News: Archive

  • Update on Weather Event - Monday 17th July

    July 17, 2017

    Unfortunately this weather event is still having an impact on some of our Rangitikei Roads. Roads that are closed - Taihape Napier Rd will remain closed for Monday and re assessed Tuesday Morning (snow), Potaka Rd (slips and trees). Read More... for roads that are down to one lane by slips and trees..

  • Urgent Notice - Mangaweka Water, Taihape - Napier Road Closed All Day Sunday

    July 16, 2017

    Urgent notice to Mangaweka residents - please conserve water - as there is still no power in your area, the water tanker can't cope with the amount of water being taken, so until further notice please conserve water use - Council staff are working on alternatives. Taihape - Napier Road is closed all day due to frost over night.

  • Melting snow causes river levels to rise in Turakina

    July 14, 2017

    Residents on Turakina Valley Road and Turakina Beach Road, near O'Neils Bridge, have been given a pre-cautionary message by Civil Defence personnel that the Turakina River could rise this evening, with the peak predicted by Horizons hydrology staff to be around 8.5 meters around 9pm tonight.

  • Sports Ground Closures

    July 14, 2017

    Most sports grounds in the Rangitikei are closed this weekend due to the recent weather event: Taihape: Grounds Closed; Hunterville: Grounds Closed; Marton Park: Grounds Closed; Centennial Park: Grounds Closed; Bulls Domain: One game only No1. No2 Open.

  • Power outages in the Rangitikei

    July 14, 2017

    Powerco have advised that power may be out in some areas until Saturday or beyond. Please call your electricity retailer for updates.

  • Friday: The Taihape office and Information Centre is closed today

    July 13, 2017

    Friday update: At this stage the Taihape office and Information Centre is closed again today due to snow in Taihape. You can call the Marton office during working hours on 06 327 0099. For the most up-to-date information please check our Facebook page.

  • Taihape Library and Information Centre is closed today

    July 13, 2017

    The Taihape office and information centre is closed today due to snow

  • Taihape library and information centre is closed - 9:20am Thursday 13 July

    July 13, 2017

    The Taihape office and information centre is closed today due to snow

  • Marton and Taihape Youth Zones Holiday Programme

    July 10, 2017

    Think you'll be bored these holidays? Not a chance with these activities planned. Pop on in to the Rangitikei Youth Zones if you are youth aged 13+ (children aged 8+ are welcome if accompanied by an older sibling (14+) or adult.)

  • Marton Park Community Projects

    June 28, 2017

    During 2016 the Rangitikei District Council developed a Management Plan for Marton Park to guide future development in the area. Since this time, community groups have been driving a number of projects. View the full article for more details.

  • April 2017 flood event - Did Your Property Suffer Flooding or Landslip Damage?

    June 26, 2017

    Information relating to the April 2017 flood event

  • Wondering About Property Valuations?

    June 24, 2017

    Simon Willocks of Quotable Valuations (QV) is presenting to Council on 29 June 2017 in Council Chambers. Members of the public are invited to attend. The purpose of the presentation is to explain the process that QV takes in valuing land and property throughout New Zealand.

  • Preparing for Census 2018

    June 09, 2017

    To help prepare for the next census in March 2018, Stats NZ are building a comprehensive address list that will enable them to send households in New Zealand a letter with a unique access code next

  • Rangitikei Receives Funding for Tourism Facilities

    June 08, 2017

    ​Rangitikei District Council has been successful in its application for funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) tourism facility fund. Today it was announced Rangitikei would receive $120,550 from this fund for toilets in Mangaweka Village, Taihape and Hunterville.

  • Changes to the Management of Rural Fire Services

    May 31, 2017

    The Fire Prevention Bylaw 2014 and section 6.3 of the Public Places Bylaw 2013, will need to be revoked as these changes will render them redundant.

  • Funding Rounds Open - Closed 30 June

    May 28, 2017

    Applications for financial assistance are now being called for: Community Initiatives FundEvents Sponsorship Scheme

  • Rangitikei Youth Awards 2017 - nominations closed

    May 26, 2017

    Nominations closed, winner yet to be decided

  • Samoan Independence Day

    May 26, 2017

    Samoan Independence Day is being held Monday 5 June 2017 9am - 2:30pm Memorial Hall Marton

  • Mangaweka Bridge Options Shortlisted

    May 25, 2017

    ​Investigation into options for the replacement of the Mangaweka Bridge continues with the initial business case being created following input from the community and stakeholders.

  • Public asked to look out for Myrtle Rust

    May 24, 2017

    Myrtle rust, a serious fungal disease, is a threat to a number of New Zealand’s native plants. Severe infestations can kill affected plants in the myrtle family.

  • Otara Bridge - Delays Due to Inspection 30 May -1 June 2017

    May 24, 2017

    GHD Ltd is carrying out a detailed bridge inspection and structural assessment of Otara Bridge.

  • Rangitikei Environment Newsletter

    May 12, 2017

    The Treasured Natural Environment Group would like to share the fantastic environmental projects occurring throughout the Rangitikei District. May - Issue 6

  • National Survey on Water

    May 04, 2017

    This week Water New Zealand launched a major survey which it hopes will help the water sector grapple with the growing challenges around planning and managing water resources.

  • Opening of duck Shooting this Weekend

    May 03, 2017

    ​This weekend is the beginning of the duck shooting season. So it’s a timely reminder to ask hunters to apply common sense and adhere to the hunting rules and regulations; treat firearms as loaded; and always identify your target. There are rules around shooting on Council land so all signage should be adhered to. The season runs for three months.

  • 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