Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - William Dawson - High Country Salmon
William was living in Wellington and working various jobs after COVID displaced him from his previous employment. Wanting to secure permanent and stable employment, William looked further afield and applied for a job at High Country Salmon in Twizel.
Ohau Road Reserve Development Plan
The Ohau Road Reserve is an underutilised space directly bordering the new Four Lakes subdivision in Twizel. Council’s goal is to enhance the Ohau Road Reserve by planting, landscaping, and adding features designed to increase the area’s value for recreation and leisure.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Alex Reid - Boss Salons
Alex Reid has followed his dream to be in an industry which is creative and will allow his personality to shine.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Shannon Graham - Damon Smith Electrical Ltd
Shannon Graham always knew she wanted to do a practical and hands on job. She was able to do her Gateway placement with Damon Smith Electrical Ltd in Fairlie.
Tekapo Yellow Recycling Bin Clip Roll-out
With the implementation of the new green organic bins within the Tekapo township bin collection zone, focus is being given to the yellow recycling bin lids.
New Organic Waste Collection Service
We are excited to announce the new Green Organics Bin Collection for the Mackenzie District. We have been working with our contractors for some time to make the changes necessary for us both to provide this service, which ratepayers and residents have been asking for.
Mayors United In Disappointment Over Three Waters Working Group
Three South Canterbury Mayors are united in their disappointment with the outcome of the Government’s Three Waters Working Group. The mayors of Timaru, Waimate and Mackenzie district have been part of a nationwide campaign to get the Government to stop and rethink the Three Waters reform it is currently imposing on communities.
Lake Ruataniwha Recreation Reserve Management Plan
Have your say on how Lake Ruataniwha Recreation Reserve is managed.
Stepping up for sustainability in South Canterbury
Responding to the growing demand for local sustainability solutions, EnviroWaste’s new education programme is empowering people in South Canterbury to make greener choices and raising awareness of the importance of recycling and resource recovery.
Drainage Inspections, helping to program and protect Mackenzie District roads
Inspections of culverts are currently underway by Council's roading contractors, Fulton Hogan.
CouncilMARK™ rates Mackenzie District Council
Local Government New Zealand’s independent CouncilMARK programme is giving Mackenzie District Council’s performance a tick of approval in its second assessment.
Twizel car park improvements, Mackenzie Drive
An upgrade project is taking place at the Mackenzie Drive car park, adjacent to Four Square Mackenzie and Twizel Events Centre, starting Monday 10 January and finishing Friday 4 February.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Hamish Geary - Wilson Building
Hamish Geary from Fairlie was nearing the end of his school education and wondered "What Next?", for when he left school. He approached Wilson Building in Timaru about the possibility of a job and an apprenticeship.
Aorangi Crescent roading project, Tekapo, January 2022
An urbanisation project is taking place on Aorangi Crescent, Tekapo, starting on Monday 10 January and finishing on Friday 4 February. The project is being undertaken by Schick Civil, who are contracted by Mackenzie District Council.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Sam Frank - Carters Tyre Service
Sam Frank joined the team at Carters Tyre Service in Twizel after finishing at school, starting his employment journey.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Emily Carpenter - Pure Petfoods, Twizel
Emily Carpenter is a born and bred Twizel local, working in the hospitality sector.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lack of visitors to the Mackenzie District, Emily wanted to move into an industry that could offer more security.
Draft Parks & Amenities Strategy
Earlier this year, we asked how you and the people in your community currently use the existing parks, trails, playgrounds and public toilets in the Mackenzie District, what you like about them, and what you think is missing.
Think Rural - Mackenzie District Launch Video
Think Rural, an initiative by Mayors Taskforce for Jobs NZ (MTFJ) is all about promoting what rural communities have to offer, from well-paying jobs, a greater sense of community and minimal traffic commutes.
Mackenzie District pitches rural life to young city-dwellers
With a growing shortage of workers, the Mackenzie District is taking a fresh approach to powering the region - targeting young people in cities with a brand-new campaign that will sell the benefits of living in the country.
New Toilet Proposals
Council has been successful in receiving funding from the Government's Tourism Infrastructure fund to assist in the improvement of public toilet facilities at Lake Ruataniwha, Lake Pukaki Lookout (SH8) and Fairlie town centre.
Fairlie Cemetery re-opened
Fairlie Cemetery has re-opened to public access. The cemetery was closed due to recent high wind levels causing considerable damage to trees in and around the cemetery grounds.
Alps2Ocean moves into new phase
Starting as a partnership between Waitaki and Mackenzie District Councils that has now seen a decade of success, the Alps2Ocean (A2O) cycle trail is moving into its next phase by restructuring its governance and operation model, starting with the appointment of a permanent trail manager.
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - Joe Brien, M J Donnelly, Fairlie
Joe Brien was the first person to benefit from the Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) funding. MTFJ and the Mackenzie District Council were pleased to support Joe and his employer, M J Donnelly, Fairlie, with funding to assist with purchasing a toolbox (pictured) and tools for his work.