Fairlie Cemetery tree management
From Monday 5 December 2022, we will be starting work in the Fairlie cemetery to remove three trees that have been identified as posing a risk to the cemetery infrastructure and to people visiting the cemetery.
Tekapo lake-front path upgrades
You might have seen the work we have been doing to improve the paths along the front at Lake Tekapo. Work is progressing well and should be finished before Christmas.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Lochie Foote - Engine Performance Specialists
Lochie Foote was studying Gateway, working with Josh and team at Engine Performance Specialists (EPS), when he decided that being a mechanic was his future.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Lochie Smith - Adam Chitty Building
It was an opportunistic meeting at the Fairlie Bakehouse that led to Lochie securing a labouring position with Adam Chitty Building.
Mackenzie District Council awarded a Commendation Award for Business Recovery Support
At the Economic Development New Zealand awards gala dinner on 13 October Mackenzie District Council were awarded a Commendation Award for Business Recovery Support, for their project supporting the district’s business community during the disruption of the COVID pandemic.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - William Lawrence - Barwoods
William Lawrence had ambitions of being a diesel mechanic. He has landed not far from his target - instead of fixing trucks he is driving them.
Te Manahuna Ki Uta Mackenzie Destination Management Plan published
The Te Manahuna Ki Uta (TMKU) /Destination Mackenzie Project has developed a long-term strategic Destination Management Plan for the Te Manahuna/ Mackenzie District as part of a wider tourism journey that includes Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, the upper Waitaki Valley and the Lindis Pass.
Appointment of Chief Executive
Mackenzie District Council has re-appointed Angela Oosthuizen to the position of Chief Executive.
Council staff learn about working in an Emergency Operations Centre
On October 4 2022 Council staff from Waimate, Timaru and Mackenzie District Councils took part in a training session to prepare them for working together in an emergency.
Mackenzie Drive Mobile Traders’ Area fencing work
From Monday 10 October Council will start work to erect a fence along the golf course side of the mobile traders’ area in Twizel.
Twizel and Aoraki Mt Cook Civil Defence exercise
On Thursday 15 September 2022, approximately 30 emergency response personnel from the Twizel area met at the Meridian Emergency Operations Centre in Twizel for a multi-agency emergency planning exercise.
Voting Packs distributed across the Mackenzie District
Voting packs will be delivered to homes by NZ Post from Friday 16 September 2022 onwards.
Peace Avenue trees get a haircut
On Monday 5 September work will start to do a bit of tidy up of the Peace Avenue trees.
Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor report - June 2022
A new Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor report has been released for the Mackenzie District, covering the Quarterly period up to June 2022.
MDC Winter weather roading repairs
This winter a succession of rain and snowstorms have caused significant damage to our roads and their supporting infrastructure.
Greater access for rural voters
Rural folk in the Mackenzie District will get a greater say in democracy at this year’s local government elections. For the first time, voters who live in rural areas surrounding the townships of Twizel, Tekapo and Fairlie will be able to nominate and elect the members of those town’s community boards.
Waitaha Action to Impact (WAI) Fund - Environment Canterbury
The Waitaha Action to Impact Fund is a contestable fund for community organisations in Canterbury. It aims to build community engagement and action for a better environment in the region.
Inside an Emergency Response
This week, Mackenzie District Council along with many Councils around the country ‘activated’ their Civil Defence ‘EOC’ to deal with the weather event. But what does that mean?
Snow clearing at Twizel and Tekapo
Council's roading contractors were busy over Monday 13 June clearing roads throughout the district affected by overnight snowfalls.
Carbon Friendly Footpath Assessment Process
Footpath assessments are taking place in Twizel and Tekapo over late May and early June. Using electric bikes, staff from Council's Engineering team, and Council's roading contractors Fulton Hogan were able to save carbon by reducing vehicle use, the bikes considered to be more versatile for this purpose than larger petrol or diesel powered vehicles.
Winter in the Mackenzie District
With the colder temperatures throughout the Mackenzie District, here are a few tips for winter.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Thomas Newell - Tekapo Auto
Thomas Newell has started his automotive apprenticeship at Tekapo Auto. With the support of the Mackenzie District Council and Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), he has received a boost with the purchase of a new toolkit and tools to help him on his journey.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Chelsea Sheehan and Emma Hayes - Remarkable Beauty, Fairlie
Chelsea Sheehan and Emma Hayes have both found employment at Remarkable Beauty, supported by Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ).