Agreement reached for Invercargill’s recycling services

An effective negotiation process has resulted in an agreement for the future of Invercargill’s recycling. Invercargill City Council and Southland DisAbility Enterprises (SdE) have been negotiating an 18-month contract for recycling services, with the WasteNet contract set to end today. Council Interim Group Manager – Infrastructure Jane Parfitt said both parties had approached negotiations constructively. […]

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Kids in the City event coming to Esk Street

This school holidays, Esk Street will be all about fantastic fun for Kids in the City! In collaboration with ILT Kidzone, Invercargill City Council, along with Great South, Sport Southland, Healthy Families Invercargill, and Invercargill Central Limited, will be closing Esk Street and filling it with great games and activities on Saturday 11 and Sunday […]

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Gates to protect, preserve Bluff Cemetery

Visitors to Bluff Cemetery will soon be greeted by a pair of beautiful gates, instead of a vandalised area. Invercargill City Council Parks Performance Manager Zealan Simpkins said parks staff had come up with a fitting solution to an unfortunate problem at the cemetery. “Sadly, people have been driving into the cemetery at all hours […]

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Research First Surveying Residents

An independent company is undertaking research on Invercargill City Council’s behalf, asking about the levels of service people expect and want from Council. Research First has begun telephone surveys of a group of ratepayers who were selected to provide a diverse balance of views representing a range of ages, genders and ethnicities. Council will use […]

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Vandals damage Otatara Scenic Reserve

Invercargill City Council staff are echoing the calls of two young Otatara residents: stop damaging our reserves. Council parks rangers have been called up to repair a vandalised section of the Otatara Scenic Reserve Track after a pair of siblings shared their outrage. It is the latest incident in what has become an ongoing problem, […]

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Bringing the ‘wow’ back to Invercargill’s city centre

Urban design specialists are on the case in Invercargill, with investigations on how to bring the ‘wow’ back to our city centre underway. Invercargill City Council has engaged Isthmus Group to develop a master plan for the city centre, which will give direction on what Council can do to return vibrancy and connectivity to our […]

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