River and lake levels are low and Environment Canterbury have imposed irrigation restrictions on consent holders in the Opihi catchment. As the Fairlie Water Scheme is a consent holder in that catchment, we also have to impose a restriction on the Fairlie water supply. This means there is now a total irrigation ban in the townships of Fairlie and Kimbell. The use of sprinklers and hoses is banned. Gardens may be watered with a watering can only. This will be reviewed weekly until conditions improve.
Mackenzie District Council
The council has recently updated some bylaws, policies and strategies:
Click here for copies of the new Freedom Camping Bylaw and Strategy and information about how public submissions were addressed.
Click here for copies of the new Dog Control Bylaw and Policy.
Click here for copies of other council bylaws and policies.
Click on the links below for the current wheelie bin collection calendars. These calendars show which weeks are for red bin/rubbish collection and yellow bin/recycling collection. Remember to check under the lid of your yellow bin for a list of items that can be recycled.Tekapo, Burkes Pass, Kimbell, Fairlie and Albury kerbside collection calendar
Road closure of unnamed and unformed roads off Braemar Road, Lake Tekapo.
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.