Council achieves AA+ credit rating

The Invercargill City Council’s credit rating is the highest possible, according to a leading global company in credit ratings and research, Fitch Ratings. Fitch announced earlier this week that Council’s rating had improved from AA to AA+, and confirmed the outlook was stable. The upgrade follows Fitch’s assessment of the Council’s improving fiscal performance and […]

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Council committed to City Block Development

The Invercargill City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the City Block Development, following the withdrawal of one of the project’s investors. On Tuesday afternoon, Council received confirmation that Geoff Thomson had withdrawn from the development, and will make no further investment. However, Mr Thomson has offered to leave his previous investments in HWCP for […]

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Deputy Mayor to jump out of a plane for charity

Deputy Mayor Toni Biddle is set to leap out of a plane for a good cause. Cr Biddle has accepted the challenge to skydive for the Graeme Dingle Foundation, a brave decision considering she is not a fan of heights. “I struggle with heights, looking out the window from the top of the admin building […]

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Cemetery tours a success

By Ricky Mulqueen Cemetery Team Leader On Sunday the Bluff History Group led a tour of Old Bluff Cemetery as part of our Cemeteries and Crematoria Week events. About 100 people turned up and were divided into two groups, with local historian Jan Mitchell and Bluff Maritime Museum Curator Trish Birch taking the tours. We […]

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Feedback on Council’s LGOIMA practices called for

The Chief Ombudsman recently commenced a self-initiated investigation into the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) policies and practices within our Council. As part of this, Council staff have been asked to complete a survey regarding internal practices. The Ombudsman also wants to hear from the public about their experiences with ICC […]

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Photos: First Council meeting at Murihiku Marae

The newly elected Mayor and Councillors were sworn in at the first Council meeting of the triennium at Murihiku Marae on Tuesday, October 29. The meeting schedule for the rest of 2019 will be uploaded to Council’s website soon, with meetings expected to begin at a new time of 3pm. Keep an eye on www.icc.govt.nz/your-council/meetings-agendas […]

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