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  • Manager Animal Control

    February 23, 2023

    We are on the lookout for someone with proven leadership skills to lead, mentor and direct our established Animal Control Team. This

  • Three Water Reform Update

    February 23, 2023

    Mayor Andy Watson joins the Mayor’s Consensus on Three Waters Reform.

  • Applications for the Event Sponsorship Scheme close soon

    February 21, 2023

    Applications for Round 2 of the Event Sponsorship Scheme 2022/23 year closes soon on Sunday 5 March 2023.

  • Unveiling ceremony held to bless previously unmarked graves of World War veterans

    February 20, 2023

    Mayor Andy Watson attended a ceremony this month to bless the previously unmarked graves of more than 30 servicemen who died while at the old Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital. Read more about his experience here.

  • Supporting those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

    February 17, 2023

    If you would like to support some of our neighbours who’ve been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle, the best way you can do this is by providing financial support.

  • Cyclone Updates

    February 17, 2023

    We are continuing to have regular meetings with our teams within Rangitīkei District Council and with Horizons Regional Council who are watching all river levels across the region. We will keep monitoring the situation and provide updates as they come to hand.

  • Upcoming Library and Facility Closures

    February 15, 2023

    The Taihape Library and Te Matapihi will be experiencing temporary closures in February due to scheduled power outages by the power company. Please see article for more information on closure dates and times.

  • Water Conservation Notice for Hunterville and Mangaweka

    February 14, 2023

    The water treatment plant is under significant pressure due to the increased volume of water and we are urgently asking all residents of Hunterville and Mangaweka to conserve their water use.

  • Swim spots in Horizons Region placed under red alert

    February 14, 2023

    As a result of Cyclone Gabrielle, all swim spots monitored by Horizons Regional Council have been placed under red alert which means they are unsuitable for swimming.

  • TRAK Meeting Postponed

    February 14, 2023

    Alternative date to be advised.

  • Marton Office Closed

    February 10, 2023

    Office closed due to a power outage.

  • Nominations are now closed for the Community Volunteer Awards

    February 10, 2023

    We are delighted to have received over 20 nominations for the Inaugural Community Volunteer Awards and look forward to announcing the winners in an award ceremony in March at Te Matapihi.

  • Otara Suspension Bridge (Ohingaiti) Damaged

    February 09, 2023

    UPDATE: We anticipate that it will take approximately six months to complete the investigation, design and carry out the repair of the bridge.

  • Water Main Burst in Bulls

    February 03, 2023

    There is a burst water main in Bulls this morning which has left some residents in Aitken Street, Pain Street, Oldfield Place and Mansell Crescent without water. Our team are working to repair the burst and restore water as soon as possible.

  • Free Event - Strengthening Earthquake-Prone Buildings in Marton

    February 03, 2023

    Rangitīkei District Council is hosting a free presentation on February 24th to discuss how to future proof earthquake-prone masonry buildings in Marton.

  • Kaitakawaenga – Māori Liaison Vacancy

    February 03, 2023

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person who is committed to fostering te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori. This is a replacement vacancy.

  • Rates are due on Monday 20th February 2023

    January 30, 2023

    The third instalment of rates notices are due on Monday 20 February 2023.

  • Rural Water Supplies Meetings Postponed

    January 30, 2023

    Notice to Users of our Rural Water Supplies

  • Potential flooding in Turakina and Whangaehu areas

    January 28, 2023

    WEATHER WARNING: Potential flooding on the Turakina and Whangaehu rivers early Sunday 29 January morning.

  • Taihape Memorial Park Grandstand Update

    January 26, 2023

    Thanks to the efforts of the Taihape Heritage Group, the Taihape Memorial Park Grandstand has been granted Category 2 heritage building status by Heritage New Zealand.

  • Marton Drinking Water Update

    January 24, 2023

    It’s summer and the water consumption in Marton is high. This means that the water levels in the Marton Dams are dropping and we experience algae blooms, and, for some residents - the drinking water has changed. If you are experiencing water changes, we would like to hear from you. Please call us or fill out a Request-It form below to report any changes in your area.

  • Work commencing on wastewater pump station upgrade in Taihape

    January 23, 2023

    Construction of a wastewater pump station upgrade on Papakai Road in Taihape will begin on 24th January 2023 with the project expected to be completed by the end of June 2023.

  • Mangaweka Ablutions Block Update

    January 17, 2023

    A tree fell onto the new Mangaweka Ablutions Block last week during the tail end of Cyclone Hale. Tree services have since removed the felled tree and the building is open again and safe to use.

  • Come and join the team that helps make this place home

    January 16, 2023

    We're looking for team players who are passionate about making Rangitīkei a place to live, work and call home.

  • Te Matapihi scheduled power outage

    January 09, 2023

    Te Matapihi will be closed on Wednesday 11 January for a scheduled power outage while PowerCo undertakes some maintenance.