Latest media releases
Heavy rain impacts the Coast, homes evacuated
Contractors will be out at first light to assess and repair damage after heavy rain hit Tairāwhiti this afternoon.
Water quality changes for water supply
New national regulations for the quality of safe drinking water come into effect on Monday 14 November.
Mayor Rehette Stoltz appointed to Trust Tairāwhiti board
Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mayor Rehette Stoltz as a Trustee on the Trust Tairāwhiti board.
Leaning Pōhutukawa tree to stay
The leaning Pōhutakawa tree in the Botanical Gardens has been deemed safe to stay but it will be pruned today.
Phil Karaitiana honoured with top biosecurity award
Council staff member Phil Karaitiana is arguably the longest-serving employee in biosecurity NZ - he was awarded for this last night.
Wastewater pipe repairs tonight on Wainui Road
Traffic management will be in place on Wainui Road tonight so a sewer main can be repaired.
Planting natives builds our buffers to the sea
Thousands of native grasses planted in our dune systems over this past year have increased our resilience to climate change.