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.

30/9/2020 - Water main burst

Update 5pm: This has now been fixed and the lines flushed. Tap water may still appear cloudy for a short period, to help this you can run your outside tap to clear the water service line to your property.

Thanks for you patience. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Council on 06 765 6099.

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Help influence the future of our district

Every three years Council produces a Long Term Plan (LTP). This plan looks closely at the first three years and then takes a more general view of the outlying seven years.

The most recent LTP was produced in 2018 and looks to 2028. Council will repeat this process in 2021 and that LTP will look out ten years to 2031.

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Calling all Stratford District Scarecrows

Entries are now open for Stratford District’s annual Scarecrow Trail!

An online registration form for Scarecrow entries is available here or alternatively forms can be picked up from the Stratford Library or Stratford i-SITE.

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Stratford district community halls get funding boost

The Government has announced that Stratford District Council is receiving a Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $339,190 towards the renovation and refurbishment of eight community halls. 

Stratford District Mayor Neil Volzke says the district’s halls and facilities are hugely important to our community. “This funding boost provides a considerable cost saving to the community in the upkeep of much treasured community assets, and puts local people in work,” he says. 

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School Holiday activity in Stratford

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

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Citizens Award Recipients Announced

Stratford District Council is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2020 Citizen Awards, Youth Citizen Awards and an Outstanding Citizen Award. 

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Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Maori in Whakaahurangi

To kick off Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), Stratford District Council has participated in the nationwide Māori Language Moment at 12noon today by launching a te reo Māori recording of Romeo and Juliet’s glockenspiel scene.

The launch was supported by representatives from local schools, marae, and community members.

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13/09/2020 Burst Pipe - Pembroke Road

Update 11.20am: Water has now been restored. 
Thanks for your patience. 
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A water pipe on Pembroke Road East has burst. Water has been shutdown to properties in the area between Cordelia Street and Swansea Road.

Contractors are on-site making the needed repairs and we expect water to be restored to properties by 12noon today.

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Sections at Council's subdivision selling well

Stratford District Council is pleased to see sections at their subdivision off Pembroke Road are selling well, with 17 sections now sold.

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Former Mayor remembered as a respected leader

Former Stratford District Council Mayor David Walter will be remembered as a well-respected leader says Mayor Neil Volzke.

Mr Walter sadly passed away on Saturday 5 September due to a short illness.

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Council to launch youth employment programme

Stratford District Council has been successful in receiving funding to deliver a programme aimed at connecting young people with employment opportunities.

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Call for expressions of interest from local contractors

Council will be commencing work shortly on the construction of a new children's cycle park, half basketball court and picnic/bbq area on Victoria Park.

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Council agrees to non-committal stage of Three Waters Reform

On Tuesday 25 August, Stratford District Council agreed to enter into stage one of the Government’s three waters reform programme.

Mayor Volzke says it’s important to note this stage is non-binding, and does not require us to commit to future phases of the reform programme.

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The plastics we can recycle is changing from September

From September 2020, the plastic types accepted for recycling in our kerbside yellow-lid recycling bins and at the transfer station will change. 

Stratford District Council, in alignment with New Plymouth District Council and South Taranaki District Council, will only accept plastic types 1, 2 & 5 in the kerbside yellow-lid bin and transfer station recycling bins. 

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Pool development location decided

On Tuesday 25 August at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council, elected members decided on the location of Stratford district’s new pool development. Through a vote, it was decided that the pool be developed on the sports field to the north of the hockey turf.

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New dog control maps

Recently the Control of Dogs Bylaw and Dog Control Policy were reviewed and adopted by Council.

These documents became effective from 17 August 2020, and are available to view online or by visiting the Stratford Library or Council's Service Centre on Miranda Street.

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Pool location considered by Council

On Tuesday 11 August at an Ordinary Meeting of Council, elected members discussed whether to proceed with seeking the Minister of Conservation’s consent on their preferred location of co-locating the new pool development with the TET Multi Sport Stadium.

Through a vote, elected members opted to take public feedback into consideration and re-visit the available location options, prior to seeking approval from the Minister.

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Alert Level 2 - August 2020

As of 12noon on 12 August 2020, New Zealand will be moving to Alert Level 2, with the exception of Auckland who will move to Alert Level 3.

For Stratford District Council, this means facilities will be operating under Level 2 guidelines and ask that residents be patient and adhere to guidelines in place to keep our staff and the community well.  

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Alert Level 2 - February 2021

As of 11.59pm on Sunday 14 February 2021, New Zealand will be moving to Alert Level 2, with the exception of Auckland who will move to Alert Level 3, for three days.

For Stratford District Council, this means facilities will be operating under Level 2 guidelines and ask that residents be patient and adhere to guidelines in place to keep our staff and the community well.  

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Alert Level 2 - 27 February 2021

As of 6.00am on Sunday 28 February 2021, New Zealand will be moving to Alert Level 2, with the exception of Auckland who will move to Alert Level 3, for seven days.

For Stratford District Council, this means facilities will be operating under Level 2 guidelines and ask that residents be patient and adhere to guidelines in place to keep our staff and the community well.  

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