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Welcome to the Rangitikei District Council

The Rangitikei District comprises 4,500 square kilometres of mainly lush, rural land. It is a diverse district, ranging from the sand plains on the south coast - which stretch inland almost as far as Bulls - to the magnificent hill country of the upper Rangitikei.

Dangerous and Insanitary Building Policy 2015 - Notice of Consultation

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It is a statutory requirement under section 131 of the Building Act 2004 for every Council to have a Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy. Section 132(4) of that Act requires the policy to be reviewed by Council every five years. At its meeting on 26 February 2015, Council adopted the draft policy for public consultation using special consultative procedure as set out in section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002. The main changes from the earlier policy address the new legislative requirement to address “affected” (i.e. neighbouring) buildings and dangerous dams. 


Council is interested in knowing the community’s views on this proposal and invites written submissions in relation to this draft policy. Submissions must be returned to Council by 12pm (noon) Thursday 2 April, 2015. You may also lodge a submission electronically here.

A Submission Hearing will be held on Thursday 30 April 2015, in the Council Chambers at the Marton Office, 46 High Street, Marton.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 14:03 Read more...>>>

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund and Creative Communities - Applications Open

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Creative Communities Fund

A total of $12,500 is available for distribution to community-based arts activities.  The aim of the scheme is to increase participation in the arts at a local level, and increase the range and diversity of arts available to Rangitikei communities.

Prospective applicants may find it beneficial to speak to an Assessment Committee member prior to lodging their application. Please contact the Grants Administrator (Samantha Whitcombe) if you would like to speak to an Assessment Committee member.

Applications close:  Friday 27 March 2015, 12 pm (noon)

Application Form


Application Guide

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

A total of $9,500 is available for distribution.  The Rural Travel Fund is open to rural sports clubs and rural school teams with young people aged between 5-19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions and meet the Rural Travel Fund criteria.

Applications close:  12pm (noon) Friday 27 March 2015


Applications for both grant schemes will be considered by the respective committees on 29 April 2015

Applicants for both schemes should be resident in the Rangitikei District Council area.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 15:35

Residents' Survey 2015

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Each year the Council undertakes a survey of residents to test the adequacy of the District’s roads and footpaths and community and leisure facilities.  It is part of the audited performance framework.

Council has commissioned Versus Research to carry out this survey.  A sample of residents of the Rangitikei have been randomly selected from the ratepayer database.

If you received one of our surveys, please fill it out and return it in the Freepost envelope provided by Versus Research. All answers provided are held in complete privacy; any comments made will remain completely confidential.

The survey is also available below for anyone to complete online, it will take less than 10 minutes

                    Residents' Survey

If you have any questions about the survey, or if it raises an issue that you would like to speak to a Council staff member about, please contact:

Denise Servante, Strategy and Community Planning Manager

Rangitikei District Council

Phone  06 327 0099

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:21

Change of Fire Season Status

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The lighting of fires in the open air within all areas controlled by the Rangitikei District Council will be OPEN (No permit required) as from Midnight Tuesday 24th February.

Please note that the 3km coastal margin remains Restricted and all beaches are Prohibited (total fire ban).  All land within 1m of a Department of Conservation reserve and all Department of Conservation land remain as Restricted (fire by permit only).

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 15:07 Read more...>>>

Public Notice - No Shooting Allowed On Council Property

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Rangitikei District Council gives notice to the public that, effective from Tuesday, 10 February 2015,

“No Shooting" will be allowed on any Rangitikei District Council owned property within the

Rangitikei District this includes all reservoirs and ponds.

Ross McNeil

Chief Executive


Sprinkler Ban Lifted - Bulls and Taihape

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Council advises that due to low water consumption, lower temperatures and recent rain that we no longer need to enforce the sprinkler ban, therefore this is now lifted effective today.


Mangare Bridge Partial Closure - From January 19 – March 28,

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Mangarere Bridge, near Mangaweka is to be temporarily closed for refurbishment. The deck of the bridge is to be replaced by Bailey Civil. Residents of Mangarere Bridge, and other regular users have been consulted on the closure.

Update on Bridge Closure times:  Crew will not be working Saturday 7th March 2015

For the rest of the school term (till finish of contract), we expect the following:

Bridge Closed

Tue through Sat

8:30am – 5:00pm

No work Sundays and Mondays

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 16:22 Read more...>>>

New Release! Making Our District Thrive

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Making our District Thrive conference report available here

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 15:32

Local Approved Products Policy 2014

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The Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 became operative in July 2013 and established a regulatory framework for the legal sale of licensed products (“legal highs”). As part of this legislation territorial authorities are able to implement a Local Approved Products Policy.  The legislation does not permit Council’s policy to ban the sale of products from within the District. However, it does allow Council to restrict where the sale of products may take place. This includes identifying “sensitive sites” and specifying a minimum separation distance between sensitive sites and retail premises, and between two retail premises.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 09:55 Read more...>>>

Waste Transfer Hours For Easter

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Residents of Rangitikei are advised that the Waste Transfer Stations are closed on the following days.  Normal operating hours remain on all other days.

Waste Transfer Station Hours

Easter Friday 3/4





Easter Monday 6/4





Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:28

Recently Adopted Bylaws/Policies

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The following bylaws/policies were adopted by Council.

-    Policy on the Sale of Surplus Land and Buildings 2015

-    Local Approved Products Policy 2014

-          Food Business Grading Bylaw 2014

-          Control of Dogs Bylaw 2014

-          Dog Control and Owner Responsibility Policy 2014

-          Significance and Engagement Policy

If you have any questions about these bylaws/policies, please contact Samantha Whitcombe, Governance Administrator, on 06 327 0099.

Kind regards,

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:31

Currently Open for Consultation

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Residents' Survey 2015 until 13th March 2015

Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2015 until 2 April 2015

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:39

Town Centre Plans

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For all your information on Town Centre Plans please see Community Services / Town Centre Plans.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 14:10

Rangitikei Line Competition

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Midwest Disposals Limited Bonny Glen Landfill Resource Consent Application

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 08:35 Read more...>>>


Rangitikei Strategic Water Assessment Project

This project is a district-wide study aimed at investigating smart water use and sustainable economic development opportunities for future water use in the Rangitikei District.

The Rangitikei District Council and Ministry for Primary Industries (via the Irrigation Acceleration Fund) are joint funders.

Final Reports

For more detailed information on this project follow this link Rangitikei Strategic Water Assessment Project

Current Vacancies

Currently there are no vacancies.

Rates via Email

Use your Inbox not your letterbox

To sign up, please click on the following link: Rates Email Sign Up

Currently Open for Consultation

Residents' Survey 2015 until 13th March 2015

Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2015 until 2 April 2015

What's On Around the District

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Fill out the Fix-it-Form if you would like to bring something to our attention.

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Contact the Council

Head Office: 46 High St, Marton

Postal Address: Private Bag 1102, Marton 4741  

Phone: 06 327 0099

Free Phone: 0800 422 522

Fax: 06 327 6970

Email: info@rangitikei.govt.nz


Would you like to comment on topics raised by the Council?

Would you like to suggest a topic for discussion?

If so please click on the following link: Council Blog

Please note: Comments are moderated between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.