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.

Draft Food Business Grading Bylaw

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Issues have arisen in the past regarding Council’s ability to deal with businesses which have serious breaches of food safety.  Council has also recognised that many good food businesses and consumers now expect premises selling food to be graded. 

The proposed grading system would allow informed consumer decision making and provide both a reward for quality performance and an incentive for improving operation.

Council is interested in knowing the community’s views on these proposals and invites written submissions in relation to these draft bylaws.  If you want to make a submission please have it in by 12pm (noon) Friday 10 October 2014. Please see read more for relevant documents.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:35 Read more...>>>

Creative Communities Local Arts Funding Scheme

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A total of $8,000 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 24 October 2014, 12 pm (noon)

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:31 Read more...>>>

Heritage Building Demolition

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Rangitikei District Council has received an application for a resource consent as described below.

Description of application:
To demolish the Abraham and Williams Building, Davenport Brothers Building and the Cobbler Building and construct a new building onsite at 304-318 Broadway, Marton.

This work will include:

  • To demolish the Cobbler Building in its entirety;
  • To demolish all but the façade of the Abraham and Williams Building and the Davenport Brothers Building;
  • To erect a new building to replace the heritage buildings being demolished;
  • To erect a new building over 10 metres high;
  • To carry out earthworks within 3 metres of the boundary; and
  • To establish a new activity with no onsite disabled car park or loading bay.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:30 Read more...>>>

Vacancy in the Taihape Community Board - Request for By-Election

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Notice is given that on Wednesday 17 December 2014 a by-election will be held to fill one extraordinary vacancy for the Taihape Community Board. The vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of Andrew Green.

Public Notice

Nomination Form

Information Sheet

Candidate Handbook


Marton Water Supply

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Rangitikei District Council (RDC) will be installing a new water main in Dunsinane Place, this water main will provide a crucial link to Blennerville Close.

This work will commence from 22 September 2014, with an estimated duration of approximately 3 weeks. There may be minor disruption to the water supply while the new water main is commissioned, RDC staff will advise residents 24hrs prior to any planned water main shutdown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:46 Read more...>>>

Smoke Testing - Inspection of the Taihape Sewer Network Starting 29 September 2014

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As part of planned Taihape sewer reticulation network improvement work, Rangitikei District Council is now testing the wastewater reticulation network in your area to determine which sewer pipes are in need of repair or renewal.

Starting on the 29/09/2014 the Council appointed contractor, City Care Ltd will be conducting smoke testing of public and private sewers. This work will take approximately 4 weeks.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:12 Read more...>>>

Amendment To Speed Limit Bylaw

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Rangitikei District Council is inviting submissions on amendment proposed for the Speed Limit Bylaw 2009.

The amendment reduces the speed along Nga Tawa Road, Marton, from 100km/h to 80km/h (from the intersection with Calico Line to 60m north of Marumaru Street).

Council is interested in knowing the community’s views on this proposal and invites submissions in relation this amendment by 12:00 noon 10th October 2014. Please see Read more.. for relevant documents.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:48 Read more...>>>

Rangitikei Line Competition

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Marton and Taihape Town Centre Plan Steering Groups

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Marton and Taihape are undergoing a Town Centre plan process for inclusion in the draft Long Term Plan. This will signal to Council what the communities’ future vision is for the Town Centre.

Following Community Workshops, facilitated by David Engwicht from Creative Communities, steering groups were elected;

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:48 Read more...>>>

Early Community Engagement on Council Long Term Plan

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Rangitikei District Council is holding a series of community meetings across the District as part of the development of the Council’s 2015-2025 Long Term Plan.  Rangitikei residents and ratepayers are encouraged to attend these meetings to have a say about the future of the District.

See Read More... for meetings

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:00 Read more...>>>

Marton Library Repairs

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Repairs to Marton Library Building Have Commenced

Work has started on repairs to the Marton Library parapet and should be completed by Thursday next week. The Library will remain open while repairs are being done. Visitors to the Library may notice some noise from the work being undertaken, but the Contractor is endeavouring to keep any noise disruption to a minimum.


Region Welcomes Growth Study

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A Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Growth Study was announced today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy. The study will prioritise investment and economic development opportunities for the Horizons region.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 14:19 Read more...>>>

Bulls Town Centre Plan Adopted

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The Bulls Town Centre Plan was adopted by Council at their meeting on Thursday 26th June 2014 and can be viewed here.

Bulls Town Centre Plan

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 15:34

Midwest Disposals Limited Bonny Glen Landfill Resource Consent Application

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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:30 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.

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

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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


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