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Welcome to the Rangitikei District Council

The Rangitikei District comprises 4,500 square kilometres of mainly lush, rural land. It is a diverse district, ranging from the sand plains on the south coast - which stretch inland almost as far as Bulls - to the magnificent hill country of the upper Rangitikei.

Emergency water shutdown - King Street, Marton - Update

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Normal Water Supply has been resumed to King Street Marton. Thanks to everyone for your patience.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:01

Prohibited Fire Season - Total Fire Ban

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The lighting of fires in the open air within all areas controlled by the Rangitikei District Council are PROHIBITED from midnight Thursday 29th January 2015 until further notice.

No Permits will be issued. Please spread the word.

FOR ALL FIRE EMERGENCIES PHONE 111 and give your name, address, telephone number and rural number (if applicable)

Enquiries to: Rangitikei District Council            06 327 0099

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:54

Water Main Renewal

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From Tuesday 20th January Rangitikei District Council will be undertaking a water main renewal on the intersection of Wanganui Rd/Skerman St, Marton.

This work is programmed for 2 weeks and interruption to the water supply will affect some consumers.

When the water supply is scheduled to be turned off affected consumers will receive 24hrs notice via a letter in your letterbox, only affected consumers will receive this letter. If you have not received written notice that your water supply is to be turned off then your water supply will not be affected.

There may be some instances of dirty water in other areas, if you are affected by discoloured water please contact RDC on 0800 422 522.


New Release! Making Our District Thrive

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Making our District Thrive conference report available here

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 15:32

District Wide Sprinkler Ban

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The public are advised that due to high water usage, the prolonged dry period and water take restrictions a district wide sprinkler ban (except for Marton) is in place as of 20 January 2015.

Attended hand held hoses may be used at any time.  Soak hoses and fixed irrigation systems are strictly prohibited at all times.  The ban applies to the community supplies of Bulls, Ratana, Hunterville, Mangaweka and Taihape.

Please continue to use the water saving suggestions in our "Please Conserve Water Article".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:53 Read more...>>>

Town Centre Plans Take Another Step Forward - Public Meetings

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Taihape Town Centre Plan - Public Meeting

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 7:30pm at the Taihape Town Hall

The Rangitikei District Council would like to invite all residents to join us for a light supper and a presentation from Creative Communities on the latest draft of the Taihape Town Centre Plan.

The meeting will include a presentation on the results of the second round of public consultation to inform the draft Plan. The latest questionnaire sought your views on the requirements for community facilities in the CBD area and at Memorial Park. 

Come along and find out more! Or phone Kevin Morris on 0800 422 522 for more details.

Marton Town Centre Plan - Public Meeting

Tuesday 27 January 2015, 7:00 pm at Mad Toms on Lower High Street.

The Rangitikei District Council and the Marton Town Centre Plan Steering Group would like to invite all residents to join us for a light supper and a presentation from Creative Communities on the final draft of the Marton Town Centre Plan.

At the meeting, Council will be launching a competition seeking designs to “funkify” a Marton heritage building. Interested?  Then, come along and find out more! Or phone Kevin Morris on 0800 422 522 for more details.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 17:06

Councils Ask: Please Conserve Water

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Manawatu and Rangitikei District Councils are asking residents to conserve water.

Warm and dry weather across the Manawatu and Rangitikei Districts means people need to be careful with how much water they use.  If water is not used carefully, then water restrictions will have to be enforced.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 09:45 Read more...>>>

Local Approved Products Policy 2014

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The Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 became operative in July 2013 and established a regulatory framework for the legal sale of licensed products (“legal highs”). As part of this legislation territorial authorities are able to implement a Local Approved Products Policy.  The legislation does not permit Council’s policy to ban the sale of products from within the District. However, it does allow Council to restrict where the sale of products may take place. This includes identifying “sensitive sites” and specifying a minimum separation distance between sensitive sites and retail premises, and between two retail premises.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 09:55 Read more...>>>

Mangare Bridge Partial Closure - From January 19 – March 28,

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Mangarere Bridge, near Mangaweka is to be temporarily closed for refurbishment. The deck of the bridge is to be replaced by Bailey Civil. Residents of Mangarere Bridge, and other regular users have been consulted on the closure.

For this week and next week (before school starts), we have decided to go with the following:

8:00am to 4:00pm Bridge Closed

This will include today, tomorrow and Saturday… as well as Tuesday through Saturday next week.

Sunday and Monday – Bridge Open all day

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 13:38 Read more...>>>

Waste Transfer Hours For Waitangi Day and Easter

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Residents of Rangitikei are advised that the Waste Transfer Stations are closed on the following days.  Normal operating hours remain on all other days as follows:Waste Transfer Station Hours

Waitangi Day 6/2





Easter Friday 3/4





Easter Monday 6/4






Recently Adopted Bylaws/Policies

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The following bylaws/policies were adopted by Council.

-    Local Approved Products Policy 2014

-          Food Business Grading Bylaw 2014

-          Control of Dogs Bylaw 2014

-          Dog Control and Owner Responsibility Policy 2014

-          Significance and Engagement Policy

If you have any questions about these bylaws/policies, please contact Samantha Whitcombe, Governance Administrator, on 06 327 0099.

Kind regards,

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 09:42

Currently Open for Consultation

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Draft Policy on the Disposal of Surplus Lands and Buildings

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 15:43

Town Centre Plans

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For all your information on Town Centre Plans please see Community Services / Town Centre Plans.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 14:10

Rangitikei Line Competition

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Midwest Disposals Limited Bonny Glen Landfill Resource Consent Application

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 12:51 Read more...>>>


Rangitikei Strategic Water Assessment Project

This project is a district-wide study aimed at investigating smart water use and sustainable economic development opportunities for future water use in the Rangitikei District.

The Rangitikei District Council and Ministry for Primary Industries (via the Irrigation Acceleration Fund) are joint funders.

Final Reports

For more detailed information on this project follow this link Rangitikei Strategic Water Assessment Project

Current Vacancies

Currently there are no vacancies.

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Contact the Council

Head Office: 46 High St, Marton

Postal Address: Private Bag 1102, Marton 4741  

Phone: 06 327 0099

Free Phone: 0800 422 522

Fax: 06 327 6970

Email: info@rangitikei.govt.nz


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