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.

2019/20 Annual Plan for Stratford district adopted

Stratford District Council adopted it’s 2019/20 Annual Plan at its Ordinary Meeting yesterday, Tuesday 11 June. 

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Dog owners can now renew registrations online

If you have a dog in the Stratford district, now is the time to renew their registration for 2019/20. You can now do it online and you could be in to win too! 

One of three $150 gift vouchers are available for Stratford district dog owners who renew their dog’s registration online before 30 June 2019.

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New computers at Stratford library offer more services

Visitors to Stratford Library can now benefit from an increased number of computers and services associated with them.

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Beat the winter blues at Stratford's TSB Pool Complex

Did you know the TSB Pool Complex in Stratford has group fitness classes? Did you know they aren’t all water based?

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Service contracts from 1 July 2019 for the Stratford district

Stratford District Council is pleased to announce the following successful contracts for Council public services from 1 July 2019:

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Stratford District Youth Council applications are now open

Youth Councils around New Zealand are making a difference for the future of youth and Stratford’s Youth Council is right up there with the best! Now it’s your chance to be involved.

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2018/19 Customer Satisfaction Survey now open

For your chance to win one of five Stratford Business Association Vouchers, complete the 2018/19 Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Stratford residents can expect to receive a copy of this year's Customer Satisfaction Survey in their letterbox over the next couple of weeks.

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Stratford Water Shutdown - May 2019

UPDATE - 9am Monday 13 May:

Repairs were successfully completed overnight and water flow and pressure should now be back to normal. 

Some households may need to clear air or discolouration from the water, if so please run your taps for 5 minutes. 

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Nominations For 2019 Citizens Awards Open Now

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

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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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