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 acknowledges local champions

The Stratford District Council Citizens Awards are held each year to formally recognise those individuals that give significant amounts of their time and energy to the community.

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Local elections candidate information day in Stratford

Candidate information meetings for people considering standing in the local authority and District Health Board elections are being held on Saturday 20 July 2019.

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Help design Stratford Library’s reusable book bag!

As part of Plastic Free July, we need your help to design a reusable tote bag.  

This design competition is open to all ages and closes at 1pm on Wednesday 31 July.  

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

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July School Holiday Programme

Get involved with fun "Plastic Free July" activities and much more these winter holidays. 

Registration is needed for all activities. 

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Plastic Bag Ban from 1 July 2019

After 1 July 2019 it will be illegal for businesses to hand out most plastic bags with handles to customers, whether they are sold or given for free. 

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Reflect, learn, share and celebrate Puanga in Stratford

Stratford residents and visitors to the district are invited to come together for a community celebration for Puanga – The Māori New Year. 

From 22 to 29 June 2019, people can get involved with free activities in the Stratford district to reflect, learn, share and celebrate Puanga.

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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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