Community Notices

23 April 2014

Water restrictions have now been lifted.

Geoff Horler

Utilities Engineer

As of 23 April 2014 the following roads are closed -

Haka Pass - Closed only on the Waimate side

Gorge Road - Closed -  Bridge approach out

Wilfred Road Ford - Closed

 The meetings of the Finance Committee and Audit and Risk Committee, previously planned for May 1, will now take place at 9.30am on Tuesday, May 6. Agendas will be available on this website three days before the meetings.

Click above for a list of meetings scheduled between April 22 and May 16, 2014. Please note that some dates and times have changed from what was previously advertised.

 A meeting of the Fairlie Community Board will be held at 7pm on Monday, April 28, in the council chambers at Fairlie. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Click here to download an agenda.




Pursuant to Sections 19-23 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977, it is advised that the current restrictions controlling lighting of fires in the area west of a line from the Rangitata River up Boundary Stream to Coal Hill following the District Council boundary to Mt Musgrove along the top of the Two Thumbs, Rollesby, Dalgety Ranges, Hunter Hills to Mt Blyth, Campbell Hills to Station Peak to the Waitaki River have been lifted effective midnight Wednesday 23 April 2014.


A reminder that a 365 day restricted fire season remains within 1 kilometre of both Waimate and Geraldine Forest Areas.  A fire permit will be required for persons lighting fires within these areas.


R A Hands

Principal Rural Fire Officer

The following water supply ratepayer committees will hold their Annual General Meetings at the Mackenzie District Council chambers in Fairlie. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas have been posted to ratepayers on the above water supplies, or can be downloaded by clicking the link.

Tuesday, May 6, at 4pm - Ashwick Opuha Water Race Committee
Thursday, May 8, at 8.30am - Kimbell Rural Water Supply Committee
Thursday, May 8, at 9.30am - School Road Water Race Committee
Thursday, May 8, at 4pm - Allandale Water Supply Committee


17 April 2014

Please boil water until further notice.

A meeting of the Tekapo Property Group will be held at the Lake Tekapo Community Hall on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 1pm. Click here to download an agenda.

 A meeting of the Tekapo Community Board will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Lake Tekapo Community Centre. Click here to download a copy of the agenda.

A meeting of the Twizel Community Board will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Click here to download a copy of the agenda.

 Local Governance in the Mackenzie District 2014 provides information about Mackenzie District Council and outlines the responsibilities, structure and governance processes of the council. 

Road closure of unnamed and unformed roads off Braemar Road, Lake Tekapo.

The Mackenzie District Council has built a new website to keep you up to date with developments on the new Tekapo Lakefront Development. An RSS feed is included to send you an email each time new information is added to the site. Click here to visit the new site.

Would you like to understand more about the value of the dark skies of the Mackenzie?


Check out the documentary "Dark Sky" on You Tube which was produced by Jerry Rock-Archer and Laura Sargisson for their Masters of Science Communication.

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