News: Recent

  • Public Notice: Residents' Survey 2017 April 13, 2017

    Each year the Council undertakes a survey of residents to test the adequacy of the District’s roads and footpaths and community and leisure facilities. The survey is available for anyone to complete online, it will take less than 10 minutes . Please click on the link below to be directed to the survey. Our District, Your Say

  • Public Notice: Easter and ANZAC Hours April 10, 2017

    The Waste Transfer Stations will be closed on Friday 14 and Monday 17 April 201. Marton Transfer Station will be closed ANZAC day Tuesday 25 April 2017. Bulls and Marton Libraries will be closed from Friday 14 April until Monday 17 April 2017 inclusive and closed on Anzac day Tuesday 25 April 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Public Notice: Update on flood event - rivers, roads, and towns April 04, 2017

    Rangitikei District Council lifted the state of emergency at 8.30am on Thursday, 6 April, following receding river levels and no significant rainfall overnight.Rivers are returning to normal levels. All schools across the Rangitikei District will reopen on Thursday, 6 April.

  • Public Notice: Treat Floodwaters as Contaminated April 04, 2017

    Rangitīkei District Council advises that there is a possibility of floodwaters being contaminated with untreated sewage. Please treat all floodwaters as contaminated. Avoid contact wherever possible. If contact cannot be avoided, wash exposed areas such as hands and face afterwards.

  • Public Notice: Please avoid all non-essential travel April 04, 2017

    The Council requests that residents avoid​ all non-essential travel - particularly to Whanganui - as we are expecting road closures around Whangaehu at approximately 10am Wednesday morning.

  • Public Notice: Update on School Closures April 04, 2017

    In consultation with the Ministry of Education we have agreed that all schools across the Rangitikei District can reopen tomorrow, Thursday, 6 April. Ministry of Education

  • News Release: Update on Rain in Marton April 04, 2017

    4 April 12noon Rain has eased slightly, but is expected to be heavier again later – the prediction is for less than half the rainfall that we had in June 2015. Council staff are continuing to monitor all river levels and any known areas that are prone to flooding; and clearing drains and culverts.

  • Public Notice: Update on Flood Event - Evacuation Map April 04, 2017

    4 April 7:55pm Rangitikei District Council declared a state of emergency at 5.30pm tonight (Tuesday, 4 April) due to the significant amount of rain expected overnight and tomorrow. Evacuations have commenced in Marton for those in the surrounding area of the Tutaenui Stream. The area being covered is shown in blue in the map below – this is based on the a .5 meter flooding event, based on Horizons Regional Councils models for a 1 in 200 year event.

  • Public Notice: Support for De-sexing Dangerous Dogs in the District March 28, 2017

    Manawatu and Rangitikei District Councils have obtained government funding for a programme offering free de-sexing to new or unregistered dogs in the district that would normally fall under the classification of “menacing or dangerous” breeds or type listed in the 4th Schedule of the Dog Control Act 1996.

  • News Release: Annual River Scheme Meetings Coming Up March 23, 2017

    Horizons Regional Council is inviting ratepayers who contribute to the Powera and Tutaenui river management schemes to attend upcoming annual general meetings. Porewa Scheme meeting: Tuesday 28 March, 7pm at Town Hall, Hunterville Tutaenui Scheme meeting: Monday 3 April, 7pm at Friendship Hall, Marton

  • Public Notice: Mangaweka Bridge - public survey March 15, 2017

    Rangitikei and Manawatu District Councils invite you to have your say about the future of the Mangaweka bridge and river crossing. Please tell us what you think is important about the existing bridge as well as any proposed solutions.

  • Public Notice: Funding Rounds Open March 06, 2017

    Applications for financial assistance are now being called for: Creative Community Scheme Sport New Zealand Rural Travel FundApplications close Friday 31 March.

  • Public Notice: Tutaenui Dam Guided Walk March 03, 2017

    Take part in the Tutaenui Dam Guided walk which is on, Saturday 4 March, the walk starts at 10.30am. Rangitikei District Council has been working with the Tutaenui Stream Restoration society to explore opportunities for community access to the Tutaenui Reservoirs​ as a walking track. These reservoirs are the water supply for Marton township, have a beautiful bush backdrop, and are close to Marton.

  • Public Notice: Public Consultation February 28, 2017

    The Rangitikei District Council is consulting on two documents during the period Tuesday 28 February 2017 to noon Friday 31 March 2017. The two documents are: ‘What’s changed, what’s the plan for 2017/18…?’ Consultation Document on the Annual Plan 2017/18 and the Proposed Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2017/18

  • News Release: Kiwi Guardian Site in the Rangitikei Area February 14, 2017

    Getting kids more connected to nature with FREE family-friendly, treasure hunt style activities at specific Department of Conservation sites encourages them to engage with the outdoors and, ultimately, earn themselves a medal for their efforts.

  • News Release: New Legislation to Improve Pool Safety and Compliance February 07, 2017

    A major overhaul of swimming pool safety requirements has been welcomed by the Rangitikei District Council. Taking effect from 1 January 2017, The Building (Pools) Amendment Bill has been passed by Parliament to strengthen pool safety compliance and reduce the accidental drowning of children.

  • Public Notice: Manawatu and Rangitikei District Bridge Inspections February 02, 2017

    Rangitikei District Council and Manawatu District Council have appointed MWH NZ Ltd. to undertake detailed inspections of 36 bridges (24 in RDC, 12 in MDC). The inspections are planned to take place 13–18 February inclusive, between the hours of 7.00am and 7.00pm.

  • News Release: Media Release - Ultra-Fast Broadband January 30, 2017

    Good news - Rangitikei towns to receive Ultra-Fast Broadband. Rangitikei District Council is very pleased with the Government’s announcement that ultra-fast broadband (UFB) will be available in Bulls, Marton and Taihape. Council has been campaigning over the last few years to have its main towns included in the broadband roll-out programme.