Wilding Pine Removals - Reserve 4038
In late December, the Council started the removal of 50ha of mature wilding Contorta and Corsican Pine. The removal of this block removes highly flammable material on the boundary of the Pukaki Airport and Twizel township.
Aoraki Mt Cook – Community Civil Defence Training
On 4 December 2023 a group of approximately 25 community participants attended an Aoraki-Mt Cook Civil Defence workshop.
Lilybank Road bridge repair work
Over winter a large vehicle caused damage to Boundary Stream Bridge, a single lane bridge on Lilybank Road.
Solar array hearing decision
The Commissioners jointly appointed under the Resource Management Act 1991 by Mackenzie District Council and Environment Canterbury to hear and decide consent applications CRC224567, CRC230898 and RM220048, which sought to authorise activities associated with the construction and operation of a solar array at 397 Braemar Road, Tekapo, have today issued a decision.
Citizenship Ceremony at Tekapo - 31 October 2023
Five Mackenzie residents became New Zealand citizens at a ceremony in Tekapo on Tuesday 31 October 2023.
Old Iron Bridge - Tekapo River
The Iron Bridge, on the Pukaki River track which crosses the Tekapo River, is one of Council’s more unusual roading assets.
Fairlie to Kimbell Central South Trail section now open
Have you checked out the newly opened shared-use Fairlie to Kimbell section of the Central South Trail yet?
Fairlie Village Green has a new slide
The playground at Fairlie Village Green has a new slide. Celebrate our lovely spring days by coming and giving it a go.
2023 Business Excellence Awards - Mackenzie District winners
Council congratulates the category winners from the Mackenzie District in the 2023 South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
Youth Collaboration with Mayors Taskforce for Jobs and Twizel Area School
A Twizel Area School group was recently challenged to build a picnic table.
Mackenzie District Council Annual Plan 2023/24
At the meeting this week, Mackenzie District Councillors voted to adopt the Annual Plan for 2023/24.
Citizenship Ceremony at Tekapo
Mackenzie Mayor Anne Munro welcomed six new New Zealand citizens at a ceremony held at the Tekapo Hall on June 27.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs – Twizel Area School - Year 10 Employability programme
Over May and June Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), in partnership with Mackenzie District Council and Twizel Promotions and Development Association ran their first employability program with Year 10 students (M4) at Twizel Area School.
Stormwater upgrade to start in Fairlie
From 6 June Council’s contractors will be starting to replace stormwater pipes from Denmark Street to Ayr Street in Fairlie.
Elevations of the Mackenzie District
When the weather forecast tells us to expect snow down to 600m do you wonder if that means you might get some snow?
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Angus Clarke - Jeff Haugh Panelbeaters Ltd
Angus Clarke has started his mechanic apprenticeship with Sam Haugh at Jeff Haugh Panelbeaters Ltd, with the support of MITO.
Market Place garden replanting - Twizel
Whitestone Contracting are working on the Market Place gardens for approximately two weeks from 3 May.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Justin Swanepoel - Altitude Electrical - Twizel
Mayor Anne Munro, Leaine Rush (Business Development Officer MDC) and Hannah Beer (Twizel MTFJ) recently visited Altitude Electrical’s Justin Swanepoel, and owner Kerry Wilson.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Sam Frank - Goodyear Autocare Twizel
Sam Frank first started with Mike at (then) Carters Tyres in 2021 and we thought we would go back and visit him.
Frozen Balls are Better
Now that the weather has turned cold we start to think about freezing water in pipes and cisterns of properties that are not in constant use.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Izzy Miles - Remarkable Beauty - Fairlie
Izzy Miles has started her beauty therapy training with Haley Shaw at Remarkable Beauty. Izzy has now completed nail training and is producing some amazing nail art.
Fairlie Volunteers recognised
At the recent Council meeting in Fairlie the Mayor, Anne Munro, thanked two local volunteers for their contributions to the community.
Are you ready for an Emergency?
Recently a Civil Defence training workshop was held in Fairlie with over 50 people attending from FENZ, Police, St John, Fairlie Lions, Fairlie Community welfare/civil defence response group, St Joseph Primary School, Fairlie Primary School, Mackenzie College, Community Heartlands Centre, Waimate District Council Civil Defence, Fulton Hogan, Mackenzie District Mayor and Counsellors, Mackenzie District Council staff.
Celebrating 10 Years of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail®
Friday 17 February will mark 10 years since the official opening of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand’s longest cycle trail stretching over 300 kms and serving up epic views to cyclists as they traverse from Aoraki Mount Cook out to the Pacific Ocean at Ōamaru.