Welcome to Stratford District - In the heart of Taranaki

About Us
Our mission at Stratford District Council is to “Serve the district and its communities through advocacy, promotion, services, facilities and positive leadership.”
Council looks after a wide range of the district's services such as animal control, planning and resource consents, water services, rubbish and recycling, roads and transport, parking and rates.  In addition it helps manage funding and grants for the community and organises family orientated events for the district's residents to enjoy.
Stratford District is one of New Zealand’s smallest local authority areas.  The district is a great place to live, work and play with affordable real estate, good schools and easy access to larger towns.
Our Values
Integrity – Be loyal to the organisation and trustworthy, honest and courteous with everyone we deal with.
Teamwork – Work together in the same direction, assist each other and have respect for others.  Maintain a positive attitude and encourage teamwork.
Excellence – Be effective in everything we do using our experience and knowledge.  Do the right thing at the right time.  Be efficient by being cost-effective and ensure prudent management of public money and assets.
Pride – Take pride in our performance and our organisation.
Commitment – Have commitment and respect for each other, our business and our customers.
Innovation – Examine alternatives, challenge the obvious and have a flexible attitude.