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.

Draft Food Business Grading Bylaw

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Issues have arisen in the past regarding Council’s ability to deal with businesses which have serious breaches of food safety.  Council has also recognised that many good food businesses and consumers now expect premises selling food to be graded. 

The proposed grading system would allow informed consumer decision making and provide both a reward for quality performance and an incentive for improving operation.

Council is interested in knowing the community’s views on these proposals and invites written submissions in relation to these draft bylaws.  If you want to make a submission please have it in by 12pm (noon) Friday 10 October 2014.

Draft Food Premises Grading Bylaw

Draft Food Premises Grading Bylaw - Appendix 2

Statement of Proposal - Food Business Grading Bylaw

Summary of Information - Food Business Grading Bylaw

Submission Form - Food Business Grading Bylaw

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:58

Amendment To Speed Limit Bylaw

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Rangitikei District Council is inviting submissions on amendment proposed for the Speed Limit Bylaw 2009.

The amendment reduces the speed along Nga Tawa Road, Marton, from 100km/h to 80km/h (from the intersection with Calico Line to 60m north of Marumaru Street).


Speed Limit Bylaw 2013

Summary of Information - Nga Tawa Road 80kmh

Statement of Proposal - Nga Tawa Road 80kmh

Submission Form - Nga Tawa Road 80kmh

Council is interested in knowing the community’s views on this proposal and invites submissions in relation this amendment by 12:00 noon 10th October 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 16:37

Rangitikei Line Competition

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Marton Town Centre Plan Steering Group

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Marton is undergoing a Town Centre plan process for inclusion in the draft Long Term Plan. This will signal to Council what the communities’ future vision is for the Town Centre.

Following a Community Workshop, facilitated by David Engwicht from Creative Communities on Thursday 31 July, a steering group was elected; members are Andrew Morriss, Neal Zoromski, Gillian Bowler, Laura Richards, Carolyn Bates, Sharon Gordon, Darian Rose, Amber Leighton, Makuini Paulger, Graham Moore, Mike O’Regan , Wayne Spencer and council  officers Kevin Morris and Denise Servante. Andrew Morriss was elected as the Chair and Neal Zoromski and Gillian Bowler as Deputies.

The next Marton Steering Group Meeting is:

Tuesday, 9 September - 6:30pm in the Council Chambers, Rangitikei District Council, High Street, Marton.

  Steering Group contact details are:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Creative Communities Project Plan and  Place Making Place Framework Part 1.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 15:13

Proposed Amendment to Rates Remission Policy

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Council is concerned that the result of government legislation on earthquake-prone buildings will be to condemn many of the District’s commercial buildings to a declining occupancy and abandonment.

Council believes that providing short-term remission of rates, together with a waiver of at least part of the building/resource consent costs involved, will provide an incentive to owners of such buildings, in addition to the opportunities they see in developing their businesses.

Council is interested in knowing the community’s views on this proposal and invites written submissions on this policy. Submissions closed 12 pm (noon) Friday 12 September 2014.

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Early Community Engagement on Council Long Term Plan

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Rangitikei District Council is holding a series of community meetings across the District as part of the development of the Council’s 2015-2025 Long Term Plan.  Rangitikei residents and ratepayers are encouraged to attend these meetings to have a say about the future of the District.

Enquiries about these meetings can be directed to Carol Downs, LTP Project Co-ordinator, on 06 327 0099, ext 835 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:10

Marton Library Repairs

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Repairs to Marton Library Building Have Commenced

Work has started on repairs to the Marton Library parapet and should be completed by Thursday next week. The Library will remain open while repairs are being done. Visitors to the Library may notice some noise from the work being undertaken, but the Contractor is endeavouring to keep any noise disruption to a minimum.



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.

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

Current Vacancies

Environmental Regulatory Services Team Leader

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Team Leader for our Environmental & Regulatory Services Team.  If you are looking for a role where your leadership skills, ability to manage and motivate your teams, along with the commitment to build on best practise while providing excellent customer service, then we would love to hear from you.
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Rates via Email

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

What's On Around the District

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Fill out the Fix-it-Form if you would like to bring something to our attention.

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


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