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.

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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No Ifs, Butts or Maybes for Stratford and districts

Stratford District Council and Keep New Zealand Beautiful have launched a new campaign designed to rid our footpaths, roads and waterways of cigarette butts.

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New i-Site entrance

Residents and visitors will now find the entrance to the Stratford i-Site closer to Miranda Street.

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TSB Pool Complex now under Council management

From 1 July 2013 the TSB Pool Complex has come under Council's management.

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And the 2013 Citizens' Awards recipients are ...

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

The recipients for the 2013 Stratford District Citizens' Awards are

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Stratford residents remain satisfied

Results from the annual customer satisfaction survey show that overall Stratford residents are satisfied with Council's performance.

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Excessive noise

Residents are reminded about their responsibilities and rights after barking dogs and excessive noise have been the cause for the majority of calls taken by Council's after hours service during May.

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Council's new website

Stratford District Council has launched its new website. The new website is an informative and promotional site, featuring a new look, which is user friendly with improved functionality.

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Council wins at A&P Show

Stratford District Council has won Best Trade Exhibit Non Commercial for their stall during the A&P Show at the weekend.

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Trades Celebrated

Mayor Neil Volzke hosted the fifth Stratford District Trade Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 1 November at the Council Chambers.

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