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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.

Path to Well-Being Conference 2014: Making Our District Thrive

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On 12 December 2014, annual Path to Well-Being Conference, sponsored by Rangitikei District Council and Whanganui Community Foundation, will take place at the Bulls Town Hall.

The theme for this year’s conference is regional development and community regeneration with a great line up of nationally and internationally renowned keynote speakers including:

  • Pahia Turia; Chairperson of Te Runanga o Ngati Apa and of the Te Hou Board which recently purchased Flock House Farm
  • Shamubeel Eaqub; Principal Economist of NZIER and author of Growing Apart – Regional Prosperity in New Zealand
  • David Engwicht; Director of Creative Communities and urban design expert with experience locally of developing the town centre plans in Bulls, Marton, Taihape and Hunterville

Workshops will be held with our keynote speakers to enable a full exchange of ideas and to identify some next steps for the year ahead. The day will wrap up with a panel discussion chaired by Ian McKelvie MP and comprising:

  • HWTM Andy Watson
  • Annette Kendall
  • David Engwicht
  • Pahia Turia
  • Richard Coxon
  • Robert Gunn
  • Shamubeel Eaqub

Award winning comedian Michele A’Court is MC for the day to make sure the programme runs smoothly and delegates remain focussed on the important things (for example , when the breaks are scheduled).  Lunch will be provided through a meal ticket to cash in at any of the many wonderful local food outlets in Bulls.


The Programme and Registration Form for this year’s conference are available here:

Conference Programme

Conference Registration Form

If you have any queries about the conference, or would like any further information, please contact Samantha Whitcombe, 0800 422 522 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Council Recommends - Be Organised for the Christmas Break

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Special Alcohol Licenses

Do you need a special alcohol licence for an event in December or January? Then you need to apply by this Friday - 21 November.

If you need to make an application for a special alcohol licence for an event in December and January, you need to do this at least 20 working days - before the event.  A ‘working day’ does not include weekends, statutory holidays or any day between 20 December and 15 January (as set out in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012).

Applications for special licences for events such as funerals can be accepted and actioned, please contact the Council for more information.

Building Consents

If you want your Building Consent to be processed before Christmas it needs to be submitted by Friday 21 November 2014.

Any building consents submitted after 19 December 2014 are not able to be processed until 12 January 2015 due to the Christmas/ New Year break.


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

Notice of intention to Fill Vacancy by Appointment - Taihape Community Board

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At its meeting on 5 November 2014, the Taihape Community Board considered its options under section 117A of the Local Electoral Act 2001 regarding the vacancy on the Board.  No valid nominations were received by the close of nominations (21 October 2014) in the by-election.  The options were to request the Council to hold a further by-election or to make appointments by resolution.

The Board resolved to fill that vacancy by resolution, and appointed Yvonne Sicely, having regard for how the Board might be more representative of the local community and for those people expressing an interest in being a member

In terms of section 118 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the appointment of Yvonne Sicely will be confirmed by the Board at its meeting on 3 December 2014.  

Any queries, please phone 06 327 0099 or 0800 422 522.

Ross McNeil

Chief Executive

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 07:07

Currently Open for Consultation

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Draft Policy on the Disposal of Surplus Lands and Buildings

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 15:34

Rangitikei Revaluations

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The 3-yearly revaluation of all properties in the Rangitikei District has now been completed, and owners will be notified of their new rating value by post from the 8th of October 2014. The revaluation process, which is a Government requirement, has been undertaken by Quotable Value. The valuation process is undertaken for Rangitikei District Council, and is used for rating purposes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:00 Read more...>>>

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 20th October 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 20/10/2014 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 Monday, 13 October 2014 08:25 Read more...>>>

Rangitikei Line Competition

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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...>>>

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.

Press Release

Rangitikei Strategic Water Assessment Project - Final Case Study

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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