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.

2019 Colour in the Park

Stratford is once again looking forward to a rainbow of an event. Following its 2018 success, the Stratford District Youth Council is excited to be bring back “Colour in the Park”, on Saturday 9 March 2019.

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Summer Nights Concert - what you need to know

With popular New Zealand duo, Swamp Thing headlining the ninth Summer Nights concert, the crowd are guaranteed a night of good sounds.

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Say goodbye to paper and win

Help us create a more sustainable future by signing up to receive your rates notice by email.

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Water Ban in place on all outdoor water use

The Stratford District Council has imposed a total ban on all outdoor water use following the continuous hot and dry weather conditions.

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Water Restrictions start for Stratford District

The continuous dry weather has finally taken its toll on the water supply, with water restrictions being imposed on the Stratford District today.

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Creative Communities Scheme - Calling for Expressions of Interest

Love the Arts? We are looking for people to join the Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) Assessment Committee.

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Reminder about overhanging vegetation

The Stratford District Council received a lot of feedback from the Footpath Survey about the risk posed by overhanging vegetation.  

With the warmer weather upon us, now is a good time to consider your responsibilities as a property owner regarding overhanging vegetation.  

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Water Conservation

Our water is a taonga (‘a treasure’) and we all need to look after it.

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Water Trunk Main Break - 9 January 2019

UPDATE 10/01/2019: Repairs have been made to the water trunk main overnight. 

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Christmas Hours for Council Facilities

Christmas hours for all Council facilities can be found here. 

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Summer School Holiday Programme

This summers School Holiday Programme has started!

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2018/19 road resealing programme to commence

Every summer Council undertakes its road resealing work. Roads require resealing for a number of reasons including when cracks or potholes start to appear, or they become slippery.

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2018 Mayoral Christmas Gift Appeal

With the festive season almost upon us the Stratford District Council is once again asking residents to donate a gift for those less fortunate.

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2018-19 Summer Reading Programme

Stratford District Library has embarked on its free summer reading programme this week, and there are still spaces available for children to register.

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Lets Celebrate the Republic

The date is set, and celebrations are ready to commence on Saturday 19 January 2019.

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2019 Summer Nights

Stratford District Council is excited to announce that Summer Nights is returning to Stratford this February, with some very exciting acts and movies for the community to enjoy.

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Stratford footpath survey

Council is asking for residents to complete a footpath survey to help prioritise which footpaths to repair and replace first.

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Design a bike park for Victoria Park

Council is asking the community “What would you like to see in the new bike park?”

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Name Thy Street

What is in a name? For Stratford, it has been street names with a Shakespearian affiliation for the past 140 years.

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Guy Fawkes for Pet Owners

With Guy Fawkes approaching, we have some tips on how to keep your pets safe.

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