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.

Congratulations to our 2018 Citizen Award Winners

The 2018 Citizen Award winners were honoured in a ceremony led by Mayor Neil Volzke Tuesday 9 August at the Stratford District Council Chambers.

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Creative Communities funding applications now open

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

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Reducing your waste for Plastic Free July

Join Stratford District Council for Plastic Free July.

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Free computer training classes at the Stratford District Library

The Stepping UP computer classes have proven extremely popular over the past 12 months, with over 50 Stratford residents participating in over 200 classes.

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2018 Citizen Award Winners Announced

For more than 25 years the Stratford District Council Citizen Awards have been held each year to formally recognise individuals that give their time to the Stratford community.

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Tree planting to commemorate 100-year anniversary of WW1

Stratford District Council is looking for expressions of interest from local community groups to take part in Matariki Tu Rakau.

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July School Holiday Programme

The July School Holiday programme is now out.

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Representation Review initial proposal

Submissions are now open for the Stratford District Council Representation Review.

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What's on at Stratford District Library

Whether you want to do some craft, discuss a book you love or take part in an interactive learning class, Stratford District Library has a wide variety of activities available for its residents to participate in.

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Youth Futures Expo lands in Stratford

The Stratford District Youth Council and Stratford High School have worked together to revamp careers day, into the Youth Futures Expo. The Expo will focus on educational pathways, career pathways and personal development.

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Sign up to receive your rates invoice by email

You can now opt in to recieve your rates invoice by email.

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Stratford District Citizens' Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the Stratford District Council Citizens’ Awards and Youth Citizens’ Awards.

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Customer Satisfaction Survey Now Open

For your chance to win one of five Stratford Business Association Vouchers, complete the 2017/2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey.

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Applications for Stratford District Youth Council are now open

Youth Councils in New Zealand provide young people with a voice, and give them the opportunity to represent the views of their peers in the community. If you really want your voice to count, then this is your opportunity to join the Stratford District Youth Council.

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Mobility Scooter Workshop comes to Stratford

On Wednesday 9 May, Stratford will host its first Mobility Scooter workshop at the War Memorial Centre.

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Improving recycling in Taranaki

In an effort to improve Stratford’s recycling program, Envirowaste has begun to do random checks of recycling bins in conjunction with the recycling bin pick ups. This check will be an ongoing project aimed to decrease contamination in recycling bins.

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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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