News and Media

We keep our community up to date through regular newsletters, media releases and more. Through this page you can sign up for future releases, check out past editions and check for other places you can keep up to date with us.

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Media releases

 Council will release information through a media release sent to key media and community contacts. This information is an official release from the Council and may be reproduced by media and journalists.


Email newsletter - 'Council and Community'

What:  Stories and information from the community and from council. Includes anything the community might want or need to know from anyone who wants to submit a story; events, local projects, stories about life in our District or offers and requests for help.

When:  Sent mid-month. Began in July 2017

Who:  Goes to over 2,000 subscribers

Stories from:  Residents, businesses, Council, community groups and leaders


Email updates

What:  Short weekly emails that only have information about the things you are most interested in.

When:  Sent weekly. Began in December 2018

Who:  Goes to over 2,000 subscribers

Stories from:  Council 

Hardcopy newsletter - 'Community Update'

What:  A monthly A4 newsletter created in collaboration with NCTIR and a number of local community groups such as the Youth Council.

Features short stories and updates on key people, events and issues.

Shares key information only.

Themed around the groups within our community (youth or elderly) or subjects/events/activities that mean something to our District (the environment, sustainability).

When:  Delivered mid-month. Began in March 2018

Who:  Goes to: over 1600 residences.

Stories from:  Council, community groups and leaders.


Living locally and not receiving our hardcopy newsletter?

If your letterbox has an ‘Addressed Mail Only’ sign or you’re registered to only receive addressed mail through NZ Post, then you won’t receive our newsletter.

If you want to get it you can:

1. Contact NZ Post and check whether you’re registered to receive only addressed mail – 0800 501 501

2. Send an email to Council Communications that includes your postal address and we will try and get it sorted for you.