Christmas and New Year Services 2018-2019

​Ruapehu District Council office and library hours

Taumarunui, Ohakune:
Will close at 5.00pm on Friday 21 December and will reopen at 8.00am on Thursday 3 January 2019. 

Raetihi:
Will close at 4.00pm on Friday 21 December and will reopen at 8.30am on Thursday 3 January 2019. 

i-SITES

The i-SITE’s will be open everyday except Christmas Day. 
  • Taumarunui 8.30am to 5.30pm

  • Ohakune and Whakapapa 8.00am to 5.30pm

  • Army Museum 10.00am to 4.00pm 

Transfer Stations and District Landfill

All Ruapehu Transfer Stations and the District Landfill are closed on Christmas and New Year’s day. They are otherwise open as per normal operating hours.  For Transfer Station hours please see here.

Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection

Ohakune, Rangataua and Raetihi
Collection every Monday as per normal.

Waiouru
The 25th Collection will be on the 22nd and the 1st of Jan will be on the 29th Dec.​

Taumarunui, Piriaka, Mahoe and Kakahi
Collection will be on Friday the 28 December and Friday the 4 January over the Christmas/New Year period. Will revert back to every Thursday as per normal after this.

​Council Swimming Pools

Council pools will be closed on the Christmas Day 25 December and New Year’s Day 1 January. Open all other days including Auckland and Wellington Anniversary days and Waitangi Day.​

Alcohol licencing

A nationwide statutory shut down period for alcohol licencing runs from 20 December 2018 to 15 January 2019. These days will not be counted as ‘working days’ for receiving applications.

Special Licence applications

Events planned up to the end of February 2019 ust be lodged on or before Friday 16 November 2018. Any late applications submitted for this period may not be accepted. note: Special Licence applications for unforeseen events e.g. funerals will be accepted on a case by case basis. Please contact the Alcohol Licencing team at Council if you have any queries.

LIM Reports

Government legislation states that the days between 25 December and 15 January are not counted as working days. Late LIM applications can still be processed prior to Christmas if received before 10​ December.

Resource Consent requests

Government legislation requires that consent applications are processed within 20 working days of receipt. The days from Thursday 20 December 2018 to Thursday 10 January 2019 will not be counted as working days. 

Building Department Requests

Government legislation requires that consent applications are processed within 20 working days of receipt. The days from Thursday 20 December 2018 to Thursday 10 January 2019 will not be counted as working days. 

Environmental Health

Members of the public are requested to notify Council Environmental Health Officer, on 07 895 8188 (7 days/24 hours) relating to any environmental health matters including food safety, recreational waters or other public health concerns.

Direct Debit changes

No changes to direct debit arrangements are possible from 14 December 2018 until 7 January 2019.


Page reviewed: 17 Dec 2018 8:53am