Community Notices


The following meetings will take place on Tuesday, February 3, at the council chambers in Fairlie. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Audit and Risk Committee at 9.30am

Finance Committee at approx 10am

Followed by Asset and Services Committee 

Followed by Planning and Regulation Committee 



Effective until further notice.

NO watering of lawns.

Gardens can be watered for a maximum of two hours per day between the hours of 7pm and 8am. If your street number is even you can do this on even days. If your street number is odd you can do this on odd numbered days.

Geoff Horler
Utilities Engineer
Mackenzie District Council

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATION (RM140051)

Notification is given that the Mackenzie District Council has received an application for a resource consent from:

B Rae C/- Land Services Group Ltd, PO Box 611, Timaru

The application is for a subdivision consent to subdivide Section 18 Tekapo Village into two allotments. In the Residential 1 Zone the minimum lot size for front lots is 400m2 (net area) and 500m2 (net area) for rear lots. The application proposes the following allotments: Lot 1 – 352m2 and Lot 2 – 548m2 (467m2 net area). The status of the application is non-complying.

Location: The site is located at 14 Allan Street, Lake Tekapo.




A meeting of the Fairlie Community Board will be held at 5pm on Monday, February 2, at the council chambers in Fairlie. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Download an agenda.


Prohibited Fire Season

Total Fire Ban - South Canterbury

Notice is hereby given that Pursuant to Section 22 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977, the lighting of fires in the open air in the whole of the South Canterbury Rural Fire District is prohibited from midnight Saturday 24 January 2015.

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A meeting of the Audit and Risk Sub-committee has been called for 9.30am on Tuesday, February 3 at the council chambers in Fairlie. The purpose of this meeting is to consider a council management report from Audit New Zealand. This report will be in the agenda, which goes on the council website three days before the meeting.


 Fire Restrictions

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the provisions of Section 22.2 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 the following fire seasons are in force from MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY 7 JANUARY 2015 until further notice.

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Effective until further notice.

NO watering of lawns.

Gardens can be watered for a maximum of two hours per day between the hours of 7pm and 8am.

These restrictions have been put in place due to low river/lake levels.

Geoff Horler

Utilities Engineer

Mackenzie District Council


 Download a copy of the meeting schedule for 2015. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available on this website three days before each meeting.


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.

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. 


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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