Media Releases

Stratford District Council produces a weekly newsletter in the Straford Press called Central Link which is full of snippets of Council and community information, which can be found here.

You are also welcome to look at our media releases, listed here with the newest at the top.

Anzac Day Timetable of events in Stratford.

If you wish to take part in this years Anzac Day Commemorations, please see of the following timetable of events.

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Long Term Plan Consultation Document is now available

Council adopted its Consultation Documents for the 2018 - 2028 Long Term Plan in an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday 20 March.

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Creative Communities fund now open

The Creative Communities fund is now open!

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Funding Expo is coming to Stratford

The Fit for Funding Expo is coming to Stratford this April and will feature presentations from those with practical experience and success in growing a sustainable base for their own community groups. This free event is aimed at community groups and not for profit organisations.

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Sport rural travel fund now open

The Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund is now open!

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Drop in water pressure

Some areas on the Stratford water supply may experience a drop in water pressure after 8pm tonight due to a repair to a major water main.

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Drop in water pressure Update

Some areas on the Stratford water supply may have experienced a drop in water pressure last night due to a repair to a major water main.

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Pool Lifeguard Course at TSB Pool Complex

The TSB Pool Complex is running a training course to become a qualified lifeguard later this month.

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Parks Week is Coming to Stratford

Stratford District Council is excited to announce a range of free activities available in our local parks from 13 to 18 March 2018.

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UPDATE 2: Cyclone Gita Damage Update

The high winds brought to Stratford by Cyclone Gita yesterday afternoon, have caused a number of trees to be blown over across the district and block several roads.

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Childrens Day event at TSB Pool Complex

Join us to celebrate National Childrens Day at TSB Pool Complex on Sunday 4 March from 2pm to 4pm.

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Resealing programme to start - February 2018

The first stage of the 2018 reseal programme in Stratford will begin on Wednesday 14 February.

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Colour in the Park - February 2018

Stratford is getting set to colour-in the park – literally!

The Stratford District Youth Council is organising Colour in the Park, a five kilometre family fun run/walk through King Edward Park, where participants will get doused in colour at one kilometre intervals.

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Stratford District Water Restrictions have been lifted

As from today the water restrictions that were in place in Stratford, Midhirst and Toko have been lifted.

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Summer Nights Movies 2018

Following the extremely successful Summer Nights concert which attracted a crowd of over 1,700 it’s now time to continue celebrating the great summer weather with Summer Nights Movies in the park.

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Join the summer throw down

Kick start the new year by joining the TSB Pool Complex six week outdoor summer throw down challenge.

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Top 50 Things to Do in Stratford!

A bucket list for young people is the latest creation of the Stratford District Youth Council (SDYC), who hope to inspire their peers to enjoy all that Stratford has to offer.

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Have your say on the future of Victoria Park

At the Policy and Services Meeting in November Council adopted the draft Reserve Management Plan for Victoria Park and is now inviting the public to have its say on the plan.

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Christmas gifts needed for annual appeal

The festive season is almost upon us and with Christmas just around the corner the Stratford District Council is once again asking residents to donate a gift for those less fortunate.

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Get ready for summer reading

Get Wild About Reading this summer with the Stratford Library’s Summer Reading Programme.

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