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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.

Media Release: Three Districts - One Roading Contractor

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21 May 2015

Roads are the lifeline of any community, they enable people to stay connected and are essential for economic growth enabling products to  be moved to and from farms, businesses, or industry.  For most people the road is just there, unseen and doing its job,  however they are in constant need of maintenance to ensure they keep doing their job.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:40 Read more...>>>

Midwest Disposals Limited -Bonny Glen Landfill - Resource Consent Decision

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The hearing panel’s decision on Midwest Disposal Limited’s applications to Horizons Regional Council and Rangitikei District Council for the Bonny Glen Landfill is now available. The decision documents can be viewed on the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council website by following the link


Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:49 Read more...>>>

Dangerous and Insanitary Building Policy 2015 Adopted 30 April 2015

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Pursuant to section 157 of the Local Government Act 2002 and section 132 of the Building Act 2004, the Rangitikei District Council hereby gives notice that Council adopted the Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy on 30 April 2015.

Dangerous and Insanitary Building Policy 2015

Copies of the Policy are available from Council’s libraries in Marton, Bulls and Taihape, from the Council’s Main Office in Marton, from the Council’s website www.rangitikei.govt.nz or you may request a copy to be emailed or posted to you by calling 0800 422 522.

Further enquiries in respect to this proposal may be directed to Samantha Whitcombe, Governance Administrator, on 06 327 0099 or 0800 422 522.


Grounds Closure

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All sports fields are open again and back to normal operations.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 17:11

Speak To Us About Rates Rebates

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Come and speak to one of Council’s officers about rates rebates and find out if you may qualify. Staff will be available at the following locations:

Bulls Library                               12 May 2015                                Between 10am and 2pm

Marton Library                           15 May 2015                                Between 10am and 2pm

Taihape Town Hall                    19 May 2015                                Between 10am and 2pm

If you are unable to make one of these sessions, and would like to speak to one of our staff, please contact the Council on 06 3270099.


Mangarere Bridge Re-Opening Ceremony

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The recent refurbishment of the Mangarere Bridge has taken a lot of effort on the part of many. This is because of the extensive nature of the repairs and the lack of an alternative route. The bridge is the only way in and out of the road, and the repair work required significant periods of bridge closure five days per week for the past three months.

Local residents and business operators have been patient, resilient, and resourceful in the face of inconvenience. The Contractor has accommodated farming and adventure operations as well as regular household movements during a busy summer season. At the same time, he has achieved the required aims of quality workmanship, timeliness, and budget. Police, Fire, and Ambulance have stood well briefed and thoroughly resourced to respond to any emergencies that might have come to hand. (Fortunately, there were none that I know of.)

In short, we at Council appreciate the efforts of many people to make this bridge work a success. In our view, this is an indicator of the maturity and cooperative spirit of everyone involved in this particular rural community.

So we invite you to join us to celebrate the completion of the works and the formal re-opening of the bridge on:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 14:50 Read more...>>>

Taihape Recycling "Wash and Squash"

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To allow increased site storage at the recycling station please wash and squash plastics.

By squashing plastics more plastics can be stores on site. Washing removes material that would become putrid or attract wasps.

This is a cost saving measure that reduces the number of journeys that the plastic collector truck needs to make to the Taihape Waste Transfer Station.

for further information please contact the Rangitikei District Council 0800 422 522


Change of Fire Season Status

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The lighting of fires in the open air within all areas controlled by the Rangitikei District Council will be OPEN (No permit required) as from Midnight Tuesday 24th February.

Please note that the 3km coastal margin remains Restricted and all beaches are Prohibited (total fire ban).  All land within 1m of a Department of Conservation reserve and all Department of Conservation land remain as Restricted (fire by permit only).

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 15:07 Read more...>>>

Public Notice - No Shooting Allowed On Council Property

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Rangitikei District Council gives notice to the public that, effective from Tuesday, 10 February 2015,

“No Shooting" will be allowed on any Rangitikei District Council owned property within the

Rangitikei District this includes all reservoirs and ponds.

Ross McNeil

Chief Executive


Sprinkler Ban Lifted - Bulls and Taihape

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Council advises that due to low water consumption, lower temperatures and recent rain that we no longer need to enforce the sprinkler ban, therefore this is now lifted effective today.


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

Recently Adopted Bylaws/Policies

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The following bylaws/policies were adopted by Council.

-    Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2015

-    Policy on the Sale of Surplus Land and Buildings 2015

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

Kind regards,

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:46

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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Currently Open for Consultation

Council's Proposed Long Term Plan 2015-2025 submissions have closed as of midday 4th May 2015

Submissions available here


Proposed Long Term Plan 2015-2025

Rangitikei District Council's proposed Long Term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025 Consultation Document “What’s the Plan Rangitikei…?” is now available.  This is the consultation document for the 2015-2025 proposed Long Term Plan, which is the plan that sets Council's direction for the next ten years. As part of the consultation process we are holding public meetings across the District.

LTP Page

Consultation Document


Submissions have closed as of midday, 4 May 2015.  There is an opportunity to present your submission to the Council at hearings on 7 and 8 May 2015. All submissions will be considered by the Council and decisions on the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 will be finalised in June 2015.

Find out more through our website www.rangitikei.govt.nz/ltp or phone the Council on 06 3270099 or 0800 422 522.


Carol Downs

06 327 0163

Samantha Whitcombe

06 327 0099       

Current Vacancies

Parks Assistant

We are looking for five experienced Parks Assistants who will be responsible for continuously improving the delivery of maintenance of the Districts parks, reserves, cemeteries and gardens. You will also ensure that other District recreational facilities and buildings are kept well maintained.

These are new, full-time, permanent roles.


Job Description

Application Form

For further information, contact Gaylene Prince, Community & Leisure Services Team Leader gaylene.prince@rangitikei.govt.nz

Rates via Email

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To sign up, please click on the following link: Rates Email Sign Up

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Investors in People

Civil Defence - Emergency Mgt  C'mon Keep it Green - Rural Fire

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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

Detailed Rates Information

For detailed rates information click here.


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If so please click on the following link: Council Blog

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