Public Notices: 15 August 2016

The following notices (or advertisements) were published on the Tararua District Council's page in the Bush Telegraph on Monday, 15 August 2016.

For more information, or if you have any queries about these, please contact the Council's Communications Team on 06 374 4080.



Extraordinary Vacancy of a Councillor for the North Ward

The Council at its meeting held on 3 August 2016 noted the extraordinary vacancy in the office of a district councillor for the North Ward resulting from the recent passing of Councillor Keith Fenemor. Given the relatively short period until the forthcoming local government election on 8 October 2016, the Council determined to leave the vacancy for this position unfilled.

Annual Report on Dog Control Policy and Practices

Notice is given that the Council has adopted the 2015/2016 Annual Report on the administration of its dog control policy and practices.

Copies are available in all Council Service Centres and online at with reference to the agenda of the meeting held on 3 August 2016.

Give the Yard a Facelift This Weekend

With spring right on our doorstep, it’s the perfect time to get out those gardening tools and give the yard a facelift!

Council is urging residents to trim overhanging trees and shrubs that encroach onto the footpath; these can cause problems for pedestrians or elderly on mobility scooters (sometimes resulting in them choosing the dangerous option of moving out onto the road because pavement space is taken up!).

It’s also a great time to get the lawnmowers and weed-eaters out and clear away any excessive long grass before spring hits. Be a tidy Kiwi and make sure to pick up any clippings that fall onto the footpath.

Keeping Safe

Build up of vegetation can be a major fire hazard. You can keep yourself and your family safe from hazards like this by ensuring your grass and vegetation are at a manageable level before spring hits.

In some cases, property owners may receive a letter to notify them of overhanging/excess vegetation. Council bylaw states vegetation must not project more than 300mm from the boundary fence or below the height of 2.5m. If property owners have not acted, or made contact within two weeks of receiving a letter, contractors will be called in to remove the offending vegetation and the cost of doing so will be charged to the owner.


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