Community Notices

A meeting of the Mackenzie District Council will be held on Tuesday,  October 28, 2014, from 9.30am in the council chambers at Fairlie. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Download an agenda. 

The Mackenzie District Council is seeking the public's views on a proposal to support the new Twizel Medical Centre. Click on the heading for more details.

 The Mackenzie District Council is currently reviewing some of its bylaws. Bylaws are rules that affect the way we live, work and play in certain areas.  The draft bylaws are now open for public submissions, and the council welcomes your views.  Submissions are due by 3pm on Friday, November 21, 2014.Click here for more information.

The Mackenzie District Council has prepared a draft ‘Significance and Engagement Policy’ for public consultation. This policy lets the public know what decisions are considered to be important, how the council will assess the importance of matters, and how and when the council will engage with the public.Submissions are due by 3pm on Friday, November 14, 2014. Click here for more information.

The Mackenzie District Council has prepared a draft ‘Freedom Camping Strategy’ and ‘Freedom Camping Bylaw’ for public consultation. Submissions are due by 3pm on Friday, November 21, 2014. Click here for more information.

Bruce Scott Memorial Prize

The Mackenzie District Council recognises the contribution of the late Bruce Scott by way of an annual prize to be awarded to a senior secondary student, resident of the Mackenzie District, who best exhibits sustained effort and application in all that they do and who always demonstrates good citizenship, practical skills and leadership potential.

Bruce Scott was brought up and farmed on Godley Peaks Station for many years and was a former Councillor, County Chairman and the inaugural Mayor of the Mackenzie District.

The prize, which will be awarded annually at a meeting of the Council, will consist of a citation and a prize up to the value of $250.00.

Application forms are available from the Mackenzie District Council offices, Main Street, PO Box 52, Fairlie or Market Place, Twizel or via email to or telephone (03) 685 9010.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 21st November 2014.

Download an Application form here

Mackenzie County Scholarship Trust

Applications are invited from students currently:

a.  Attending Mackenzie College, Fairlie

b.  Attending Twizel Area School, Twizel

c.  Who are residents of the Mackenzie District, or one of whose parents (or the students principal guardian/caregiver) is a permanent resident of the Mackenzie District.

The trust has Scholarships available for the first year tertiary education of post Year 12 NCEA Level 2 level.

Details of the scholarships and application forms are available from:

Mackenzie College

Twizel Area School

Mackenzie District Council Offices, Fairlie and Twizel

Applications must be on the prescribed form and received by the Trust no later than 5.00 pm on Friday 21st November 2014.  The date set, for applicants interviews is 5 December 2014.

Application forms are available from Mackenzie County Scholarship Trust, Mackenzie District Council Offices, Main Street, PO Box 52, Fairlie or Market Place, Twizel or via email to or telephone (03) 6859010.

Download an Application form here

Download a Reference form here

If you would like a copy of the updated calendar for kerbside rubbish and recycling calendar, please click on the following links. These calendars show which weeks are for red bin/rubbish collection and yellow bin/recycling collection.

Twizel kerbside collection calendar

Tekapo, Burkes Pass, Kimbell, Fairlie and Albury kerbside collection calendar

Information about the planned upgrade of the Twizel Water Supply, and its impact on Twizel rates,was handed out at a recent public meeting. Click here to download a copy of the information

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

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

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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