Holiday hours

These are the holiday hours for Council departments during the Christmas / New Year period.  If you would like more information phone the listed numbers.

 

Emergency and urgent enquiries, Invercargill and Bluff

Phone (03) 211 1679 at any time.

 

Administration Building

(03) 211 1777

The Administration Building closes at noon on Friday 23 December and reopens at 8.00 am on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

 

Bluff Service Centre

(03) 212 8704

The Council administration functions close at noon on Friday 23 December 2016 and reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017.  New Zealand Post/Kiwibank and Lotto close at 5pm Friday 23 December 2016, then refer to the following opening hours:

Saturday 24 December 2016: NZ Post/Kiwibank 10am to 1.30pm; Lotto 10am to 7pm
Sunday 25 December 2016: Closed
Monday 26 December 2016: Closed
Tuesday 27 December 2016: Closed
Wednesday 28 December 2016: NZ Post/Kiwibank 9am to 5pm; Lotto 9am to 6.30pm
Thursday 29 December 2016: NZ Post/Kiwibank/Lotto 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 30 December 2016: NZ Post/Kiwibank/Lotto 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday 31 January 2016: NZ Post/Kiwibank 10am to 1.30 pm; Lotto 10am to 7pm
Sunday 1 January 2017: Closed
Monday 2 January 2017: Closed
Tuesday 3 January 2017: Closed
Wednesday 4 January 2017: Normal hours resume

 

Building Services

A building inspector, Barry Holsted, will be available on the days between Christmas and New Year  (December 28, 29 and 30). He can be contacted on (027) 322 6613 between 8.30am and 11am on those days for all on-site inspections, advisory queries or complaints. For inspections relating to a building consent, we request that copies of all plans are on site as the inspector will be operating from home and will not have access to the Civic Administration Building.

 

Bus Smart

Sunday 25 December: No Buses
Monday 26 December:No Buses
Tuesday 27 December – No Buses
Wednesday 28 December – 10.30 am to 3.00 pm (Saturday timetable)
Thursday 29 December – 10.30 am to 3.00 pm (Saturday timetable)
Friday 30 December – 10.30 am to 3.00 pm (Saturday timetable)
Saturday 31 January – 10.30 am to 3.00 pm (Saturday timetable)
Sunday 1 January – No Buses
Monday 2 January – No Buses
Tuesday 3 January – No Buses
Wednesday 4 January – Normal bus service resumes

For more information call 0800 Bus Smart or visit www.bussmart.co.nz

 


Libraries

Central Library, Dee Street (03) 211 1444

Saturday 24 December: 10am to 1pm
Sunday 25 December: Closed
Monday 26 December: Closed
Tuesday 27 December: Closed
Wednesday 28 December: 9am to 7pm
Thursday 29 December: 9am to 7pm
Friday 30 December: 9am to 7pm
Saturday 31 December: 10am to 1pm
Sunday 1 January: Closed
Monday 2 January: Closed
Tuesday 3 January: Closed
Wednesday 4 January: normal hours resume

 

Bluff Public Library  (03) 212 8704

Saturday 24 December: 10am to 1pm
Sunday 25 December: Closed
Monday 26 December: Closed
Tuesday 27 December: Closed
Wednesday 28 December: 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 29 December: 1pm to 5pm
Friday 30 December: 12pm to 4pm
Saturday 31 December: 10am to 1pm
Sunday 1 January: Closed
Monday 2 January: Closed
Tuesday 3 January: Closed
Wednesday 4 January: normal hours resume

 

Parking

Leven Street Park Zone, Central City

Saturday 24 December: 9am to 4pm
Sunday 25 December: Closed
Monday 26 December: Closed
Tuesday 27 December: Closed
Wednesday 28 December: 7am  to 7pm
Thursday 29 December: 7am to 7pm
Friday 30 January : 7am to 9pm
Saturday 31 January: 9am to 4 pm
Sunday 1 January: Closed
Monday 2 January: Closed
Tuesday 3 January: Closed
Wednesday 4 January: 7am to 7pm

Normal hours
Monday to Thursday: 7am to 7pm
Friday: 7am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sundays: 9am to 4pm (free)

Parking meters
Free parking from Sunday 25 December 2016 to Wednesday 4 January 2017 (inclusive).

 


Parks Division 

03 219 9070

Queens Park (office)
Friday 23 December closed at noon and reopening at 8am on Wednesday 4 January 2017. For urgent assistance use the 24-hour number (03) 211 1679. Parks and reserves will be open to the public as normal.

Glasshouse Displays – Queens Park
Sunday 25 December – Closed
Open daily 10am to 5pm

Cemeteries and Crematorium (office)
Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December: Closed
Wednesday 28 December to Saturday 31 December: Normal services
Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January 2017: Closed
Wednesday 4 January: Normal services resume


Pools Division

03 217 3838

www.splashpalace.co.nz

Saturday 24 December: 6am to 4pm, Cafe 9am to 3pm
Sunday 25 December: Closed, Cafe Closed
Monday 26 December: 11am to 4pm, Cafe Closed
Tuesday 27 December: 11am to 4pm, Cafe 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 28 December: 11am to 4pm, Cafe 11am to 3pm
Thursday 29 December: 11am to 4pm, Cafe 11am to 3pm
Friday 30 December: 11am to 4pm, Cafe 11am to 3pm
Saturday 31 December: 11am to 4pm, Cafe 11am to 3pm
Sunday 1 January: 11am to 4pm, Cafe closed
Monday 2 January: 11am to 4pm, Cafe closed
Tuesday 3 January: 11am to 4pm, Cafe 11am to 3.00 pm
Wednesday 4 January: 5.30am to 9pm, normal Cafe hours resume

Bluff Swimming Pool
(03) 212 7062
The Bluff Pool will be closed from Sunday 25 December 2016 to Wednesday 4 January 2017. 

 

Recycling / rubbish collections

Sunday 25 December: Bluff and Invercargill
Transfer Stations will be closed.

Monday 26 December: No recycling or rubbish collections today.  Collections will be one day later for the rest of the week eg Monday collections will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday collections on Wednesday and so on with Friday collections taking place on Saturday.
The Bluff Transfer Station will be closed.

Sunday 1 January 2017: Bluff and Invercargill Transfer Stations closed.

Monday 2 January: No recycling or rubbish collections today. Collections will be one day later for the rest of the week eg Monday collections will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday collections on Wednesday and so on with Friday collections taking place on Saturday.
The Bluff Transfer Station will be closed.

Normal recycling and rubbish collections will resume for all collection areas on Monday 9 January 2017.

If you are unsure what your collection day is or the operating hours of the transfer stations, please visit www.wastenet.org.nz for more information.  If there are any problems with the collection service, call Council on (03) 211 1777.

 

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

(03) 219 9060

Saturday 24 December: 10am to 5pm
Sunday 25 December: Closed
Monday 26 December and Tuesday 27 December: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December: 9am to 5pm
Saturday 31 December to Tuesday 3 January: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 4 January: Normal hours resume (weekdays, weekends and Public Holidays 10 am to 4pm

I-Site
Saturday 24 December: 8.30 am to 4pm
Sunday 25 December: Closed
Monday 26 December and Tuesday 27 December: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December: 8.30 am to 5pm
Saturday 31 December: 8.30am to 4pm
Sunday 1 January to Tuesday 3 January: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 4 January: Normal hours resume