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.

Stratford District Council welcomes feedback on the draft 2019/20 Annual Plan

Stratford District Council is pleased to share its Draft 2019/20 Annual Plan for Year Two of the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-28. This plan outlines the Council’s budget and all its services for the coming year.

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2019 Easter Holiday & ANZAC Day Opening Hours

Find out when Council facilities are open over the Easter weekend and ANZAC Day. 

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April 2019 School Holiday Programme

Spaces are limited in some of the activities, so be sure to register using the form below, and return it to the Stratford Library, Stratford i-SITE or TSB Pool Complex.

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Stratford Identity Project - take our survey and be in to win

Love Stratford and want others to feel your passion too?

Help us create a clear and unique identity for the Stratford township.

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Stratford ANZAC Day commemorations

First marked in 1916, ANZAC Day ceremonies held up and down New Zealand, and overseas where New Zealanders gather, remain rich in tradition to pay tribute to and remember those who have served.

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Work on Council-led subdivision progressing well

The work on the Council-led residential subdivision off Pembroke Road is making steady progress after construction commenced in February 2019. 

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Mayor offers condolences to the people of Christchurch

Following the tragic news that came out of Christchurch last week Mayor Neil Volzke and Acting Chief Executive Kate Whareaitu visited and attended prayers at the Hawera Islamic Centre last Saturday paying respects and offering condolences on behalf of the Stratford community.

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Fit for Funding 2019

The Fit for Funding Expo is coming to Stratford again in April and will feature presentations from those with practical experience and success in growing a sustainable base for their own community groups.

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Creative Communities Public Notices funding applications now open

The second round of Creative Communities funding is now open for applications.

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Stratford Parks Week

Parks Week is returning to Stratford, and Council has some exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

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Make your Move ... in Prospero Place

The giant chess set has taken the place of the Christmas Tree in Prospero Place and will be there until the end of March.

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Colour in the Park - Need to know

Colour in the Park is back again, and Stratford District Youth Council are excited for an even bigger and better event than last year.

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Make a splash for Children’s Day 2019

Make a splash with the Stratford District Council celebrating this year’s national Children’s Day at the TSB Pool Complex.

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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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