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District Council Citizens Awards - Nominations Now Open!
There are many people in the Kaipara District deserving of recognition for extended service to their community.
We, the Kaipara District Council would like to celebrate all those people who add the "essence and flavour" which make our communities what they are. We acknowledge the vast amount of work done across the Kaipara District by volunteers. Due to the large numbers of volunteers it is impossible to thank each person individually.
Three Citizens Awards are presented annually; this award was initiated in 2001 during the International Year of the Volunteer. All nominations will be strictly confidential and only the recipients of awards will be notified and publicly recognised - remembering these people give service from the heart.
For a copy of the nomination form, please click here
Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill
To view the Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill, please click here
The Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill had its first reading in Parliament on Wednesday 12 June 2013. To listen to the Bill's sponsor Member of Parliament for Northland, Mike Sabin and other speakers, please click on the link below:
Many speaking agreed that although regrettable, a Bill was the most transparent way to resolve the historic rating errors Council has made of a number of years. Speakers encouraged residents and ratepayers to use the Select Committee process to make a submission outlining their concerns.
A party vote of 116 to 4 in favour of commending the Bill to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee saw the Bill pass its first reading. The Select Committee will now call for submissions and many of those who spoke last night encouraged the people of Kaipara to make submissions outlining all their concerns. It was good to hear Maggie Barry, National MP for North Shore and a member of the Select Committee confirm that they will come to the Kaipara to hear submissions.
If support for the Bill continues, its final passing will be a significant step toward getting the Kaipara District Council back on its feet.
Ratepayers Electoral Roll Enrolment
Do you live in one area and pay rates on a property in another? Then you may qualify to vote more than once at the local authority elections on 12 October 2013 (NB In Kaipara these elections will be limited to Northern Regional Council and District Health Board elections in 2013). If you think you may be eligible to enrol or to nominate a person for the Ratepayer Electoral Roll, you will need to complete the Ratepayers Electoral Roll Enrolment form.
Enrol now – The Ratepayer Electoral Roll closes on 16 August 2013.
Click here to download the form.