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.

2018/19 Annual Report

Stratford District Council adopted its 2018/19 Annual Report at the first meeting of Council on Tuesday 29 October 2019. A three page summary and the full report can both be viewed online here.

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Last week to search for scarecrows - and see the winners!

Stratford district’s Scarecrow Trail is in its last week, with all Scarecrows due to retire from the limelight after Sunday 17 November. 

This means you still have time to jump on the trail, see how many scarecrows you can find, and go in the draw to win prizes.

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Demolition to old ANZ Bank building to start this week

Stratford District Council has confirmed that contractors will begin work on the demolition of the ANZ Bank Building from Wednesday 13 November 2019 if weather permits.

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How #Compleating our food saves waste, money and time – and tastes delicious!

Did you know one of the biggest environmental challenges we face is food waste? If it were a country, food waste would be third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. 

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The hunt is on! Stratford's Scarecrow Trail starts today

Stratford district’s sensational Scarecrow Trail has kicked off from today and finishes Sunday 17 November 2019. 

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New subdivision to open

Stratford District Council is excited to announce the opening of tenders for the residential subdivision off Pembroke Road, Stratford.

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1895 love letters found at Council, can you help us?

We have discovered a collection of letters stored in our archives room. These are written by Harry (located in Stratford) to his wife Gracie (located in Dunedin) dated in 1895. 

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High voter turnout gives clear support for elected members

Stratford District Council is getting ready to welcome new and returning councillors to the table after an election that recorded a number of (legal) highs. 

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Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund now open

The latest funding round of the Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund for people in the Stratford district opens today, Monday 14 October and closes Friday 8 November. 

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2019 Election results

The final election results are in.

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Last week to make your vote count

With only five days left to have a say on who sits around the Stratford District Council table, voters are reminded to get a move on or risk their vote not being counted. 

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Recently completed a trade?

A Trade Graduation Ceremony is being held in Stratford on Thursday 7 November.

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Stratford gets set to host scarecrows

Calling all Scarecrows in the Stratford district! Entries are open for our upcoming Scarecrow Trail.

Register your Scarecrow entries for the trail below or pick up a form from the Stratford District Library or Stratford i-SITE.

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Vote 2019

Voting open for 2019 elections

With voting papers being delivered from today, Stratford District Council Chief Executive Sven Hanne is urging Stratford district voters to have their say and vote before 12 October 2019.  

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Youth Council Get On The Bus - Bowlarama

Stratford District Youth Council's GET ON THE BUS is back on Friday 25 October. 

Enjoy tenpin bowling, mini golf, FREE PIZZA and spot prizes with your friends at Bowlarama!

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Spring into the October school holidays!

School holidays are fast approaching, and this October there's plenty of choice to keep the kids busy. 

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Roll up, roll up, to the greatest show of lost souls!

Stratford District Youth Council presents... A SCARY NIGHT: CARNIVAL

It's a twisted dream to make you scream! One night only, Saturday 28 September!

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Chorus Cabinet Art Project 2019

Keep New Zealand Beautiful has partnered with Chorus to beautify telecommunication cabinets throughout the country with its Cabinet Art Project.

Applications are now open for the Stratford Cabinet Art Project.

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New digital noticeboard for Stratford

Stratford District Council has installed a digital community noticeboard to profile local events and activities for the district. 

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Get your SCARE on!

Stratford District Youth Council (SDYC) is looking for unique personalities to bring to life the greatest show of lost souls, as ‘A Scary Night’ returns to Taranaki Pioneer Village with ‘Carnival’. 

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