87 days ago

Buller District Council worried it can't pay for road to Karamea

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The cost of maintaining the sole road from Westport to Karamea, prone to slips and closures after bad weather, may fall on ratepayers.

The Buller District Council is in negotiations with the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) as it wants ratepayers to shoulder some of the cost of maintaining the road. It is estimated the cost on ratepayers could be about $228,000 a year – or about $40 each.

Buller mayor Jamie Cleine said he was "pushing back" to ensure his ratepayers were not burdened with a rate rise to pay for the road, which he believed should retain its status as a state highway.

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SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

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