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  • Lifeguard longboard nationals at Mangawhai Heads
  • Northland Cycle Challenge
  • Matariki Fire Show
  • A group goes bush during the famous Mangawhai Walking Weekend.
  • Dargaville Christmas Parade
  • Harvest time: Mangawhai has a growing reputation for great wine
  • Circus Kumarani
  • Budding artists work on their still life pastels at a Mangawhai workshop.
  • Lifeguards, Ripiro Beach
  • Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club
  • Dargaville Aerodrome
  • Log Train



MCWWS Extension Project

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Annual Report - one month early
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Kauri Coast Visitor's Guide
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17/12/2014 Tinopai Public Meeting: Sunday 18 January 2015 2.00pm at Tinopai Hall

As a result of the actions that were raised at the initial Community Planning meeting in October 2013, there are three projects Council would like to further discuss with the Tinopai Community to agree how we might proceed. To assist, we have developed a number of options we would like to present. These relate to: 

  • Tinopai Wharf
  • Playground and activities for Children and Youth
  • Location of the First Response Building

By the end of this meeting a decision will be agreed on so that these projects can be progressed.  These projects will all need a partnership between Council and the Tinopai Community, given the financial position of Council.  
Please join us, and together we can agree what is possible to be done. 

15/12/2014 Kauri Coast Visitor's Guide

Kaipara’s stunning natural environment, distinctive rural character and rich history make it a great place to visit and explore. Attractions include the Kaipara Harbour with its many seaside villages and camp grounds, the Matakohe and Dargaville Museums, Kai Iwi Lakes, Kauri Forests and Ripiro Beach (the longest drivable beach in the country). Click here to view Guide

04/12/2014 New Speed Limits on Ripiro Beach - Kaipara District Council Speed Limit Bylaw 2005 

Council resolved at its meeting held on 28 October 2014 to amend the Kaipara District Council Speed Limit Bylaw 2005 to include new speed limits around two beach entrances onto Ripiro Beach. The following new speed limits will be enforced from Monday 01 December 2014:
30km/h at Baylys (Chases Gorge) beach entrance onto Ripiro Beach – extending 1.1 km north and 1.1 km south along Ripiro Beach; and
30km/h at Glinks Gully beach entrance onto Ripiro Beach – extending 1km north and 1.5km south along Ripiro Beach.
Click here for Maps showing these areas.

01/12/2014 New Valuations

The Kaipara District Revaluation has now been completed and owners will receive their new Rating Valuation by post from the 03 December.  Copies of the valuation roll are also available for inspection at the Kaipara District Council offices.  To find your new valuation, click here and follow the directions.  For the full details about making an objection and rating values go to www.ratingvalues.co.nz or give QV a call on 0800 787 284.

28/11/2014 Development Contributions Policy 2015/2025: Amendments

Changes earlier this year to the Local Government Act 2002 required Council to amend its Development Contributions Policy. Council adopted its draft Development Contributions Policy at its Council meeting held 25 November 2014. Council will be consulting on this document later this year. Click here for more information and to view a copy of the proposed amendments. To view the statutory references click here.  To view the proposed draft Development Contributions Policy click here.

18/11/2014 Council is calling for submissions on its . . .

Draft Rates Postponment and Remission Policy and draft Early Payment of Current Year Rates Policy.  Click here for more information or to make an online submission.  Submissions close 4.30 pm Friday 19 December 2014.

05/11/2014 Christmas Closing Hours

Click here to view closing hours for Kaipara District Council offices and Building Consent working days.

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