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Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 - The submission period is now closed
The consultation period closed at 5.00pm on Tuesday 08 April 2014.

Council received a high number of submission on the last day.  
These submissions will be processed over the next few days and will be available on our website upon completion.

A Summary has also been prepared and can be found as a pull-out in the 04 March 2014 edition of the Kaipara Lifestyler.
To view the Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 - please click here
To view the Summary document - please click here
To view the affect the proposed changes would have on your rates- please click here
To view the Draft Reserve Contribution Policy please click here. 
To view the submissions that have been made and uploaded, please click here
Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 - Submission Hearings

The submission hearings will be held as follows:
  • Maungaturoto - Monday 28 April 2014
  • Dargaville - Tuesday 29 April 2014
  • Mangawhai - Wednesday 30 April 2014.
Submitters who have indicted they wish to be heard will be contacted to confirm the date and approximate time of the hearing of their submission.  After this, we will consider all the submissions made, make some decisions on amending the Draft Plan at a public meeting to be held on Tuesday 27 May 2014 and then Council will adopt the Annual Plan 2014/2015 by Monday 30 June 2014.

(venues for the hearings will be advised when confirmed)
Further Water Restrictions Notice
Pursuant to Council's General Bylaw 1609 and Council's resolution of 10 February 2014 there is now a hose and sprinkler ban effective from Tuesday 11 February 2014 for all those connected to Dargaville and Baylys public water supplies.
Anyone found breaching the restrictions could be liable for a fine of $500.00.

Steve Ruru
Chief Executive
Kaipara District Council
Restricted Fire Season Kaipara District Council Public Notice
Pursuant to Section 22(2) of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 the Kaipara District Council hereby declares a Restricted Fire Season to be in force from midnight Wednesday 29 January 2014, until further notice.
The restriction will remain in force until weather conditions and fire danger indicators warrant it’s uplifting, and applies to all land in the Kaipara District.
The lighting of fires in the open air is restricted and permits are required.
Permits will only be issued where suitable fire protection measures can be provided. Consideration should be given as to whether the fire can be delayed until the fire danger reduces.  Permits will not be issued where the fire can be reasonably delayed or the task can be achieved without the use of fire.
All fires in the open air require permits with the exception of the following:
Commercially constructed barbecues, incinerators (complying with NZS 5262, 5435 and 5442), cooking fires such as umu, hangi and spit fires, subject to the following conditions:
  1. They are supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  2. A pressurised supply of water is at hand.
  3. The fire is extinguished as soon as the task is complete.
  4. A clear area of at least 10 metres is maintained around the fire.
  5. The fire is no larger than 2 x 2 metres.
  6. A warranted fire officer can request that any barbecue, incinerator or other fire be extinguished if considered a danger.
All persons responsible for fires may be held liable for all costs associated with control of that fire.  Holding a permit for a fire does not remove this liability.
To obtain a permit apply on line at havingafire.org.nz or telephone Forest Protection Services (09) 430 7707
Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents (MRRA) Judicial Proceedings
For more information, please click here
Draft Proposal for Reorganisation of Local Government in Northland

Following the hearings the Local Government Commission will consider the submissions and will decide whether to release a final proposal.  The exact timeframe for the release of any final proposal is yet to be set out by the Local Government Commission.