach to managing the oil and gas industry under the Resource Management Act (RMA).

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Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

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

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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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