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10th December 2014

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28 August 2104

"Smart" Streetlighting

Kaipara District Council is involved in what is believed to be Australasia’s first “smart” streetlighting refit in the west coast settlement of Baylys – a concept that could be rolled out throughout New Zealand and abroad. Read more

26 August 2014

Council to take action against former Chief Executive

Kaipara District Council has confirmed it will take legal action against its former Chief Executive Jack McKerchar.  Read more

26 August 2014

Council to take legal action against Audit New Zealand

Kaipara District Council will take legal action against Audit New Zealand for its role in the botched Mangawhai Community Wastewater Scheme.
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5 August 2014

SafetyNET for Safer Roads

There have been no road fatalities in the Kaipara District on Council maintained roads as a result of poor road safety performance, something the Council is justifiably proud of.  The release of these statistics coincides with a decision by all four Northland councils to share the purchase of the software tool SafetyNET. read more


1 August 2014

Council Appoint Acting Chief Executive

Commissioners at the Kaipara District Council have announced that Dr Jill McPherson will take up the position of Acting Chief Executive after the departure of current Chief Executive, Steve Ruru.  Read more

25 July 2015

Hight Court confirms rates must be paid

The High Court has denied a request by the Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents Association (MRRA) to prevent Kaipara District Council from collecting outstanding rates. Read More


18 July 2014

Chief Executive Resignation

The resignation of Kaipara District Council’s Chief Executive Steve Ruru, effective 17 October 2014, was announced today. Read More

12 June 2014

Building Consents can now be lodged on-line

Kaipara District Council building consent applications are now only a click of a mouse away.  Since 01 June 2014 building consent applications can be lodged on-line via the Council's website. The new system wil deliver efficiency gains for both Council and the regular users of Council's building consent services.  Read more

28 May 2014

Court confirms historic rates are valid

Kaipara District Council has welcomed today’s High Court decision confirming that historic rates have been effectively validated. read more


29 April 2014

Boat Ramp Extension, Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai

At a Council meeting held this Tuesday (29 April), Commissioners agreed to let the Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society develop additional reserve land in Alamar Crescent for a proposed boat ramp extension. read more

22 April 2014

Open Fire Season for Kaipara and Whangarei Districts

Principal Rural Fire Officer Kevin Ihaka today declared the Whangarei and Kaipara Districts to have an “Open” fire season. read more

11 April 2014

ANZAC Day Services around the Kaipara District 2014

Hakaru : The parade will assemble at 10.00am at the Hakaru Returned Servicemen’s Association.  March on at 10.20am.  read more

14 March 2014

A RAPID Number First

Emergency services, visitors and anyone looking for a rural address in Kaipara will find their destinations more easily thanks to RAPID number guide signs at strategic intersections. To read more click here

06 March 2014

Poplar Removal Goes Smoothly

The Kaipara District Council removed four aged poplar trees in the Paparoa Village following safety concerns it received from members of the local community. read more

25 February 2014

Kaipara District Council Commissioner Moves On

Kaipara District Council Commissioner, Colin Dale, today advised Council of his resignation with effect from Wednesday 26 February 2014. Read more


20 February 2014

Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) Grants

Eight organisations will receive grants totalling $129,500 from the Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account to further their projects. Read more

19 February 2014

Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 and Proposed 2.3% Average Rates Increase

After two years of high average rate increases Kaiapra District Council's Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 is proposing a modest average increase of around 2.3% for the 2014/2015 year which begins in July 2014. read more


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