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Hurunui District Council
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Member since: 23 January 2008
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Situated some 30 minutes north of Christchurch the Hurunui District begins at Leithfield and extends to the Conway River just south of the Kaikoura Peninsula. Few regions offer the diversity and stunning surroundings of the Hurunui District, which is bordered on the west by the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps and on the east by the rich oceanic waters the Pacific. Hurunui offers lifestyle, adventure, and a chance to experience the rich history and culture of rural New Zealand. Its small towns offer a window into New Zealand's rural heartland. Seasons often vary dramatically with searing summers and snowfalls in winter. Autumn temperatures are mild with stunning seasonal colours, while exotic flowers, green pastures and lambs dominate the spring landscape. 

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Friday, 1 February 2013
SoundBites with Mara and the Bushkas Grab a bite to eat and head to the Dowse Square for SoundBites - live music from some of Wellington's finest musicians. 208 views

Friday, 24 December 2010
Revelers reminded of liquor Ban this new years eve Revelers are being warned not to consume alcohol on the streets of Hanmer Springs or Gore Bay on New Years Eve unless they want to start 2011 in jail. 302 views

Friday, 10 December 2010
Alagal bloom discovered in Waipapa river prompts warnings The potentially toxic algae, Phormidium, has been discovered in the Ashley and Waipara Rivers. 183 views

Friday, 3 December 2010
Council implores govt to reinstate sewerage subsidies The Hurunui District Council is urging Government to reinstate a subsidy scheme to help struggling rural communities upgrade outdated sewerage systems. 240 views

Monday, 22 November 2010
Queeen Mary celebrates new lease of life The handing over of a set of keys today marked the end of a seven year campaign to retain part of the former Queen Mary hospital at Hanmer Springs in public ownership. 199 views

Monday, 23 August 2010
Queen Mary now in Council hands The historic Queen Mary Hospital site in Hanmer Springs has now been formally vested with the Hurunui District Council. 552 views

Saturday, 17 July 2010
MR Strategy a reality with launch of inaugural committee An innovative committee tasked with developing a long term programme to guide the future use and protection of the district’s water resource has been launched by Environment Minister Nick Smith in Hanmer Springs. 242 views

Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Million Dollar Revamp of Hanmer Town Centre To Begin The Hurunui District Council today accepted close on two million dollars worth of tenders to upgrade the Hanmer town centre. 498 views

Hurunui Welcomes Shift of Water Conservation Order Debate From Court to Regional Council The Hurunui District Council is throwing its full weight behind the Environment Canterbury and Improved Water Management Bill passed under urgency yesterday. 427 views

Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Building Inspector Hangs Up Tool Belt After More Than Three Decades Service   There would not be many buildings within Hurunui Kevin Roberts hasn’t had a hand in building. 524 views

Monday, 15 March 2010
Mayoral Challenge for School Students The Hurunui Tourism Governance Board knows that the young people of the district are very ‘in touch’ with what makes the Hurunui special – to them and their families as well as to tourists. 327 views

Bronze Medallion success for Hurunui Youth Programme participants The first ever Bronze Medallion training course run by the Amberley Swimming Pool over the last three Saturdays has proven to be a huge success. 333 views

Saturday, 24 January 2009
Extreme fire risk closes walking tracks Several public walkways, car parks and access roads to the DoC and Matariki Forests in Hanmer Springs are now closed to the public due to extreme fire danger conditions. 384 views

Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Lion shooting still on for the Hurunui District Fat & Thin Productions has indicated that in spite of a lack of Council financial contribution that it still plans to shoot three days of filming in the Hurunui District on the Charles Upham feature film “Mark of the Lion”. 1310 views

Friday, 30 May 2008
Hurunui District council considering cheaper recycling proposal The Hurunui District Council is facing one of its toughest decisions as it attempts to ward off unacceptable price hikes to provide waste and recycling services. 1210 views

Council Makes Tough Decisions on its Draft Annual Plan After spending two days deliberating over the 78 submissions to its Draft Annual Plan for the 2008/09 year, the Hurunui District Council has held tight continuing to limit the General Rate increase to only 3.6%. 411 views

Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Hurunui library networks on speed With terminals in The District Library and the four branch Libraries of Hawarden, Cheviot, Culverden and Hanmer Springs, Hurunui is in the first wave of public libraries in New Zealand to join the Aotearoa People’s Network which aims to open up the digital world to all people and communities by access to free internet resources, computers and training. 513 views

Saturday, 29 March 2008
Hurunui Disposable Nappy Composting - World First The Hurunui District Council is excited to partner Envirocomp Ltd to bring the Worlds first custom built commercial composting facility designed especially to compost disposable nappies and incontinence products - and it comes with a manufacturers odour-free guarantee. 1144 views

Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Refuse and Recycling Alterations due to the Easter Break For one week only, due to the Easter weekend, the refuse and recycling collections scheduled for a Monday pick up, will be undertaken one day later than normal on Tuesday 25th March. 516 views

Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Have you lost your cat?  This very friendly, very noisy black & white cat has decided to wander into the Amberley Council Offices. 413 views